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Assurance Manager, Operations and Business Principal Directorate

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Technical Services & Ops
Job ID: 103400
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Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

The Operations and Business (O&B) Directorate has an opening for an Assurance Manager. You will provide independent guidance and work with the Assurance, Compliance, and Safety Office (ACSO) staff to provide oversight of environmental, safety and health (ES&H) and quality programs for all operations and business (O&B) work and you will report issues and deficiencies directly to the Deputy Principal Associate Director (DPAD) for Operations.  This position is in the Operations and Business Principal Directorate Office.

This position will be filled at either the TSS.3 or TSS.4 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Serve as the O&B internal subject matter expert providing highly complex and highly advanced oversight of environmental, safety and health (ES&H) and quality programs for all O&B work, while providing guidance and direction to the O&B Assurance team.
- Serve as a technical resource to managers and staff members regarding Integrated Safety Management (ISM), International Organization of Standardization (ISO), Environmental Safety & Health (ES&H), Quality Assurance (QA) for policy and regulatory interpretation and implementation, reportability of incidents/events, and assist line managers in preparation, filing, and updating DOE Occurrence and Non-Compliance Reports.This will include interaction with other directorates throughout the Laboratory to determine collaborative strategies requiring advanced technical expertise in managing complex assurance issues with direct impact to programs, when necessary.
- Utilize scientific methods and approaches to provide solutions that require in-depth analysis of multiple tangible and intangible factors.  Will be expected to provide creative solutions to complicated issues.
- Perform tracking/trending analysis on PD incidents, safety deficiencies and issues from the Issues Tracking System (ITS), DOE Occurrence Reporting Processing System (ORPS), LLNL Electronic Injury/Illness Case Analysis Report (eCAR) and the Occupational Accident/Injury/Illness Analysis Support Information System (OAASIS)databases. The results may impact PD policies and procedures.
- Address and resolve institutional and cross-directorate policy issues through participation in the institutional Assurance Managers and Quality Council meetings and ES&H Stakeholder Advisory Groups.
- Implement the PAD’s facility and line management self-assessment program with safety and security support staff, facility staff, ES&H Team staff, and others as appropriate. This includes serving as the O&B POC for all matters involving the LLNL institutional assessment process and planning.
- Provide analysis to assure that external directorate commitments for reporting, corrective actions, and requests for information are fulfilled in a timely manner. This includes monitoring all compliance requirements for facilities and operations at Site 300 and maintain liaison with other responsible PDs to ensure work is accomplished according to LLNL requirements.
- Assure the general oversight and personal commitment to the goals of Integrated Safety Management (ISM), Integrated Safeguards and Security Management, compliance with all ES&H regulations, Human Performance Improvement (HPI) principles, good business practices, diversity, and equal opportunity.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition at the TSS.4 Level
- Provide independent oversight of O&B organizations, operations, and facilities to assure implementation of the directorate ES&H and Quality programs, including planning, leading and conducting management self-assessments.
- Provide strategic guidance on new and existing events within the O&B PD. Leads multi-disciplinary teams comprised of managers in developing corrective actions for events happening throughout the PD.  This may include scheduling and performing PD facility and operation-specific self-assessments with safety support staff, facility staff, ES&H Team, and others, as appropriate.
- Develop and implement directorate assurance plans and procedures that are in compliance with all related guidelines for approval by the PAD based upon technical expertise and understanding, and in consultation with key O&B stakeholders.

- Bachelor’s Degree in science, chemistry, engineering or a related technical/science discipline, or equivalent combination of education and significant related experience.
- Knowledge of DOE orders, OSHA standards and state and federal regulations pertaining to operations and business work.
- Significant experience with ES&H, quality, and security policies, procedures, regulations, and standards. Demonstrated decision-making skills necessary to independently advise, counsel, recommend and develop solutions on a wide variety of ES&H, ISM and QA issues.
- Advanced written and verbal communication skills necessary to effectively present, negotiate, and coordinate self-assessment activities with managers and staff internal and external to O&B.  Experience writing technical documents (plans, procedures, specifications, and reports) and developing/implementing Assurance plans and procedures.
- Advanced technical and organizational problem-solving skills.
- Experience with an issues tracking system.
- Experience reviewing conditions and events to determine DOE reportability and in preparing, filing, and updating DOE Occurrence and/or non-compliance tracking system reports.
- Thorough knowledge of and experience writing, interpreting and implementing DOE Integrated Safety Management (ISM) policies, ES&H, and ISM policies, procedures and tools.
In Addition at the TSS.4 Level
- Knowledge of one or more of the following: Engineering principles, radioactive materials handling, nuclear facility operations.
- Significant experience providing independent oversight of organizations, operations, and facilities and assuring ES&H, security and quality programs are implemented appropriately and in compliance.
- Expert communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills necessary to effectively present, explain, and advise senior management and external sponsors, which requires significant experience leading multi-disciplinary teams and development and implementation of Assurance Plans and Procedures.

Desired Qualifications
- Knowledge of LLNL and O&B organizations.
- Knowledge and experience with HPI practices.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.

Security Clearance:  This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.


Note:   Text revised effective 3/5/18.  This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 employees.


LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.