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Radiation Control Technician
As a fully proficient Radiation Control Technician. provides radiological support at assigned Laboratory sites in the areas of workplace surveillance and analysis/interpretation of radiological data. In addition, provides fully proficient operational health physics support in assigned facility, function or area. Responsible for high-hazard radiological jobs. Ensures compliance with radiation protection activities, procedures and 10CFR835. Implements radiation protection procedures and applies these to a wide range of activities such as reviewing radiological work for proper controls, posting and compliance with Laboratory requirements. Assists and mentors employees in on-the-job training in the areas of: group procedures for radiation monitoring, contamination control, external exposure control and emergency response, radiation work permits, and facility design. Interfaces with emergency personnel or directly responds to an emergency situation involving radiation or radioactive material. Works with health physicist to determining appropriate re-entry requirements, directs as necessary other RCTs in monitoring and dealing with contaminated personnel. The RCT 3 may be called upon on an as-needed basis to successfully assume field management responsibility and direct the actions of other technicians. Completing assignments requires following or adhering to requirements, specifications, or procedures developed for the task. Impact of work may affect an entire facility.
Consequence of error may include serious radiological safety events, including injury to self or others, as well as noncompliance with 10CFR835, with potential for Laboratory fines under the Price-Anderson Amendments Act.
Work involves moderate physical demands, such as lifting and carrying radiation protection instruments and wearing personal protective equipment, including respiratory protection. Work may be outdoors and may be scheduled at time other than regular work hours.
RCT is considered skilled/fully proficient. Incumbent applies knowledge of the job, and Laboratory policies and principles to complete a wide range of tasks. Has complete understanding and wide application of technical principle, theories, and concepts in the field. Also has general knowledge of other related disciplines. Assignments are usually focused while working within established priorities, procedures, processes, requirements or specifications. Priorities and tasks are usually prescribed. Expected to provide technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems. Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with organization objectives. Impact of work is usually limited to a well-defined area. Incumbent performs normal aspects of job with little or no direct supervision. General instructions are given for new assignments. Work is occasionally reviewed for soundness of judgment, overall adequacy and accuracy. Some contributions for original work are expected.
Position typically requires a high school diploma and two-to-four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level, additional training, certification, and/or education may be desirable.
This position may be subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities. This DOE Order establishes entry-level requirements to ensure employees in the positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.
Additional Job Requirements
Current DOE Q Clearance preferred, ability to obtain Q Clearance required
Current DOE RCT qualification preferred
Per Diem is available.