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A DOE active "Q" clearance is required for this position
Radiological Control Technicians provide critical radiological support to the mission operations by ensuring radiological safety for workers and the public. As an employee of the Radiation Protection Division, you will be qualified and use your experience to perform workplace surveillance of radiological conditions by conducting monitoring and surveys for removable and fixed contamination and external radiation surveys for beta/gamma and neutron radiation; perform routine and non-routine radiation protection activities to ensure the implementation of and compliance with procedures, including response to abnormal events; perform air sampling and operation of air monitoring equipment; participate in planning of low-, moderate-, and high-hazard work; and provide mentoring to junior radiological control technicians and students and on-the-job training on procedures.
At this level you will perform and act as a lead technician for high-hazard radiological work and provide recommended controls to supervision and persons in charge and assure that radiological controls are correctly applied for radiological work, including high-hazard radiological work. You will serve as a point of contact for day-to-day coordination of work planning and execution for an assigned area, program, or facility including the coordination of efforts of radiological control technicians assigned in the absence of the RCT supervisor; and coordinate with supervision to ensure appropriate resources and work scheduling, as well as the resolution of problems/issues.
Essential Duties/Responsibilities (may include, but are not limited to):
Provide routine radiation monitoring support for assigned locations.
Perform and maintain documentation and reports for workplace radiological surveillance and monitoring of conditions.
Provide radiological support for routine activities to ensure compliance with specified procedures, including 10 CFR 835 requirements.
Mentor junior technicians in proper application of radiological protection techniques.
Implement radiation protection procedures to a wide range of activities and functions.
Implement radiation work permits for various tasks.
Respond to radiological emergency situations.
Must be able to drive and be insurable to operate government vehicles.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities):
Experience performing high-hazard, complex radiological work including working knowledge of the basis and use of engineered controls (e.g., localized ventilation, temporary shielding, and containment devices).
Extensive experience and technical working knowledge in radiation protection principles and practices.
Extensive experience in radiation monitoring, personnel exposure control and other operational health physics activities.
Advanced working knowledge of applicable Department of Energy (DOE) and/or Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) orders and regulations.
Fully proficient experience in the use of protective clothing and respiratory protective equipment for radiological hazards
Mastery of effectively managing competing demands in highly dynamic conditions.
Extensive experience in coordination of multiple complex activities, including high-hazard radiological work, while ensuring that radiation protection priorities and requirements are fully implemented.
Outstanding record-keeping, documentation, and organization skills.
Ability and desire to assume ownership and responsibility for multiple simultaneous activities, including giving clear and concise direction to others, including peers, customers, etc.
Active Department of Energy Q security clearance, desired.
Education and Experience Required:
Position typically requires a high school diploma and a minimum of 8 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level, additional training, certification, and/or education may be expected, including associate’s degrees and graduation from technical institutions.
426.2: This position is subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities, which establishes entry-level requirements to ensure candidates selected for specific positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Work will be performed in a complex environment involving radiological control and security areas. Work will be performed both inside and outside of buildings in varying weather conditions. Subject to adverse weather conditions, hot and cold, and anywhere from dry and dusty to wet and muddy.
Safety, Security, and Quality
While working to achieve objectives, the Radiological Control Technician will ensure all activities and operations are performed in a safe and deliberate manner to include protecting the confidentiality and integrity of Personally Identifiable Information (PII). This role will maintain required safety, security and operational training; assure procedural and regulatory compliance; and make safety, security and quality an integral part of every task; including taking the necessary steps to stop work if continuing the job is unsafe or compromises security. A Department of Energy active Q security clearance is required for this position.