Los Alamos National Laboratory Health Physicist 1/2 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
This position will be filled at either the Health Physicist 1 or 2 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.
The Radiation Protection Division has a need for two operational Health Physicists (HPs) supporting LANL programs and projects at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). One position is in the Technical Area (TA) 55 deployed Health Physics group to provide health physics support for world-class, safe, secure, and reliable special nuclear material research, actinide chemistry, process development, technology demonstration, and manufacturing capabilities that support the nation's defense, energy, and environmental needs, and the other position is at the waste facilities which stores, treats and disposes of low-level waste and transuranic liquid waste (TRU).
Health Physicist 1 ($77,300-$126,000):
The successful candidate will:
Repor ti ng to an RP‐TA55 Radia ti on Protec ti on manager, the opera ti onal HP is responsible for ensuring the implementa ti on of the Radia ti on Protec ti on (RP) program while suppor ti ng work execu ti on. Execu ti ng all manners of opera ti onal health physics/radia ti on safety, under the direc ti on of experienced Health Physicist(s), the successful candidate will: inves ti gate radia ti on hazards in the full range of RP assignments; assist in developing and implemen ti ng metrics to measure the effec ti veness of the opera ti onal RP Program; assist in developing, implemen ti ng and evalua ti ng administra ti ve and engineering controls to protect Laboratory personnel from radiological hazards; assist in developing and implemen ti ng monitoring programs to measure the buildup of radioac ti ve materials in the workplace; measure the integrity of radiological engineering controls; and help ensure that RP concepts and policies are incorporated into Laboratory designs to protect workers, the public and the environment.
Health Physicist 2 ($85,400-$139,600):
In addi ti on to what was outlined at the lower level, at this level the Health Physicist will be able to execute most ma tt ers of opera ti onal health physics/radia ti on safety independently and have the skills set and abili ti es to act as the lead person or technical adviser on small to medium projects related to radia ti on protec ti on.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements
Entry-level knowledge of Health Physics principles, theories, concepts, and techniques.
Entry-level knowledge of operational Health Physics including contamination control, external exposure control, airborne radioactivity monitoring.
Entry-level skills to conceptualize and communicate fundamental elements of radiological safety/protection to both technical and non-technical personnel.
Entry-level skills in the preparation and presentation of radiological safety/protection reports.
Additional Job Requirements for Health Physicist 2:
In addition to the Job Requirements outlined above, qualification at the Health Physicist 2 level requires:
Working knowledge of Health Physics principles, theories, concepts, and techniques.
Working knowledge of operational Health Physics including contamination control, external exposure control, airborne radioactivity monitoring.
Experience responding to radiological incidents and emergencies.
1 year nuclear experience.
Working knowledge of Los Alamos National Laboratory's radiation protection policies, practices, and procedures.
Working knowledge of actinide processing health physics.
Working knowledge of air monitoring and contamination control, including containment tents and glove bags.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
At least one year working in a Nuclear Facility.
Active Q clearance.
Health Physicist 1 Education Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Health Physics, Nuclear Engineering, Physical Science, or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation
Health Physicist 2 Education Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Health Physics, Nuclear Engineering, Physical Science, and 2 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
Notes to Applicants:
Essen ti al Job Func ti ons: (can perform with or without reasonable accommoda ti on): Depth percep ti on, binocular vision, reading vision, ability to speak, ability to discriminate speech, ability to hear in a normal range (500 to 3000 hz), standing, walking, use stairs, fixed ladders and ladders up to six feet, ability to li ft 50 pounds and carry 35 pounds, and ability to wear respiratory/protec ti ve equipment.
This position will be physically located in Los Alamos.
Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§ Dental and vision insurance
§ Free basic life and disability insurance
§ Paid maternity and parental leave
§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs
§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements
for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.
Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. SeeDOE Order 472.2 for additional information.
HRP: This position is subject to the requirements of the DOE Human Reliability Program as specified in 10 Code of Federal Regulation, Part 712, §712.11. These requirements include on going drug and alcohol testing, as well as periodic medical and psychological evaluations.
426.2: This position is subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities, which establishes entry-level requirements to ensure candidates selected for specific positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.
New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.
Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.
Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type
Contact Name Secrest, Jana Trainer
Vacancy Name: IRC89713
Organization Name RP-TA55/Radiation Protection - TA55 Support
Req ID: IRC89713
Category: Env Safety Health