Under general supervision, performs Radiation Protection Program core element job functions as assigned by supervision and management. Typical job responsibilities are to assist and support Radiation Protection supervisors in ensuring the radiological monitoring, controls and processes for measuring and controlling radioactive materials and radiation generating material and equipment are in compliance with all applicable procedures, policies, contractual/operational requirements, safety guidelines and managerial direction and DOE Orders. The specific work assignment may include duties or activities that assist and support Radiation Protection leads, supervisors and management in one or more of the following functional areas, in addition to other duties as assigned:
Provides assigned technical, administrative or functional support to the Radiation Protection management team
Participates in planning of radiological work, monitoring of radiological work areas, establishing radiological work control and monitoring of radiological workers
Performs quantitative measurements and documents results for radioactive material shipments, free release of excess material and waste from the site
Makes recommendations for corrective measures to reduce contamination levels when excessive contamination levels are detected
Proficient in a wide variety of radiation protection activities
Mentors less experienced technicians
Performs a variety of tasks complex in nature related to radiological safety
Other job related duties as assigned
Maintains knowledge of and demonstrates ability to perform work safely in accordance with all approved safety policies, procedures and applicable regulations and performs assigned duties in a safe manner
Actively participates in Safety Work Groups
High School diploma or equivalent and 3 years of operational health physics experience, 1 year of experience in the DOE/NNSA complex or a Gaseous Diffusion Enrichment facility, and currently qualified as a Radiological Control Technician or a Radiological Control Technician, Sr., or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Active DOE security clearance or the ability to obtain
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Attention to detail
Intermediate PC skills including Microsoft software
Must pass required math/science assessment
Must pass core exams and on the job training
Strong math/science skills/aptitude
Work in an environmental restoration atmosphere (outdated and/or abandoned facilities). Potential exposure to equipment movement hazards, dangerous chemicals/solvents or hazardous and radioactive materials if proper safety procedures are not followed.
Ability to wear respirator and other protective equipment to enter various types of potentially hazardous areas (such as but not limited to chemical, dust fumes, mists, heat stress factors, etc.).
Ability to carry several instruments/equipment or tools while walking extensively. Potential prolonged walking/standing, repeated pushing/pulling.
Ability to perform medium to very heavy work, exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, non-repetitive, up to 50 pounds of force frequently (any exertion of force/lifting greater than 45 pounds requires usage of a two person “buddy system”), and/or more than 20 pounds of force constantly, repetitive; performing such activities as lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing, pulling, standing, walking, grasping, kneeling, stooping, reaching.
Potential for prolonged driving of or riding in a motor vehicle, machine operation, and/or working around moving equipment/machinery or motorized vehicles (such as but not limited to car, truck, golf cart, gator, heavy equipment).
Ability to work in confined areas, tanks, heat stress conditions, high noise and areas with radiation and chemical hazards.
Environmental conditions may include weather or temperature extremes, inclement weather (such as but not limited to wind, rain, excessive heat, excessive cold, snow/ice, etc.)
Radiological training is required and will be provided.
May be required to operate company vehicle during the course of work. All safety and DOT regulations and procedures must be adhered to at all times.
The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the overall purpose of this job.
This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform job-related duties as requested by management. All requirements are subject to modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.