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Strategic Management Solutions, LLC Operations Specialist - 3 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

SMSI provides expert management consulting, program and project management, and technical consulting services to government and private sector clients. A small business founded in 2008, SMSI has built an outstanding reputation for client-focused performance and for delivering results that enable clients to meet commitments and milestones.

EOE/AA - M/F/Vet/Disability/Drug-Free Workplace

SMSI, LLC is seeking an Operations Specialist for work for Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The need is immediate. Position is direct hire and is a full-time position.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Provides general direction, guidance, data analysis, and/or operational support to a facility and/or organization in order to ensure the implementation and integration of operational and programmatic functions. Provides direction in administering, implementing, and resolving performance, compliance, administrative, or technical programs and issues in direct or indirect support of operations functions including, but not limited to, unusual facility occurrences, internal assessments, external audits, and new program implementation.

  • Safety and security are a primary responsibility for all Laboratory Assures safety and security compliance, maintains required safety and security training, and makes safety and security an integral part of every task, including taking the necessary steps to stop work if continuing the job is unsafe or compromises security.

  • Performs routine facility or area walk‐downs, procedure reviews, inspections, and/or evaluations to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the facility and/or organization.

  • Performs or assists in performing periodic reviews and assessments to ensure facility and/or organization systems are operating properly and are being maintained within required limits.

  • Ensures adherence to scope, schedule, budget, and compliance for various complex support or program functions in conjunction with or in support of operational programs compliance, cost and budget, planning and scheduling, training, special projects, or related areas.

  • Prepares, reviews and authorizes work release on facility work packages and related work control processes in support of operations, maintenance, and project work evolutions associated with the daily operations of the facility or area.

  • May track and schedule TSR surveillances and/or safety basis surveillances to ensure compliance; implements required remedial actions to keep facility within its safety basis.

  • May be the Point of Contact for all programmatic equipment operations and maintenance.

  • Develops plans for and directs implementation of safety, security, and environmental Prepares and/or reviews lock‐out/tag‐out plans that ensure specific instructions for the isolation, containment, and/or de‐energization of various mechanical, electrical, chemical, or radiological sources according to established procedures and facility guidelines.

  • May provide oversight of the operation of all programmatic equipment and utility systems, providing training and guidance to programmatic operations and planning and scheduling of maintenance and minor modifications on facility structures.

  • Ensures facility deficiencies are remedied and the safe and efficient direction of all facility activities.

  • Ensures adherence to all applicable laws, regulations, Department of Energy (DOE) orders and Laboratory requirements.

  • Assists in developing training and qualification curriculum for facility personnel to ensure qualification to perform assignments.

  • Function in an array of contingency coordinator roles in support of operations including, but not limited to, emergency/fire/security, environmental/regulatory compliance, and/or nuclear material accountability.

  • Understands and adheres to all Laboratory and industry regulatory guidance and governance specific to facility operations.

  • Fosters a mutually respectful and inclusive work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment.

    Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 5 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. At this level, post graduate course work may be desirable.

  • This position may be subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities. This DOE Order establishes entry‐level requirements to ensure employees in the positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.

  • Advanced understanding of work hazards, safety practices, operating configuration, and lock‐out/tag‐out policies and procedures.

  • Demonstrated experience interpreting various mechanical and electrical documents, blueprints, drawings, and schematics.

  • Advanced experience in conducting research, developing alternative solutions, and developing solutions on problems affecting operations and administration in creative ways for complex problems.

  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to the development of new theories and methods as a process improvement.

  • Expert experience with computerized maintenance management systems or work control systems.

  • Demonstrated knowledge in the preparation and presentation of operations reports.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.

  • Working experience inspecting, supervising and/or coordinating craftwork on construction and maintenance projects.

  • Advanced knowledge of the Laboratory's operations policies, practices, and procedures, can apply them to resolve issues. Advanced knowledge of legal requirements and environmental impacts affecting facility operations and administration.

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communications.

    This description is not intended to be a complete statement of every aspect of the position, but rather to act as a guide to the essential functions to be performed. Assigned functions of this job may vary, and other duties and responsibilities may be assigned or changed at the discretion of management.

    All candidates must possess: • US Citizenship • Ability to pass a pre-employment drug screening test• Ability to obtain a clearance if needed • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Excellent organizational skills • Capability with MS Office Suite • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interface with clients, contractors, and consultants on a day-to-day basis. Benefits: • Excellent Salary • 401(k) • Generous Paid Time Off • Medical Coverage • Dental Coverage • Vision Coverage • Life Insurance • Disability Insurance • Other Benefits