Los Alamos National Laboratory Health Physicist 3 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
As a Health Physicist 3 for LANL you will apply advanced health physics principles, theories, concepts, and techniques to support laboratory needs. You will complete tasks independently, and lead large and/or technically complex projects, ensuring that radiation protection polices and federal regulatory requirements are met. You will assist in the development, delivery and assessment of RP training to include: Radiological Control Technicians, Radiological Workers, Emergency Responder Radiological Training and radiological hazard-specific courses. Supporting and providing oversight for implementation of the LANL RP program, conceptualizing and communicating elements of radiological safety/protection to both technical and non-technical personnel, and developing new processes and procedures based on operations needs are also required of this position. You will provide radiological safety related technical support and guidance to field HP personnel and other LANL customers on a variety of radiological control problems, assessing effectiveness and recommending corrective actions when necessary. Additionally, you will mentor and provide support to less experienced health physicists and technicians.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Advanced-level knowledge of the technical principles, theories, concepts, and techniques of health physics;
Advanced-level skill to conceptualize and communicate fundamental elements of radiological safety/protection to both technical and non-technical personnel;
Advanced-level experience and demonstrated skill in conducting research, investigating alternative solutions, and recommending solutions on problems affecting radiological safety/protection;
Advanced-level skill in the preparation and presentation of radiological safety/protection reports;
Ability to work independently and lead large and/or technically complex projects in a team environment;
Advanced knowledge of legal requirements affecting radiological safety/protection;
Advanced experience with the development and implementation of programs to meet 10CFR 835, 49 CFR and part 20 requirements.
Education/Experience: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Physics, Nuclear Engineering or Physical Science, and 5 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
Experience in the development and delivery of formal RP-related training;
Experience conducting inspections or assessments of radiological operations or programs;
Working knowledge of the Laboratory’s radiological safety policies, practices, and procedures;
MS in Health Physics, Radiation Protection or related field.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com 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 Secrest, Jana Trainer
Vacancy Name: IRC82212
Organization Name RP-PROG/Radiation Protection Programs
Minimum Salary 91800
Maximum Salary 151400
Req ID: IRC82212
Category: Env Safety Health