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POST DATE 9/17/2016
END DATE 10/18/2016

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley, CA

Company
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
82857
AJE Ref #
576208009
Location
Berkeley, CA
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Berkeley Lab is Bringing Science Solutions to the World, and YOU can be a part of it!

In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) is synonymous with "excellence." That's why we hire the best - whether in research, science or operations. This is a great opportunity to bring your top-notch skills to bear in support of world-class scientific research that addresses national and global challenges!

Position Summary:

Berkeley Labs Environment, Health, & Safety Division has an opening for an Radiation Control Technician. This position will report to the Radiation Protection Operations Manager and will be filled at a level II or III, dependent on candidate experience level. Radiation Control Technician at LBNL are responsible for providing radiological support activities related to radiation safety, radiation measurement, and radioisotope material handling to implement Berkeley Labs Radiation Protection Program assuring safe and compliant radiation protection per the Radiation Protection Groups (RPGs) policies and procedures.

Specific Responsibilities - Level II:

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Perform routine and complex radiological surveys, sample collection, and analysis (radiation contamination, and airborne radioactive) of laboratory, construction areas, remediation sites and other work areas and generate associated documents, reports and audits in support of assigned area(s).
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Perform release surveys of materials, equipment and property from areas controlled for radiological purposes to uncontrolled areas.
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Evaluate radiological conditions within various types of facilities, and work locations to support the development of radiological work authorization, work plans, survey plans radiological work controls, general laboratory duties, and waste management activities (technical work documents).
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Post/label areas and items controlled for radiological purposes.
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Conduct and/or support assessments, audits, investigations, and other measures needed regarding radiological corrective actions and incidents/emergencies.
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Respond to contaminated personnel/areas and other radiological incidents and emergencies.
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Assist in the planning of radiological work activities.
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Provide advanced radiological support during preparation, packaging, and shipment/transfer of radioactive materials.
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Provide advanced radiological support during operation related to Material Control and Accountability, and Nuclear Material Management.
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Conduct verification of worker compliance to established standards with regards to radiological and ALARA practices, procedures and policies. Conduct and support training activities.

In addition to the above, Level III - Specific Responsibilities:

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Work independently on routine assignments with little or no instruction, applying knowledge, skills, and experience to process and resolve complex health physics situations or problems.
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Assist or lead training of other RCTs and may occasionally act as work lead.
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Work directly with customers to communicate radiation safety information, clarify radiation protection authorization requirements, and facilitate problem solving, in collaboration with the assigned Health Physicist or technical lead.

Required Qualifications - Level II:

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Five years of relevant experience in radiation measurement, radioisotope handling or radiation monitoring, or a combination of experience and education in the field of radiation protection/health physics with at least one year as a DOE-qualified radiation control technician (RCT).
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Ability to achieve and maintain status as a DOE-qualified radiation control technician (RCT).
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Demonstrated understanding and application of advanced principles of radiation safety (e.g. monitoring and radioisotope identification) and radiation measurement and radioisotope handling.
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Good written, oral communication and computer skills.
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Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with a variety of individuals.
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Ability to utilize complex and varied instrumentation and equipment to perform surveys, collect samples and analyses of samples, including mechanical and hand tools as needed.
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Must be able to perform physical requirements of the position including: approx. 2 hours per day sitting, approx. 4 hours per day of standing and/or walking. Some duties of this position require up to 1 hour per day of the following types of hand use: fine manipulation, keyboard/mouse use, simple and/or power grasping. Must be able to routinely lift and carry up to 40 lbs. Must be able to perform the physical aspects of radiological surveys including some routine squatting, kneeling, climbing, bending, and twisting. Swipe and meter operations require up to 2 hours per day of reaching

In addition to the above, Level III - Required Qualifications:

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Ten years of relevant experience in radiation measurement, radioisotope handling and radiation monitoring, or a combination of experience and education in the field of radiation protection/health physics with at least 3 years are as a DOE qualified Radiation Control Technician (RCT)/ Health Physic Technician (HPT) / Engineering Laboratory Technician (ELT), or equivalent.
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Demonstrated full and comprehensive understanding and application of specialized principles of radiation safety (e.g. monitoring and radioisotope identification), radiation measurement and radioisotope handling.
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Previous experience developing and providing technical advice, instructions, developing and preparing operational and quality assurance procedures, and other services for the purpose of achieving radiation safety.
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Demonstrated ability to work independently given broad and general program/project directions as well as in collaboration with technical authorities and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).



The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration please apply by the close of business September 30, 2016.

Notes:

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This is a career appointment.

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This position is contingent on the successful completion of a background check.
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Incumbents in this position are represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.

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Salary Range: Level II $26.00 - $37.84 hourly and Level III $28.72 - $42.12 hourly.

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Classification (level II or III) will depend upon the applicant's level of skills, knowledge, and abilities.

Berkeley Lab addresses the worlds most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Labs scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energys Office of Science.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.