Los Alamos National Laboratory Radiation Control Tec 3/4 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 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 and 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 3, 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. In addition, you will assist and mentor junior RCTs in the proper execution of radiation monitoring, contamination control, external exposure control, emergency response, and the implementation of radiation work permits and other work control documents. An RCT 3 may assumes lead responsibilities and direct junior RCTs' actions to ensure the proper adherence with work documents or procedures developed for the task.
In addition to the above, as a RCT 4, you may serve as the primary Radiation Protection point of contact for assisting in the planning, coordinating resources, and resolving issues in complex or high hazard work activities. The execution of these responsibilities in highly dynamic and challenging conditions requires the ability to make sound compliant decisions to achieve the safe execution of assigned tasks. Must possess the knowledge, skills, and experience to anticipate problems and handle unforeseen radiological issues. RCT 4 assignments may involve technical supervisory responsibilities, but certainly include responsibility for providing technical leadership and oversight.
What You Need
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamso
Minimum Job Requirements:
Problem Solving/Decision Making
Demonstrated experience in recognizing technical problems and applying analysis and testing to identify suitable solutions and effectively documenting and communicating results. Experience in establishing priorities and evaluating procedures, processes, requirements / specifications for the safe execution of radiological work.
Demonstrated experience in effective communication resulting in the proper implementation of radiological controls by individuals performing radiological work. Skill and experience in communication across a broad range of the workforce population ranging from inexperienced workers to responsible line managers. Ability to work in teams to find sound solutions that are imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with Radiation Program requirements.
Demonstrated experience, training, skill, and knowledge to successfully work in radiological and nuclear facilities. A demonstrated commitment to executing work safely and in compliance with applicable security requirements. Ability to support senior Radiation Protection personnel in the planning and execution of moderate and high hazard radiological work.
RCT 3 requires a High School diploma and 2-4 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.
Additional Job Requirements for Radiation Control Technician 4
In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:
Demonstrate experience effectively coordinating the support of multiple complex radiological activities to completion and achieving the desired results. Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills and diplomacy applied to resolving difficult issues with customers and the supervision or oversight of junior RCTs.
Demonstrated commitment to the safe and secure execution of all work activities is a primary responsibility of all Laboratory employees. Experience in a lead role responsible for modeling safety and security compliance, including taking the necessary steps to pause or stop work if continuing the job is unsafe or compromises security.
Demonstrated skills and knowledge beyond those found at the junior RCT level. Possesses an advanced understanding of the properties of radioactive material, instrumentation, and radiation protection requirements that allows for the accurate assessment of the radiological controls applied to radiological work, including moderate and high-hazard radiological work. Possess the advanced skills, knowledge, and experience in the development of radiological work control documents.
RCT 4 requires a High School diploma and 4-6 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.
RCT 3 an Associate degree in a Radiation Control/Protection field and two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is desired.
RCT 4 an Associate degree in a Radiation Control/Protection field and four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is desired. At this level, additional training, certification, and/or education may be desirable.
Above-average math skills, including ability to perform simple calculations.
Performs semi-skilled computer functions (e.g.,Word,Excel,e-mail).
Additional Operational Skills/Training/Certifications
Certification of passing the DOE RCT standardized CORE Exam and active HAZWOPER 40 Hr.
Relevant professional certifications preferred (e.g. NRRPT, and/or other relevant certifications).
Essential Job Functions:
Must be able tolift 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. SeeDOE Order 472.2for 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: IRC83831
Organization Name RP-PROG/Radiation Protection - Programs
Req ID: IRC83831
Category: Env Safety Health