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Health Physicist 1/2


Job Category: Health Physicist
Posted on: 06/12/2024 by Los Alamos National Laboratory
Job reference #: IRC130039

Location
Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM US-Region IV (West)
Address: P.O. Box 1663
Zip/Postal Code: 87545

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Duration
  • Long Term

Expiration Date 09/10/2024

Job description
What You Will Do

Radiation Protection Programs (RP-PROG) is looking for qualified individuals to join their group at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The successful candidate will work within RP-PROG's Radiological Engineering (RE) program.

Provides computational assessments of the necessary engineered and administrative controls to implement safe radiological operations at the institution

This position will be filled at either the Health Physicists 1 or 2 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 1: $90,000 - $147,100

As a Health Physicist 1 (HP) within RP-PROG the successful candidate will apply standard health physics principles, theories, concepts and techniques to support laboratory needs and develop professional expertise, especially relating to the following tasks.

Under general supervision, provides radiological safety-related technical support, technical assistance and guidance on basic radiological control problems, recommending corrective actions (including changes in the work environment) when necessary. Such support may include radiation monitoring and contamination control, performing basic personnel and facility radiation exposure measurements, performing radiation equipment testing, providing engineered controls, performing preliminary dose or shielding calculations, and performing radioactive materials and waste measurements

Provide facility, equipment, and system design input required to achieve ALARA; and

Perform shielding, dose, and ALARA cost-benefit analyses using radiation transport codes and other methods.

Understands and adheres to all Laboratory and industry regulatory guidance and governance specific to radiological protection/safety; participates in interpreting such regulations to determine Laboratory compliance, and assists in implementation of those requirements

Conducts basic radiation protection research and develops reports to ensure and maintain the excellence of the Laboratory's radiation protection program; may also develop and apply cutting edge technologies to enhance radiation protection practice and performance and, where appropriate, to benefit industry

Health Physicist 2: $99,200 - $164,100

In addition to what was outlined at the lower level, as a Health Physicist 2 (HP) within RP-PROG the successful candidate will apply standard health physics principles, theories, concepts and techniques to support laboratory needs and develop professional expertise, especially relating to the following tasks.

Provide radiological safety-related technical support, technical assistance and guidance on basic radiological control problems, recommend corrective actions (including changes in the work environment), provide engineering controls, and perform dose or shielding calculations;

Provide technical guidance to radiation protection technicians and other staff;

Act as a lead person or technical advisor on small to medium projects related to radiation protection;

Assist in ensuring all radiological protection work, materials, processes and final products meet quality specifications and are completed according to established requirements.

Communicate major elements of radiological safety/protection to both technical and non-technical personnel.

Description of ideal candidate
What You Will Do

Radiation Protection Programs (RP-PROG) is looking for qualified individuals to join their group at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The successful candidate will work within RP-PROG's Radiological Engineering (RE) program.

Provides computational assessments of the necessary engineered and administrative controls to implement safe radiological operations at the institution

This position will be filled at either the Health Physicists 1 or 2 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 1: $90,000 - $147,100

As a Health Physicist 1 (HP) within RP-PROG the successful candidate will apply standard health physics principles, theories, concepts and techniques to support laboratory needs and develop professional expertise, especially relating to the following tasks.

Under general supervision, provides radiological safety-related technical support, technical assistance and guidance on basic radiological control problems, recommending corrective actions (including changes in the work environment) when necessary. Such support may include radiation monitoring and contamination control, performing basic personnel and facility radiation exposure measurements, performing radiation equipment testing, providing engineered controls, performing preliminary dose or shielding calculations, and performing radioactive materials and waste measurements

Provide facility, equipment, and system design input required to achieve ALARA; and

Perform shielding, dose, and ALARA cost-benefit analyses using radiation transport codes and other methods.

Understands and adheres to all Laboratory and industry regulatory guidance and governance specific to radiological protection/safety; participates in interpreting such regulations to determine Laboratory compliance, and assists in implementation of those requirements

Conducts basic radiation protection research and develops reports to ensure and maintain the excellence of the Laboratory's radiation protection program; may also develop and apply cutting edge technologies to enhance radiation protection practice and performance and, where appropriate, to benefit industry

Health Physicist 2: $99,200 - $164,100

In addition to what was outlined at the lower level, as a Health Physicist 2 (HP) within RP-PROG the successful candidate will apply standard health physics principles, theories, concepts and techniques to support laboratory needs and develop professional expertise, especially relating to the following tasks.

