What You Will Do
This position will be filled at either the Health Physicist 1/Health Physicist 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
This professional level position will apply health physics principles, theories, and concepts as a Radiolgocial Engineer for the Radiological Engineering program as part of the Radiation Protection Programs (RP-PROG) group. The successful candidate will complete tasks with minimal supervision, and participate in large and/or technically complex projects, ensuring that radiation protection polices and federal regulatory requirements are met.
In addition, the successful candidate will:
- Serve in a supporting role representing radiological engineering and the Radiation Protection Programs team in the radiological design of new and modified facilities, equipment, and activities to ensure that designs meet regulatory and laboratory radiological protection requirements;
- Ensure that radiation protection concepts and policies are incorporated into Laboratory designs in order to protect workers, the public, and the environment;
- 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.
Health Physicist 2 $99,200 – $164,100
In addition to what was outlined at the lower level, at this level the successful candidate will complete tasks independently, and participate in large and/or technically complex projects, ensuring that radiation protection polices and federal regulatory requirements are met.
In addition, the successful candidate will:
- Serve in a lead role representing radiological engineering and the Radiation Protection Programs team in the radiological design of new and modified facilities, equipment, and activities to ensure that designs meet regulatory and laboratory radiological protection requirements;
- Mentor and provide technical/professional support to less experienced health physicists and technicians.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
- Knowledge of technical principles, theories, concepts, and techniques of health physics, including radiological engineering processes;
- 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;
- Experience in the development and presentation of radiological safety/protection reports;
- Experience with dose optimization (ALARA) processes;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
- Demonstrated ability to provide strong customer support to projects;
- Working knowledge of legal requirements affecting radiological safety/protection.
Additional Job Requirements for Health Physicist 2:
In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:
- Intermediate knowledge of technical principles, theories, concepts, and techniques of health physics, including radiological engineering processes;
- Intermediate experience in conducting research, investigating alternative solutions, and recommending solutions on problems affecting radiological safety/protection;
- Intermediate ability to conceptualize and communicate fundamental elements of radiological safety/protection to both technical and non-technical personnel;
- Advanced experience with dose optimization (ALARA) processes.
Education/Experience at lower 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.
Education/Experience at higher 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.
- Experience working with Monte Carlo Transport codes (e.g., MCNP)
- 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
Essential Job Functions(can perform with or without reasonable accommodation):
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:Interview Process: Selected Interviewees will be asked to review and provide insight on an MCNP 6 input deck.
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)
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Employment StatusFull TimeAppointment TypeRegularRegular
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