Health Physicist

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550
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Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have an opening in the Radiation Protection Functional Area (RPFA) for a Health Physicist experienced in field operations to provide advanced health physics (HP) support to ensure radiation safety programs at LLNL are effective and compliant. This position will also provide solutions to complex HP issues/problems and provide support and guidance to the ES&H Team radiological control personnel (e.g., health physicists, technicians) in the area of field operations.

Essential Duties
- Evaluate and provide HP input on radiation safety policies & procedures. Draft, review, and maintain related institutional documents and other contents.
- Conduct assessments and audits necessary to comply with applicable regulatory requirements.
- Act as the point of contact (POC) and alternate POC, as assigned, for radiation protection program functional elements (e.g., contamination control, posting and labeling, radiation generating device, etc.). Develop and maintain associated program documents and processes.
- Provide guidance and clarification to, and answer radiation safety program implementation questions from the ES&H Team radiological control personnel on matters related to HP field operations.
- Respond to radiological emergencies and incidents on site. Participate in event investigations and make recommendations to all levels of management to prevent recurrence.
- Provide feedback to management regarding the effectiveness of the radiation safety program in areas of responsibility.
- Provide HP support during audits, inspections and site verifications by internal and external entities.
- Develop and present selected training courses in radiation safety (or related topics).
- Perform other duties as assigned.

- Bachelors degree in Health Physics, Radiation Protection, or a related field or the equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
- Strong working knowledge of radiation safety regulatory requirements (e.g., 10 CFR 835, DOE O 420.2C) and applicable consensus standards. Experience contributing to the maintenance and improvement of radiation safety programs.
- Experience conducting audits/assessments and providing emergency response, participating in investigations of incidents or accidents involving radiological hazards.
- Experience leading independent HP field work, conducting hazard analysis, identifying practical controls, and providing technical direction/leadership to health and safety staff on HP related matters.
- Verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and to present and communicate technical information to all levels of management both internal and external to the Laboratory, including regulatory agencies and key stakeholders.
- Analytical, decision-making and problem-solving skills to evaluate, interpret, negotiate, recommend and implement actions/solutions for complex problems.
- Effective organizational skills with attention to detail necessary to handle multiple complex tasks in a demanding environment with conflicting priorities, tight and changing deadlines, and frequent interruptions while providing high-level customer service and good follow through.
- Experience working independently and in a team environment with a broad cross-section of people and organizations, managing complex projects, and meeting schedules.
- Ability to become medically qualified to wear respiratory and protection equipment and ability to secure and maintain certification in the Human Reliability Program (HRP) which includes: polygraph examination; and physical and psychological assessment; and random drug and alcohol testing.

Desired Qualifications
- Masters degree in Health Physics, or another closely-related technical area.
- Certification by the American Board of Health Physics.
- Skilled with information technology applications, both in an office (e.g., MS Office suite) and technical (e.g., MCNP, Microshield) environments.

Pre-Employment Drug Test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.

Security Clearance: This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, wewill initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if youmeet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note: This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applyingcutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 employees.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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