Los Alamos National Laboratory RCT (Radiation Control Technician 3/4) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
This position will be filled at either the Radiological Control Technician 3 or 4 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.
Radiological Control Technician 3 $56,600 - $89,900
Radiological Control Technicians at Los Alamos National Laboratory provide critical radiological support to the Laboratory’s mission operations by ensuring radiological safety for workers and the public. As an employee of the Laboratory’s Radiation Protection Division, you will be Laboratory-qualified and use your experience to perform workplace surveillance of radiological conditions by conducting monitoring and surveys for removable and fixed contamination and external radiation surveys for beta/gamma and neutron radiation; perform routine and non-routine radiation protection activities to ensure the implementation of and compliance with procedures, including response to abnormal events; perform air sampling and operation of air monitoring equipment; participate in planning of low-, moderate-, and high-hazard work; and provide mentoring to junior radiological control technicians and students and on-the-job training on procedures.
Radiological Control Technician 4 $62,800 - $99,800
In addition to what was outlined at the lower level, at this level you will plan high-hazard radiological work and provide recommended controls to supervision and persons in charge; assure that radiological controls are correctly applied for radiological work, including high-hazard radiological work, by serving as authorized subject matter expert for development of radiological work control packages (RWCPs); serve as an alternate person in charge as needed for routine radiation protection activities; serve as the primary point of contact for day-to-day coordination of work planning and execution for an assigned area, program, or facility including the coordination of efforts of radiological control technicians assigned in the absence of the RCT supervisor; and coordinate with supervision to ensure appropriate resources and work scheduling, as well as the resolution of problems/issues.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated ability to plan and perform high-hazard, complex radiological work including working knowledge of the basis and use of engineered controls (e.g., localized ventilation, temporary shielding, and containment devices).
Extensive demonstrated experience and technical working knowledge in radiation protection principles and practices.
Extensive demonstrated experience in radiation monitoring, personnel exposure control and other operational health physics activities.
Working knowledge of applicable Department of Energy (DOE) and/or Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) orders and regulations.
Demonstrated fully proficient experience in the use of protective clothing and respiratory protective equipment for radiological hazards.
Additional Job Requirements for Radiological Control Technician 4:
In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:
Demonstrated mastery of effectively managing competing demands in highly dynamic conditions.
Extensive experience in coordination of multiple complex activities, including high-hazard radiological work, while ensuring that radiation protection priorities and requirements are fully implemented.
Outstanding record-keeping, documentation, and organization skills.
Demonstrated ability and desire to assume ownership and responsibility for multiple simultaneous activities, including giving clear and concise direction to others, including peers, customers, etc.
Training/Certifications: All Radiological Control Technicians at LANL will receive instruction and training in the Department of Energy Core Radiation Protection fundamentals and in Laboratory-specific procedures. Radiological Control Technicians must pass the DOE Core and the LANL Specific written examinations and an Oral Board to be Laboratory-qualified Radiological Control Technicians.
Education/Experience at lower level: Position typically requires a high school diploma and two-to-four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level, additional training, certification, and/or education may be desirable.
Education/Experience at higher level: Position typically requires a high school diploma and four to six years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level, additional training, certification, and/or education may be expected, including associate’s degrees and graduation from technical institutions.
Formal education in math to include algebra.
Experience with databases or other information management systems, including computer applications for recording of information or data.
Experience working in multi-disciplinary teams in challenging work environments.
Use of Health Physics computer applications such as Radiological Work Permit (RWP) generating systems.
Extensive experience writing or authorizing Radiological Work Permits (RWPs) or procedures.
Demonstrated experience in a lead role during abnormal radiological events.
Active DOE or DOD security clearance.
Note to Applicants:
Ability to obtain and maintain a Q-Clearance
Work will occur at 7300-foot elevation in physically demanding environments
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, using 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.
Work Environment: Work near sources of ionizing radiation/contamination; indoors in radiological work areas/laboratories; and/or outdoors with exposure to elements. Possible overtime, shift work, and/or on-call assignments.
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 Laboratory Policy P701 for 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.
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)
Contact Name Hamilton, Junior Victor Edward (Junior)
Vacancy Name: IRC81569
Organization Name RP-PROG/Radiation Protection Programs
Req ID: IRC81569
Category: Env Safety Health