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Posted by: Value Added Solutions, Inc. on December 18, 2018 at 11:00:01.

Post Number: 510978
Posted By: Value Added Solutions, Inc.
Posted On: 2018-12-18 11:00:01
Subject: Radiation Protection Supervisor
Contract / Temp to Direct / Direct Hire: Contract
City: Piketon
State: Ohio
Country: United States

Radiation Protection Supervisor

Position Overview
• Under limited management oversight, performs Radiation Protection supervisory oversight of radiological work in the field. Duties will include supervision of Radiation Protection Leads, Radiological Control Technicians Junior and senior assigned to perform job functions as assigned by Radiation Protection Section Managers and ES&H management.
• Typical job responsibilities are to supervise all radiological work planning, participate in Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) development and review, review and provide field validation and verification of all Radiation Protection Program core function procedures and assist and support management in ensuring the monitoring, controls and processes for reducing and controlling radioactive materials and radiation generating material and equipment are in compliance with all applicable procedures, policies, contractual/operational requirements, safety guidelines and managerial direction and DOE Orders.
• The specific work assignment may include duties or activities that assist and Radiation Protection and Project management in one or more of the following functional areas in addition to other duties as assigned by management:
• Plans, schedules and organizes the work to ensure utilization of employees and compliance with all contract requirements, quality standards and budgetary guidelines
• Directly supports Radiation Protection Section Managers in assigned duties including, but not limited to oversight of Radiation Protection Leads, Radiological Control Technicians and Radiological Workers.
• Responsible for the daily review of radiation protection program quality records and transmittal agreements with RMDC
• Ensures staffing levels of supervised personnel are maintained in a manner which allows the effective execution of the assigned scope of work at all times
• Instructs employees on work methods and performance expectations
• Provides leadership and motivation to subordinate personnel
• Interfaces with groups inside and outside the organization, senior management, and auditors
• Responsible for day to day operations of the group
• Responsible for providing direction, training and evaluation of subordinate personnel
• Assists with the development or review/update of various plans, policies or procedures as needed
• Assists with maintaining positive employee relations
• Responsible for group supervision and administration
• May provide presentations to project senior management
• Must be capable of understanding and performing methods and processes
• Participates in planning experiments related to measurements of radioactive materials
• Makes recommendations for corrective measures to reduce contamination levels when excessive contamination levels are detected
• Responds to radioactive spills and contaminated personnel and gives direction as necessary
• Generates reports for management
• Proficient in a wide variety of Radiological Control support tasks
• Leads training of less experienced technicians
• Performs a variety of tasks complex to significantly difficult in nature
• Other job related duties as assigned
• May be assigned as Dosimetry Supervisor:
• Under limited supervision, performs all coordination functions of the FBP Radiation Protection Dosimetry group as assigned by the Radiation Protection Manager.
• Typical job responsibilities include assisting and supporting management in all aspects of supplying dosimetry services for FBP, contracted support groups, ETS contractor, FSS contractor, DOE and others as approved under contract.
• The specific work assignment will include oversight of Dosimetry group staff, performance of issuing, exchanging, shipping and review of external dosimetry reports.
• Oversight of internal dosimetry program including the scheduling and processing of worker samples in addition to other duties as assigned.
• Responsible for applying the 5 core functions of Integrated Safety Management to all work planning and execution functions.
• Will lead, manage and supervise FBP/contractor personnel in their respective roles and responsibilities in support of the FBP Internal/External Dosimetry Program including:
• Ensure that all dosimetry functions are administered in full compliance with DOE regulations, the RPP and all applicable FBP procedures
• Assist and ensure all dosimetry staff are trained and qualified to perform duties
• Assist in the development of dosimetry and other Radiation Protection procedures, policies, guides and related training material
• Assist in development of performance measures, perform personnel performance appraisals and personnel development plans as required
• Coordinate the procurement of all dosimetry equipment including maintenance of external contracts for TLD, PNAD and bioassay services
• Maintain sufficient quantities of equipment to support dosimetry program compliance. Coordinate development, maintenance, retention and safe keeping of all dosimetry records
• Responsible for responding to requests from external facilities including the support of all EEOICPA, FOIA and Privacy Act requests. This will include compliant use and storage of all dosimetry records for the history of the facility
• Interface with Dosimetry vendors/suppliers for all TLD/PNAD supply/return issues
• Ensure that all dosimetry processing is complete for each calendar year in support of the REMS/REIRS report to the DOE and also the annual report to employees
• Ensure PNAD/TLD exchanges are completed quarterly and semi-annually as required for all employees/shifts on site for FBP/WEMS and BWCS
• Ensure all necessary surveys are complete in support of off-site shipment of dosimetry equipment
• Collect and report all TLD/bioassay results to management as required
• Ensure employees receiving non-occupational medical treatments are processed properly. This includes close coordination with the facility medical staff
• Ensure completion of all dose investigations including lost TLDs, X-Ray TLDs, damaged TLDs, etc
• Schedule and exchange all area monitors, background monitors, and environmental TLDs on site
• Coordinate RWP sign in sheets in support of site bioassay scheduling
• Coordinate the proper packing, shipping and tracking of bioassay samples.
• May be assigned as Technical Training Supervisor:
• Performs duties as the manager of technical training within the Radiation Protection organization reporting to the RPM; responsible for the development and oversight of Radiation Safety Training and its implementation through the DOE approved Radiation Protection Program (RPP) under 1O CFR 835.
• Duties include but are not limited to oversight of the Radiation Protection training staff for all required RP training for the following: managers, engineers, supervisors and technicians supporting assigned functions and elements of the Radiation Protection Program: responsibilities are to develop training, oversee and assess the implementation of site Radiation Safety Training, General Employee Radiation Training, Radiation Worker I AND Radiation Worker II delivered through DOE FSS contractor for overall effectiveness; measure, analyze and report effectiveness of RP training programs and personnel qualifications; Interface with DOE as site POC for DOE core training materials and exam bank custodian; coordinate supplemental qualification requirements and processes assigned to other organizations for RP Personnel.
• The specific work assignment may include duties or activities that assist and support management in one or more of the following functional areas, in addition to other duties as assigned:
• Plans, schedules and integrates radiation protection program training elements to ensure utilization of employees and compliance with all contract requirements, quality standards and budgetary guidelines
• Participates in various site teams, committees designed to implement ISMS and integrated work methods designed to enhance performance
• Provides leadership and motivation to subordinate personnel
• Maintains close working relationship with Radiation Protection Management and Project management while ensuring radiological control services are being properly executed compliantly and needs of the Project are met
• Interfaces with groups inside and outside the ES&H organization, senior management, auditors and client representatives
• Assists in the development of budgets, various plans, policies or procedures as needed
• Responsible for personnel performance actions and performance appraisals
• Responsible for supporting activities associated with the development and implementation of policies, procedures and systems supporting the Radiation Protection Program training elements
• Develops or directs development of training programs for site personnel involved in radiological control work and assists in establishing operation standards
• Must be capable of understanding and performing methods and processes related to health physics
• Responsible for short term and long term planning of activities of the Radiation Protection Program
• Generates reports
• Proficient in a wide variety of Radiation Protection support tasks
• Performs a variety of tasks complex to significantly difficult in nature
• Maintains knowledge of and demonstrates ability to perform work safely in accordance with all approved safety policies, procedures and applicable regulations and performs assigned duties in a safe manner. If supervising others, has responsibility for the safety of those being supervised and ensures they comply with established safety policies and procedures and practice safe work habits
• Actively participates in Safety Work Groups

