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Environmental Professional 2

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The Los Alamos National Laboratory (DOE) is hiring for a full-time, permanent Environmental Professional 2 position.

Apply your experience in field ecology to a diverse range of projects conducted by Soil, Foodstuffs, and Biota program. You will collaborate with program members to collect environmental samples for monitoring purposes within and around the Laboratory's approximately 40 square miles. The program monitor radionuclides, metals, and organic chemicals, such as PCBs and PFAS, in a wide range of environmental media including soil, river and reservoir sediment, vegetation, foodstuffs, small mammals, fish, deer, elk, and more. You will also assist with data management, data analyses, and the preparation of reports and peer-reviewed publications. As a part of the Environmental Protection and Compliance Division, Environmental Stewardship Group, you will work with other environmental professionals to enable the Laboratory's broader mission of solving national security challenges through simultaneous excellence.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Advanced experience in identifying, handling, and sampling biota such as small mammals, fish, game animals, benthic macroinvertebrates, and plants.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct statistical analyses on environmental data, such as t-tests, ANOVAs, trend analyses, or multivariate analyses and interpret results.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated experience completing written technical reports and peer-reviewed publications.
  • Self-initiating, communicative work style with very strong interpersonal and collaborative-work capabilities.
  • Strong work ethic and excellent organizational skills including the ability to keep deadlines and assist with managing programmatic records.


  • This position requires a Bachelor's Degree in biology, ecology, environmental science or a related discipline and 5 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master's degree or higher in biology, ecology, environmental science, or a related discipline.
  • Experience processing large game animals and fish or willingness to learn.
  • Ability to read and navigate with GPS units and maps to determine exact locations of project areas.
  • Ability to work in outdoor environments, to tolerate varying environmental conditions, and to hike long distances while carrying loads of 25 pounds over rough, uneven, and steep terrain.
  • Experience driving larger vehicles in off-road settings and in towing large equipment.

Location: This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM. with the potential for teleworking from a location within 2 hours ground commute of this location. Reporting onsite will be periodically required. Telework is at the discretion of management and can change at any time with appropriate notice.

COVID Vaccine:
The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.

Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.

Note to Applicants:
Along with your resume, please submit a writing sample (first author peer-reviewed paper is preferred). Additionally, please include a detailed cover letter explaining how you meet each of the minimum requirements and any of the desired qualifications.