Los Alamos National Laboratory RCT2 (Radiation Control Tec 2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do
R adiation Control Tec’s (RCT’s) provide routine radiation monitoring support to Laboratory operations as a member of a deployed team.
  • Perform workplace surveillance of radiological conditions by conducting routinely scheduled monitoring and surveys.

  • Assist more experienced RCT's with routine and non-routine radiation protection activities to ensure compliance with procedures.

  • Assist in the implementation of radiation protection procedures.

  • Assist with contamination surveys for removable and total contamination.

  • Assist with external radiation surveys for deep gamma, shallow beta/gamma, and neutron radiation.

  • Assist with surveys for release of items and equipment from radiological and radiological controlled areas.

  • Assist with air sampling and operation of air monitoring equipment.

  • Assist with planning of low- and moderate-hazard radiological work and some high-hazard work with close direction or supervision.

  • Assist other RCT's in high-hazard radiological work and provide recommended controls to supervisor and/or Persons in Charge (PICs).

  • Assists in implementing improvement actions directed by supervision in demonstrated actions and/or words.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience in applied radiation protection.

  • Knowledge of applied technical radiation protection principles and in the practices required to implement those principles.

  • Experience in the use of protective clothing and respiratory protective equipment.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and work ethic including reliability as an independent worker and as a team member.

  • Ability to review, understand communicate and implement procedures, as well as propose appropriate alternatives.

  • Demonstrated ability and desire to assume ownership and responsibility for assigned projects, areas, and tasks.

  • Ability and experience in using computer based office applications such as e-mail and work processing application.

  • Above-average math skills, including ability to perform simple calculations.

Desired Skills:

  • Formal education in math to include algebra.

  • Experience with databases or other information management systems.

  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary teams in challenging work environments.

  • Use of computer applications for recording of information or data.

  • Experience performing moderate or high hazard radiological work in LANL facilities.

Education:

  • This position requires a high school diploma and one-to-two years of related experience or an Associate's degree in a Radiation Protection or closely related field.

Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation):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, use stairs, fixed ladders and ladders up to six feet, lift 50 pounds and carry 35 pounds, and ability to wear respiratory/protective equipment.

Work Environment:Physically demanding environments; near sources of ionizing radiation, gloves or hand protection.

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.

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.

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.

As key members of the LANL radiological safety effort, the Radiation Control Technicians (RCTs) help achieve the Radiation Protection (RP) Group’s mission to ensure radiological safety for workers and the public by responding to, managing, and mitigating radiological hazards. The RCTs provide operational support that is an integral part of successful research, development, and manufacturing programs at LANL. RCTs also assist LANL in achieving safe and compliant operations by performing radiological surveillance, providing radiological support for facility operations, and establishing and maintaining technically sound and compliant facility practices.

Maximum Salary: 70000

Minimum Salary: 45500

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Work Telephone: 505-667-8695

Contact Name: Gonzales, Christine J

Organization Name: DESHS-UIS/Utilities & Infrastructure Support

Email: cjg@lanl.gov

Job Title: RCT2 (Radiation Control Tec 2)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC65501