Air Quality Environmental Analyst

California, US
May 10, 2024
Posting live until
Aug 08, 2024

Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is important for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Pay Range

$142,050 - $218,868

$142,050 - $182,388 Annually for the TSS.3 level

$170,430 - $218,868 Annually for the TSS.4 level

Please note that the pay range information is a general guideline only. Many factors are taken into consideration when setting starting pay including education, experience, the external labor market, and internal equity.

Job Description

We have an opening for an Environmental Analyst to support within the Environment, Safety & Health (ES&H) Directorate, Waste and Air Quality Office. You will provide comprehensive environmental regulatory compliance support in air quality to LLNL programs as well as support to the Environmental Functional Area (EFA) and ES&H field Teams. You will also manage LLNL’s two meteorological monitoring stations and three beta attenuation mass (BAM) monitoring stations and provide air dispersion meteorology and human health risk assessment modeling support as needed.

This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level.

You will

  • Serve as a primary technical contact for EPA-Office of Air and Radiation, California Air Resources Board (CARB), and local Air Districts.
  • Interpret complex air compliance regulations and legislation, negotiate the best compliance solution with regulators, prepare detailed air permit applications and permit related documents, and serve as a resource for and/or collaborate with LLNL stakeholders.
  • Analyze, interpret, and provide guidance on proposed federal, state, and local complex environmental regulations and DOE Orders as they may relate to LLNL operations.
  • Conduct complex environmental analyses and audits of operations and facilities to identify potential environmental issues and recommend solutions.
  • Coordinate and participate in regulatory inspections, audits, and site verifications by internal and external agencies.
  • Manage LLNL’s meteorological and BAM monitoring networks including instrumentation, data acquisition system software and hardware, quality assurance and quality control, and data processing and management.
  • Perform data analysis including statistical analysis of environmental and meteorological data; maintain spreadsheets and databases.
  • Perform or review air dispersion modeling and human health risk assessment modeling analyses as needed.
  • Work independently and in a team environment with little direction depending on assigned tasks.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the TSS.4 level

  • Serve as a primary technical contact for environmental air regulatory compliance and interpret highly complex environmental regulations and legislation, negotiate the best compliance solution with regulators, prepare detailed applications and permit related documents and serve as a resource and/or collaborate with LLNL programs.
  • Analyze proposed federal, state, and local highly complex environmental regulations and DOE requirements on orders for legal and potential impacts to LLNL operations.
  • Conduct highly complex environmental analyses and audits of operations and facilities to identify potential environmental issues and recommend solutions.
  • Mentor and train junior staff in technical skills, knowledge, and abilities.


  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Physical, Chemical, Biological, Atmospheric, or Environmental Sciences, Engineering or related field, or equivalent level of demonstrated knowledge and relevant experience.
  • Significant knowledge and experience in federal, state, and local air regulations.
  • Experience analyzing, interpreting, and assessing compliance of complex environmental regulations and recommending solutions.
  • Advanced experience conducting audits and compliance inspections.
  • Experience with data acquisition software and hardware such as Campbell Scientific’s Loggernet Admin data collection software, CR-5000 and CR-1000X dataloggers, and Network Link 201; telephone modems and cellular modems.
  • Knowledge and experience with USEPA air dispersion models, CARB’s Hot Spots and Analysis & Reporting Program (HARP), and the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Risk Assessment Guidelines.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively present, explain and communicate complex technical information to all levels of personnel and management; ability to handle sensitive and confidential issues with tact, discretion, and mature judgment.
  • Analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills to evaluate, interpret, negotiate, recommend, and implement actions/solutions for complex problems.
  • Effective organizational skills with detail orientation necessary to handle multiple complex tasks in a demanding environment with conflicting priorities, tight and changing deadlines, and frequent interruptions while providing high-level customer service, and good follow-through.

Additional qualifications at the TSS.4 level

  • Highly advanced knowledge and significant experience in air compliance programs.
  • Highly advanced experience analyzing, interpreting, and assessing compliance with complex environmental regulations and recommending and implementing solutions.
  • Experience mentoring and training junior staff on relevant skills, knowledge, and abilities.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Master’s degree in engineering, environmental science, or related field.
  • Experience with Bay Area Air Quality Management and San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District regulations.
  • Knowledge and experience with other relating environmental regulatory and compliance requirements, including NEPA, CEQA, Wastes, stormwater, drinking water at the state and federal levels.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Position Information

This is a Flexible Term appointment, which is for a definite period not to exceed six years. If final candidate is a Career Indefinite employee, Career Indefinite status may be maintained (should funding allow).

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

Site 300

Site 300 is an experimental test site operated by LLNL. Situated on 7,000 acres in rural foothills approximately six miles southwest of downtown Tracy and 15 miles southeast of Livermore, Site 300 hosts approximately 200 employees with expertise in such fields as engineering, chemistry, biology, and environmental restoration. Employees assigned to work at Site 300 may be exposed to the organism that causes San Joaquin Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis ).

Security Clearance

This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance. If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. Also, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position must pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

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We are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to providing all with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

We invite you to review the Equal Employment Opportunity posters which include EEO is the Law and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

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Our goal is to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all candidates applying and interviewing at the Laboratory. If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please use our online form to submit a request.

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