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Staff Scientist - Radiological Incident Response

companyIdaho National Laboratory
locationIdaho Falls, ID, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Idaho National Laboratory is hiring a Staff Scientist - Radiological Incident Response to work in our Emergency Response and Readiness department. Our team works a 9x80 schedule located out of our REC facility with every other Friday off. This person will report to the manager of the Emergency Response and Readiness department. Provide technical direction and instruction to Federal, State and Local radiological response assets in radiological hazard identification, detection, characterization, x-ray radiography assessment and mitigation strategies. Responsibilities Include:

  • Support research, development, training, and exercise demonstration activities associated with the Nuclear/Radiological Search & Response Training Program.
  • Foster the utilization of Laboratory capabilities and personnel by radiological emergency response personnel.
  • Develop intra and inter-laboratory partnerships to address research and instruction in crisis and/or consequence management associated with nuclear/radiological materials and associated facilities.
  • Generate ideas for new proposals and business development opportunities.
  • Prepare training curriculum and materials for scientific and technical products, reports, documents, presentations, and concept papers.

Qualifications:Minimum Requirements:

  • PR0300 - HS and 13 years relevant experience in lieu of degree, BS Degree and 5 years' experience, MS and 3 years' experience, or PhD and 2 years' experience
  • Extensive experience in x-ray radiography assessment operations or nuclear/radiological incident response in lieu of education may be considered.
  • Degree in Radiation Protection/Health Physics, Physics, Nuclear Engineering or comparable technical degree
  • Practical experience (5-10 years) in radiation safety/protection, radiological detection, x-ray radiography and/or nuclear reactor operations is preferred.
  • Familiarity and experience with U.S. crisis and consequence management mission desired. Nuclear/Radiological Emergency Response team participation experience preferred.
  • Ability to travel approximately 1 week per month, minimum.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "Q" clearance, which requires US Citizenship.

The following INL Qualifications will be mandatory:

  • Radiation Worker II,
  • Radiological Source Custodian,
  • Principal Researcher. Additionally,
  • DOT Advanced Radioactive Material (RAM) Shipper Certification and Air Transport of Radioactive Materials Training (IATA).

Job Information:

  • PR0300 - 230 - ($124,368 - $211,596)
  • You are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • TDP: This is a 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.

Benefits and Relocation

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401(k) with a 4.2% employer contribution and up to 4.8% match
  • Paid time off (personal leave)
  • Employee Education Program (tuition assistance)
  • Comprehensive Relocation Package
  • Benefit eligibility subject multiple factors, including employment status and position classification.

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 5,800 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. 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 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. 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 a 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.

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