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Radiation Control Technician (RCT) 4

Job Title
Radiation Control Technician (RCT) 4
Job ID
Los Alamos,  NM 87545
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Longenecker & Associates (L&A) seeks a motivated Radiation Control Technician (RCT) 4 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 4 is a senior radiation protection technician performing the full range of RCT support activities and serving as the primary point of contact for planning, coordination of resources, and ensuring resolution of conflicting demands in highly dynamic and challenging conditions that require ability as a strong tactical decision maker. Assignments may be broad or narrowly focused, but usually require contributions of substantial independent effort. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensures that radiological controls are correctly applied for radiological work, including high-hazard radiological work, by serving as authorized subject matter expert for development of radiological work control packages (RWCPs),
  • Provides coordination of work area resources as needed to ensure safe and efficient operations,
  • Fulfills customer radiation protection requests while ensuring established RP-1 priorities are followed,
  • Works effectively with customers and supervision to resolve problems including elevation of issues beyond the ability of the RCT 4 to resolve,
  • Ability to anticipate problems and handle unforeseen issues,
  • May include technical supervision responsibilities, but certainly includes responsibility for providing technical leadership and review,
  • Through actions and words, demonstrates excellence in safety and compliance to RCTs co-workers and customers.
  • 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,
  • Contributions are of sufficient value to have some impact on the outcome of the entire group accomplishments,
  • Work is performed without appreciable direction,
  • Completed work is reviewed from a relatively long-term perspective, for desired results,
  • Incumbent exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignments, which may be completed without established procedures,
  • Assignments may be broad or narrowly focused, but usually require contributions of original work,
  • Usually includes some responsibility for coordination and participation in developing the final product working with the requestor.


  • 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 expected, including associate's degrees and graduation from technical institutions. 


RCT 4 is considered a senior-skilled level with demonstrated skills and knowledge beyond those expected to be found at Level 3. A successful candidate:
  • Has the ability to obtain and hold a Q-Level DOE security clearance,
  • Applies extensive knowledge and skills to complete specialized tasks and has full knowledge of other related disciplines,
  • Has comprehensive understanding of general and technical aspects of the job,
  • Develops solutions to complex problems that require the regular use of ingenuity, creativity, and independence,
  • Has the ability to work in a diverse work environment,
  • Has the ability to pass a pre-placement physical examination, which includes drug screening, and inclusion in random drug testing program,
  • Has the ability to fulfill and promote L&A core values.


  • Current DOE Q Clearance preferred,
  • Current DOE RCT qualification preferred.


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 time other than regular work hours. Normally requires extensive experience in supporting radiological activities and facilities and in applying operational health physics to work.

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 a condition of employment with L&A, you are expected to adhere to all customer site safety protocols and procedures including, but not limited to, all requirements relating to COVID safety such as social distancing, wearing of masks and mandatory vaccination.


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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