Associate Director for Environment, Safety and Health

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Administrative/Management
Organization:  Office of the Director
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 105966
Job Code: Director ES&H (180.0)
Date Posted: August 13 2019

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Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2019 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has an opening for an Associate Director for Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H). Reporting directly to the Laboratory Deputy Director, the Associate Director serves as a key member of the Laboratory's senior management staff providing oversight and management of all ES&H matters. The Associate Director will collaborate with the programmatic, scientific and operations managers across the Laboratory to deliver ES&H services in a cost-efficient and effective manner. Key objectives of the directorate are to provide environmental, safety and health expertise directly to the workplace; provide ES&H policy necessary to maintain compliance with requirements; and deliver support and ancillary services to the Laboratory's operations. The ES&H Director is responsible for providing management and leadership to a team of ~ 300 professional and support personnel with a budget of ~ $37M. The candidate will serve as a key partner in ensuring successful implementation of the strategy and will represent ES&H to the Board of Governors, the Business and Operations subcommittee and other institutional committees and working groups. This position requires interaction with a broad range of high level internal and external contacts and responding to a variety of formal and informal technical and information requests.

Essential Duties
- Interpret and establish laboratory ES&H requirements and advise LLNL on the necessary and sufficient requirements to assure employee and public safety, including environmental stewardship; ensure ES&H work is performed in a safe, secure cost-effective and compliant manner.
- Establish ES&H strategies, priorities, and policies consistent with LLNL mission; ensure effective integration of ES&H, business management, and compliance policies into all ES&H work.
- Assess the ES&H status of LLNL; manage process to ensure compliance with ES&H contract and regulatory requirements applicable to LLNL.
- Maintain strategic and effective relationship with the customer.
- Commit qualified ES&H resources in fulfillment of LLNL mission; provide technical expertise in preparation, negotiation, and quality maintenance of company ES&H permits and compliance documents.
- Execute ES&H plans and budgets; establish and maintain cost-effective compliant ES&H programs in support of the LLNL mission.
- Ensure ES&H organizational alignment with LLNL mission, vision, and strategy.
- Manage performance in support of LLNL Critical Line Items.
- Ensure consistent deployment of ES&H systems and processes.
- Ensure staff is appropriately mentored in professional development.
- Provide for independent oversight of ES&H activities.
- Assist in the establishment of a strong ES&H awareness for LLNL.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
- Advanced scientific degree or an equivalent level of education and related experience.
- Extensive experience and knowledge in two or more ES&H related fields.
- Exceptional management, technical, administrative, and leadership skills that enable building positive, trust-based relationships.
- Exceptional communication skills necessary to effectively explain, present, negotiate, advise and influence all levels of management.
- Excellent analytical, problem solving and decision making skills necessary to independently interpret, advise, recommend and approve actions and implement solutions.
- Demonstrated organizational, leadership, and interpersonal skills.
- Extensive experience providing performance and salary management, directing and monitoring the work of others.
- Expert knowledge of and experience implementing compliance related aspects of federal, state and DOE regulations and directives.
- Extensive experience responding to internal and external auditors and reviewers.
- Ability to develop effective working relationships with the DOE and other federal agencies.
- Proficiency in staffing, budget management and organizational development.
-Broad experience in applying independent audit techniques to ensure compliances and mission critical deliverables.

Desired Qualifications
- Working knowledge of programs, facilities, and LLNL ES&H policies and practices.
- Experience interacting with senior DOE and NNSA management with a positive end result.

 

Pre-Placement Medical Exam:  A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.  This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

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.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  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:   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 $2.1 billion, employing approximately 6,800 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.