Jefferson Lab

Come join our team at Jefferson Lab, where great minds matter.

Posting Date: 09/12/2023

Salary Range: $63,700 - $100,600 (TECH III)

Work Location Type: Dedicated On-site (100% working on-site)

What your job will be like:

Jefferson Lab’s ESH Division seeks an Environmental Technician to provide support to Environmental Program Manager and serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for all facets of Waste Management Program. Come and join our team!

In this role you will:

  • Support Environmental Program Manager with monthly waste generation volume inventory
  • Perform waste management inspections
  • Manage CAA waste storage area and onsite SAAs spill response
  • Manage spill response equipment inventory
  • Conduct sampling and submittal for analysis as needed for waste characterization
  • Execute preparation for waste management disposal shipments with waste vendors

Qualifications We Require:

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma + 9 years previous experience in an environmental, waste management or related field performing environmental inspections and interface with stakeholders (clients, contractors, regulatory agencies, etc.) or equivalent combination of education and experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Previous experience with RCRA waste management compliance including waste inventory and shipment preparation
  • Previous experience with Microsoft Word/Excel
  • Knowledge of applicable environmental regulations including RCRA, DOT, OSHA, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act;
  • Basic knowledge of environmental contamination/sampling/analysis;
  • Knowledge of GIS application
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel applications for report preparation and data analysis

Qualifications We Desire:

Education, Certifications and Experience:

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Environmental related field with 2-5 years of previous experience related to waste management; previous experience performing spill response actions

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Previous experience with RCRA Waste Management compliance that includes waste inventory, shipment preparation, waste transfers is a plus
  • Previous experience with spill response actions is a plus
  • Previous experience using Microsoft Word and Excel for reporting and data analysis is a plus

Mental Requirements

  • Ability to problem solve with Environmental Program Manager to resolve onsite issues related to waste management in order to identify areas for continuous improvement
  • Ability to collaborate with other ES&H staff, Facilities Management, Physics, Cryo, SRF representatives to provide waste management support

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to perform onsite work that includes being subjected to the elements
  • Ability to work in both office and onsite conditions as required
  • Must be able to bend, twist, lift up to 40 lbs to perform transfer of waste storage drums from SAAs to CAA
  • Must be able to climb, bend, stoop, reach, and kneel to perform site waste management inspections
  • Must be able to traverse long walking distances throughout the lab to provide onsite response to small spills/releases of oil and fuel
  • Must complete onsite training in forklift operations
  • Must learn how to operate drum dollys to assist with proper lifting of heavy containers

About Jefferson Lab

Join a community with a common purpose of solving the most challenging scientific and engineering problems of our time. The Jefferson Lab campus is located in southeastern Virginia amidst a vibrant and growing technology community.

A career at Jefferson Lab is more than a job. You will be part of “big science” and work alongside top scientists and engineers from around the world unlocking the secrets of our visible universe. Managed by Jefferson Science Associates, LLC; Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is entering an exciting period of mission growth and is seeking new team members ready to apply their skills and passion to have an impact. You could call it work, or you could call it a mission. We call it a challenge. We do things that will change the world.

Total Rewards at Jefferson Lab

At Jefferson Lab, we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Time-off and Leave Programs (Paid Parental, vacation, holidays, and sick leave)
  • 401(k) Plan – 9% Lab Contribution; 100% vested
  • Flexible Work Arrangements (Remote & Alternate Work Schedules available)
  • Tuition Assistance, Training and Professional Development Programs
  • Live near the waterways of the Chesapeake Bay region with access to nearby beaches, mountains, and all major metropolitan centers on the East Coast

Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (JSA) manages and operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). JSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status or on any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. As part of the JSA’s equal employment opportunity policy, we also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and Executive Orders to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.

JSA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities (unless doing so will result in an undue hardship). If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to employment @ or call (757) 269-7598 to provide the nature of your request. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Employment with JSA is conditional upon DOE approval if at any time during your employment you are participating in a Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Program or Affiliated activity. Generally, such programs/activities include any foreign-state-sponsored attempt to acquire U.S.-funded scientific research through programs run or funded by the government that target scientists, engineers, students, academics, researchers, and entrepreneurs of all nationalities working or educated in the United States. This includes positions or appointments, both domestic and foreign, titled academic, professional, or institutional appointments whether or not remuneration is received and whether full-time, part-time or voluntary.