Berkeley Lab has an opening for an Environmental Radiation Health Physicist to join the Environmental Health & Safety Division. In this position, you will plan, direct and manage the environmental radiation protection programs for Berkeley Lab, including the National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants Program (NESHAP). The ideal candidate brings broad technical knowledge over a number of radiological disciplines, including air emissions, wastewater discharges, biota and penetrating radiation, construction material release and disposal, and radiological decommissioning and environmental remediation, in order to develop and implement optimum solutions for complex radiological issues at Berkeley Lab's research facilities and construction project sites. This is a great opportunity to apply your professional and subject matter knowledge to ensure the Laboratory mission and operations meet applicable environmental requirements and work is performed safely across the Lab.
What You Will Do:
Manage and develop complex technical programs to maintain compliance with Berkeley Lab's environmental radiation protection policies to meet federal, state, local regulatory requirements and Department of Energy (DOE) Orders.
Develop cost-effective approaches and practical solutions for environmental radiation protection regulations and evaluate risks that balance compliance requirements and institutional goals. Resolve regulatory issues directly with appropriate agencies.
Develop monitoring and assessment strategies to assess radiological effluents resulting from radiation worker activities defined in Radiological Work Authorizations; document and submit for regulatory review as required.
Provide technical leadership for radiological decommissioning and environmental remediation projects, including:
Manage a DOE-compliant radiological release and clearance program for construction materials, including soils, sediment and sludge.
Develop and implement radiological characterization plans for the assessment of soil and other construction-related materials.
Review, validate and assess radiological characterization data to determine appropriate disposal sites or reuse strategies.
Develop and implement optimal solutions to radiological assessments and remediation, effectively balancing risk and compliance with LBNL policies, and USEPA and DOE regulations at Berkeley Lab's research facilities and construction project sites.
Investigate accidental releases from workplace activities, determine reporting requirements and perform necessary notifications to Berkeley Lab's senior management, DOE and USEPA.
Manage NESHAP for radiologic air emissions to ensure compliance with USEPA regulations, including:
Work with health physicists assigned to radiation work authorizations to ensure compliance with radionuclide NESHAP requirements and approve work.
Calculate dose to the public (potential to emit) for planned work with radionuclides, as well as annual dose to the public from airborne radionuclide emissions.
Identify stacks that require sampling or monitoring; manage stack emission sample collection and analysis.
Review, validate, and analyze radionuclide stack emissions data, develop and implement corrective action as needed.
Prepare annual reports of airborne radionuclide emissions.
Provide health physics expertise and advice to staff and researchers in planning, implementing, and analyzing dose to the public from airborne radionuclide emissions.
Maintain the NESHAP Quality Assurance Program.
Lead regulatory inspections and audits.
Manage the Environmental Radiological Protection Program to ensure compliance with DOE requirements, including:
Manage the collection, quality assurance, assessment, and reporting of real-time and passive dosimetry data.
Manage the Environmental ALARA Program, Biota Dose Assessment Program, and Vegetation Sampling Program.
Provide health physics expertise and advice to environmental subject matter experts in groundwater, sanitary sewer, soil, sediment, and environmental remediation to ensure control and management of radionuclides in liquid discharges.
Support preparation of Berkeley Lab's Site Environmental Report, encompassing information on: Clean Air Act radiological compliance programs; environmental monitoring for radiological air quality, vegetation and foodstuffs, and penetrating radiation; and results of radiological dose assessment.
What is Required:
Ph.D. in environmental radiation, health physics or a related field and 1 to 3 years of experience; or M.S. and 3 to 5 years of experience; or B.S. and 5 to 7 years of experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Recognized expertise and experience in:
Managing NESHAP radiologic air emission programs.
Monitoring environmental radiation emissions and discharges.
Performing dose assessment and computer modeling.
Leading environmental radiation protection compliance programs.
Effective communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills, and ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships at all levels of an organization.
Proven ability to provide technical guidance and leadership to junior level technical staff.
Knowledge of DOE Orders and requirements and/or decommissioning processes.
Certification in health physics or in an environmental discipline.
Familiarity with computer models CAP88, COMPLY, RESRAD, RESRAD-Biota, ProUCL.
Experience using the Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Manual (MARSSIM) for evaluating environmental and radiological surveys.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
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.
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In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.