Mission Support and Test Services, LLC

  • Scientist II

    Posted Date 5 months ago(4/10/2019 9:28 AM)
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    Las Vegas
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  • Qualifications

    Due to the nature of our work, US Citizenship is required for all positions.

    • Bachelor’s degree in Health Physics, Nuclear Engineering or a similar calculus-based Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematic (STEM) field, plus at least 2 years’ relevant experience. 
    • Experience with one or more of the following is highly desired: gamma-ray spectroscopy, operational health physics, and customer service and/or training development and delivery. 
    • Must have strong written and oral communications skills and must show a demonstrated ability to work on complex applied projects in a group atmosphere.
    • Ability to interface effectively with technical personnel from other MSTS organizations, outside organizations, and government agencies.
    • Must be willing and able to perform work during non-standard hours, take on-call duty, and deploy worldwide on short notice.
    • Must be able to meet Company requirements for worldwide travel including submission to immunizations.
    • Must be able to perform critical job functions while under high stress environments such as those presented in real world deployments.
    • Pre-placement physical examination, which includes a drug screen, is required. MSTS maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
    • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

    Department of Energy Q Clearance (position will be cleared to this level). Reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in 10 CFR Part 707.4, “Workplace Substance Abuse Programs at DOE Sites,” will be conducted.  Applicant selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation, and subsequent reinvestigations, and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified matter. Successful completion of a counterintelligence evaluation, which may include a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination, may also be required. Reference 10 CFR Part 709, “Counterintelligence Evaluation Program. Eligibility Requirements – To obtain a clearance, an individual must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age. Reference DOE Order 472.2, “Personnel Security.” 


    MSTS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. MSTS is a background screening, drug-free workplace.



    Serve as an emergency response team member and participate in exercise and real-world deployments.


    Key Responsibilities:

    • Collect and analyze radiation data in field operations from a variety of platforms, including radionuclide identification and activity estimates. Provide input to development of analysis algorithms.
    • Maintain fluency in national and international guidelines in public and worker protection in a radiological emergency.
    • Prepare technical and non-technical reports including procedures and plans.
    • Develop technical materials in support of drills and exercises as required or assigned.
    • Develop training materials and presentations for use in conferences, briefings to state and local-level government organizations, and other responders.
    • Contribute to the development and testing of software applications specific to radiological emergency response activities.
    • Must be willing and able to travel worldwide as a member of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) emergency response teams or to support general programmatic projects.
    • Perform related work as assigned by Manager


    If you’re looking for an interesting, fulfilling career, you’ve come to the right place!


    At Mission Support and Test Services, LLC (MSTS), we’re a dynamic team of employees who manage and operate the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), formerly known as the Nevada Test Site. A premier outdoor, indoor and underground national laboratory for unique, high-level experiments, the NNSS has offices across the country, including Southern Nevada; Santa Barbara and Livermore, California; Washington, D.C.; and Albuquerque and Los Alamos, New Mexico. We’re dedicated to working together as a team to keep our nation safe. Join us!


    MSTS is a limited liability company consisting of Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell), Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs), and HII Nuclear Inc.