Environment Technologist (Experienced) Onsite

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, USA

Job posting number: #7247083 (Ref:Sa693419)

Posted: May 22, 2024

Job Description

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

  • Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
  • Extraordinary co-workers
  • Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
  • Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
  • Flexible work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)
  • Generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov*These benefits vary by job classification.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Environmental Technologist to join the Environmental Compliance and Monitoring field team. The successful candidate would be expected to perform monitoring and evaluation of conditions at a wide range of facilities related to, but not limited to, wastewater, stormwater, surface water discharge, safe drinking water, air quality, terrestrial surveillance, soil sampling, environmental remediation, weather data, environmental waste characterization and environmental releases and cleanup.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Maintain, calibrate, develop, modify, troubleshoot, repair, and deploy environmental field monitoring equipment to acquire the highest quality data possible.
  • Support data acquisition, analysis and be able to conduct all related environmental media monitoring and field sampling.
  • Participate on the site spill response team and ability to be “on-call”.
  • Analyze and report data in support of regulatory permits and other compliance activities.
  • Participate in the development of procedures and technical work documents to ensure safe, accurate, and efficient implementation of environmental field monitoring activities.
  • Team with environmental Subject Mater Experts (SMEs) to review environmental regulatory requirements to ensure that environmental field monitoring is being conducted properly.

Within one (1) year of hire date, must be able to obtain the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Environmental Sample Technician level 1 and 2 Certification.

The successful candidate will be required to obtain and maintain a 40-Hour HAZWOPER certification.

Within one (1) year of hire date, must be able to obtain a DOE L security clearance, or other active security clearance (DOE-Q, SCI, DOD Secret, DOD Top Secret, other relevant US Government clearance).

Salary Range:

$60,300 - $116,000

*Salary range is estimated, and actual salary will be determined after consideration of the selected candidate's experience and qualifications, and application of any approved geographic salary differential.

Qualifications We Require:

  • High School Diploma plus five (5) or more years of experience and applied technical knowledge in environmental compliance, continuous monitoring, and sample collection.
  • Experienced and a strong understanding with environmental field operations pertaining to water, wastewater sampling, waste characterization, environmental release cleanup, analytical techniques, watershed management, weather data collection, ecology.
  • Experienced in calibrating sensors, probes, transducers, or other data collection devices.
  • Experienced with one or more of the following: environmental datalogger systems, remote logger telemetry, datalogger programming, or general coding experience.
  • Proficiency in common office software, such as Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a 40-Hour HAZWOPER certification.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Strong written and verbal skills.
  • Experience and knowledgeable with sampling and handling of environmental media and waste.
  • Experience with hazmat or emergency response operations (40-hour HAZWOPER)
  • Experience with hazardous waste management.
  • Experience with operating forklifts or other heavy equipment.
  • Experience with reviewing and analyzing large datasets of water quality parameters.
  • Familiarity with operating and managing supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems for water quality.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain professional certifications commensurate with responsibilities and assignments related to wastewater, stormwater, safe drinking water and air quality.
  • Ability to identify any potential environmental compliance risks and hazards.
  • Ability to provide on-call support 24/7/365 to ensure regulatory compliance.

About Our Team:

The Environmental Compliance and Monitoring Department collects environmental data to ensure regulatory compliance, monitors Sandia's potential environmental impact, and assists organizations in maintaining compliance and minimizing potential impacts of their work activities.

Posting Duration:

This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.

NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs:

If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs.

If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date.

Position Information:

This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years.

Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.

Job ID: 693419

Job Family: ES

Regular/Temporary Position: T

Full/Part-Time Status: F

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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Job posting number:#7247083 (Ref:Sa693419)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque,New Mexico
United States
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