Los Alamos National Laboratory Health Physicist 1/2 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Description

Job Title Health Physicist 1/2

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name RP-PROG/Radiation Protection Programs

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Health Physicist 1 or 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.

Health Physicist 1 (72500-118200)

This entry level professional position will apply standard health physics principles, theories, concepts and techniques to support laboratory needs and develop professional expertise. Under supervision, the successful candidate will assist higher-level staff in the full range of radiological assignments.

In addition, the successful candidate will:

  • Assist in the development, delivery and assessment of Radiation Protection (RP) training. This includes the training program for Radiological Control Technicians (RCTs) and other key personnel. It also includes serving as a subject matter expert in other RP-related training programs including Radiological Worker, Emergency Responder Radiological Training, and radiological hazard-specific courses;

  • Support and provide oversight for implementation of the LANL RP program as part of the team responsible for LANL-wide RP capabilities;

  • Assist in the development and implementation of technical basis documents, policies, and procedures;

  • Conceptualize and communicate elements of radiological safety/protection to both technical and non-technical personnel; and

  • Act as a lead person or technical advisor on small projects related to radiation protection.

Health Physicist 2 (80100-131000)

In addition to the duties outlined above, the Health Physicist 2 will be required to complete the listed tasks above independently in a lead capacity with limited direction.

The successful candidate will also:

  • Lead development of new processes and procedures and revisions to existing processes and procedures based on operational needs and RP program requirements;

  • Provide radiological safety related technical support, technical assistance and guidance to field Health Physics personnel and other LANL customers on a variety of radiological control problems, assessing effectiveness and recommending correction actions when necessary;

  • Independently assess risk and vulnerabilities and identify solutions to manage and minimize risk;

  • Mentor and provide technical/professional support to less experienced health physicists and technicians; and

  • Act as a lead person or technical advisor on medium scope/complexity projects related to radiation protection.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Demonstrated experience with:

  • Entry-level knowledge of the technical principles, theories, concepts and techniques of health physics;

  • Entry-level skill to conceptualize and communicate fundamental elements of radiological safety/protection to both technical and non-technical personnel;

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

  • Entry-level skill in the preparation and presentation of radiological safety/protection reports; and

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.

Additional Job Requirements for (Health Physicist 2):

In addition to the job requirements outlined above, qualification at the (Health Physicist 2) level requires demonstrated higher level experience in all areas to include:

  • Demonstrated experience with a variety of radiological controls and the surveillance of related safety measures and requirements;

  • Working knowledge of legal requirements affecting radiological safety/protection;

  • Working knowledge of the technical principles, theories, concepts and techniques of health physics;

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

  • Skill to conceptualize and communicate fundamental elements of radiological safety/protection to both technical and non-technical personnel; and

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

Desired Skills:

  • Experience in the development and delivery of formal RP-related training

  • Experience conducting inspections or assessment of radiological operations or programs

  • Working knowledge of the Laboratory’s radiological safety policies, practices, and procedure

  • At the HP 1 Level, Bachelor’s degree in Radiation Protection or related field

  • At the HP 2 level, MS in Health Physics, Radiation Protection or related field

Education:

  • At the HP 1 Level: A minimum of two years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • At the HP 2 level: Bachelor’s degree in Radiation Protection or related field, and at least five years related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Reading vision; Ability to speak; Ability to hear in a normal range (500 to 3000 htz).

Work Environment: Use of protective clothing including safety glasses and radiological anti-contamination clothing

Additional Details:

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

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.

The Radiation Protection organization supports an wide variety of radiological facilities and operations at LANL in dynamic, diverse and cutting-edge production and research environments. The RP-PROG organization is one of two groups in Radiation Protection Division, which provides programs, services, and expertise to enable LANL Mission, ensure work safety, and help meet regulatory compliance for LANL’s radiological work. RP-PROG conducts essential functions within RP Division, including radiological engineering, external dosimetry, procedures and training, source and radiation generating device control, radiological records and reporting, and oversight of LANL radiological operations.

Appointment Type Regular

Regular

Minimum Salary

Maximum Salary

Contact Details

Contact Name Christensen, Richard Fredrick Jr

Email rchristensen@lanl.gov

Work Telephone

Req ID: IRC71283