Contract / Temp to Direct / Direct Hire: Direct Hire
Country: United States
Zip or Postal Code: 60532
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proud to be ranked as a BEST Place to Work in the Federal Government. We've earned our top ratings by creating a work environment rich in opportunity, diversity, leadership training, teamwork, and work life balance. Help guide our nation into the next generation of nuclear safety! Begin a challenging career with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission where you can be part of a select group of professionals who protect people and the environment with the peaceful use of nuclear materials in medicine, industry and research.
This position is located in the Division of Nuclear Materials Safety, Materials Licensing Branch located in Lisle, Illinois.
As a Health Physicist (Licensing) you will be responsible for performing radiological and environmental protection licensing reviews of facilities possessing and using byproduct, source and/or special nuclear materials. You will also be responsible for analysis and evaluation of radiological hazards, design specifications, and operating procedures described in license applications and existing at applicant and licensee facilities for a wide variety of uses of radiological material. And, you will be responsible for resolving technical, health and safety, and security issues with applicants and licensees; preparing written correspondence that includes NRC materials licenses with a high degree of accuracy; and managing multiple priorities within agency established metrics.
BASIC EDUCATION/PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS:
Candidates must possess knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices in the general field of health physics, evidenced by possession of a bachelor's degree in a natural science or engineering that included at least 30 semester hours in health physics, engineering, radiological science, chemistry, physics, biology, and mathematics, including calculus or equivalent.
In addition to the basic education/knowledge requirements described above, you must possess at least 1 year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower grade level.
To meet the basic education/knowledge requirements described above, for the GG-12 level, you will need 4 years of post bachelor's degree experience or at least 2 years of post master's degree professional experience working with radiological safety technology, including radiation physics and dosimetry, with particular emphasis on the use of ionizing radiation in medicine and industry.
To meet the basic education/knowledge requirements described above, for the GG-13 level, you will need 5+ years of post bachelor's degree experience or at least 3+ years of post master's degree professional experience working with radiological safety technology, including radiation physics and dosimetry, with particular emphasis on the use of ionizing radiation in medicine and industry.
The ideal candidate for this position must demonstrate in their resume:
1. Demonstrated knowledge of the principles, theory and practices in the field of health physics or byproduct materials regulation to identify, analyze and develop conclusions regarding assessments of regulatory programs or licensee performance in implementing radiation safety programs and controls.
2. Demonstrated ability to perform evaluation and analysis of radiological health hazards.
3. Demonstrated ability to present technical information both orally and in writing.
4. Demonstrated knowledge of NRC rules and regulations related to radiation protection aspects in the licensing of byproduct, source, and special nuclear materials.
How to Apply
Visit www.nrc.gov Review the NRC Opportunities page and click on “view a list of current NRC vacancies, please visit USAJobs EXIT.” Find the Health Physicist (Licensing) Job Announcement Number R-III/DNMS-2019-0002 and apply on-line by January 8, 2019. If you are viewing this opportunity after January 8th please visit NRC’s website and discover additional opportunities for which you might be interested.
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