Los Alamos National Laboratory Health Physicist 3/4 (Health Physicist 3/4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

This position will be located at the NNSS and requires living in the Mercury, Nevada area.

The Environment Safety and Health Associate Directorate (ADESH) has a need for operational Health Physicists (HPs) supporting LANL programs and projects at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) through the LANL Deployed Environmental Safety and Health Facility Support Division. Reporting to the Nevada National Security Site Deployed Facilities team leader, the operational HP is responsible to implement the RP program by supporting work execution to promote safety and compliance. Serving as an advisor in all manners of operational health physics/radiation safety, the successful candidate will independently identify and investigate radiation hazards in the full range of radiation protection assignments; develop and implement metrics to measure the effectiveness of the operational Radiation Protection Program at assigned facilities; independently develop, implement and evaluate administrative and engineering controls to protect laboratory personnel from radiation hazards; develop and implement monitoring programs to measure the buildup of radioactive materials in the workplace and the integrity of radiological controls; provide technical guidance to radiological control technicians and other HPs; ensure that radiation protection concepts and policies are incorporated into Laboratory designs to protect workers, the public and the environment; and mentor and support staff in health physics and radiation safety.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Health Physicist 3:

  • Advanced experience with the development and implementation of programs to meet 10 CFR 835, 49 CFR and part 20 requirements.

  • Advanced experience managing diverse radiation safety issues.

  • Advanced experience with radiological controls and the surveillance of related safety measures and requirements.

  • Advanced experience responding to radiological incidents and emergencies.

  • Advanced knowledge of health physics in area of expertise; comprehensive knowledge of health physics in areas outside of expertise.

  • Advanced experience and demonstrated skill in conducting research, investigating alternative solutions, and recommending solutions on problems affecting radiological safety/protection.

  • Advanced skills to conceptualize and communicate major elements of radiological safety/protection to both technical and non-technical personnel.

  • Advanced skills in the preparation and presentation of radiological safety/protection reports.

Health Physicist 4:

  • Health Physicist minimum requirements, and

  • Expert-level experience with the development and implementation of programs to meet 10 CFR 835, 49 CFR and part 20 requirements.

  • Expert-level experience managing diverse radiation safety issues.

  • Expert-level experience with radiological controls and the surveillance of related safety measures and requirements.

  • Expert-level experience responding to radiological incidents and emergencies.

  • Expert-level knowledge of the DOE radiological safety policies, practices, and procedures.

  • Expert-level knowledge of health physics in area of expertise; comprehensive knowledge of health physics in areas outside of expertise.

  • Expert-level experience and demonstrated skill in conducting research, investigating alternative solutions, and recommending solutions on problems affecting radiological safety/protection.

  • Expert-level skills to conceptualize and communicate major elements of radiological safety/protection to both technical and non-technical personnel.

  • Expert-level skills in the preparation and presentation of radiological safety/protection reports.

Desired Skills:

  • Expert level knowledge of the LANL's radiation protection policies, practices, and procedures

  • Expert level knowledge of actinide processing health physics

  • Expert level knowledge in air monitoring, contamination control including containment tents and glove bags

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • At least one year working in a Nuclear Facility

  • ABHP Certification

  • Active Q clearance

Education:

Health Physicist 3: Bachelor’s degree in Health Physics, Nuclear Engineering, or related field and a minimum of eight years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree in Health Physics, Nuclear Engineering, or related discipline is highly desired.

Health Physicist 4: Bachelor’s degree in Health Physics, Nuclear Engineering, or related field and a minimum of twelve years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. ABHP certification required. Master’s degree in Health Physics, Nuclear Engineering, or related discipline is highly desired.

Additional Details:

This position will be located at the NNSS and requires living in the Mercury, Nevada area.

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.

*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. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

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:Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.

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 regards 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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work_

This position will be located at the NNSS and requires living in the Mercury, Nevada area.

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Work Telephone: 505-667-8695

Contact Name: Gonzales, Christine J

Organization Name: DESHF-WFO/Deployed ESH, Facility Support

Email: cjg@lanl.gov

Job Title: Health Physicist 3/4 (Health Physicist 3/4)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC68101