Radiation Control Tec 3/4 | Los Alamos, NM | Los Alamos National Laboratory

Radiation Control Tec 3/4

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Radiation Control Technician 3 or 4 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.

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is looking for skilled Radiation Control Technicians (RCTs) to join the Radiation Protection Division. RCTs support a wide variety of different work activities across a broad range of facilities, and have the opportunity to learn new skills and expand their expertise in the identification and understanding of radiological hazards and controls. LANL RCTs implement radiation protection requirements and work independently on challenging projects requiring collaboration with multiple work groups. Assignments can involve activities in varying work environments and weather conditions. This a great opportunity to further your career in the Radiation Protection field while contributing directly to national security.

Radiation Control Technician 3 ($59,500 - $93,100)

As an RCT 3, you will provide direct support to the field implementation of the Radiation Protection Program through the execution of radiological job coverage, workplace surveys, and documentation of radiological data. In addition, you will assist and mentor less experienced RCTs in the execution of radiation monitoring, contamination control, emergency response, and the implementation of radiation work permits and other work control documents.

Radiation Control Technician 4 ($65,700 - $104,400)

In addition to what was outlined at the lower level, at this level, you may serve as the primary Radiation Protection point of contact for assisting in job planning, coordinating resources, and resolving issues for radiological work activities. You will also provide technical leadership and oversight of less experienced RCTs, ensuring compliance with radiological procedures.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:
  • Experience in providing radiological support for moderate and high hazard radiological work with minimal direction.
  • Experience in responding to radiological events (CAM alarm, ARM alarm, personnel contamination, etc.).
  • Demonstrated experience in the evaluation of radiological air sampling results.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of radiological work planning, including recommendation of appropriate work controls to supervision.
  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment required for workplace and job hazards including anti-contamination clothing and respiratory protection.
  • Ability to obtain a Department of Energy (DOE) Q security clearance. Participation in the Human Reliability Program may be required by assignment.
  • Ability to use stairways, fixed ladders, and ladders up to 6 feet. Must be physically able to work in demanding environments.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and carry 35 pounds.


Additional Job Requirements for a Radiation Control Technician 4:

In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:
  • Experience in a lead radiation control technician role, to include: assigning radiological work, implementing radiological work procedures, issue resolution, and supervision of radiological work practices.
  • Experience mentoring/training less experienced radiological control technicians in the use of radiological instruments and the conduct of radiological work.
  • Advanced experience in planning radiological work, to include development and/or approval of radiological work permits.
  • Advanced experience in providing radiological support for moderate and high hazard radiological work independently.
  • Advanced experience in responding to radiological events (CAM alarm, ARM alarm, personnel contamination, etc.).
  • Experience in recording radiological issues using an event reporting system.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.


Education/Experience Radiation Control Technician 3: Position requires a high school diploma and 3 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Education/Experience Radiation Control Technician 4: Position requires a high school diploma and 5 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Work Environment:

Los Alamos is located approximately 7300 feet above sea level. Applicants should consider their ability to work in a high-altitude environment prior to application submittal.

Location: This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM.

COVID Vaccine:

The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.

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 2 years.

Note to Applicants:

Successful applicants will be required to arrive 1-2 weeks prior to the RCT Qualification class start date. Upcoming RCT qualification class schedule:

RCT 3 Qualification Class Start Dates

1. 5/2/22

2. 6/20/22

3. 8/8/22

4. 9/26/22

RCT 4 Qualification Class Start Dates

1. 4/18/22

2. 6/6/22

3. 7/25/22

4. 9/2/22
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 childbirth 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)
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. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.

*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.

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 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.Employment StatusFull Time