What You Will Do
Come join the best and brightest minds in the world at one of the most innovative and creative multidisciplinary research institutions engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. The work we do at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) matters to our country and the world.
The Operational Readiness Implementation Division (ORI-DO) is seeking a highly skilled Learning Specialist to directly support training programs within the Training & Mission Services group (ORI-1). The primary core tasks of the position will support the Associate Laboratory Directorate for Weapons Production (ALDWP) operational groups and other applicable nuclear facility tenants with formal qualification and certification of personnel performing work in the nuclear facilities.
The Learning Specialist 3 will report directly to the Programmatic Training Team First Line Manager (FLM). The selected individual will perform day-to-day training services for the assigned customer and be a dedicated expert in applying the various requirements and drivers that must be adhered to. The chosen candidate will have the responsibility and accountability to execute work that supports important training deliverables while setting the standards for utmost professional behavior and integrity in the workplace at all times.
Key responsibilities include:
Working with customers, stakeholders and regulators to assure training programs meet customer needs, regulatory drivers and contractual requirements.
Providing guidance in interpreting regulations and policies to ensure compliance.
Developing, implementing, and maintaining training documents and records, both physical and electronic.
Researching complex training and education issues and recommending sound, practical solutions.
Developing, implementing, and maintaining compliant and high-quality course materials such as live classroom, on-the-job and/or web-based training for diverse audiences.
Participating in assessments, incident investigations, root cause analyses, data analysis, project management, or critiques, as assigned.
Performing various administrative functions in conjunction with or in support of operational program compliance, including planning, prioritizing, and scheduling of training activities.
Developing and/or conducting classroom training and OJT as assigned.
Using UTrain on a daily basis to design, build and implement training programs, as well as tracking completion of training assignments; using UTrain data to provide customized reporting that adds value to the business needs of the organization served.
Initiating knowledge preservation, capture, and transfer projects in support of learning deliverables as desired by the customer.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Knowledge and Expertise:
Demonstrated experience in applying the Systematic Approach to Training (SAT) with accuracy, completeness and in combination with document control processes. Experience applying learning theory and performance-based training techniques. Sound knowledge of training drivers/requirements for nuclear facilities and/or weapon quality.
Demonstrated experience gathering requirements, performing analysis, developing individual training products, implementing training and evaluating outcomes for continuous improvement. Experience utilizing a learning management system to effectively implement training programs. Thorough documentation skills. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a complex, fast-paced operational environment.
Experience working with confidential or proprietary information, classified documents or sensitive information, including PII training records. Strong understanding of safety and security requirements to individual responsibility and as applicable to training activities.
Communication and Customer Service:
Demonstrated skill with interpersonal, written and verbal communications. Proven ability to transfer knowledge effectively to both technical and non-technical personnel. Proven skillset in using excellent communication to provide top-notch customer service.
Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and 8 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
DOE O 426.2:
Requires a BA Degree and 1 year of job-related experience. Instructional Analysts/Developers should have a baccalaureate degree in Training or Education. The Instructional Analyst/Developer must have courses in education or training that focus on instructional analysis, design, development, delivery and testing, as well as evaluation of training programs, if not included in the baccalaureate course material.
Strong knowledge of P781 series documents, DOE O 426.2 and/or NAP 401.1 training requirements and the application thereof.
Familiarity with ALDWP programmatic and/or facility operations.
Expertise in nuclear facility-related subject matter areas (e.g. radiation protection, criticality safety, nuclear material control accountability, integrated safety, conduct of operations, engineering, maintenance).
Experience as an AP-01000 Preparer for training documents.
Masters degree in a related field preferred.
DOE Q-Clearance and Human Reliability Program (HRP) certification highly desired.
Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Color discrimination, peripheral vision, depth perception, ability to hear in a normal range (500 to 3000 htz), standing, walking, typing or keyboarding.
This position will work in both an administrative office environment, as well as a hands-on training environment with the ability to telework depending on the assigned customer’s preference. Unescorted access to ALDWP nuclear facilities is required in order to actively participate in training activities, if/when needed.
Note to Applicants:
- For full consideration, applicants must submit a comprehensive resume that addresses the key requirements of the position.
- Submission of a writing sample and/or applicable work materials is highly suggested.
- This position is 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 position can successfully perform the requirements of the job.
This position will be physically located in Los Alamos.
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.
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§ Dental and vision insurance
§ Free basic life and disability insurance
§ Paid maternity and parental leave
§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs
§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter.
- Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.
This position is subject to the requirements of the DOE Human Reliability Program as specified in 10 Code of Federal Regulation, Part 712, §712.11. These requirements include on going drug and alcohol testing, as well as periodic medical and psychological evaluations.
This position is subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities, which establishes entry-level requirements to ensure candidates selected for specific positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.
New-Employment Drug Test:
The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.
Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to Policy Policy P701 for applicant eligibility requirements.
Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Appointment Type Regular