Jefferson Lab

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

Posting Date: 05/13/2024

Salary Range: $43,000 - $67,800 (TECH I)

$55,600 - $87,900 (TECH II)

Work Location Type: Dedicated On-site (100% working on-site)


What your job will be like:

Jefferson Lab’s Environmental Safety & Health division is seeking a Radiation Control Technician to provide radiological control support to Jefferson Lab staff by providing dosimetry, performing surveys, administering radiological work permits and providing radiological job coverage among many other tasks. We are open to filling this position at the Tech I or Tech II levels based on the candidate’s skills and experience. Come and join our team!

In this role you will:

• Provide job coverage for radiological work, to include job planning, writing, administering, and enforcing radiation work permits and procedures.

• Post and maintain for radiological controls boundaries consistent with radiation survey data, engineering controls, and radiation work permits, and operating procedures on a site-wide basis.

• Source check, maintain, and operate all types of portable monitoring systems and instruments used by the Lab, (includes hand-held dose rate and contamination monitoring instruments, and portable spectroscopy, sampling or analytical equipment).

• Source check and operate fixed monitoring systems and instruments continuous air monitors. Retrieve data, interpret results, and take necessary actions to support regulatory requirements, and the ALARA philosophy.

• Operate radio-analytic detection equipment (portable and fixed high-resolution gamma spectroscopy systems and liquid scintillation analysis systems.

• Assist in performing environmental sampling of surface water, and soils. Analyze results for trending, and interpret and perform reporting as required to federal, state, and local agencies. Track the volumes and discharges of all sumps and outfalls.

• Respond to emergency situations including radioactive spills, personnel injuries in a radiological environment, fires, and abnormal personnel radiation doses.

• Issue personnel dosimetry and visitor dosimetry, verify training, and perform documentation. (TECH I’s will do this after job performance sign-off)

• Provide training for Jefferson Lab personnel and users as necessary. (TECH I’s will do this after job performance sign-off)

• Assist in tagging, posting and tracking of radioactive material site-wide (TECH I’s will do this after job performance sign-off)

• Analyze radioactivity content of samples activities and evaluate results (TECH I’s will do this under SME supervision)

• Perform routine and job specific radiation, contamination and airborne radioactivity survey (TECH I’s will do this under senior supervision)

Qualifications We Require:

Education & Experience (TECH I):

• High School Diploma

• 2 Years relevant experience in radiation protection, or

• Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience

Education & Experience (TECH II):

• High School Diploma

• 5 Years relevant experience in radiation protection, or

• Equivalent combination of education and experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (TECH I/TECH II):

• Familiarity with radiological controls principles and techniques.

• Familiarity with basic principles of health physics.

• Some experience with radioanalytical laboratory equipment (liquid scintillation counter, gamma spectrometers) and all common types of fixed/portable radiation instrument.

• Familiarity with DOE, NRC, or DOD radiation protection rules and regulations. Demonstrated ability to work independently.

• Familiarity with DOT shipping regulations.

Qualifications We Desire (TECH I/TECH II):

• Navy ELT experience, or RPT qualification through a NAVSEA or INPO training program is also preferred.

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.