Full Job Description
Berkeley Lab has an 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 specialized radiological support during preparation, packaging, and shipment/transfer of radioactive materials, as well as during operation related to Material Control and Accountability, and Nuclear Material Management.
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 and radiation monitoring, including 1 year as a qualified Radiation Control Technician, Health Physics Technician, or Engineering Laboratory Technician.
Achieve and maintain status as a DOE-qualified Radiation Control Technician.
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.
Must be able to perform the physical requirements of the position including routinely lift and transport of 40 lbs; frequently bend and stoop; stand and walk for 4-6 hours per day. Successfully pass a routine medical examination as well as successfully pass applicable training including Respirator Fit Testing, formal HAZWOPER training, and other related emergency response training. Some duties of this position require up to 4 hour per day of the following types of hand use: fine manipulation, keyboard/mouse use, simple and/or power grasping.
This is a full-time career appointment, non-exempt (hourly paid) from overtime pay.
This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs and the skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.
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.
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."