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Wounded Warrior Radiological Control Technician (Member or Senior)

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About Sandia 
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Department Description 
The Radiation Protection Department provides radiation protection support services to Sandia line organizations and is the steward of the Corporate Radiation Protection Program. Services provided include: translation of DOE directives and Federal rules into Sandia specific requirements and guidance; development of tools to assist in the identification and control of hazards associated with the use of radioactive materials and radiation-generating devices; providing trained and qualified personnel to support radiological activities and operations throughout the Laboratories; and workplace sampling and monitoring services to ensure effectiveness of radiological controls. The Department works with the Corporate Radiation Protection Safety Committee to establish goals, measure performance, and perform assessments to collect data to support continuous improvement in the safe performance of radiological operations. 

How To Apply 
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Job Summary 
The purpose of this program is to provide professional personnel to the line organization to assist them in meeting their mission objectives. These positions include administrative staff associates and technologists and are identified in the Division's Workforce Plan. These assignments are typically for up to a one-year period, with the option at management's discretion to serve up to one additional one-year assignment.

Sandia National Laboratories Wounded Warrior Career Development Program (WWCDP) has an opening for veterans who have been wounded in combat.

The Radiation Protection Department (4128) is seeking Junior Radiological Control Technicians (JRCTs). The Junior RCT position is an entry-level job. Candidates must pass a written math test with a score of 80% or better to qualify for consideration. The candidate participates for at least three (3) years in a training and qualification program that will, upon successful completion, result in the person being eligible for consideration as a Senior RCT. During the three-year training and qualification period, the candidate will receive classroom and field training. The candidate will need to pass written and oral examinations on a set schedule which demonstrates comprehension and mastery of knowledge. The passing grade for these exams is greater than or equal to 80%. Failure to demonstrate proficiency by passing these exams will results in termination.

The Wounded Warrior Career Development Program is a unique career development employment opportunity that enables eligible veterans to acquire career-based skills at Sandia through training, mentoring, and real-world work experience while supporting mission success. 

-- Requires high school diploma or equivalent.
--Must be a U.S. Military Veteran wounded in combat. 
--Must possess a valid driver's license
--Selected candidates must be able to fulfill the following: (1) lift and carry up to 35 lbs. of monitoring and associated equipment on a daily basis; (2) work outdoors in all types of weather, confined spaces, and elevated surfaces; (3) work around potential industrial hazards such as chemical, electrical, mechanical, biological, lasers, and noise; (4) work with radioactive material and ergonomic hazards; (5) work in heat/thermal stress environments and around environmental hazards such as scorpions and snakes; (6) pass a math pretest with a score of 80% or higher; (7) pass routine testing of DOE Core qualifications material, SNL Site Specific procedures test plus an oral board with a grade of 80% or higher on a set schedule; (8) perform the duties and responsibilities of the position while wearing respiratory protection; (9) pass an essential functions physical
--Mentor new wounded warriors after completing the WWCDP 

--AAS degree in math, physics or biology
--Experience as a radiological worker
--Must be interested in furthering your education 
--Share experiences to improve understanding of combat theater and enhance connections with members of the workforce
--Communicate effectively, orally and in writing
--Ability to operate as a member of a team with other RCTs, engineers, scientists, and technologists in mission and mission-support areas
--Ability to operate a computer and working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications 

Security Clearance 
Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE)-granted Q-level security clearance.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment. 

At Sandia you will receive many benefits as a valued employee of a premier national multi-program engineering and science research laboratory. In our Total Rewards package you will enjoy competitive pay, great benefits, a stimulating, positive environment and learning opportunities that will help build your career. More information may be found on our Careers website. 

Sandia National Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer of qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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