[ RadSafe ] Job posting

Carol Lee fainlee at berkeley.edu
Wed Nov 1 13:47:37 CST 2006

Generator Microsoft Word 11 (filtered medium) Hello,

It was suggested that your website would be the best place for our department to post a job listing for a Radiation Safety Officer. I read the rules of your website and though I am not a member of your organization, I hope that you will find this job offer worthy of posting. I will enter the text of the job description as well as responsibilities, salary and qualifications, into the body of this email.

Please contact me if there are any problems or questions about the information.

Best Regards,

Carol Lee

Carol F. Lee, PHR
Human Resources Assistant
Environment Health & Safety
University of California, Berkeley
317 University Hall, Berkeley, CA. 94720-1150
Phone: 510-642-9177 Fax: 510-643-7595
fainlee at berkeley.edu

of California, Berkeley
Environment, Health & Safety

Job Description
Radiation Safety Officer
(EH&S Specialist IV)
Full-time/Career Position 

Annual Salary Range: $63,768 - $120,264
Anticipated Start Date: December 1

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a diverse working environment, competitive salaries, and comprehensive benefits. Apply online at: http://jobs.berkeley.edu
Indicate Job Requisition Number: 5484

The Office of Environment, Health & Safety' s mission is to provide guidance and services to the campus community that promote health, safety, and environmental stewardship.

Job Duties to Include:
Under general direction, the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) is the lead technical expert on the Radiation Safety Team and acts as the principal technical resource to departmental and campus management on radiation safety. The RSO is a unique formal position described in federal and state regulations and the campus Radioactive Materials License.

The RSO is responsible for assuring that all campus use of ionizing radiation conforms with the UC Berkeley Radioactive Material License, selected industry standards, and applicable government regulations. The RSO is responsible to assure that radiation exposures to both on-campus and off-campus personnel and members of the general population are as low as reasonably achievable.
- Serve as campus technical expert on all uses of ionizing radiation on the central campus and at UC Berkeley' s field research facilities, and provide technical radioactive use information and analysis as needed to the RSC, senior EH&S management, and other members of campus management (as needed).
- Interpret state and federal laws, guidance, and commitments, and the campus Radioactive Materials License to recommend modifications to enhance and ensure the compliance, safety, and efficiency of the campus Radiation Safety Program. 
- Perform and/or review investigations of overexposures, accidents, spills, losses, thefts, unauthorized receipts, misuses, transfers, disposals, and other deviations from approved radiation safety practice and implement corrective actions when necessary.
- Review all proposed activities that will involve the use of ionizing radiation, and approve all Radiation Use Authorizations (RUAs) on a case-by-case basis.
- Respond to radiation safety emergencies, and prepare and submit reports to the California Department of Health Services (CDHS) after appropriate review.
- Provide technical support and expertise to radiation decontamination efforts affiliated with construction / renovation projects.
- In a campus-wide disaster, serve as a key member of the EH&S Department Operations Center. This is part of the campus Emergency Preparedness program and EH&S is identified as one of several essential service units which may be mobilized to support the campus Emergency Operations Center.

The RSO is responsible for guidance and oversight of the UC Berkeley Radiation Safety Program. Responsibilities include:
- Review and approve radiation producing machine and radioactive materials uses for humans and animals.
- Provide technical training and mentoring to other campus radiation safety specialists.
- For bioassays, determine need and methods, and review and approve.
- Review technical work products of other radiation safety specialists, technicians, and students as appropriate.
- Monitor, evaluate, and continually improve the effective implementation of the Radiation Safety Program.

Job Requirements and Qualifications:
Incumbent is the acknowledged and legally designated campus expert on radiation safety. He/She frequently applies advanced-specialized, professional principles within the radiation safety field and his expertise is unique on the UCB campus.
- Bachelor' s degree in an appropriate scientific or engineering or Public Health field, six years of professional experience in the field Health Physics, including at least two years of program development; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Current professional designation as a Certified Health Physicist (CHP) by the American Board of Health Physics, or fulfillment of all necessary requirements for eligibility for admission to Part One of the CHP exam and willingness to pursue the CHP designation.
- Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize and manage the successful completion of projects.
- Demonstrated ability to interact efficiently with diverse people in a highly political environment.
- Demonstrated ability to work efficiently and effectively in a team structure with other professionals.

Pursuant to the US NRC Draft Regulatory Guide, following are " Qualifications for the Radiation Safety Officer in a Large-Scale Non-Fuel Cycle Radionuclide Program" :
- Knowledge of mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology sufficient to understand health protection standards, theories, and practices
- Knowledge of current standards, guides and reports published by various organizations and the ability to interpret and effectively apply them.
- Knowledge of applicable NRC regulations, regulatory guides, and NUREG-series reports and ability to understand and effectively apply them.
- Knowledge and ability sufficient to operate instruments used in the program for measuring radiation and radioactive materials and to interpret the resulting measurements.
- Knowledge and ability sufficient to perform calibrations of instruments used in the program for measuring radiation and radioactive materials.
- Knowledge and ability sufficient to select radiation and radioactive materials measuring instruments appropriate to their proposed use in the program.
- Knowledge and ability sufficient to evaluate the need for shielding and to determine the types and amounts of shielding required.
- Knowledge and ability sufficient to evaluate, design, test, maintain, and supervise the maintenance (from the radiation safety standpoint) of process control and confinements systems such as gloveboxes and hoods.
- Knowledge and ability sufficient to evaluate, select, design, maintain, and test sealed sources of radiation and devices in which the sources are to be used.
- Knowledge and ability sufficient to evaluate, select, and design and effectively use, maintain, and supervise the use and maintenance of radioactive waste collection, treatment, packaging, and disposal equipment and facilities and to prepare related radiation safety procedures.
- Knowledge and ability sufficient to conduct a bioassay program.
- Knowledge and ability (including a maturity of judgment developed from appropriate radiation safety program experience in work situations similar to that of the program for which he or she is a candidate radiation safety officer) sufficient to manage effectively the applicant' s radiation safety program.
- Ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing.
Incumbent' s responsibilities are guided by a significant number of federal, state, and local laws and regulations: Title 17 CFR, Chapter 5, Subchapter 4, Radiological Control; 10 CFR 20, (Standard for protection against ionizing radiation), 19 (Notices, instruction, and reports to workers), 34 (Licenses for Industrial radiography & radiation safety requirements), 36 (Licenses and safety requirements for irradiators), and 71 (Packaging and transportation of radioactive material); DOT Importation and Shipping Regulations; IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations; Hazardous Materials Transportation Regulations (49 CFR 171-180)

Incumbent' s responsibilities are also guided by campus policies and procedures, which include (but are not limited to) Campus Radioactive Materials License, Campus Radiation Safety Manual.

This position is designated as sensitive and is subject to a criminal background check.

For full job description and requirements, visit http://www.ehs.berkeley.edu

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