Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has an opening for a Health Physicist to join their Environment, Waste, and Radiation Protection (EWRP) Department in the Environment, Health, & Safety Division (EHS). In this role, you will be responsible for radiation protection in assigned areas and activities at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). The Health Physicist will work under consultative direction and apply a recognized expertise in radiation protection theories, concepts and practices.
This is a great opportunity to join the EHS Division at a world-class, multidisciplinary research institution and work with a collaborative community creating ground-breaking science solutions across the physics, energy, computing, environment, and biosciences areas. Berkeley Lab is the home of the Advanced Light Source synchrotron, the 88-Inch Cyclotron, the Berkeley Lab Laser Accelerator Facility, the Molecular Foundry, the National Center for Electron Microscopy, the Glenn T Seaborg Center and many other facilities of note using radioactive materials and radiation generating devices.
What You Will Do:
Provide guidance, direction and recommendations to scientific research and operations personnel regarding effective and compliant implementation of radiation protection policies, programs, procedures, permits, work control documents and regulatory requirements.
Analyze, interpret and recommend radiological safety engineering and ALARA concepts required to maintain a safe workplace for employees performing radiological work.
Perform radiological hazard reviews, ALARA reviews and evaluate work plans to develop safety controls to establish safe work environments.
Respond to on-site radiological emergencies. Investigate and report radiological incidents.
Perform observations of experiments and work activities to ensure safe work practices and compliance with radiation protection policies, programs, procedures, permits, work control documents and regulatory requirements.
Participate in technical review committees as necessary to support the safe operation of LBNL accelerator facilities.
Develop, maintain, and evaluate technical program documentation, software and hardware in subject areas assigned ensuring compliance with applicable regulations and standards.
Act as point of contact with regulatory agencies for assigned technical programs.
Review federal, state and local laws, pertaining to radiation protection, to identify changes regarding statutes and rulings.
Review and update assigned procedures, policies and other documentation to ensure RPG programs reflect current regulations, relevant guidance documents, and safe work practices.
Review and analyze results of radiation protection surveys or inspections to ensure quality, procedural compliance, and best practices.
Independently perform audits and assessments of assigned areas and programs, identify deficiencies and opportunities for improvement.
Provide technical oversight and mentoring of less experienced staff.
What is Required:
B.S. in Physics, Radiological Engineering, Engineering, or related field and 7-10 years of experience; or M.S. and 5-7 years of experience; or PhD. and 3-5 years of experience or equivalent combination of experience and education.
Comprehensive knowledge of federal, state and local regulatory requirements for the management of radioactive materials, radiation generating devices, accelerators and transportation of radioactive materials.
Broad knowledge of operational health physics principles and practices as applied to research establishments or other complex facilities.
Ability to identify and solve very complex technical or regulatory problems in assigned areas of responsibility, making frequent decisions using independent discretion and judgment to implement original and creative technical solutions.
Ability to anticipate programmatic needs and assist in planning and implementing improvements and responses to regulatory changes in collaboration with other RPG personnel.
Highly effective written and oral communication skills and ability to interact and work effectively with technicians and professionals.
Must be able to perform the physical requirements of the position including: routinely lift and transport 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 hours per day of the following types of hand use: fine manipulation, keyboard/mouse use, simple and/or power grasping.
Operational experience of alpha-emitting radionuclide handling facilities, DOE facilities, or accelerator facilities.
Experience with radiation detection and measurement equipment and techniques.
Experience with external and/or internal dosimetry programs.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position is expected to pay $147,480.00 - $163,872.00 annually, which fits within the full salary range of $131,088.00 - $221,196.00 for the H10.4 - Radiation Protection Spec 4 position. Salary for this position will commensurate with the final candidate's qualification and experience, including skills, knowledge, relevant education, certifications, plus also aligned with the internal peer group.
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 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.
This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule - a combination of teleworking and performing work on site at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA. Work schedules are dependent on business needs. Individuals working a hybrid schedule must reside within 150 miles of Berkeley Lab.
For full consideration, please apply by December 21, 2022.
Based on University of California Policy - SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program and U.S Federal Government requirements, Berkeley Lab requires that all members of our community obtain the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they are eligible. As a condition of employment at Berkeley Lab, all Covered Individuals must Participate in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program by providing proof that vaccination requirements have been met or submitting a request for Exception or Deferral. Visit covid.lbl.gov for more information.
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