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Radiation Safety Specialist - Direct Hire in PA - Relocation Available

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Radiation Safety Specialist 3
JOB SUMMARY
Conducts research and performs investigations for the purpose of identifying and abating or eliminating sources of radioactive and mixed waste hazards that affect either the environment or the health of workers and the general public. Using knowledge of various scientific disciplines, collects, synthesizes, studies, reports and recommends action based on data derived from measurements or observations of air, water and soil. Provides technical advice, assistance and/or support to oversight committees and handlers of radioactive materials as requested.
JOB DUTIES/TASKS/RESPONSIBILITIES
• Helps implement the Radiation Safety Program—as a subject matter expert providing technical expertise in one or more radiation safety areas (e.g., radiological engineering, dosimetry, instrumentation, waste management and health physics)—by analyzing and addressing radiological issues associated with projects and proposals. These tasks are necessary to maintain a healthy workforce thereby enabling client to reach its performance goals and stay competitive in the marketplace.
• Oversees, coordinates and reviews all ongoing technical radiation safety compliance programs including those pertaining to radioactive material receipt and delivery, radioactive material outgoing shipments, radioactive waste collection and disposal and radiation-generating equipment.
• Reviews, interprets and implements local, state and federal regulations and orders, technical standards, guidelines and policies as they pertain to the characterization, shipping and disposal of radioactive and mixed wastes.
• Develops, modifies, tests and evaluates new or improved instrumentation, analytical procedures, operating procedures and policies.
• Develops radiological controls, programs, plans, procedures and work permits for projects specifying required protective clothing and measures.
• Writes radiation protection plans tailored to fieldwork being performed in order to maintain worker radiation exposures as low as (is) reasonably achievable (ALARA).
• Performs calculations, analyzes data and prepares reports to support waste operations.
• Prepares, revises and maintains radiation work permits through the use of HIS-20 software.
• Assesses radiological conditions in the field, exercising judgment on the impact of changing conditions on personnel exposures to radiation and radioactive materials.
• May lead and direct the work of Radiation Safety Specialist 1 and 2 staff.
• Provides training to Radiation Safety Specialist 1 and 2 staff as needed.
• Responsible for ensuring Radiation Safety Specialist 1 and 2 staff are qualified to perform their work.
• Responsible for the safety performance of other radiation safety specialists.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Education
• Bachelor's degree required in radiation protection technology or a related scientific discipline

Certifications
• Certified Health Physicist (CHP) preferred


Required Experience
• A minimum of 5 years of experience as a radiation safety specialist

Preferred Experience
• A minimum of 7 years of experience as a radiation safety specialist


REQUIRED AND DESIRED SKILLS
• Effective verbal and written communication skills
• Detailed knowledge of local, state and federal radiation safety compliance regulations
• Detailed knowledge of the interpretation of local, state and federal radiation safety compliance regulations
• Detailed knowledge of the principles and practices of radiation safety
• Detailed knowledge of, and skill in using, radiation monitoring and laboratory research procedures and methods and instrumentation related to radiation safety
• Demonstrated ability to collect, organize, analyze and report qualitative and quantitative data
• Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office products and their use (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) and database applications
• Ability to schedule tasks assigned to other radiation safety specialists
• Demonstrated ability to handle more complex work and work broader in scope such as more than one subject area of focus
• Detailed knowledge in one or more of the following areas: operational health physics, dosimetry, instrumentation and waste management

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
• Ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds
• Ability to push, pull up to 50 pounds; handle, grip, and reach above or below shoulder
• Ability to use hands and feet to accomplish tasks as assigned
• Ability to sit, stand, walk, climb, and bend/stoop
• Ability to effectively communicate; speaking, reading, understanding, writing and hearing clear English; pass audiogram in hearing conservation program as required by location
• Ability to perform highly repetitive motions with fingers, hands, wrists, shoulders, and legs
• Basic math, and computer skills
• Ability to perceive depth and adjust focus; basic hand/eye coordination
• Ability to see close and distance, basic colors/shades, and peripheral vision
• Ability to work inside an office, outside, and in extreme temperatures
• Ability to work with machinery vibration, power tools, moving objects, and slippery/uneven walking surfaces
• Ability to perform highly repetitive motions with fingers, hands, wrists, shoulders, and legs
• Ability to wear a respirator and work around ionizing radiation
• Ability to work alone, work with others, and interact with the public
• Ability to drive a vehicle and travel overnight
• Ability to perform under deadline pressure

Empyrean Services is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other protected status.


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