Jefferson Lab

As a matter of corporate policy, all JSA employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. All successful hires will be required to provide COVID-19 vaccination verification as a condition of employment, subject to limited legally recognized exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccination.

Posting Date: 01/17/2023

Range: $107,400 - $169,600 (SE III)

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

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

What your job will be like:

Are you ready to take on the challenge of representing Jefferson Lab as a subject matter expert in industrial safety? We are seeking a Safety Engineer to modify existing and develop new laboratory policy, procedures and training based on relevant governing standards and best practices Come and join our team!

In this role you will:

  • Represent JSA as a subject matter expert in industrial safety program areas such as work at heights, machine tools, hazardous energy control, material handling, industrial ergonomics, construction safety, etc.
  • Review various line organization's work planning documents and designs to assure safe and compliant activities are being planned
  • Identify and conduct oversight, and mentoring opportunities to assure that JSA safety and health policy is understood and executed across the entire scope of laboratory operations
  • Continuously interact with laboratory management, staff and committees to gauge the performance of the Industrial Safety program and develop/implement corrective actions and improvement activities
  • Participate in investigations and assessments including the development and implementation of corrective and preventive actions
  • Establish a network with counterparts at other DOE laboratories and other appropriate organizations for the sharing of lessons learned and best practices and recommend changes/improvements to JSA policy or practices based on these communications
  • Mentor junior ES&H staff as assigned

Qualifications We Require:


  • Relevant BS degree


    • 10 years relevant experience

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Able to effectively train people outside his/her work group.
    • Able to give effective presentations to critical/high level customers and effectively represent work group on review panels and cross-organizational teams.
    • Can write convincing proposals and reports with all necessary backup material for external consumption.

    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 (vacation, holidays, sick leave)
    • 401(k) Plan – 9% Lab Contribution; 100% vested
    • Flexible Work Arrangements (Hybrid & 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.