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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Radiological Services Manager in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 309663

Directorate: Operational Systems Directorate

Division: Environment, Health, Safety and Security (EHS&S)

Group: Radiation Protection

Job Description

At the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), we value human life above all else and strive to provide a workplace free of occupational injuries and illnesses. We value the environment and strive to protect it, the public, and future generations from unacceptable risks resulting from its operations. PNNL fulfills these commitments through active identification, evaluation, prevention, and management of hazards and by striving to comply with the letter and spirit of all environmental, safety, and health laws and regulations.

The Environment, Health & Safety Division of PNNL contributes to operational success by providing efficient and effective systems, processes, tools, and services that enable staff to conduct their work in a safe, compliant, and environmentally sound manner. Our staff, research and operational processes work together to produce outstanding results for our customers.

As an indispensable partner in delivering safe, compliant and efficient outcomes in support of Laboratory operations, science, research and technology, the Radiological Services Manager provides leadership in the implementation and continuing improvement of the PNNL radiation protection program. The position provides a key partnership interface with science and technology staff partners, delivering radiation protection leadership expertise to facilitate successful project outcomes with high levels of performance. The Radiological Services Manager works closely with organizational partners and radiation protection staff to assure successful radiation protection program implementation for a myriad of projects, provide radiological risk management strategies, assure operational readiness, and develop creative solutions to complex activities utilizing radioactive material and/or radiation generating devices.

The incumbent influences policy and develops lab-wide implementation plans and procedures which assure compliance with rapidly changing applicable Federal and State laws and DOE orders, while doing so in a risk-based, cost effective manner. Responsibilities include working within broadly defined DOE rules (10 CFR 835) and integration with NRC and Agreement State regulatory framework to identify alternatives and recommended approaches. The incumbent will also be expected to be an advocate for identifying and implementing new efficiencies within the Radiation Protection Program.

The Radiological Services Manager provides field deployed staff necessary to implement the Radiation Protection Program at PNNL. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop risk based solutions to radiological program implementation issues in order to minimize program impacts.

  • Provide direct support, guidance, and advice to RPSMs, Radiological Engineers, Work Control Specialist, line management, and others on radiological issues involving the implementation of the Radiation Protection Program.

  • In partnership with the Radiation Protection Programs Manager, maintain Radiation Protection implementing procedures to define the organizations methods of doing business.

  • Direct the review of proposed high-risk radiological work and the prescription of engineered radiological controls to maintain ionizing radiation exposure of staff within administrative control levels and As Low As Reasonably Achievable.

  • Provide a customer service single point of contact for all projects with respect to field deployed staff.

  • Exercise independent judgment in evaluating complex, one-of-a-kind issues and selecting an appropriate course of action consistent with the Laboratory's vision and mission as well as policies and procedures.

  • Set both short and long-term goals and establish strategic plans for Radiological Services staff.

  • Manage the use of tools and automated systems that support program implementation.

  • Provides a point of contract for Union issues.

The incumbent has the responsibilities consistent with managing field deployed personnel.

  • Manage the quality of the work environment.

  • Establish appropriate processes to implement organizational plans.

  • Internal networking.

  • Development and maintenance of assigned resources.

  • Management and development of staff.

  • Manpower planning, implementation, and marketing of group capabilities.

  • Quality assessment and assurance.

  • Assure safe/compliant/technically proficient performance of work by staff.

  • Assign competent staff to projects.

  • Ensure all staff are trained and qualified to carry out their assigned responsibilities.

The incumbent has the authorities required for managing field deployed personnel.

  • Make and implement investment/divestment decisions for assigned resources.

  • Evaluate and reward staff performance.

  • Develop, mentor, and train staff.

The incumbent has the accountabilities resident with managing field deployed personnel.

  • Managing assigned resources and satisfying performance metrics.

  • Managing the quality of the work environment.

  • Maintaining compliant operation.

  • Achieve a high level of internal and external customer satisfaction.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with 10+ years of relevant experience; or a Master's degree with 8+ years of relevant experience.

  • Leadership and management experience that includes initiating, planning, executing, controlling, closing processes, and leading staff.

  • Consistent with DOE-STD-1098, reading and comprehension skills in the English language are necessary for radiation safety training. Strong verbal and written communications skills are required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certification by the American Board of Health Physics (ABHP) is highly preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience, leadership and subject matter expertise for implementation and monitoring of DOE Radiation Protection program functional elements as defined by 10 CFR 835.

  • Demonstrated experience, leadership and subject matter expertise in Radiation Protection Program assessment planning and execution.

  • Familiarity with standard office suite and radiation protection-related software applications.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

Other Information

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance.


  • U.S. Citizenship

  • Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.

  • Drug Testing: All Security Clearance (L or Q) positions will be considered by the Department of Energy to be Testing Designated Positions which means that they are subject to applicant, random, and for cause drug testing. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).

Note: Applicants will be considered ineligible for security clearance processing by the U.S. Department of Energy until non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for 12 consecutive months can be demonstrated.

Directorate: Operational Systems

Job Category: Managers

Group: Radiation Protection Div

Opening Date: 2019-08-12

Closing Date: 2019-09-09