Calibration Specialist (SNV-142)

Las Vegas, NV
SEE Program
Las Vegas, NV
18.01  Hourly
18.01  Hourly
Full Time
Monday - Friday, Days
Calibration Specialist
ID:SNV-142Location:Las VegasProgram:SEE
Wage/Hr:$18.01Hours/Week:40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, DaysMinimum Age:55

Being Age 55 or Older is Good for The Environment! The Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program offers unique opportunities in Scientific, Technical, and Administrative / Office support for individuals age 55 and over to support the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through a grant administered program through National Older Worker Career Center (NOWCC). This is a unique program where your talents, expertise and experience will truly be valued. The EPA provides a wonderful work atmosphere, and you'll be working side-by-side with EPA staff that are doing important work every day. Pay & Benefits: Pay rate: $18.01 /hr. Benefits: Paid Health Insurance Premium if working 30+ hours per week, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Time, Paid Federal Holidays plus one Individual Holiday, and optional Vision and Dental Insurance available. Must be U.S Citizen and age 55 or older to apply. The duties of this position must be performed onsite at the EPA office location in Las Vegas, NV.


Minimum of 3 year(s) of experience in Experience with instrumentation, electronics and radiation measuring instruments. OR BA/BS Degree in Science, Technology or Engineering or related field

  • Experience required with Windows, Scanner
  • MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint)

Maintain the Center for Radiation Protection and Response radiation survey instrumentation. Evaluate, calibrate and repair radiation survey instruments; assist with the repair, maintenance and tracking of ER equipment as necessary, conduct inventory of equipment; maintain records on calibration, quality control checks, shipping, maintenance and calibration parameters of instruments. Tasks identified within this PD are generally not portable and enrollee will be expected to report to the office to perform required tasks as directed by their monitor up to 5 days per week.

  • Assist the Instrument Manager in maintaining NCRFO?s emergency response radiation instrument inventory. Provide response support for critical project planning and logistical activities (e.g. ER and routine sitework deployments). Storage of radiation instruments to shelves or other storage and deployment cases. Track instrumentation by assigned locations and/or storage. Prepare radiation instruments for shipping to vendors or regions. Check in and track instruments received back from calibration and other use. Follow proper handling, packaging, containerizing, marking, labeling and documentation as required and in accordance w/federal regulations. These activities require a great deal of independent work and judgement.    35%
  • Assist with specialized radiation survey instrument repair, maintenance and calibration. Follow appropriate guidelines & procedures of the Quality Program to ascertain that calibrations are performed correctly. Perform Quality Control checks on instrumentation as required to assess and evaluate instrument performance and maintain related QA documents associated with tracking instrument performance and reliability. Propose, advise, and provide ongoing assistance to the Instrument Manager with developing strategies for QC check protocols when new scenarios arise. Evaluate any instrument damage. Research, recommend, and perform in-house repairs when feasible. These activities require a high level of independent judgement, extensive analytical work, data assessment and calculations (including algebra for decay corrections, unit conversions, and percent error), and depth of technical knowledge.   25%
  • Maintain instrument database with current information regarding the status of the radiation instrument inventory. Assist staff with categorizing and transferring EPA equipment data into web-based tracking and management systems as needed to support RERT and Regional emergency response needs. Maintain records of calibration and maintenance or repair frequency. Propose improvements to existing systems as appropriate. Identify calibration requirements and verify all equipment has been sent or received, as applicable. Maintain instrument calibration documents and QC check data. Perform troubleshooting on instrument calibration and QC check issues, which includes presenting collected data, developing strategies, and proposing solutions. These activities require a high level of independent judgement and depth of technical knowledge.   20%
  • Perform research, develop strategies, design, propose, and construct new and custom instrumentation to enhance NCRFO?s field scanning systems program. Train NCRFO personnel in the design, operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of these customized systems, and provide ongoing cross-program technical advice and recommendations for the development/testing/ evaluation of NCRFOs field scanning systems and to integrate with other Agency ER or regional support efforts. Assist staff in the development and implementation of improvements to the Radiological Emergency Response Program to include database implementation and associated data sharing tools or other means of field reporting. These activities require a high level of technical expertise, independent work, and professional judgement.   10%
  • Additional duties as assigned to assist w/equipment warehouse activities ? moving and storage of equipment and instrumentation.   10%

  • Radiation, Environmental, Health and Safety Training
  • Overnight travel: 1-2 weeks per year
  • Air travel anticipated: 1-2 weeks per year
  • Health Safety Training: Individual must receive NRC-approved training, "Basic Radiation Worker Training." Individual must also receive training from National Center for Radiation Field Operations (NCRFO) staff on local activities.
  • Health and Safety Considerations: Individual will receive this required training prior to related work assignment and participation
  • Lifting less than 50 lbs, such as moving cases of instruments in preparation for deployment, testing, storage, and or shipping. Possible exposure to hot/cold weather. Physical activities could include conducting maintenance at/near rotating and operating equipment. Potential exposure to radiation sources and other chemicals and hazardous materials such as oil, lubricants, greases, another equipment and vehicle maintenance-related materials/waste.
  • Required Safety Gear: Coveralls, gloves, hard hat, steel-toed shoes and safety goggles/glasses as needed.
  • Safety Gear Use: When lifting and moving radiation instrument cases. When doing minor equipment repair and calibration

NOWCC is committed to promoting equal opportunity and to an environment free from discrimination and harassment in any form when hiring and administering Experienced Worker Programs under cooperative agreements with federal agencies. It is NOWCC?s policy to comply with all applicable laws that provide equal opportunity and to prohibit unlawful discrimination in hiring enrollees in the federal programs.