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Health & Safety Technologist

Location: Livermore, CA
Category: Technicians/IT
Job ID: 102041
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LLNL $500 Referral Program Eligible

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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 openings for Health and Safety Technologists/Sr. Health and Safety Technologists. You will provide health and safety technical support to one or more LLNL program customers consistent with LLNL’s commitment to a safe and healthy work environment. These positions are in the Environmental, Safety and Health Teams.
This position will be filled at either the 571.2 or 571.3 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.
Essential Duties
- Perform radiological and industrial hygiene surveys and measurements to ensure adequate safety for workers and the environment. Analyze basic data from radiological and industrial hygiene monitoring equipment, systems, or operations to determine safety compliance with an established design or a standard procedure. Initiate appropriate corrective action to assure adherence to procedures and design criteria.
- Operate and maintain radiological and industrial hygiene detection instruments and sampling equipment.
- Handle, package, and transport radioactive and beryllium contaminated materials.
- Obtain, prepare and assist with analyses of radiological samples. Perform tests and sample analysis associated with experimental operations.
- Monitor operations and provide safety guidance to assist workers in safe work practices. Keep team management informed of changes to operations/facilities through regular communication.
- Respond and participate in emergency response activities or off-normal events.
- Conduct field training and training evaluations in support of worker qualifications.
- Assist in the writing and preparation of safety policies and procedures including safety controls, Radiation Work Permits (RWP), IWSs and safety routine requirements.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition at the 571.3 Level
- Provide advanced technical support and perform advanced radiological tests and sample analysis on experimental operations in a wide variety of multi-discipline activities to assist scientists, project personnel and other technical personnel in evaluating and providing technical guidance in the safe performance of facility and experimental operations.  Write and prepare safety policies and procedures including safety controls, Radiation Work Permits (RWP), IWSs and safety routine requirements. Operate, maintain and calibrate sophisticated radiological and industrial hygiene detection instruments and sampling equipment.
- Provide safety criteria for the design, fabrication and test of experimental equipment.
- Perform advanced radiological and industrial hygiene surveys and measurements to ensure adequate safety for workers and the environment. Obtain, prepare and assist with moderately complex analyses of radiological samples. Maintain appropriate safety postings. Observe, interpret and take measurements of, and analyze data from advanced radiological and industrial hygiene monitoring equipment, systems, or operations to determine safety compliance with an established design or a standard procedure.
Qualifications
- Associate degree in Occupational Safety or Radiation Protection or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Demonstrated intermediate technical knowledge and analytical, decision making and problem solving skills to acquire and analyze basic data, report results and identify and solve moderately complex technical problems to affected program or individuals and to maintain a logbook.
- Experience operating and maintaining radiological and industrial hygiene sampling and detection equipment, or other analytical equipment of similar complexity and knowledge of practical radiological and industrial hygiene contamination control practices.
- Effective, high-quality interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills to write clear technical documentation for the purposes of documenting surveys, maintenance, work performance, and provide comprehensive technical guidance and training.
- Ability to work independently and in a team environment in a fast-paced, schedule-driven environment and able to work various shifts in support of around-the-clock operations.
- Ability to complete formal DOE Radiological Control Technician qualifications.
- Ability to become medically qualified to wear respiratory and protection equipment, and work with toxic and radioactive materials.
- Ability to apply torque, forceful gripping, pressing and pushing with hands and arms, climb ladders up to a height of 30 ft. and carry up to 30 lbs. Able to perform extensive bending, stooping, crouching, kneeling, crawling, balancing, and climbing stairs and to work outside.
In addition at the 571.3 Level
- Significant related experience in Occupational Safety, Radiation Protection or related scientific area.
- Demonstrated advanced technical knowledge, and the ability to acquire and analyze complex data. Demonstrated advanced technical knowledge of ES&H and ability to report results and identify and solve complex technical problems.  Demonstrated independent analytical, decision making, and problem solving skills.
- Experience operating, maintaining and calibrating sophisticated radiological sampling and detection equipment, or other analytical equipment of similar complexity.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam:  A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

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

Anticipated Clearance Level:  Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  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 listing has multiple openings; these are Career Indefinite positions.  Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for these positions.

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 applying cutting-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 $1.5 billion, employing approximately 6,000 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.