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Health Physicist 1/2


Job Category: Health Physicist
Posted on: 06/12/2024 by Los Alamos National Laboratory
Job reference #: IRC130041

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

Health Physicist 1: $90,000 - $147,100
Health Physicist 2: $99,200 - $164,100

This position is for a Health Physicist 1/2 who will be part of the Technical and Regulatory Programs (TARP) Team within the Radiation Protection Programs Group (RP-PROG). The successful candidate will:

Serve in a supporting role representing the RP-PROG Procedures team in the development, revision, and implementation of Radiation Protection procedures, policies, and technical basis documents within the Radiation Protection Division;

Ensure that radiation protection principles are incorporated into policies and procedures in order to protect workers, the public, and the environment;

Provide radiological technical support to field Health Physics personnel and other LANL customers;

Independently assess risk and vulnerabilities within the Radiation Protection Program and identify solutions.

Conduct and support RP assessments and audits.

Assist the RP Software and Applications lead in the creation, administration, and user support of the RP-PROG software application suite.

Description of ideal candidate
What You Will Do

Health Physicist 1: $90,000 - $147,100
Health Physicist 2: $99,200 - $164,100

This position is for a Health Physicist 1/2 who will be part of the Technical and Regulatory Programs (TARP) Team within the Radiation Protection Programs Group (RP-PROG). The successful candidate will:

Serve in a supporting role representing the RP-PROG Procedures team in the development, revision, and implementation of Radiation Protection procedures, policies, and technical basis documents within the Radiation Protection Division;

Ensure that radiation protection principles are incorporated into policies and procedures in order to protect workers, the public, and the environment;

Provide radiological technical support to field Health Physics personnel and other LANL customers;

Independently assess risk and vulnerabilities within the Radiation Protection Program and identify solutions.

Conduct and support RP assessments and audits.

Assist the RP Software and Applications lead in the creation, administration, and user support of the RP-PROG software application suite.


What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:


Experience in procedural development to include policy documents and radiation protection instrumentation;

Knowledge of health physics principles and theories, and their operational application;

Experience in conducting research, investigating alternative solutions, and recommending solutions on problems affecting radiological safety/protection;

Ability to conceptualize and communicate fundamental elements of radiological safety/protection to both technical and non-technical personnel;

Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

Working knowledge of legal requirements and regulations affecting radiological safety/protection.

Education/Experience at lower level:

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.

Education/Experience at higher 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.

Desired Qualifications:

Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and Adobe PDF software products

Database and/or software application development knowledge or experience

Working knowledge of Health Physics in plutonium and accelerator facilities

MS in Health Physics, Radiation Protection or related field

ABHP certification or progress towards an ABHP certification

Ability to obtain a Q clearance

Essential Job Functions(can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Reading vision; Ability to speak; Ability to hear in a normal range (500 to 3000 htz).

Work Environment: Use of protective clothing, including safety glasses and radiological anti-contamination clothing.

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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