Los Alamos National Laboratory RCT Undergraduate Student in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Radiological Control Technicians (RCTs) are an essential part of the Laboratory’s workforce who help support the execution of a wide range of critical missions. All work at the Laboratory involving radioactive or radiation-generating materials and equipment requires direct involvement of trained and qualified RCTs for safe and compliant operations. RCTs are responsible for monitoring individuals and areas; planning and providing radioactive hazard control during moderate and high-hazard operations; and responding to off-normal and emergency events.
This is an Undergraduate Student (UGS) position at LANL. It is an opportunity to compete for placement into a program where you will be reimbursed for tuition and other educational fees while completing the Norther New Mexico College (NNMC) Radiation Control and Protection Associate’s degree program. This educational program is designed to prepare students for entry level RCT positions within the DOE complex and at other nuclear industry facilities. In addition to covering tuition and fees, students are paid for hours while physically in class and for hours dedicated to the completion of LANL security clearance application forms. Upon graduation, and contingent on meeting all LANL eligibility requirements, students will transition to full time LANL employment as a regular RCT employee. The number of positions filled will be determined based on LANL needs and the availability of qualified student applicants. This Job Posting is for positions staring in the 2022 Spring Semester.
Upon successful completion of the NNMC Radiation Control and Protection Associate’s degree program, students will commit to Los Alamos National Laboratory employment as an RCT for no less than 3 years . Failure to fulfill this commitment may result in repayment of all tuition and fees to LANL.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
- Must complete the LANL and NNMC application process in its entirety: o Online LANL application through the LANL website (IRC# to be communicated) o Upload a copy of your current resume o Upload most recent/applicable high school or college transcripts (if not already a current NNMC student) o Upload a cover letter
§ A successful cover letter will include the following elements:
Introduction of the candidate
Candidate experience(s) that make them ideal candidates for this opportunity (educational and/or professional)
How the candidate meets the qualifications for the program
Why the candidate is interested in a career in Radiation Control and Protection
What understanding the candidate has about careers in Radiation Control and Protection
What professional goals in Radiation Control and Protection does the candidate possess – what future do they envision
3.0 GPA (From high school or college ONLY if existing student)
Registration at NNMC as Full Time Student for Spring 2022 (12 to 18 credit hours)
Enrolled as majoring in Radiation Control and Protection at NNMC
Accuplacer Score of (ENG 5/Math; Algebra 41), ACT 16 and/or SAT (Math 370/Verbal 400)
Eligible for Q-level DOE security clearance, which requires US citizenship except in very rare circumstances generally not present in this program.
Pass Pre-employment Drug and Alcohol Testing
Pass Background Check
Training/Certifications: Successful candidates will be expected to complete the Laboratory’s RCT Qualification Program upon hire.
Education/Experience : Complete the AAS degree program in 2 consecutive years with a 3.0 GPA as determined by NNMC academic process.
Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation) for an RCT at LANL: 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 at 7300-ft elevation in physically demanding environments 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 when hired.
Note to Applicants:
This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
COVID Vaccine :
The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory students working on-site and students coming on-site, as well as any students coming on-site for any reason; unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law.
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.
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.
No Clearance: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.
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.
Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.
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Contact Name Hamilton, Junior Victor Edward (Junior)
Vacancy Name: IRC89974
Organization Name RP-PROG/Radiation Protection - Radiation Protection Programs
Req ID: IRC89974
Category: Student - Undergraduate