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[Health Physics Technician] Health Physicist

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General Summary

This posting is listed at multiple levels. Please see the below requirements and salary sections for more details.

Responsible for a variety of radiation protection functions, including plant problem analyses, licensing basis documents, implementation of large-scale radiation-protection-based projects, regulatory, EPRI and INPO interface or liaison assignments, instrumentation, dosimetry calculations, corrective action management, and performance improvement. Works independently and provides technical guidance and leadership within the assigned specialty. Serves in the capacity of Radiological Support Supervisor when absent and OCC RPM when necessary.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

The following are the principal accountabilities for this position and are not intended to be all-inclusive.

Provide a high level of technical health physics expertise and oversight to address operational and licensing tasks which periodically arise in radiation exposure monitoring, radiological control, respiratory protection, and dose reduction. Identify program impacts and make recommendations to management on necessary changes. Can serve as the subject matter expert for the company in multiple radiation protection disciplines.

Provide technical leadership, guidance, and direction to other HP staff members, and consult with management to plan, develop, and implement strategic objectives. May serve as lead person or technical advisor on projects.

Develop, maintain, and implement radiation protection programs, policies, and procedures consistent with company policies and objectives.

Maintain Radiation Protection Program licensing requirements. Perform reviews and evaluations of department activities, processes, and procedures to ensure compliance with federal, state, and industry regulations, standards, and recommendations. Identify, recommend, and implement corrective actions as needed.

Analyze and evaluate radiation protection performance data and station exposure data to determine Radiation Protection Program effectiveness. Prepare technical procedures and reports based on the interpretation of analyzed data.

Apply comprehensive technical knowledge to identify and resolve radiological system problems and adverse trends, recommend solutions, and track resolution progress.

Independently perform and or lead assessment teams and issue reports to management.

Investigate and review radiological program procedures and recommend/initiate improvements to ensure equipment reliability, precision, and accuracy.

Accumulate, analyze, interpret, and report data on systems and instrumentation to management to provide a technical assessment of current operational status.

Participate in outage support and serve as a member of the Emergency Response Organization.

Responsible for applying technical leadership over the program and teaching or mentoring other technical employees. Lead root cause or analyses teams for radiation protection issues.

Serve as Radiological Support Supervisor in their absence.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Staff: Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a science or engineering subject from an accredited college or university and three years’ experience in applied radiological; OR An Associate’s degree in a technical field from an accredited college or university and an additional five years of experience in applied radiation protection; OR Four years of military nuclear experience and an additional three years of experience in applied radiation protection; Nine years of experience in applied radiation protection. At least three years of this experience should be in applied radiation protection work in a nuclear facility dealing with radiological problems similar to those encountered in nuclear power plants, preferably in a nuclear power plant. A high school diploma or GED is required.

Senior: Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a science or engineering subject from an accredited college or university and five years’ experience in applied radiological; OR An Associate’s degree in a technical field from an accredited college or university and an additional seven years of experience in applied radiation protection; OR Four years of military nuclear experience and an additional five years of experience in applied radiation protection; OR Nine years of experience in applied radiation protection. At least three years of this experience should be in applied radiation protection work in a nuclear facility dealing with radiological problems similar to those encountered in nuclear power plants, preferably in a nuclear power plant. A high school diploma or GED is required.

Principal: A high school diploma or GED and either NRRPT or American Board of Health Physics certification [Certified Health Physicist (CHP)] or 13 years of experience in applied radiation protection. OR An Associate’s degree from an accredited college in in Health Physics, Engineering or closely related field and 11 years of experience in applied radiation protection. OR A Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or university in Chemistry, Health Physics, Engineering or closely related field and 9 years of experience in applied radiation protection. OR A Master of Science degree from an accredited college or university in Chemistry, Health Physics, Engineering or closely related field and 7 years of experience in applied radiation protection.

Salary Range

Staff Salary: $77,963 minimum to $97,454 midpoint

Senior Salary: $89,665 minimum to $112,081 midpoint

Principal Salary: $103,123 minimum to $128,904 midpoint

Typically, selected candidates are hired at a salary rate between the minimum and midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience and qualifications, market rate, internal equity, and budgetary allowances.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate due to race, color, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, national origin, veteran status or on the basis of disability.


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