Jefferson Lab

Come join our team at Jefferson Lab, where great minds matter

Posting Date: 02/22/24
Salary Range: $133,200 - $210,500 (SSE)
Work Type: Dedicated On-site (100% working on-site)

What your job will be like:

Manages the Jefferson Lab Radiation Control (RadCon) Program to ensure radiation safety of workers, public and environment, a program critical to the Jefferson Lab mission. This includes the development of a radiological control program that is compliant with 10 CFR 835 and supports the scientific mission of the Lab. The program components include identification of radiological hazards, implementation of mitigation measures, radiation shielding design, and assessment of safety systems. Manages the Radiological Control Department, including the development and administration of the budget and managing the departmental staff, including applying supervisory and mentoring skills in staff development.

In this role you will:

  • Develop, administer, and maintain a Radiation Control program to ensure radiation safety of workers, public, and the environment.
  • Provide analysis of radiological source terms and mitigation measures, including developing solutions to complex technical issues where limited precedents are available.
  • Recommend engineering controls and work practices consistent with Jefferson Lab's Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) personal radiation exposure policy and the Jefferson Lab Final Safety Assessment Document.
  • Administer the radiological portion of the environmental monitoring program and the personal radiation exposure monitoring program. Manages the RadCon departments staff, budget, personnel actions including hiring, promotions, establishes performance expectations and priorities, and development of staff.
  • Develop work processes to maximize efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Keep apprised of changing laws, regulations, standards, and Department of Energy orders; proposes new or amended policies and procedures to ensure that the objectives of the Laboratory are effectively met.
  • Represent the Lab at 01Y on radiation control issues in discussions and review with the Department of Energy, other governmental agencies, national laboratories and external bodies as appropriate. Participates in the review of other DOE sites and laboratories upon request.
  • Prepare and conduct presentations for specialized training, orientation and communicate information to management and staff.
  • In addition to above, conducts activities in accordance with all environmental, health and safety regulations and practices pertinent to this position.
  • Manage the Radiological Control department and budget, including technical, engineering, scientific, and administrative staff. Supervise subcontractors and vendors hired by the RadCon department as necessary.

Qualifications We Require:


  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Science, or related technical degree required.
  • Widely recognized as a technical expert within the professional community required.


  • 15 years of relevant experience required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Expert level of technical knowledge and skills, knowledge of applicable regulations and guidance documents as well as management skills.
  • Demonstrated technical competence and experience in the identification of radiological hazards, implementation of mitigation measures, radiation shielding design, and assessment of safety systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple highest complexity projects requiring forefront of-the-field, innovative solutions.
  • Recognized high levels of technical expertise in radiological control at experimental accelerator facilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple assignments and budgets.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage administrative, technical, engineering, and scientific personnel.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to give effective presentations to critical/high level customers and effectively represent work group on review panels and cross-organizational teams.
  • Ability to independently identify complex problems and actively devises appropriate solutions that often cross organizational boundaries.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of individuals and levels of the organization to achieve goals.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.

About Jefferson Lab

Join a community with a common purpose of solving the most challenging scientific and engineering problems of our time. The Jefferson Lab campus is located in southeastern Virginia amidst a vibrant and growing technology community.

A career at Jefferson Lab is more than a job. You will be part of “big science” and work alongside top scientists and engineers from around the world unlocking the secrets of our visible universe. Managed by Jefferson Science Associates, LLC; Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is entering an exciting period of mission growth and is seeking new team members ready to apply their skills and passion to have an impact. You could call it work, or you could call it a mission. We call it a challenge. We do things that will change the world.

Total Rewards at Jefferson Lab

At Jefferson Lab, we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Time-off and Leave Programs (vacation, holidays, sick leave)
  • 401(k) Plan – 9% Lab Contribution; 100% vested
  • Flexible Work Arrangements (Hybrid & Alternate Work Schedules available)
  • Tuition Assistance, Training and Professional Development Programs
  • Live near the waterways of the Chesapeake Bay region with access to nearby beaches, mountains, and all major metropolitan centers on the East Coast

Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (JSA) manages and operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). JSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status or on any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. As part of the JSA’s equal employment opportunity policy, we also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and Executive Orders to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.

JSA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities (unless doing so will result in an undue hardship). If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to recruiting @ or call (757) 269-7100 to provide the nature of your request. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Employment with JSA is conditional upon DOE approval if at any time during your employment you are participating in a Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Program or Affiliated activity. Generally, such programs/activities include any foreign-state-sponsored attempt to acquire U.S.-funded scientific research through programs run or funded by the government that target scientists, engineers, students, academics, researchers, and entrepreneurs of all nationalities working or educated in the United States. This includes positions or appointments, both domestic and foreign, titled academic, professional, or institutional appointments whether or not remuneration is received and whether full-time, part-time or voluntary.