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Radiation Control Technician (RCT) 3

Job Title
Radiation Control Technician (RCT) 3
Job ID
Los Alamos,  NM 87545
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Longenecker & Associates (L&A) seeks a motivated Radiation Control Technician (RCT) 3 to contribute to our mission supporting our work at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

L&A is a woman-owned small business and trusted partner enabling critical missions across the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) complex for more than 30 years. We contribute to DOE’s nuclear security and environmental remediation enterprise by providing the highest-caliber staff and experts.

L&A is unconditionally committed to mission success and the well-being of employees, the nation and the environment. Our team members are passionate about building a healthier environment for generations to come. We are a community that interfaces and effectively communicates with all levels of management and government. If you have a passion for excellence, seek opportunities to engage in mission critical work, and consistently exceed expectations, apply now to join our professional family.



The RCT 3 provides radiological support at assigned Laboratory sites in the areas of workplace surveillance and analysis/interpretation of radiological data. In addition, they provide fully proficient operational health physics support in the assigned facility, function or area. Other duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for high-hazard radiological jobs, ensuring compliance with radiation protection activities, procedures and 10CFR835,
  • Implements radiation protection procedures and applies these to a wide range of activities such as reviewing radiological work for proper controls, posting and compliance with Laboratory requirements,
  • Assists and mentors employees in on-the-job training in the areas of: group procedures for radiation monitoring, contamination control, external exposure control and emergency response, radiation work permits, and facility design,
  • Interfaces with emergency personnel or directly responds to an emergency situation involving radiation or radioactive material,
  • Works with health physicist to determining appropriate re-entry requirements, directs as necessary other RCTs in monitoring and dealing with contaminated personnel,
  • The RCT 3 may be called upon on an as-needed basis to successfully assume field management responsibility and direct the actions of other technicians,
  • Completing assignments requires following or adhering to requirements, specifications, or procedures developed for the task,
  • Impact of work may affect an entire facility,
  • Consequence of error may include serious radiological safety events, including injury to self or others, as well as noncompliance with 10CFR835, with potential for Laboratory fines under the Price-Anderson Amendments Act,
  • RCT 3 is considered skilled/fully proficient,
  • Incumbent applies knowledge of the job, and Laboratory policies and principles to complete a wide range of tasks,
  • Has complete understanding and wide application of technical principle, theories, and concepts in the field,
  • Also has general knowledge of other related disciplines,
  • Assignments are usually focused while working within established priorities, procedures, processes, requirements or specifications,
  • Priorities and tasks are usually prescribed,
  • Expected to provide technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems,
  • Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with organization objectives,
  • Impact of work is usually limited to a well-defined area,
  • Incumbent performs normal aspects of job with little or no direct supervision,
  • General instructions are given for new assignments,
  • Work is occasionally reviewed for soundness of judgment, overall adequacy and accuracy,
  • Some contributions for original work are expected.


  • Position typically requires a high school diploma and two-to-four years of related experience,
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered,
  • At this level, additional training, certification, and/or education may be desirable. 


  • Ability to obtain and hold a Q-Level DOE security clearance,
  • Ability to work in a diverse work environment,
  • Pre-placement physical examination, which includes drug screening, and inclusion in random drug testing program,
  • Ability to fulfill and promote L&A core values.


  • Current DOE Q Clearance preferred,
  • Current DOE RCT qualification preferred,
  • Other desired but not required experience.


Los Alamos, NM
This position requires on-site work and is contingent on ability to gain site access to Los Alamos National Laboratory. LANL is a multidisciplinary research institution dedicated to enhancing national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns. The health and safety of our employees is our number one priority. During this COVID environment, this position will continue to report on site following the New Mexico health guidelines. We have taken all the recommended safety measures to provide a safe work environment.


Work involves moderate physical demands, such as lifting and carrying radiation protection instruments and wearing personal protective equipment, including respiratory protection. Work may be outdoors and may be scheduled at times other than regular work hours.

Successful candidates will be able to perform the essential functions of the job with reasonable accommodation. This job posting reflects management’s assignment of essential functions and the descriptions listed do not restrict management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


As an L&A employee, you will be eligible for a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package including healthcare (medical and dental), 401K plan, and paid time off. We believe in investing in our employees beyond compensation and as an L&A employee, you will have access to in-house training, career pathing, mentoring, award programs, tuition reimbursement and much more.

L&A is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or status as a qualified individual with a disability or protected veteran.

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