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Health Physicist - Internal Dosimetrist (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 691501

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About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

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  • Generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

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What Your Job Will Be Like:

Are you passionate about your work and want to join a dynamic team that solves challenging issues for our nation's security? If so, the Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) Radiation Protection Program is seeking a Health Physicist, Internal Dosimetrist, for our Radiation Protection Dosimetry Program (RPDP).

Dosimetrists provide technical support in external and/or internal dosimetry via determination of radiological doses and maintaining national accreditations, as well as other Health Physics/Radiological Engineering work, and support of emergent radiological incidents and emergency response situations.

Candidates selected for this Health Physicist, Internal Dosimetrist, role will be called upon to provide direct leadership, supervision and support to the Health Physics Technicians and/or Health Physicists/Radiological Engineers within RPDP and shall be the RP Subject Matter Expert (SME) and dedicated Point of Contact (PoC) in support of the Line Customers that require Internal Dosimetry services.

On any given day, you may be:

  • Direct and supervise the activities of Health Physics Technicians in providing Internal Dosimetry services

  • Support other RPDP Health Physics/Radiological Engineers in carrying out all Dosimetry services

  • Provide expert-level advisement to RP and Line Customers on the use of all Internal Dosimetry services in all experimental and production environments encountered in Sandia’s functional Mission spaces

  • Provide expert-level advisement to RP and Line Customers in the appropriate application of DOE regulations and orders as well as SNL policy regarding Internal Dosimetry

  • Provide expert-level advisement to RPDP Program Lead and RP Management on resource allocations for Internal Dosimetry

  • Lead RP participation as an RP SME for Internal Dosimetry on Safety Committees at the Corporate and Line Customer level as necessary

  • Lead RP participation as an RP SME for Internal Dosimetry on defined Work Planning Committees for RP and Line Customers

  • Perform expert-level technical analysis of dosimetric measurements, results review and analysis, and monitoring of quality and production data for the Dosimetry Program

  • Lead RP technical projects and Programmatic Working Groups (WGs) as necessary

  • Authorize technical documents for the implementation of the Dosimetry program within the functional space of Internal Dosimetry in support of Line Customer projects, as well as for the greater RP Program as needed

  • Lead and/or participate in and supporting internal RP audits and assessments as needed, as well as external audits and assessments as identified as an RP SME for Internal Dosimetry

  • Train RP personnel and Line Customers alike in the implementation and application of RPDP Internal Dosimetry services

  • Provide overall subject matter expertise in Internal Dosimetry for emergency management during both exercises and real emergencies.

Work is fast-paced, and assignments may change frequently in response to Customer and Radiation Protection organization needs. Some travel may be required. Activities include working with or in the presence of hazardous materials. Potential hazards include, but are not limited to, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, chemicals, safety hazards, biological hazards, noise, and ergonomic hazards.

Qualifications We Require:

  • This posting is at the Senior/Principal level requiring an ABET Accredited Bachelor's degree in Health Physics, Nuclear Engineering, or similar appropriate Physical Science and:

  • 5 years of relevant Health Physics, Internal/External Dosimetry, work experience to qualify for the Senior level, or

  • 8 years of relevant Health Physics, Internal/External Dosimetry, work experience to qualify for the Principal level.

  • Working knowledge of 10CFR835, 10CFR830, and/or 10CFR20

  • Current computer skills, including working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications

  • Ability to report daily to work locations at SNL/NM

  • Ability to occasionally work a modified schedule to meet customer needs and travel

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy Q-level security clearance

  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and access to a private vehicle for travel to and from work locations

Qualifications We Desire:

  • An ABET Accredited Master's degree in Health Physics, Nuclear Engineering, or similar appropriate Physical Science and five plus years of Dosimetry Program work experience

  • Experience working in a dosimetry program with/without DOELAP Accreditation

  • Experience participating in software development and/or database management

  • Ability to effectively direct and mentor HPTs and other Health Physicists/Radiological Engineers

  • Experience providing dedicated Internal Dosimetry project management and guidance to RP and Line Customers within the SNL functional Mission spaces

  • Proven track-record of excellent organizational and individual leadership skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and attention to detail

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer relations skills and flexibility

  • Ability to work effectively independently, and in team situations in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

  • Proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, moving from programmatic to technical work seamlessly for varying types of Internal Dosimetry concerns

  • Proven track-record of independently developing solutions to and leading a team in solving specific problems related to issues of moderate to high complexity and impact

  • Ability to provide expert analysis of situations to make recommendations to RPDP Program Lead and RP Management on changes to policies, processes, or methods

  • Certification by the American Board of Health Physics or in the process of obtaining certification

  • Experience working in a fast-paced research and development environment

  • Experience working in an operational DOE Dosimetry Program

  • Experience continuously improving a RP Dosimetry Program, including implementation of new controls and best practices

  • Experience working in an operational environment such as DOE or NRC facilities or Naval Reactors

  • Active DOE “L” or” Q” level security clearance

About Our Team:

The Radiation Protection Organization provides radiation protection support services to Sandia line organizations and is the steward of the Corporate Radiation Protection Program. Services provided include: translation of DOE directives and Federal rules into Sandia specific requirements and guidance; development of tools to assist in the identification and control of hazards associated with the use of radioactive materials and radiation-generating devices; providing trained and qualified personnel to support radiological activities and operations throughout the Laboratories; and workplace sampling and monitoring services to ensure effectiveness of radiological controls. The Organization works with the Corporate Radiation Protection Safety Committee to establish goals, measure performance, and perform assessments to collect data to support continuous improvement in the safe performance of radiological operations.

Posting Duration:

This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.

NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs:

If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs.

If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date.

Job ID: 691501

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  • Worklife Balance
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Exceptional 401K Savings Plan
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Wellness Programs
  • On-site Amenities
  • Vacation Buy Plan
  • Telecommuting Arrangements*

*with management approval

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