Los Alamos National Laboratory Criticality Safety Analyst 1/2 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do This position will be filled at either the Criticality Safety Analyst 1/2 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.
Criticality Safety Analyst 1 ($85,400 - $139,600)
Working to qualify as a Nuclear Criticality Safety (NCS) Analyst under the LANL NCS Program (compliant with ANSI/ANS 8.26) you will be supporting the operating organization personnel in the implementation of the LANL NCS Program. In addition, you will be assisting the operating organization personnel and qualified criticality safety analysts in criticality safety evaluations for new or proposed changes to existing significant quantity fissionable material operations. This is the job for you if conducting research, investigating alternative solutions, and recommending solutions on problems affecting NCS as well as assisting in the preparation and presentation of NCS technical reports both internal to LANL and external to the criticality safety community (e.g. American Nuclear Society, etc.) intersts you.
Criticality Safety Analyst 2 ($94,100 - $155,700)
In addition to what was outlined at the lower level, at this level you will be providing technical guidance to operating organization personnel in the implementation of the LANL NCS Program, collaborating with operating organization personnel to author criticality safety evaluations for new or proposed changes to existing significant quantity fissionable material operations. You will have the opportunity to conduct periodic reviews of fissionable material operations, Lead and/or participate in NCS response to programmatic issues and criticality process deviations/infractions, participate in NCS emergency response preparation (emergency procedures, plans, exercises, and drills). Additionally you will independently prepare and present NCS technical reports both internally to LANL and externally to the criticality safety community (e.g. American Nuclear Society, etc.), assist in the development and/or reviewing new or proposed changes to existing NCS programmatic policy and implementing documents, and conduct NCS training for all levels of employees involved in fissionable material operations including Operations personnel and NCS personnel.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Basic knowledgeable of and experience with nuclear physics in general, criticality physics, and accident kinetics, more specifically
Basic knowledge of and experience with criticality safety analysis tools such as PARTISN, SCALE/KENO, COG, and/or MCNP
Demonstrated technical writing skills and good oral communication skills
Education/Experience at lower level: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Nuclear Engineering, Nuclear Physics or related discipline from an accredited institution and 2 years of related experience, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
Additional Job Requirements for Criticality Safety Analyst 2:
In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:
Knowledge in the discipline of NCS, including NCS evaluations, program implementation, computation tools, standard, and regulatory guidelines
Knowledge on the meaning and use of the ANSI/ANS 8 Series National Standards and applicable DOE Orders, Standards, and Guides
Knowledge on the use of the common NCS computer codes and cross sections in terms of modeling and NCS analysis
Demonstrated ability to conduct NCS evaluations on a variety of fissile/fissionable material forms and demonstrated experience in conducting research, investigating alternative solutions, and recommending solutions on problems affecting NCS
Ability to conceptualize and communicate major elements of NCS to both technical and non-technical personnel
Education/Experience at higher level: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Nuclear engineering, Nuclear Physics or related discipline from an accredited institution and 4 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
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)
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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.
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Contact Name Horak, Nirankar Victoria
Work Telephone 505-551-2359
Vacancy Name: IRC83826
Organization Name NCS/NUCLEAR CRITICALITY SAFETY
Req ID: IRC83826