Los Alamos National Laboratory Radiation Control Tec 2 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Use your Radiological Control Technician (RCT) skills to do something truly remarkable. Los Alamos National Laboratory is looking for a junior-level, skilled Radiological Control Technician to join the Radiation Protection Division. Our RCTs support a wide variety of different work activities across a broad range of facilities. They have the opportunity to learn new skills, as well as, enhance their knowledge of and expertise in the identification and understanding of radiological hazards and radiological hazard controls. Our team members implement a variety of radiation protection related requirements; work independently on challenging projects requiring close collaboration with multiple work groups. Assignments can involve activities both inside and outside in varying work environments and weather conditions. This is truly a great opportunity to further your career in Radiation Protection while contributing directly to national security.
As a RCT 2, you will provide direct support to the field implementation of the radiological control program through the execution of workplace surveys and the analysis, interpretation, and documenting of radiological data. Perform workplace surveillance of radiological conditions by conducting surveys for removable and fixed contamination and external radiation surveys for beta/gamma and neutron radiation; assist with routine and non-routine radiation protection activities to ensure the implementation of and compliance with procedures, including response to abnormal events; and assist with air sampling and operation of air monitoring equipment.
What You Need
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos.
Minimum Job Requirements:
Knowledge and/or experience with radiation monitoring, personnel exposure control, dosimetry, calibration of instrumentation and other radiation protection activities.
Ability to communicate effectively and implement radiological controls for individuals performing radiological work. Verbal and written communication skills are required to effectively communicate and enforce radiological standards to workers and management across the site.
Knowledge and/or experience with radioactive contamination detection and associated protection principles as it pertains to the measurement and control of removable and fixed contamination.
Experience, specialized training, and/or knowledge of working in a radiological or nuclear facility, including a demonstrated commitment to safety and security. Ability to assist senior RCT’s in controlling moderate and high hazard radiological work.
Position requires a high school diploma and 1-2 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience and/or achievements that demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the job .
An Associate degree in a Radiation Control/Protection field is desired.
Above-average math skills, including ability to perform simple calculations.
Performs semi-skilled computer functions (e.g.,Word, Excel, e-mail).
Additional Operational Skills
Certification of passing the DOE RCT standardized CORE Exam and active HAZWOPER 40 Hr.
Essential Job Functions:
Must be able to lift up to 30+ pounds and stand for extended periods, with or without reasonable accommodations.
Must be able to use stairways, fixed ladders, and ladders up to six feet. Must be physically able to work in demanding environments.
Work involves moderate physical demands, such as lifting and carrying radiation protection instruments and wearing personal protective equipment, including respiratory protection. Work may be outdoors and may be scheduled at times other than regular work hours.
Special Note to Applicants:
Along with your resume, please include a detailed cover letter explaining how you meet each of the minimum requirements and any of the desired qualifications.
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.
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.
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 at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader.Please refer to LaboratoryPolicy 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Contact Name Hamilton, Junior Victor Edward (Junior)
Vacancy Name: IRC83823
Organization Name RP-PROG/Radiation Protection - Programs
Minimum Salary 47400
Maximum Salary 72900
Req ID: IRC83823
Category: Env Safety Health