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


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.


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 (Limited Term Employee) to provide technical support and leadership for SNL's diverse radiological operations and the corporate radiation protection program!

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

  • Perform radiological hazard evaluations

  • Design and implement radiological protection safety programs

  • Assist line organizations to implement operational aspects of the SNL Radiation Protection Program

  • Recommend appropriate controls

  • Develop radiological monitoring protocols

  • Assess program effectiveness and line implementation

  • Assist with incident review and analysis

  • Develop corrective action plans and lessons learned

  • Provide oversight of radiological control technicians (RCTs)

  • 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.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Health Physics or Nuclear Engineering plus eight (8) years of professional Health Physics experience, or a Master's Degree in Health Physics or Nuclear Engineering plus four (4) years of professional Health Physics experience; or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

  • Able to obtain and maintain an active DOE Q-level security clearance.


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

  • Experience working in an R&D environment and/or an operational environment such as DOE or NRC facilities or Naval Reactors.

  • Ability to effectively work independently and in teamed/matrixed situations in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

  • Excellent organizational and individual leadership skills.

  • Ability to effectively direct and mentor RCTs.

  • 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.

  • Active DOE L or Q 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 with amazing impact 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 work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)• Generous vacations, strong medical 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:*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 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.

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.


This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years.

Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.


Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires attest to their vaccination status before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually.

Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700.