Berkeley Lab has a new opening for a Radiation Control Technician to join the Radiation Protection Group in the Environmental Health & Safety Division. This position has general responsibility for radiation protection activities at Berkeley Lab, including surveillance of radiological work areas, radioactive material management, data/records management, radiological characterization and sample collection/analysis, air monitoring and sampling, and incident investigation and corrective actions. This is a great opportunity to work with an experienced Environmental Waste & Radiation Protection team to support science and operations at Berkeley Lab, while building a rewarding career with a highly regarded research institution!
What You Will Do:
Perform complex radiological work activities required to implement Berkeley Lab's Radiation Protection Program to assure safe and compliant radiation protection as set forth in Radiation Protections Group's policies and procedures.
Perform radiological surveys (radiation, contamination, and airborne radioactivity) of laboratory, construction areas, remediation sites and other work areas; generate associated documents, reports and audits in support of assigned area(s).
Perform release surveys of materials, equipment and property from areas controlled for radiological purposes to uncontrolled areas.
Evaluate radiological conditions within various types of facilities and work locations to support the development of radiologically work authorization, work plans, survey plans. Post/label areas and items controlled for radiological purposes.
Conduct and/or support assessments, audits and other measures needed regarding radiological incidents. Respond to contaminated personnel/areas and other radiological incidents and emergencies, and participate in corrective action.
Provide advanced radiological support during preparation, packaging, and shipment/transfer of radioactive materials.
Provide specialized radiological support during operation related to Material Control and Accountability, and Nuclear Material Management.
Utilize complex and varied instrumentation and equipment to perform surveys, collect and analyze samples.
Verify worker compliance to established standards with regards to radiological and ALARA practices, procedures and policies.
What is Required:
Education, or combination of education and experience, in which advanced technical concepts and principles are acquired in the field of radiation protection/health physics.
5 years of relevant experience in radiation measurement, radioisotope handling or radiation monitoring.
Certified as a Department of Energy (DOE) Qualified Radiation Control Technician, or under an equivalent certification (e.g., Nuclear Regulatory Commission), for 1 year. Achieve and maintain status as a DOE-qualified Radiation Control Technician.
Demonstrated understanding of principles of radiation safety and ability to apply advanced radiation safety, radiation measurement and radioisotope handling principles in general assignments.
Demonstrated ability to work independently given broad and general program/project directions.
Ability to perform physical requirements of the position, including: routinely lifting and carrying up to 40 lbs; performing radiological surveys involving routine squatting, kneeling, climbing, bending, and twisting; and up to 2 hours per day of reaching for swipe and meter operations.
10 years of relevant experience in radiation measurement, radioisotope handling and radiation monitoring, of which 3 years are as a qualified Radiation Control Technician, Health Physics Technician, or Engineering Laboratory Technician.
Previous experience developing and providing technical advice and instructions, developing and preparing operational and quality assurance procedures, and other services needed for achieving radiation safety.
Full and comprehensive understanding of radiation measurement and radioisotope handling principles, including monitoring, analysis and radioisotope identification.
Experience working in a research facility.
This is a full-time career appointment, non-exempt (hourly paid) from overtime pay.
Classification will depend upon the applicant's level of skills, knowledge, and abilities.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
Salary will be determined based on range by collective bargaining agreement.
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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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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.