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MU Research Reactor Access Control Manager Job Opening

The internationally recognized University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR) is a 10-megawatt nuclear research facility and the most powerful research reactor located on the Mizzou campus.  MURR is a campus research center which operates under the Division of Research, Innovation & Impact.

MURR is the highest-power university research reactor in the United States, operating at 10 megawatts, 6.5 days a week and 52 weeks a year. The MURR facility enables research across many disciplines – From investigating ancient cultures and how plants respond to their environment, to analyzing industrial materials and developing radiopharmaceuticals that have lifesaving clinical applications, the MURR facility is a reliable resource for researchers, scientists, engineers and students across the country.   


Job Description

The University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR) is seeking an Access Control Manager. This person will provide leadership and oversight of the development, implementation, operation, and maintenance of MURR Access Control Control/Insider Threat Mitigation and On-Site Fingerprinting Programs, as well as administrative and technical support and oversight of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)-approved Operator Requalification Program to ensure consistency and compliance with Renewed Facility Operating License No. R-103 and its associated Technical Specifications, American National Standards Institute/American Nuclear Society (ANSI/ANS) standards, the NRC, and other Federal, State, and University rules, regulations, orders, and guidelines that govern these programs.  Manage and provide oversight to two full-time access control personnel.


Key Duties Performed by This Position Will Include:

Lead and assume overall responsibility for duties associated with the MURR Access Control/Insider Threat Mitigation and On-Site Fingerprinting Programs.  Subject matter expert in all functional areas of these programs, including Federal regulations regarding security of radiological material and nuclear fuel.  Liaison to regulatory counterparts on issues concerning these programs.


Analyze, evaluate, and report information developed through background investigations, including criminal and credit history checks; provide defensible recommendations to the NRC-approved Reviewing Officials for granting, denying, or withdrawing unescorted access and/or access authorization.  Identify and mitigate potential compliance and security risks.  Ensure all elements are completed and in compliance with FCRA, NRC, and other applicable regulations.  Directly handle complex and highly sensitive investigative and personnel issues.


Monitor, interpret, and integrate new or changing industry and regulatory requirements into applicable program documentation, internal processes, and procedures.  Provide regulatory-related consultation and guidance to senior leadership, employees, and other key stakeholders.  Keep senior leadership appraised on pending regulatory changes and challenges.


Develop, propose, implement, maintain, and administer established programs, plans, policies, procedures, and forms governing the physical protection of the facility, nuclear and byproduct materials, security-sensitive and safeguards information, as well as the personnel security and operator licensing programs based on best practices and in accordance with Federal, State, and University laws and regulations.  Maintain strict confidentiality of sensitive information.


Prepare, review, and submit official regulatory correspondence.  Routine communication with regulatory counterparts, in person and via written and verbal communications.  Principal interface with NRC concerning compliance with 10 CFR 37 and 10 CFR 73; in addition to MURR’s Medical Examiner concerning the NRC-approved Operator Requalification Program and compliance with 10 CFR 55 and ANSI/ANS-15.4.


Ensure consistent understanding, interpretation, and application of policies, procedures, and processes; develop and deploy policy and compliance training and guidance materials; facilitate various policy-related trainings.


Manage and conduct quality reviews and compliance audits of personnel security programs, investigative actions, and supporting documentation to identify, evaluate, mitigate, and improve the effectiveness of compliance risk management, control, and governance process; resolve escalated issues, and implement program improvements.  Ensure objectives are met and conclusions are supported by sufficient, reliable, relevant, and useful information.  Follow-up on audit results and consult with Senior Leadership regarding recommendations for strengthening internal controls and operations.


Supervise and direct daily operation of two full-time access control personnel; measure and track performance of team against goals and objectives; provide appropriate performance management/coaching; and ensure the appropriate knowledge, skills, and abilities are in place to successfully perform assigned job functions.  Set goals and determine individual training and coaching needs.


Provide technical and administrative support for assigned processes that directly affect the operation or licensing basis (e.g., Technical Specifications, surveillance controls, commitment management, regulatory correspondence, etc.).  Serve as a resource to the University of Missouri Research Reactor Advisory Committee and its subcommittees on related matters within the context of the role.


Develop and nurture professional relationships with management and employees at various levels throughout the University System; as well as nuclear power reactors across the nation, several U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories, and regulatory counterparts.

Performs other duties as assigned.


In Addition, The Individual Will:

Apply understanding of the organization and how own area integrates with others to achieve functional objectives.

Assist other managers as necessary.

Develop and administer policies and practices for the area, aligning with functional policies and practices.

Adapt departmental plans and priorities to meet short- and long-term operational objectives and address resource and operational challenges.

Provides recommendations to policies, plans, programs, etc. that improve/enhance efficiencies at MURR.

Understand and recognize broader impact across the function and/or department

Impact the team’s ability to achieve service, quality and timeliness of objectives

Successful candidates will be persuasive communicators with exceptional organizational and time management skills. They must demonstrate customer service, collaboration, confidentiality, integrity and a commitment to inclusion, diversity and equal opportunity in their activities.



$48,980 to $77,042



M-F, 8:00-5:00 +


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary


Preferred Qualifications

3-5 years of supervisory experience.

Nuclear and/or radiological facility experience


Columbia Missouri Information

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources.  Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.


Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at


Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving  the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-884-2577.


To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.