Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Trades & Facilities
Organization:  ESH and Quality
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 104124
Job Code: Psychologist (343.1)
Date Posted: August 08 2018

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Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have a part-time opening for a Psychologist to provide a broad range of counseling services for employees and their family members, as well as psychological screening interviews for individuals enrolled in the Department of Energy’s Human Reliability Program and similar certifications These certification programs help determine an employee’s psychological eligibility to perform in safety and security sensitive positions. You will work within Laboratory policies and DOE requirements, as well as state and federal laws and regulations.  This position includes providing consultation to management, supervisors and occupational health staff on behavioral health, human reliability and work related psychological issues; perform behavioral health counseling, assessments, interpretation of psychological testing, and referrals for employees, family members and groups for personal and work-related problems; integrate needs of the employee, organization, and work unit to minimize work-site impact while maintaining continuity and quality of care for the clients; and provide crisis intervention, case management and critical incident stress debriefings for both management and general staff.  This position is in the Health Services Department’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP), within the ES&H Directorate.

Essential Duties
- Perform individual, marital and family counseling on issues including substance abuse, depression, anxiety, family problems and work-related concerns.
- Provide employee assistance services to Laboratory employees and management.
- Perform mental health assessments and structured interviews.
- Administer and interpret Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory 2 (MMPI-2) and Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) psychological tests.
- Consult with other occupational health professionals on behavioral health aspects of occupational and non-occupational injury cases.
- Provide crisis intervention/critical incident stress management consultation to groups.
- Perform duties consistent with the American Psychological Association (APA) Ethical Guidelines, or other professional guidelines and Employee Assistance Professional Association (EAPA) standards.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

- Doctorate in psychology and experience working as a counselor.
- Current license as a Psychologist (e.g., PsyD, PhD).
- Experience with MMPI interpretation and psychological assessment.
- Extensive experience assessing and addressing personal and work-related challenges, substance misuse and abuse issues, career and life transitions, marital, family and personal stress and the emotional impact of illness focusing on health and productivity management.
- Extensive training and experience in mental health, substance abuse/chemical dependency counseling, clinical assessment, and organizational issues.
- Experience assessing workplace threats and providing critical incident stress debriefings.

Desired Qualifications
- California license as a Psychologist (e.g., PsyD, PhD). Experience with US DOE and/or high security clearance issues as well as Department of Energy Designated Psychologist.
- Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP) status or CEAP eligible.
- Experience with drug-free workplace programs and DOT regulated programs.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to 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.

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. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.


Note:   Relisted position.  Originally listed on August 8, 2018.  Previous candidates need not reapply.  This is an At Will appointment. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position. The work schedule for this position is a variable percent/indeterminate time schedule.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 employees.


LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. 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, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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