Health Physicist 2/3

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Health Physicist 2 or 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 2 ($101,700 - $168,200)

Come join the Radiation Protection (RP) division as a Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Health Physicist at the Nevada National Security Sites (NNSS) in Mercury, Nevada. The Site is located 60 miles north of exciting Las Vegas, Nevada, the Entertainment Capital of the world.. There is plenty to do and see here, with multiple attractions, world class shopping, top restaurants, theater and a number of professional sports venues. This Health Physicist position will primarily support Joint Laboratory Office Nevada (JLON) activities, including projects with medium to high complexity and scope. You will provide technical guidance to customers in various functional areas and facilities. Responsibilities will include: preparation, revision and review of radiation work permits; review of integrated work plans; investigating radiation hazards in a full range of Radiation Protection (RP) assignments; performing radiological assessments to determine the effectiveness and regulatory compliance of the operational Radiation Protection Program; developing, implementing and evaluating effectiveness of administrative and engineering controls to protect Laboratory personnel from radiological hazards; assisting in developing and implementing monitoring programs to measure the buildup of radioactive materials in the workplace; helping to ensure RP concepts and policies are incorporated into Laboratory designs to protect workers, the public and the environment as well as to ensure compliance with industry standards pertaining to radiation protection; assuring that high-quality, cost effective health physics service is provided to line organizations at activity, facility and institutional levels.

Health Physicist 3 ($112,000 - $186,700)

In addition to what was outlined at the lower level, at this level the Health Physicist 3 will have lead responsibility for high complexity, high risk work activity Radiation Protection support, working mostly independently, without direct supervision with customers to integrate radiation safety practices into work plans; developing engineering controls, creating new procedures and technical basis documents; leading 10CFR835 required tri-ennial assessments; participating in and supporting Laboratory assessments; training and mentoring lower level health physicists; performing reachback to Laboiratory Subject Matter Experts (SMEs); developing and presenting local and Site-Wide ALARA reviews; calculating and evaluating worker doses; developing bioassay plans; performing RP incident investigations; interfacing with Site Management and Operations (M&O) RP Department; Department of Energy (DOE) staff andM&O Site Facility management.


What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

• Intermediate knowledge of Health Physics technical principles, theories, concepts and techniques.

• Intermedaite knowledge of operational Health Physics including contamination control, external exposure control, airborne radioactivity monitoring.

• Intermediate experience and demonstrated skill in conducting research, investigating alternative solutions, and recommending solutions to problems affecting radiological safety.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• Excellent mathematical skills.

• Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and communicate elements of radiological protection to both technical and non-technical personnel.

• Experience in the preparation and presentation of radiological protection reports.

Additional Job Requirements for Health Physicist 3:

• In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:

• Advanced knowledge of Health Physics technical principles, theories, concepts and techniques including radiological engineering processes.

• Advanced experience with a variety of radiological controls, radiation work permits and the surveillance of related safety measures and requirements.

• Advanced experience in conducting research, investigating alternative solutions and recommending solutions to significant problems affecting radiological safety.

• Expert level ability to conceptualize and communicate elements of radiological safety/protection to both technical and non-technical personnel.

• Advanced experience in the development and presentation of radiological protection reports.

• Experience with dose optimization (ALARA) processes.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• Excellent mathematical skills.

• Demonstrated ability to provide strong customer support to projects.

• Strong working knowledge of legal requirements affecting radiological protection.

Education/Experience at lower level: Bachelor's Degree in Health Physics, Nuclear Engineering, Physical Science, and 5 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Education/Experience at higher level: Bachelor's Degree in Health Physics, Nuclear Engineering, Physical Science, and 8 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Desired Qualifications:

• Significant knowledge of Health Physics related to Radiation Generating Devices (RGDs), plutonium and uranium materials.

• Demonstrated experience with respiratory protection requirements and use.

• Experience with dosimetry applications.

• MS in Health Physics, Radiation Protection or related field.

• ABHP certification or progress towards an ABHP certification.

• An active Q clearance.

• Human Reliability Program.

Essential Job Functions(can perform with or without reasonable accommodation):

Color discrimination; peripheral vision, depth perception; binocular vision; reading vision; distance vision; ability to speak; ability to discriminate speech; ability to hear high-pitched sounds, ability to smell; ability to hear in a normal range; must be able to sit, stand, walk, climb stairs, climb ladders, bend, reach overhead, reach horizontally, reach down, apply torque with hand or arms, grip with hands, press with hands or arms, push with hands or arms; lift 20-30 pounds; type or keyboarding; carry 20-30 pounds

Work Location: The work location for this position is onsite and located in Mercury, Nevada All work locations are at the discretion of management.

Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.

Note to Applicants:

A cover letter is required addressing how your academic training and experience make you the correct candidate for this position.
Where You Will Work

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 childbirth and parental leave

§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

§ Flexible schedules and time off (PTO and holidays)

§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs

§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
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). Selected applicants will be subject to a background investigation conducted by or on behalf of the Federal Government, and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance. and obtaining such clearance requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon the position, additional authorization to access classified information may be required, which may or may not be available to dual citizens. Receipt of a Q clearance and additional access authorization ultimately is a decision of the Federal Government and not of Triad.

*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.

Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

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 Policy Policy P701 for 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, 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 1-505-664-6947 option 2.