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Los Alamos National Laboratory Health Physicist 2/3 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Health Physicist 2/Health Physicist 3 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 Level 2 ($81,600 – $133,400)

Maintaining safety and security training, assuring safety and security compliance and making safety and security an integral part of every task is key for Health Physicists here at LANL. You will be responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating research, training and monitoring programs to protect Laboratory personnel from radiation hazards while ensuring that radiation protection policies and procedures are incorporated into Laboratory activities. You will ensure compliance with industry standards pertaining to radiation protection and lead projects with medium complexity, and/or scope, with minimal direct supervision. As an HP2 you will also research, develop and implement technical basis documents, policies and procedures in such technical areas as: inspection standards, safe-work methods, decontamination procedures, and radiological emergency procedures. Providing technical guidance in functional areas to customers and to less-experienced health physicists and radiation protection technicians will also be within your scope of responsibility. Examples of guidance include: reviewing and approving proposed work and design documents; planning moderate-to-high hazard radiological work and specifying work controls.

Health Physicist Level 3 ($89,900 - $148,300)

In addition to the duties outlined above, the Health Physicist 3 will be required to provide advanced technical support, technical assistance and guidance on large-scope and/or complex radiological control problems, recommending and assuring implementation of corrective actions (including changes in the work environment) when necessary. You will act as lead or technical advisor on large complex projects related to radiation protection, such as projects which may have significance for the radiation protection program and/or Lab operability and goals. You may conduct radiation protection research in specialty areas and develop reports to ensure and maintain the excellence of the Laboratory's radiation protection program, potentially including the development and application of cutting edge technologies to enhance the Laboratory's radiation protection practice and performance and, where appropriate, to benefit industry or the field of health physics. As a Level 3, you might also participate in the development of national or international standards for radiation protection and provide advanced technical guidance in functional area to radiation protection division, ALDESHQSS directorate and/or Laboratory management.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements

Health Physicist Level 2:

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

  • Working knowledge of radiological safety policies, practices, and procedures.

  • Working knowledge of legal requirements and environmental impacts affecting radiological safety/protection.

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

  • Demonstrated Ability to conceptualize and communicate major elements of radiological safety/protection to both technical and non-technical personnel.

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

Additional Job Requirements for Health Physicist Level 3:

In addition to needing advanced knowledge and experience in the requirements above, the Level 3 Health Physicist will need:

  • Advanced experience with the development and implementation of programs to meet 10 CFR 835, 49 CFR and part 20 requirements.

  • Advanced knowledge of health physics in area of expertise; comprehensive knowledge of health physics in areas outside of expertise.

Health Physicist Level 2 Education Required: Position typically requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Health Physicist Level 3 Education Required: Position typically requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum eight years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level, post graduate course work may be desirable.

Desired Qualification: Certification as a Health Physicist is desirable

Note to Applicants:

  • This position is located in Mercury, Nevada

  • Include a cover letter addressing how your academics and experience make you the correct candidate for this position.

Additional Details

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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

An opportunity to participate in a unique radiological safety program based in Mercury Nevada, 60 miles north of Las Vegas, NV . For more than 60 years, the National Nuclear Security Site (NNSS) has played a vital role in the security of our nation. What began as a testing ground in the 1950s is today a premiere location for high-tech scientific experiments, research and training dedicated to defeating terrorists, reducing the threat of nuclear proliferation, and ensuring the safety, security, and reliability of the nation’s nuclear stockpile. Our health and safety organization supports these scientific research activities which provides many professional opportunities that are unlike any other industrial settings. 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)

  • Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)

Appointment Type



Contact Details
Contact Name Hamilton, Junior Victor Edward (Junior)
Email jhamilton@lanl.gov
Work Telephone
Vacancy Name: IRC82240
Organization Name RP-FS/Radiation Protection Field Support
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Req ID: IRC82240
Category: Env Safety Health