Radiation Safety Officer (317555) - BHI Energy - Roadtechs.com Nuclear Job Board
Radiation Safety Officer (317555)
Posted by: BHI Energy <Susanne.Swensen@bhienergy.com> on January 15, 2018 at 09:17:01. Click here to reply to this post via Email.
Contract / Temp to Direct / Direct Hire: Contract
City: College Park
Country: United States
Zip or Postal Code: 20740
BHI is currently recruiting for a dynamic person to work as the Manager, Radiation Safety/Radiation Safety Officer on a part time basis at our client location in Indianna.
This position is the lead technical expert responsible for managing and directing the Radiation Safety Program for the client and other companies under its control.
This position serves as the institutional Radiation Safety Officer ( RSO ) and is specifically named as the RSO with Indiana Department of the Environment and Nuclear Regulatory Commission radiological licenses and registrations.
The RSO shall represent the client during regulatory agency inspections and coordinate the client's response to those agencies and others.
The RSO is responsible for establishing company-wide policies, practices and procedures related to the safe and compliant use of radiation and radioactive materials such that the program is designed to assure that exposure to radiation is maintained As Low As Reasonably Achievable ( ALARA ).
Specific services to be managed include tracking of authorized users, use locations, radioactive sources, radioactive waste, and equipment; monitoring exposures to the public and occupational workers; tracking and maintaining exposure to radiation and releases to the environment ALARA ; providing effective training; monitoring compliance with all applicable regulations and license conditions; reviewing and commenting on proposed regulations; implementing a security program for Category 1 and Category 2 quantities of radioactive material; coordinating the activities of the Radiation Safety Committee.
With the Assistant Director Research Safety, the Manager/ RSO of the Radiation Safety Program, sets priorities and activities, establishes, directs and manages Radiation Safety policies and programs within the Office of Research Safety, as well as associated staffing, budget, services, equipment and training.
The Manager/ RSO collaborates with university representatives at all levels and within all departments company-wide, to accomplish goals and objectives within the Radiation Safety Program, as well as the broader goals of the Office of Research Safety, and the Department of Environmental Safety Sustainability & Risk.
- Bachelor's degree and ten (10) or more years of experience in operational health physics including at least seven (7) years of regulatory compliance experience and three (3) years of program management experience directing a professional health physics staff.
- Thorough knowledge of radiation protection standards, measurement techniques, exposure control methods and applicable regulations.
- Must be able to effectively present information, ideas and radiation safety concepts to stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
- Must have demonstrated management skills for a large, diverse radiation protection program, preferably at a university or other research setting.
- Must have experience establishing broad radiation safety policies, practices and programs that comply with applicable regulations and licenses.
- Must be literate in basic Microsoft Office software, possess excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills, and have exceptional administrative and organizational abilities.
- Must meet requirements to be a Radiation Safety Officer in the State of Maryland and be deemed "trustworthy and reliable" under NRC and State regulations.
- Must have proven ability to lead, direct, engage and motivate staff.
- The selected candidate must successfully pass a post-offer, pre-employment physical as a requirement to wear a respirator and participate in incident response.
- A Master's or other advanced degree in Health Physics or a related scientific discipline.
- Fifteen (15) or more years of continuous experience in operational health physics including at least ten (10) years of regulatory compliance experience and five years of program management experience directing a professional health physics staff.
- American Board of Health Physics certification.
- Senior management experience directing a large radiation safety program at a University or other large research facility.
- Experience in building direct working relationships with external regulators.
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