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Sandia National Laboratories Health Physicist / Radiological Engineer (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Do you want to join a dynamic team that solves challenging issues for our nation's security? If so, the Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) Radiation Protection Organization is seeking a Health Physicist/Radiological Engineer to provide technical support as a dosimetrist for the radiation protection program. 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.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Assist with incident review and analysis, develop corrective action plans and lessons learned, and provide oversight of Health Physics Technologists (HPTs).
  • Respond to and direct others in incident and emergency response situations.

Work assignments may change frequently. 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.

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, health physics or nuclear engineering preferred.
  • Minimum of five years professional experience in Health Physics for Bachelor’s or non-Health Physics/Nuclear Engineering Master’s candidates.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer relations skills and flexibility.
  • Ability to effectively work independently and in teamed/matrixed situations in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects quickly and effectively.
  • Excellent organizational and individual leadership skills.
  • Working knowledge of 10CFR835, 10CFR830, and/or 10CFR20.
  • Ability to effectively direct and mentor HPTs.
  • Current computer skills, including working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
  • Ability to occasionally work a modified schedule to meet customer needs and travel.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and access to a private vehicle for travel to and from work locations.
  • Able to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy L-level or Q-level security clearance.

Desired:

  • Master's Degree in a relevant field, health physics or nuclear engineering preferred.
  • Certification by the American Board of Health Physics or in the process of obtaining certification.
  • Experience working in a dosimetry program and/or with DOELAP accreditation.
  • Experience participating in software development and/or database management.
  • Experience continuously improving a radiological protection program, including implementation of new radiological controls best practices.
  • Active Department of Energy L-level or Q-level security clearance.

Department Description:

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.

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:

  • Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
  • Extraordinary co-workers
  • Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
  • Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
  • Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov

*These benefits vary by job classification.

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 L-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 the DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

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.

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