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It is the US National [Nuclear] Labs, such as Idaho National Lab, which should be better able to monitor and manage nuclear waste-spent nuclear fuel, and not nuclear power station workers, as someone recently suggested. Rather than throwing money at new nuclear projects, let them manage and monitor the old nuclear power station waste (spent nuclear fuel). Idaho National Lab has a cool and dry climate. It “is recognized as the lead national laboratory for DOE-NE“.

Waste Management Integration and Transportation Staff Specialist
Job Information
Job Title: Waste Management Integration and Transportation Staff Specialist 
Grade: 180/200
Org: Materials and Fuels Complex  
Contact: Joshua.Fullmer@inl.gov
Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID (MFC Site, 4×10 Schedule)

Mission/Vision Statement
Empowering the Nation’s Energy Future
Mission: Discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure
. [Blog note: nuclear energy is the dirtiest energy of all, and throughout the entire nuclear fuel chain. This is about nuclear waste management, after all!]
Vision: INL will change the world’s energy future and secure our critical infrastructure.

The Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking an Operations Staff Specialist responsible to lead and independently complete a variety of tasks and assignments within the Waste Management Integration and Transport Operations organization. Such tasks and assignments will support research programs and facilities across MFC and other INL-wide operational areas. In this role, the Staff Specialist must demonstrate the ability to work independently and with initiative in seeking assignments with a strong bias for action in leading and completing tasks in areas which include, but are not limited to: establishing policies and procedures related to transfers and transport operations, cask management, work management coordination/personnel, safety basis implementation, and supporting development of a certified transuranic (TRU) waste program at MFC. This position reports directly to the Waste Management Integration and Transport Operations Nuclear Facility Manager in the Production Facilities Division.

INL is recognized as the lead national laboratory for DOE-NE, providing much of the nuclear research, development, and demonstration capability needed to move nuclear innovation forward to deployment. MFC hosts a unique combination of personnel, facilities and infrastructure and offers the ability to perform research and development of nuclear fuels from fuel design, development and fabrication through post irradiation analysis.    

In support of the MFC and INL mission, this position will serve as a key point of contact and SME where a high degree of technical knowledge in transport operations, nuclear safety requirements, and operational experience is required. Staff Specialists are responsible to lead a variety of projects and will interface with other organizations, senior levels of management, and will lead in coordinating and managing the activities of other staff. Responsible to provide a variety of OJT for new operators or other facility personnel, to perform Criticality Safety Officer (CSO) functions for assigned areas, and to maintain various staff qualifications and perform responsibilities as assigned. Knowledge of MFC waste generation/issues and radiological material transfers is required. 

Must be a US Citizen and be able to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) “L” Security Clearance

Bachelor’s Degree and 2-5 years of relevant work experience or Master’s Degree and 1-3 years of relevant work experience. Relevant experience includes waste management and/or environmental compliance, transport operations, and nuclear safety. Preferred degree disciplines include Engineering or a related technical field 

Must be able to effectively manage multiple tasks and deal with changing priorities without appreciable direction

Preferred Qualifications:

Working knowledge of waste management requirements of DOE Order 435.1

Excellent interpersonal, communication, and teamwork skills 

Strong working knowledge in nuclear safety requirements (DOE O 460.1, DOE-STD-1027-92, and 10 CFR 830)

Selective Service Requirements
 To be eligible for employment at INL males between ages 18 and 25 must register (or must have registered) with the Selective Service System (SSS). This includes U.S. born and naturalized citizens, parolees, undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, refugees, and all males with visas of any kind which expired more than 30 days ago. The few individuals who are exempt from this requirement are those on current non-immigrant visas.  For more information see www.sss.gov.

Employee Job Functions
 Employee Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position.  These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job position which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation.  Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations.  An applicant’s ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.

Please Apply Before:
June 18, 2019 (Midnight, MST)

Environmental, Safety and Health Statement
Must be familiar with, and comply with all relevant health and safety requirements.  Must be knowledgeable of emergency action policies and procedures, methods for reporting/resolving work practices or conditions to available cognizant professionals.

Other Information
When applying to positions please provide a resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.

INL Overview
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy’s mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense.  With over 4,300 scientists, researchers and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and develop technologies that underpin the nation’s nuclear and renewable energy, national security and environmental missions.

The Idaho Falls Area
Idaho Falls is conveniently situated near many national treasures such as Yellowstone National Park, Teton National Park, Jackson, WY, etc.  For more information about the area, please visit http://www.visitidahofalls. com and http://www.visitidaho. org.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.  It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
SCHEDULE: Full-time
JOB POSTING: Jun 4, 2019, 11:07:21 AM

DOE O 435.1 (click images to enlarge)