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Argonne National Laboratory Emergency Management Specialist - Hazard Analyst in Lemont, Illinois

Emergency Management Specialist - Hazard Analyst

Requisition Number: 409357 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Facilities/Security/Waste Management Division: STE-Security, Travel and Emergency Services Division

Employment Category: Regular Shift: 8:30 - 5:00

Level (Grade): PA3 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

Argonne National Laboratory is looking for a talented Emergency Management Specialist - Hazard Analyst to join the Office of Emergency Management, under the direction of the Security, Travel, and Emergency Services (STE) Division.

Argonne National Laboratory is one of the top scientific destinations in the world. The Argonne Office of Emergency Management is responsible for implementing comprehensive planning, preparedness, response, and recovery activities related to the site’s all-hazards emergency management program. As a Hazard Analyst, you will support the all-hazards emergency management core program and be responsible for the implementation and continual improvement of the site’s hazardous materials emergency management program. Duties of the position include the identification and analysis of hazardous material risks that could impact the site and public, developing response plans, implementing hazardous materials risk reduction strategies, and ensuring the laboratory complies with applicable DOE and EPA hazardous materials emergency planning requirements.

In this role, your responsibilities will include:

  • Serving as a hazardous materials subject matter expert, with an emphasis on site risk reduction, for the Argonne Office of Emergency Management.
  • Implementing and contributing to the continual improvement of the laboratory’s hazardous materials emergency program and Technical Planning Basis.
  • Supporting the all-hazards emergency management core program through the analysis and documentation of natural, human-caused, and technological hazards that could potentially impact the laboratory.
  • Performing quantitative hazardous material consequence assessments using plume modeling software (e.g. EPIcode, HotSpot, ALOHA, etc).
  • Developing facility-specific hazardous materials emergency planning documents, e.g. Emergency Planning Hazards Assessments (EPHAs), Target Hazard Assessments (THAs), Emergency Action Levels (EALs), Protective Action Plans, etc.
  • Assisting with asset characterization and compilation of necessary Security Risk Assessment information to be incorporated into the Site Security Plan.
  • Serving on applicable hazards assessment and risk reduction working groups and/or subcommittees to provide emergency management subject matter expertise and guidance related to hazardous material release consequences.
  • Assisting the Emergency Management Officer in meeting institutional and regulatory requirements associated with development, administration, management, coordination, implementation, and maintenance of the laboratory’s All-Hazards Planning Basis and Hazardous Materials Technical Planning Basis Program per DOE O 151.1D.
  • Accurately completing Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know (EPCRA) Section 302, 311, and 312 (Tier II) reports for approval and submission by the Emergency Management Officer.
  • Serving as a liaison between the laboratory and local, state, and federal emergency services agencies to ensure effective collaboration and exchange of information regarding laboratory hazards, protective action recommendations, hazardous materials monitoring and response support, and first responder training.
  • Providing subject matter expertise and hazard analysis information for planning credible drill and exercise scenarios. Serve on the exercise design/planning team to assist with the development of exercise scenarios and objectives.
  • Participating as a member of the Laboratory’s Emergency Management Team on a rotational basis that may include working for extended hours or during nights, weekends, and holidays.

The most qualified candidate(s) will ideally possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s Degree preferred) and a minimum of five years relevant experience in one of the following areas: hazardous materials emergency management, environmental science, chemistry, atmospheric science, emergency management, industrial risk management, fire protection, industrial hygiene, health physics, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).
  • An understanding of the basic chemical and physical properties of hazardous materials (chemical and radiological) in relation to hazard analysis of accidental and intentional releases.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in consequence assessment plume modeling software such as HotSpot, EpiCode, ALOHA, etc.
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with people in a wide variety of job classifications at all levels of an organization. Proven ability to effectively cultivate and foster strong working relationships with team members, laboratory personnel, management, and external contacts.
  • Experience conducting training classes.
  • Ability to interpret and implement policies and procedures as well as to produce professional technical reports, plans, briefs, and other written documents.
  • The ability to multi-task and work independently in a fast-paced environment to produce results involving competing priorities and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide technical guidance and direction under emergency conditions and in achieving goals and objectives.
  • Experience conducting natural, human-caused, and technological hazards assessments including the development of hazard mitigation plans, Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (THIRAs), hazard vulnerability assessments, or other emergency management planning processes.
  • Knowledge of the National Response Framework (NRF), National Incident Management System (NIMS), and the Incident Command System (ICS).
  • Proficient with the use of personal computers and Windows applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, etc.).
  • Ability to obtain and maintain an HSPD-12 security badge.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) L-level security clearance.
  • Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Sponsored or Affiliated Activities, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne's Legal Department.