Why Work at BNL? Brookhaven National Laboratory (www.bnl.gov) delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation's future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily supported by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science. Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) operates and manages the Laboratory for DOE. BSA is a partnership between Battelle and The Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University.
BNL's Nonproliferation and National Security Department (NN) contributes to U.S. nuclear security and safeguards efforts by assisting in the development, analysis and assessment of policies that strengthen international regimes, collecting and analyzing data to identify trends and threats to the U.S. and international communities, developing and implementing new technologies to address existing and emerging threats, and strengthening the domestic and international institutions that form the framework of the nuclear non-proliferation and nuclear security regimes through training and engagement.
The Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) Radiological Assistance Program (RAP) provides the nation with an agile, scalable and rapidly deployable Federal first response cabability in support of radiological/nuclear crisis operations and consequence management events. RAP leverages the scientific and operational expertise to enhance the nation's integrated response capability by training and partnering with other Federal, Tribal, State and Local agencies. RAP provides technical leadership and assistance during planning, preparedness and response operations as on-call Nuclear Emergency Support Team (NEST) specialists. BNL hosts the RAP Region 1 Team.
Position Description The Radiological Assistance Response (RAP) Regional Operations Manager manages the day-to-day activities to meet the regional and national program objectives. In this position, you will report to the Chair of the Nonproliferation and National Security Department and work closely with the Regional Program Manager (federal position), the NNSA HQ-level RAP manager, and other NNSA programs across the complex. Regionally, you will manage three full-time staff, and 18 volunteer technical specialists. The team is trained, organized and equipped to assess the safety and environmental consequences of a radiological or nuclear incident and translate that assessment into executable protective actions.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
As the Regional Operations Manager (ROM) you will:
Provide overall program management and execution for the Region 1 Team
Advise and support the federal regional program manager in maintaining over-all program readiness
Provide direction for three employees and 18 volunteer technical specialists
Prepare and manage the annual regional program budget, management plans and procedures
Ensure that team members are available and ready to respond, equipped and properly trained in their roles and responsibilities
Serve as a liaison with local, state and federal entities to maintain cohesive response capabilities
Plan and participate in local, state and federal workshops, technical meetings and exercises
Qualify and serve as a Team Captain (TC), prepare plans and lead deployed field teams in the event of a radiological/nuclear incident
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Bachelor's degree, in Health Physics/Radiological Science, Safety, Emergency Response or a closely related field of study
Minimum of 15 years' full time, relevant experience in positions of increasing responsibility, including a minimum of five years' experience managing a technical organization and staff responsible for these programs.
Excellent technical, leadership, interpersonal, management, communication, data analysis and decision-making skills and proven ability and successes in:
Proactively seeking and executing creative solutions
Making presentations (oral, written, visual)
Motivating staff and leading change
Experience managing organizational functions including operations, administration, finance, and personnel
Demonstrated organizational and leadership abilities, and successful completion of complex projects and tasks with high quality and attention to detail
Demonstrated ability to plan deployments, prepare and lead deployed field resources (personnel and equipment)
Excellent communications (oral and written) and interpersonal skills. Ability to coordinate with local, state, tribal and federal first responder partners
Knowledge of and ability to use state of the art radiation detection equipment
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Master's degree in Health Physics/Radiological Science, Emergency Response or a closely related field of study
Experience in managing an emergency response program and operations with technical complexities
Experience in governmental or national laboratory operations
Established contacts and experience at key incident nodes with local, state and federal first responder agencies
Professional certification in the American Board of Health Physics or the National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists (NRRPT), or Project Management Professional
Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:
This position supports off-site deployments which may last multiple days and include extended shifts and after-hours work under potentially adverse conditions
This position requires the use of respirators, lifting of 30 pounds, loading equipment, and prolonged physical activity
This position requires work in suspected radiation environments. Ability to work in a radiologically contaminated environment; successful candidate must pass Radworker Training
Valid drivers' license and use of private car
Ability to travel within the Northeast United States without advance notice
Ability to travel domestically for up to two weeks at a time
Possess or be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q security clearance
At Brookhaven National Laboratory, we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:
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About Brookhaven National Laboratory
Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.