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Health Physics Technician III/IV

Idaho National Laboratory

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: Less than 2 years
Date Posted: July 19, 2022
Reference Code: 18120
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) Radiological Control Operations group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a Health Physics Technician.
Our team works an on-site 4x10 schedule located at our sitewie facilities 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 professionalism as well as a strong work ethic.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the INL Values to Support safe, sustainable research at INL.
  • 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 radiological workers.
  • Mentor or monitor work of more junior staff.
  • Provide radiological work coverage, radiological work/practices oversight and mentoring: enforce radiological control requirements, ensure ALARA principles are followed during work and respond to radiological emergencies as required. Review, evaluate and comply with radiological work permits. Make entries in log books and survey records. Demonstrate knowledge of facility systems. Maintain proficiency and qualifications in radiation and contamination control through completion of work, self study and training activities. Display a working level knowledge of Health Physics theory, work practices and instrumentation. Implement Laboratory Required Documents, Laboratory Wide Procedures, work rules and safe work practices.
  • Perform required radiological surveys for free release of materials; personnel surveys for contamination; surveys for contamination control, radiation control and worker exposure, airborne radioactivity control; and surveys to categorize waste for shipment.
  • Applies knowledge of radiological control principles, procedures, requirements and related instrumentation sufficient to: Provide work coverage & oversight for maintenance, operational, & routine work that involves radioactive materials for the Radiological Control Department. Document and review when applicable, radiological surveys and radiological information in logs and survey maps. Develop Radiological Work Permits. Review and provide input for facility procedures concerning radiological control and ALARA implementation. Demonstrate an in depth knowledge of facility systems. Assist in writing radiological procedures and provide instruction and guidance to less senior technicians.


Minimum Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of a technical school course (or equivalent) in radiation protection.
  • TS0300: 18 months experience in radiation protection.
  • TS0400: 36 months experience in radiation protection.
  • All potential candidates scheduled for a job interview must either be currently DOE Core qualified or successfully pass the DOE Core exam administered by BEA.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain qualification as a Health Physics Technician within 1 year of start date.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "L" clearance, which requires US Citizenship.
Job Information
  • Salary Grade: 180/190
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • TDP-Testing designated position; you will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and periodic drug testing throughout the term of your 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 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.
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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 males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities 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.

COVID Safety Protocols
As a condition of employment, Idaho National Laboratory will inquire about COVID vaccination status and expects candidates to comply with all required COVID safety protocols, including mask-wearing as applicable.

Idaho National Laboratory has implemented a required vaccination policy effective immediately requiring that all new hires must be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, unless exempt under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, or other applicable state or federal law. In accordance with Idaho National Laboratory's duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, our customers and visitors, and the community at large from infectious diseases that may be reduced by vaccinations.
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
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INL does not accept resumes from third party vendors unsolicited.
Benefits, Salary, and Relocation
We have an extremely competitive salary structure and phenomenal benefits. 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.