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Environmental Management Systems Specialist

Organization:  EH-Environ, Health, & Safety

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) is seeking an Environmental/Management Systems Specialist to join the Environmental, Health & Safety Division.

This position manages complex environmental protection and compliance assignments to facilitate research and operations at LBNL, by promoting excellence in environmental compliance and providing technical subject matter expertise to resolve issues.

Primary responsibilities include leading LBNL’s ISO 14000-compliant Environmental Management System, including technical planning and implementation of audit and compliance program activities; preparing and publishing LBNL’s annual Site Environmental Report; overseeing LBNL Environmental Service Group’s compliance deliverables; and overseeing the cost-effective implementation of requirements and permit obligations within assigned areas. The incumbent also provides oversight of and manages regulatory and site-required documents such as policies, procedures, reports, permits and technical basis documents to ensure Environmental Service Group programs meet all regulatory requirements.

This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic, multidisciplinary research institution and work with a community creating ground-breaking science solutions across the energy, computing, environment, biosciences, and physics areas.

What You Will Do:

  • Provide leadership to ensure the LBNL Environmental Management System (EMS) is maintained and implemented. Manage the processes with the EMS Core Team for identifying and assessing LBNL’s environmental aspects/impacts and establishing objectives and targets for the aspects determined to be significant. Work with Core Team members to ensure that tangible and effective actions are established for these aspects.
  • Lead the effort to prepare and publish LBNL’s annual Site Environmental Report. Coordinate assignments for subject matter experts and editor; develop schedule; and submit final report to the Department of Energy.
  • Develop and maintain technical program documentation, software and hardware in assigned subject areas, ensuring compliance with applicable regulations and standards.
  • Evaluate performance of assigned technical programs to identify potential improvements; implement or provide cost-effective solutions to implement improvements. 
  •  Act as point of contact with regulatory agencies for assigned technical programs.
  •  Independently perform audits and assessments of assigned areas and programs, identify deficiencies and opportunities for improvement.
  • Review federal, state and local laws pertaining to Environmental Service Group programs to identify changes regarding statutes and rulings. Develop, review and update procedures, policies and other documentation to ensure programs reflect current, regulations, relevant guidance documents, and safe work practices. Establish and improve Environmental Service Group processes and software.
  • Provide guidance, direction and recommendations to LBNL personnel regarding effective and compliant implementation of environmental protection and compliance policies, programs, procedures, permits, work control documents and regulatory requirements. Perform assessments and field observations to recommend strategies and solutions to maintain an environmentally safe and compliant Laboratory.
  • Improve, develop and implement Environmental Service Group QA Plans and associated programs, including issuance of QA exception reports, follow-up, and tracking/trending of program results.
  • Manage third-party, site-wide environmental protection compliance audits and EMS validation reviews. Lead internal gap analyses and technical assessments that define the current state of compliance of LBNL environmental programs and the state of compliance for each Division. Manage issues or corrective actions that result from EMS reviews.
  • Compile and submit regulatory reports, requests for information and other regulatory information as assigned.

What is Required:

  • Masters or Bachelors in Environmental Engineering, Public Health, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science or a related field, and 5+ years of relevant experience; or equivalent combination of experience and education. Ph.D. a plus.
  • Broad knowledge of Department of Energy (or equivalent), federal, state and local regulatory requirements for the management of environmental protection, compliance and sustainability programs, including experience applying these environmental principles and practices at CAA/CWA/RCRA-permitted sites.
  • Experience in developing and implementing environmental protection and compliance programs with potential institutional and public health impacts. Direct experience leading or coordinating an EMS at the facility level.
  • Knowledge of environmental sampling and analysis methods and interpretation of analytical data.
  • Ability to work independently under consultative direction, as well as to provide effective technical leadership consultation to technical staff.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including demonstrated ability in developing and giving oral presentations or briefings to interdisciplinary audiences and senior management.
  • Strong interpersonal skills in interacting with peers, team members, regulators, management and senior management.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Applicable professional certification, such as ISO 14001 Lead Auditor.
  • Project management experience.
  • Completion of 24- or 40-hour OSHA Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response training and annual 8-hour refresher training.


  • This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
  • Classification will depend upon the applicant's level of skills, knowledge, and abilities.
  • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
  • Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

How To Apply

Apply directly online by clicking the apply link on this page and follow the on-line instructions to complete the application process. 


Learn About Us: 

Berkeley Lab (LBNL, http://www.lbl.gov/) addresses the world’s most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab’s scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

Working at Berkeley Lab has many rewards including a competitive compensation program, excellent health and welfare programs, a retirement program that is second to none, and outstanding development opportunities.  

Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4 


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