Minimum Requirements
• BS/BA degree in a related field such as Health Physics, Engineering, Science or Math or a related field and 6 years of operational health physics experience, 2 years of experience in the DOE/NNSA complex or a Gaseous Diffusion Enrichment facility, 2 years of direct experience as a Radiological Control Technologist and currently qualified as a Radiological Control Technician, Sr. or Radiological Control Technologist or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
• NRRPT Certification is preferred. Dosimetry Supervisor requires 6 years DOELAP accredited dosimetry experience or equivalent combination of experience and education.
• Technical Training Supervisor requires 5 years technical training experience.
• Demonstrated ability to lead radiological control technicians (specific reference/experienced required) Active DOE security clearance or the ability to obtain
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills Attention to detail
• Intermediate PC skills including Microsoft software
• Must pass required math/science assessments
• Must pass core exams and on the job training
• Strong math/science skills/aptitude

Working Conditions
• Work in an environmental restoration atmosphere (outdated and/or abandoned facilities). Potential exposure to equipment movement hazards, dangerous chemicals/solvents or hazardous and radioactive materials if proper safety procedures are not followed.
• Ability to wear respirator and other protective equipment to enter various types of potentially hazardous areas (such as but not limited to chemical, dust fumes, mists, heat stress factors, etc.).
• Ability to carry several instruments/equipment or tools while walking extensively. Potential prolonged walking/standing, repeated pushing/pulling.
• Ability to perform medium to very heavy work, exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, non­ repetitive, up to 50 pounds of force frequently (any exertion of force/lifting greater than 45 pounds requires usage of a two person "buddy system"), and/or more than 20 pounds of force constantly,
• repetitive; performing such activities as lifting, lowering, carrying1 pushing, pulling, standing, walking, grasping, kneeling, stooping, reaching.
• Potential for prolonged driving of or riding in a motor vehicle, machine operation, and/or working around moving equipment and machinery or motorized vehicles (such as but not limited to car, truck, golf cart, gator, heavy equipment).
• Ability to work in confined areas, tanks, heat stress conditions, high noise and areas with radiation and chemical hazards.
• Environmental conditions may include weather or temperature extremes, inclement weather (such as but not limited to wind, rain, excessive heat, excessive cold, snow/ice, etc.)
• Radiological training is required and will be provided.
• May be required to operate company vehicle during the course of work. All safety and DOT regulations and procedures must be adhered to at all times.
• The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the overall purpose of this job.
• This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position, Employees holding this position will be required to perform job-related duties as requested by management. All requirements are subject to modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

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Human Resources @ (803) 644-0070
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237 High Gate Loop
Aiken, SC 29803
Value Added Solutions, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports a drug-free work environment.

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