Sandia National Laboratories Radiological Control Technologist (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico


We are seeking a Radiological Control Technologist

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Under staff level oversight: Provide technical support associated with the recognition, measurement, evaluation, and control of potential health hazards related to areas such as ionizing radiation, radioactive material, and radiation generating devices.
  • Conduct tests and field investigations to support environmental, engineering, scientific, and mission support personnel in determining sources and methods of controlling radiation hazards.
  • Support customers performing various operations, often outdoors and in hazardous conditions (other than radiological).


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Three years’ experience as a Senior RCT.
  • Ability to qualify for respiratory protection.
  • A valid driver's license and capable of operating a government vehicle.


  • ANSI 3.1 qualification.
  • Implementation of 10CFR835 or 10CFR20
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing, and ability to team effectively with other RCTs, engineers, scientists and technicians is required.
  • Basic computer skills (Office Suite)
  • 10-15 years (or more) of experience
  • NRRPT registered
  • AS or BS in Radiological Science (or STEM).
  • Current HAZWOPER training and experience with VSDS
  • Current experience at SNL as an RCT.

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.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

  • Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
  • Extraordinary co-workers
  • Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
  • Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
  • Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at:

*These benefits vary by job classification.

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.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT


This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years.

Individuals in LTE positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.