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Technical Health Physicist

Cyclotron Road

Cyclotron Road

IT
California, USA
Posted on Monday, June 10, 2024

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has an opening for a Technical Health Physicist to join their Environment, Waste, and Radiation Protection (EWRP) Department in the Environment, Health, & Safety Division (EHS). In this role, you will work under consultative direction and apply a recognized expertise in radiation protection theories, concepts and practices toward providing technical field support as well as to the continuous improvement and maintenance of radiation protection technical programs.

This role applies a recognized expertise to develop solutions for a wide range of very complex problems pertaining to technical radiation protection as implemented at LBNL to facilitate research and operations. Self-initiated tasks include but are not limited to performing activities required to maintain laboratory accreditations, such as DOELAP, providing technical subject matter expertise to resolve issues related to health physics, accelerator safety, dosimetry, instrumentation, radiological materials, radiation generating devices (RGDs), and/or personnel safety systems for RGDs and lasers as applicable to LBNL operations and managing regulatory and site required documents such as policies, procedures and technical basis documents to ensure LBNL radiation protection programs meet all regulatory requirements.

What You Will Do:

  • Provide guidance, direction and recommendations to scientific research and operations personnel regarding effective and compliant implementation of radiation protection policies, programs, procedures, permits, work control documents and regulatory requirements.
  • Analyze, interpret and recommend radiological safety engineering and ALARA concepts required to maintain a safe workplace for employees performing radiological work.
  • Perform radiological hazard reviews, ALARA reviews and evaluate work plans to develop safety controls to establish safe work environments.
  • Respond to on-site radiological emergencies. Investigate and report radiological incidents.
  • Perform observations of experiments and work activities to ensure safe work practices and compliance with radiation protection policies, programs, procedures, permits, work control documents and regulatory requirements.
  • Participate in technical review committees as necessary to support the safe operation of LBNL accelerator facilities.
  • Develop, maintain, and evaluate technical program documentation, software and hardware in subject areas assigned ensuring compliance with applicable regulations and standards.
  • Act as point of contact with regulatory agencies for assigned technical programs.
  • Review federal, state and local laws, pertaining to radiation protection, to identify changes regarding statutes and rulings.
  • Review and update assigned procedures, policies and other documentation to ensure RPG programs reflect current regulations, relevant guidance documents, and safe work practices.
  • Review and analyze results of radiation protection surveys or inspections to ensure quality, procedural compliance, and best practices.
  • Independently perform audits and assessments of assigned areas and programs, identify deficiencies and opportunities for improvement.
  • Provide technical oversight and mentoring of less experienced staff.

What is Required:

Technical Health Physicist Level 3:

  • B.S. in Physics, Radiological Engineering, Engineering, or related field and 5-7 years of experience; or M.S. and 3-5 years of experience; or PhD. and 1-3 years of experience or equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of federal, state and local regulatory requirements for the management of radioactive materials, radiation generating devices, accelerators and transportation of radioactive materials.
  • Broad knowledge of operational health physics principles and practices as applied to research establishments or other complex facilities.
  • Ability to identify and solve very complex technical or regulatory problems in assigned areas of responsibility, making frequent decisions using independent discretion and judgment to implement original and creative technical solutions.
  • Ability to anticipate programmatic needs and assist in planning and implementing improvements and responses to regulatory changes in collaboration with other RPG personnel.
  • Highly effective written and oral communication skills and ability to interact and work effectively with technicians and professionals.
  • Must be able to perform the physical requirements of the position including: routinely lift and transport 40 lbs.; frequently bend and stoop; stand and walk for 4-6 hours per day. Successfully pass a routine medical examination as well as successfully pass applicable training including Respirator Fit Testing, formal HAZWOPER training, and other related emergency response training. Some duties of this position require up to 4 hours per day of the following types of hand use: fine manipulation, keyboard/mouse use, simple and/or power grasping.

In addition to the above requirements, Health Physicist Level 4:

  • B.S. in Physics, Radiological Engineering, Engineering, or related field and 7-10 years of experience; or M.S. and 5-7 years of experience; or PhD. and 3-5 years of experience or equivalent combination of experience and education.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Field experience of operational health physics, dosimetry and/or radiation detection instrumentation.
  • Operational experience of alpha-emitting radionuclide handling facilities, DOE facilities, or accelerator facilities.
  • Experience with radiation detection and measurement equipment and techniques.
  • Experience with external and/or internal dosimetry programs.

Notes:

  • This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
  • The Technical Health Physicist Level 3 is expected to pay $128,520.00 - $157,080.00 annually, which fits within the full salary range of $114,252.00 - $192,804.00 for the H10.3 - Radiation Protection Spec 3 position. Salary for this position will commensurate with the final candidate’s qualification and experience, including skills, knowledge, relevant education, certifications, plus also aligned with the internal peer group.
  • The Technical Health Physicist Level 4 is expected to pay $147,480.00 - $163,872.00 annually, which fits within the full salary range of $131,088.00 - $221,196.00 for the H10.4 - Radiation Protection Spec 4 position. Salary for this position will commensurate with the final candidate’s qualification and experience, including skills, knowledge, relevant education, certifications, plus also aligned with the internal peer group.
  • This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs and the skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.
  • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
  • Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

Learn About Us:

Berkeley Lab is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory managed by the University of California and designated a Federally Funded Research and Development Center. Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, we have a close relationship with UC Berkeley, as well as robust partnerships with other academic institutions and industries, including those in Silicon Valley. The Laboratory conducts world-class research that supports clean energy, a healthy planet, and solution-inspired discovery science. Berkeley Lab is defined by our deeply felt sense of stewardship, which we describe as a commitment to taking care of the Laboratory's research, people, and resources that are entrusted to us. Our values of team science, innovation, service, trust, and respect knit us together as a community. We practice these values and prioritize our principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability (IDEA) to build highly effective teams that produce world-class science and technology and where all individuals, regardless of their backgrounds, disciplines, and experiences, can thrive.

Working at Berkeley Lab has many rewards including a competitive compensation program, excellent health and welfare programs, a retirement program that is second to none, and outstanding development opportunities. To view information about the many rewards that are offered at Berkeley Lab- Click Here.

Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We heartily welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and all who would contribute to the Lab’s mission of leading scientific discovery, inclusion, and professionalism. In support of our diverse global community, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

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