Los Alamos National Laboratory Health Physicist 2 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Health Physicist 2:
The Radiation Protection Division has a need for an operational Health Physicists (HP) supporting LANL programs and projects at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) on the backshift in the Technical Area (TA) 55 deployed Health Physics group. Reporting to the RP-TA55 Radiation Protection Manager, the operational HP is responsible for ensuring the implementation of the Radiation Protection (RP) program while supporting work execution. Executing all manners of operational health physics/radiation safety, the HP will be able to perform most matters of operational health physics/radiation safety independently and have the skills set and abilities to act as the lead person or technical adviser on small to medium projects related to radiation protection. Responsibilities will include: investigating radiation hazards in the full range of RP assignments; assisting in developing and implementing metrics to measure the effectiveness of the operational RP Program; assisting in developing, implementing and evaluating administrative and engineering controls to protect Laboratory personnel from radiological hazards; assisting in developing and implementing monitoring programs to measure the buildup of radioactive materials in the workplace; measuring 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.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
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.
Ability to conceptualize and communicate fundamental elements of radiological safety/protection to both technical and non-technical personnel.
Ability to prepare and present radiological safety/protection reports
Experience responding to radiological incidents and emergencies.
1 year nuclear experience
Education/Experience Requirements: Position requires a 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.
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
Active Q clearance
Essential Job Functions: (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Depth perception, 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 lift 50 pounds and carry 35 pounds, and ability to wear respiratory/protective equipment.
This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
Vaccination Requirement :
The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.
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: IRC90199
Organization Name RP-TA55/Radiation Protecion TA55 Support
Minimum Salary 85400
Maximum Salary 139600
Req ID: IRC90199
Category: Env Safety Health