Provide radiological safety-related technical support, technical assistance and guidance on basic radiological control problems, recommend corrective actions (including changes in the work environment), provide engineering controls, and perform dose or shielding calculations;

Provide technical guidance to radiation protection technicians and other staff;

Act as a lead person or technical advisor on small to medium projects related to radiation protection;

Assist in ensuring all radiological protection work, materials, processes and final products meet quality specifications and are completed according to established requirements.

Communicate major elements of radiological safety/protection to both technical and non-technical personnel.


What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

The successful candidate shall be able to meet the minimum job requirements listed below:

Entry-level knowledge of the technical principles, theories, concepts and techniques of health physics.

Entry-level experience and demonstrated skill in conducting research, investigating alternative solutions, and recommending solutions on problems affecting radiological safety/protection.

Entry-level skill to conceptualize and communicate fundamental elements of radiological safety/protection to both technical and non-technical personnel.

Entry-level skill in the preparation and presentation of radiological safety/protection reports.

Additional Job Requirements for Health Physicist 2:

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

Demonstrated experience with a variety of radiological controls and the surveillance of related safety measures and requirements. Working knowledge of radiological safety policies, practices, and procedures.

Working knowledge of legal requirements and environmental impacts affecting radiological safety/protection. Working knowledge of health physics.

Demonstrated experience and demonstrated skill in conducting research, investigating alternative solutions, and recommending solutions on problems affecting radiological safety/protection.

Skill to conceptualize and communicate major elements of radiological safety/protection to both technical and non-technical personnel.

Skill in the preparation and presentation of radiological safety/protection reports.

Education/Experience at Health Physicist 1 level: Position requires a Bachelor's Degree in Health Physics, Nuclear Engineering, Physical Science and 2 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

This position may be subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities. This DOE Order establishes entry-level requirements to ensure employees in the positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.

Education/Experience at Health Physicist 2 level: Position requires a 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.

This position may be subject to DOE Order 226.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities. This DOE Order establishes entry-level requirements to ensure employees in the positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.

Desired Qualifications:

The successful candidate should be able to meet the desired qualification listed below:

Demonstrated experience working with applicable RP software (e.g. Monte Carlo or Deterministic Transport codes)

Proficiency with CAD modeling software (e.g. AutoCAD, SOLIDWORKS, SpaceClaim)

Working knowledge of Operational Health Physics, especially related to plutonium or accelerator facilities

MS in Health Physics, Radiation Protection or related field

ABHP certification or progress towards an ABHP certification

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

Reading vision; Distance vision; Ability to speak; Ability to discriminate speech; Ability to hear in a normal range (500 to 3000 htz); Sitting; Standing; Walking; Climbing stairs; Climbing ladders; Bending; Stooping; Crouching; Kneeling; Twisting the trunk or back; Balancing; Reaching overhead; Reaching horizontally; Reaching down; Applying torque with hands or arms; Gripping with the hands; Pressing with hands or arms; Pushing with hands or arms; Pulling with hands or arms; Typing or keyboarding; Fine motor control; Lifting 10-20 pounds; Carrying 10-20 pounds

Work Environment:

Primarily office work with ability to work near sources of ionizing radiation; Work near sources of non-ionizing radiation; Safety glasses or eye protection; Wear anti-C clothes; Gloves or hand protection as applicable

Work Location: The work location for this position is onsite and located in Los Alamos, NM. 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 which should address how the minimum job requirements are met, which desired qualifications, if any, are met.

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 (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.

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. Although New Mexico and other states have legalized the use of marijuana, use and possession of marijuana remain illegal under federal law. A positive drug test for marijuana will result in termination of employment, even if the use was pre-offer.

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 1-505-665-4444 option 1.


Other requirements
Degree
Bachelors

Experience
5+ years

Security Clearance
No Clearance
DOE L - Active
DOE L - Inactive
DOE Q - Active
DOE Q - Inactive
DOD Secret - Active
DOD Secret - Inactive
DOD Top Secret - Active
DOD Top Secret - Inactive

Qualifications
ABHP certification



Benefits and Other Informations:
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 (PTO and holidays)

Onsite gyms and wellness programs

Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)

 

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