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Amentum Operations Compliance Officer in Richland, Washington

Reporting to the Operations Compliance Manager, the Operations Compliance Officer is responsible for supporting and verifying compliance to the LAW, BOF, and Lab authorization bases. The Operations Compliance Officer provides operational participation and oversight to processes which implement and maintain the facility authorization bases (DSA, TSR, HAR, CSMP, ICDs and Environmental Permits). Through this participation and oversight, the Operations Compliance Officer provides counsel to the Operations Compliance Manager and line management on response to issues and management of compliance mechanisms. The Operations Compliance Officer involves other functions as required to ensure safe and compliant operations to the authorization bases.

This position shall be performed under the day-to-day direction, control, and supervision of WTCC


  • Perform all work safely and with the utmost concern for the safety of self and other employees.

  • Perform all work in compliance with environmental permits and regulations.

  • Complete required training and maintain qualifications associated with assignments

  • Support timely and accurate implementation of the authorization bases (AB) requirements.

  • Provide expertise necessary to establish, and maintain the administrative, technical, and response guidance necessary for AB compliance.

  • Support the development and implementation of training and qualification of facility management group personnel in AB compliance.

  • Concur with design change/modification which may impact facility AB.

  • Support periodic management assessments to validate and improve processes which implement and maintain compliance to the facility AB.

  • Participate in investigations and corrective actions associated with abnormal events in AB space.

  • Identifying, allocating, tracing, implementing, and interpreting AB programmatic and activity level requirements.

  • Verify traceability of AB contract and regulatory requirements between the requirement management system (RMS) and implementing programs, processes, and mechanisms.

  • Perform LAW, BOF, LAB facility walkdowns to monitor, report, and document the AB compliance status of DFLAW activities to prevent compliance issues

  • Provide 24/7 on-call coverage for AB compliance, notifications, reporting and issue resolution

  • AB event response, notification, and participation in drill exercises

  • Ensuring operating procedures and other work documents comply with and maintain limits established in the Chemical Safety Management Program Description (CSMPD), LAB HAR, and Environmental Permits.

  • Establishing, implementing, and maintaining the required Technical Safety Requirements (TSR) Administrative Controls (AC).

  • Performing surveillances when required to demonstrate compliance with Chemical Safety Management Program (CSMP), Lab Hazard Analysis Report (HAR), and Environmental Permit implementation requirements.

  • Operating within the actions of specific administrative controls (SAC) for Waste Acceptance Criteria for transfer from tank farm to the LAW process receipt vessel and the Spent Carbon Bed Media Disposal Requirements for carbon disposal

  • Reviews and tracks Corrective Action Management Program (CAMP) Condition Reports documenting potential or confirmed noncompliance to safety basis, chemical safety, or environmental issues

  • Reviews technical procedures and work packages that have requirements affecting the safety basis, chemical safety, or environment for compliance

  • Develops implementation checklist for the implementation of modifications to the authorization basis

  • Acts as the Operations Impact Coordinator (OIC) as assigned to sponsor safety basis changes and screening of HAR changes Communicate with other support organizations to ensure operating activities are started and completed as scheduled

  • Make timely, informative notifications when required by facility events and procedures

  • Perform activities and meet the goals and objectives established by the facility management organization

  • Support the Waste Treatment Plant Nuclear Safety Quality Culture by emphasizing the values of safety and quality in the performance of work in order to protect self, others, and the environment


  • May supervise assigned personnel, and includes assigning complex work, setting work priorities, and evaluating and training them

  • Ensures RACO and RAOP programs are being implemented and compliance is maintained

  • Perform periodic tours of the facility to observe activities and ensure they are being performed safely and in accordance with approved procedures

  • Ensure assigned staff are trained and qualified for their jobs and are physically fit to perform the work

Education: High School Diploma or GED. Associate degree in engineering or science or equivalent education desired. Associate degree in related field may be substituted for two years of experience. Bachelor’s Degree in related field may be substituted for four years of experience.

Experience: 8 years of experience in/or a combination of startup/operations/maintenance implementation for nuclear or high hazard chemical facilities.

Demonstrated knowledge of DOE operating policies, rules and regulations, and knowledge of industry codes and standards (e.g., INPO, NRC, NFPA), particularly in DOE nuclear facilities with documented safety analysis, technical safety requirements. Experience with Chemical Safety Management Programs for hazard category 3 DOE nuclear facilities is a plus.

Previous vitrification facility, U.S. Naval Nuclear Power, or Facility Management (nuclear facilities) experience is preferred.

Must have working knowledge and experience with:

  • DOE O 422.1 Conduct of Operations

  • DOE-STD-3009-94, Preparation Guide for U.S. Department of Energy Nonreactor Nuclear Facility Documented Safety Analyses

  • DOE-STD-1228-2019, Preparation of Documented Safety Analysis for Hazard Category 3 DOE Nuclear Facilities

  • 29 CFR 1910.119, Process Safety Management for Highly Hazardous Chemicals


(EFNM) Exposed Field Non-Manual

Performs desk work, including writing, computer workstation processes, and telephone operation. Arranges for and/or performs presentations, oral reports, planning meetings, and other formal and informal contacts, requiring long periods of sitting. Oversees field activities through inspections, testing and equipment operations, which requires walking, standing, bending, and turning along with wearing of personal protective equipment. Occasional loading, transport, and unloading of tools and/or supplies specific to an activity.

This position is located at the Construction Site (22 miles north of Richland) and works a 4 x 10 schedule, M-Th, 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Must be able to work in the United States without Sponsorship

Must be able to obtain a Department of Energy (DOE) badge for access to the Hanford site .


HIRING SALARY RANGE: $112,835.92 - $178,251.96 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant internal equity, and alignment with market data.)

This position includes a competitive benefits package. For more detailed information on our Benefits and what it is like to work for Amentum: please visit our careers site:

Amentum is a global company with a heritage dating back more than 100 years and delivering solutions in nuclear energy, infrastructure, operations and maintenance, and national security. Our predecessors helped build Hoover Dam, protected fighting forces in World War II, and supported the Manhattan Project. Today, our teams clean up legacy nuclear waste around the world, manage the United Kingdom’s defense portfolio, design programs and tests for Navy submarine electronic systems, and provide integrated supply chain services needed in developing countries during the pandemic.

Amentum has joined with Bechtel to create an LLC, known as the Waste Treatment Completion Company (WTCC) Join us as we make history at the Hanford Vit Plant, known as the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant. We are designing and building a one-of-a-kind facility that will turn radioactive and chemical waste left over from World War II and Cold War plutonium production into a form safe for disposal. Your efforts will help protect the nearby Columbia River and the communities, salmon, and wildlife along its shorelines throughout the Northwest.

Sitting at the confluence of the Columbia, Snake and Yakima rivers near two mountain ranges, our community provides access to year-round outdoor recreation, 300 days of sun a year, more than 200 wineries within a 50-mile radius, and the amenities of large cities just a three-hour drive (or short flight) to Seattle and Portland.

Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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