Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist - Space Program

Other / Technical


Las Cruces

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No remote/telework allowed
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Peraton has an opening for an Environment Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist to join our team in Las Cruces, NM at the White Sands Complex (WSC).


Peraton’s Space Exploration Network Services and Evolution (SENSE) contract with NASA provides communications support for existing and upcoming science and human exploration missions and provides an opportunity to work on advanced space to ground communications. 


Peraton is the prime contractor for NASA at the White Sands Complex (WSC) near Las Cruces, New Mexico. Operating here are two functionally identical satellite ground terminals: The White Sands Ground Terminal, and the Second TDRSS Ground Terminal. These ground terminals ensure uninterrupted communications between various ground stations, NASA’s orbiting fleet of Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS), customer spacecraft (satellites), and the computer systems that support such spacecraft. WSC serves as an interface for distributing satellite data to control centers and scientists who then use the daily influx of data to expand our ever-growing knowledge of the Earth and the universe.


In this role, you’ll perform a variety of EHS activities to plan and implement the Peraton EHS Management System and comply with NASA standards and EHS regulations.


This position will be responsible for:

  • Perform, coordinate and track EHS programmatic assessments and inspections.
  • Develop, prepare, and maintain EHS programmatic guidance, policies, and procedures.
  • Prepare and submit EHS reports, and documentation as required by NASA and federal and state agencies.
  • Support the incident investigation and reporting process to ensure root causes are identified, corrective actions implemented to prevent future occurrence and appropriate reporting requirements are met.
  • Support hazardous waste management program to include monthly tracking, providing training, and managing shipments of hazardous waste and universal waste.
  • Support SENSE personnel in hazard assessments and systems safety analysis of design projects, operations, maintenance, and other activities to ensure effective controls are implemented.
  • Develop educational materials, provide EHS training and manage the EHS learning management system.
  • Lead, participate and provide consultation to SENSE and NASA safety councils and committees.
  • Maintain EHS systems including site workflow process, safety data sheet management system, and mishap reporting databases for the WSC.

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in safety, engineering, science, or related technical field and 5+ years of related professional experience; or a Master’s degree and 3+ years of related professional experience; 9+ years of experience with training and certifications in lieu of degree may be considered.
  • Prior experience implementing EHS Management System (e.g., ANSI Z10, OSHAS 18001, ISO 14001).
  • Knowledge and ability to apply Federal, State, and consensus standards to ensure EHS programs are within compliance of NASA and industry consensus standards.
  • Experience supporting industrial hygiene monitoring and medical surveillance programs.
  • Experience supporting hazardous waste program.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Physical Requirements:
    • Work will require lifting up to 40 lbs., stooping, climbing, working at heights, prolonged standing, prolonged sitting and working with or in areas where a potential could exist for exposure to physical and chemical agents.
    • Employee use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required in certain areas. PPE includes but is not limited to head, foot, hand, torso, respiratory, vision and hearing protective devices. Must comply with OSHA, EPA, and NFPA Standards and published company work rules.
  • The ability to travel - approximately 10%.
  • Security clearance - this position requires the candidate to be able to obtain a DoD Secret security clearance within a timeframe acceptable to the contract, and to maintain the clearance thereafter. 

Desired Experience:

  • An active Secret clearance
  • A demonstrated track record which shows sound judgment in making decisions based on EHS requirements and policies.
  • Knowledge of NASA EHS requirements.
  • Knowledge of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation programs (laser and radio-frequency safety).
  • Knowledge of NFPA 70E Electrical Safety Program.
  • Knowledge of Systems Safety tools and practices.
  • Mobile Elevated Work Platform operator experience.
  • CPR/1st Aid instructor certification.
  • Knowledge of RCRA and DOT Standards.
  • Professional certification such as Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Safety Management Specialist (SMS) or similar
  • Excellent organizational skills such as prioritizing and completing multiple tasks within critical deadlines, as well as verbal and written communication skills.




Target Salary Range

$51,000 - $82,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.
SCA / Union / Intern Rate or Range


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.

Our Values


At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way.

  • Paid Time-Off and Holidays
  • Retirement
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Career Development
  • Tuition Assistance and Student Loan Financing
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Additional Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Care
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