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Health Physics Technician

Idaho National Laboratory

Location: US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: Less than 2 years
Date Posted: February 15, 2023
Reference Code: 19192
Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!
Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) Radiological Control Operations group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a Health Physics Technician! This team works an on-site 4x10 schedule located at our facility with every Friday off!
Responsibilities Include:
Apply a thorough knowledge of a wide range of radiological control principles, procedures, requirements, and related instrumentation.
  • Monitor for radiation, contamination & airborne radioactivity in the workplace. Ensure compliance with radiological safety requirements.
  • Issue "stop-work" orders when required.
  • Effectively use and manage work time.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the INL Values to Support safe, sustainable research at the Materials & Fuels Complex;
  • Recommend additional training or changes to radiological control procedures to correct deficiencies;
  • Recommend radiation safety related improvements to work procedures for Operations Research & Development, and Maintenance, or evaluate and provide recommendations on proposed hazard mitigation techniques and controls;
  • Mentor or monitor work of more junior staff and radiological workers;
  • Provide work coverage & oversight for maintenance, operational, & routine work that involves radioactive materials and radiation generating devices.
  • Provide radiological work coverage, radiological work/practices oversight and mentoring, enforce radiological control requirements, and ensure ALARA principles are followed during work and respond to radiological emergencies.
  • Perform required radiological surveys for free release of material al Radiological Buffer Areas and Contamination Areas; personnel surveys for contamination; surveys for contamination control, radiation control, airborne radioactivity control; and surveys to categorize waste for shipment.
  • Document and review when applicable, radiological surveys and radiological information in logs and on survey maps.
  • Maintain proficiency and qualifications in radiation and contamination control through completion of work, self-study, and training activities.
  • Display a basic knowledge of Health Physics theory, work practices, and instrumentation.
  • Provide training and mentoring to junior staff on radiological work coverage and oversight.
  • Assist in writing radiological procedures and provide instruction and guidance to fewer senior technicians.
  • Effective process Laboratory Required Documents, Laboratory Wide Procedures, work rules and safe work practices.


Minimum Requirements:
  • Level 2: High School Diploma or equivalent and 18 months experience in radiation protection.
  • Level 3: High School Diploma or equivalent and 36 months experience in radiation protection.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "Q" clearance, which requires US Citizenship.
  • Successful completion of a technical school course (or equivalent) in radiation protection
  • Must either be currently DOE Core qualified or successfully pass the DOE Core exam administered by BEA prior to start date.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain qualification as a MFC Health Physics Technician within 1 year of start date.
Job Information
  • Salary Grade 180 ($62,640 - $100,224) / Salary Grade 190 ($70,680 - $116,616)
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • TDP: Testing designated position; It will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and periodic drug testing throughout the term of employment.
  • Multi-Level: This is a multi-level posting and the selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level dependent on depth and breadth of proven experience and skills.
INL Overview:
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities, and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.
INL Mission:
Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.
INL Vision:
Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.
Selective Service Requirements:
To be eligible for employment at INL men born after December 31, 1959, must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
INL is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide EEO to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Reasonable Accommodation:
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Other Information:
When applying to positions please provide your resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.
INL does not accept resumes from third party vendors unsolicited.
Benefits & Salary:
We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and a phenomenal benefits package. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview
About this Employer

Part of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s complex of national laboratories, INL performs work in each of the strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science & environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research & development.