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Job #: R-00020791
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Category: Environmental Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 50% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: DOE Q
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

No two career paths will ever look the same. At Leidos, we know the most talented and diverse IT and engineering professionals will always have a multitude of career choices; your time at Leidos will be a wise investment in your career and in yourself.

Our Civil business is helping to modernize and manage infrastructure, systems and controls, and cybersecurity for civilian agencies and commercial clients around the globe. With core competencies in information technology, energy and environment, complex logistics, and specialized engineering, we solve technical challenges and implement newfound efficiencies on a number of programs!

Leidos currently has an opening for a quality assurance professional to work in support of the radioactive waste acceptance program (RWAP) of the Nevada National Security Site.  In this position, the incumbent will use quality assurance auditing skills and experience as a member of a team responsible for ensuring the compliant operation of a program that is key to the nuclear industry.

Primary Responsibilities:

As a member of the RWAP Team, the incumbent provides technical knowledge, skills, and abilities to determine if waste generators have a radioactive waste management program that is compliant with the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) Waste Acceptance Criteria (WAC). Specifically, this senior individual serves as an auditing subject matter expert. 

Job responsibilities include:

• Audit waste generator programs to determine if the program is compliant with the NNSS WAC and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) requirements.
• Conduct surveillances to evaluate the generator's program elements, new waste streams, mixed waste verifications, and implementation of corrective actions.
• Review waste profiles to determine if the profile is compliant with the NNSS WAC requirements.
• Demonstrates active leadership in safety, environmental protection, quality, event/issue reporting, corrective action program, and other related activities supporting the RWAP.
• Provide technical oversight of new generator programs and provide assistance when required.
• Manage the day-to-day workings of the Navarro RWAP database, by ensuring information is input into the database and reports/letters/memoranda are prepared electronically using the database.
• Assist in the review of existing processes to identify improvements.
• Identify issues, conducts investigations, and makes recommendations for corrective action.
• Lead key aspects of highly complex project work including activities critical to the success of the organization.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in a technical field and 4 years of relevant experience.  Must have a strong background in quality assurance and demonstrated experience performing audits and have the ability to lead audits.  A working understanding of radioactive materials management and waste management regulations is required.  Must have strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with team members, waste generators, management, the customer, and regulators.  Knowledge and skills required to perform effectively include:

• Understanding of principles, concepts and techniques in environmental science and regulatory compliance related to natural resource protection laws and regulations. Examples include NEPA, RCRA, CERCLA, CWA, CAA, TSCA, and the NNSS FFACO.
• Demonstrated ability and skill to perform complex professional tasks and to analyze and develop innovative solutions to problems.
• Demonstrated ability to interface with peers, senior management, and the client.
• Level of language skills, mathematical skills, communication skills, reasoning ability and computer skills necessary to perform essential functions of the job.  Proficiency with office software (word processing, spreadsheet, database) needed to manage and evaluate data and produce reports/letters/memoranda.
• Willingness to raise and resolve issues through formal and informal means in support of a learning environment and encourage and/or require others to do the same

Preferred Qualifications:

Lead Auditor qualification desired.
A DOE Q clearance or ability to acquire a clearance is preferred.  


External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 50% of the time

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Environmental Scientist

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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