Los Alamos National Laboratory Health Physicist 1/2 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
This position will be filled at either the Health Physicist 1 or 2level, 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 1 ($77,300 - $126,000):
The Radiation Protection Division has a need for operational Health Physicists (HPs) supporting LANL programs and projects at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in the Technical Area (TA) 55 deployed Health Physics group. Reporting to the RP-TA55 Radiation Protection manger, the operational HP is responsible for ensuring the implementation of the Radiation Protection (RP) program while supporting work execution. Executing all manners of operational health physics/radiation safety, under the direction of experienced Health Physicist(s), the successful candidate will: investigate radiation hazards in the full range of RP assignments; assist in developing and implementing metrics to measure the effectiveness of the operational RP Program; assist in developing, implementing and evaluating administrative and engineering controls to protect Laboratory personnel from radiological hazards; assist in developing and implementing monitoring programs to measure the buildup of radioactive materials in the workplace; measure the integrity of radiological engineering controls; and help ensure that RP concepts and policies are incorporated into Laboratory designs to protect workers, the public and the environment.
Health Physicist 2 ($85,400 - $139,600)
In addition to what was outlined at the lower level, at this level the Health Physicist will be able to execute most matters of operational health physics/radiation safety independently and have the skills set and abilities to act as the lead person or technical adviser on small to medium projects related to radiation protection
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Entry-level knowledge of Health Physics principles, theories, concepts, and techniques.
Entry-level knowledge of operational Health Physics including contamination control, external exposure control, airborne radioactivity monitoring.
Entry-level skills to conceptualize and communicate fundamental elements of radiological safety/protection to both technical and non-technical personnel.
Entry-level skills in the preparation and presentation of radiological safety/protection reports
Additional Job Requirements for the Health Physicist 2:
In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:
Working knowledge ofHealth Physics principles, theories, concepts, and techniques.
Working knowledge of operational Health Physics including contamination control, external exposure control, airborne radioactivity monitoring.
Experience responding to radiological incidents and emergencies.
1 year nuclear experience
Education/Experience at lower level: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Physics, Nuclear Engineering, Physical Science, or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
Education/Experience at higher level: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Physics, Nuclear Engineering, Physical Science, and 2 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
Working knowledge of Los Alamos National Laboratory's radiation protection policies, practices, and procedures.
Working knowledge of actinide processing health physics.
Working knowledge of air monitoring and contamination control, including containment tents and glove bags.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
At least one year working in a Nuclear Facility.
Active Q clearance
Notes to applicants:
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, ability to lift 50 pounds and carry 35 pounds, and ability to wear respiratory/protective equipment.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
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.
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)
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.
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 PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.
Incentive Compensation Program: Position is eligible to participate in the Triad Incentive Compensation Program.
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.
Contact Name Secrest, Jana Trainer
Vacancy Name: IRC84009
Organization Name RP-TA55/RADIATION PROTECTION TA55 SUPPORT
Req ID: IRC84009
Category: Env Safety Health