[ RadSafe ] Opportunity at Cornell Univerisity

Pledger Melissa hp_pledger at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 1 18:25:49 CDT 2011

Here is an opportunity to work in EH&S!
Interested applicants must apply online at the Jobs at Cornell web site: 
Select the "Staff (non-academic) and Librarian" link and search for job number 15520.
Requisition ID 15520- Radiation Safety Officer
The Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) is responsible for the effective and efficient management of radiation safety programs for the Ithaca campus and outlying facilities, except for the Weill Medical College & Qatar. The primary function of the RSO is to provide leadership and expertise in the administration and maintenance of such programs in order to prevent and reduce the incidence and severity of disease and injuries associated with the possession and use of radioisotopes and radiation producing equipment in scientific research and education and to assist the Cornell community in achieving compliance with applicable laws, regulations, standards, guidelines and best practices. S/he will develop, implement and manage policies, procedures and programs that promote a safe, responsible, healthful and compliant work environmental for all faculty, staff and students.  S/he will provide service, technical support and compliance guidance to the University and
 act as a liaison with the University and external agencies.  The RSO will implement methods for assessing if individuals using radiation sources are meeting goals for safety and compliance. All programs under the RSO's management must be in a sustainable state of “in-control and capable” functionality. 
The RSO will have responsibilities that oversee, manage, and monitor the implementation of programs, procedures, and policies that assure compliance, including these major areas:
    * Ionizing and non-ionizing safety
    * Radiation safety training programs
    * Rad inspections (NYSDOH)
    * Applicable parts of Hazard Assessment Signage Program (HASP)
    * Support technical resolution for renovation and projects related to ionizing and non-ionizing working areas
    * Radiation Safety Officer
    * Laser Safety Officer
    * NIR Safety Officer
    * Secretary for Radiation Safety Committee
    * Permit holder
    * Primary interface for government agencies (including DOH, DHS, NRC, OSHA, DEC, etc.) and other departments and organizations within Cornell 
The incumbent must support university sustainability goals and priorities and incorporate them into the areas for which he/she and the colleagues that report to this position are responsible. The incumbent must effectively work with a variety of diverse staff, faculty, and students. He/she must also seek to understand the university's diversity priorities and goals as well as understand that broad perspectives lead to more effective decision-making and incorporate these into their work, and must contribute to a respectful working environment.
Ours is a values based organization where all employees are accountable for supporting the organization's values of collegiality, integrity, initiative, excellence, civility, and stewardship. Will supervise radiation safety staff, which includes participating in and/or leading performance evaluation including dialogues, assessments, etc., as well as performance management and staff development. The incumbent must support university sustainability goals.
Master's Degree in fields of radiation safety, industrial hygiene, environmental or closely related field with 3-5 years related working experience.
Ability to be designated as RSO by NY Dept. of Health.
Demonstrated supervisory experience.
Experienced in the use of Microsoft Suite products, at a minimum, Word, Excel and Power Point.
Excellent and demonstrated communication skills, both written and oral.
Proven track record of completing work on time and within budget.
Ability to work in a diverse academic culture.
EHS management systems experience.
Experience working directly external agencies.
Strong working knowledge of applicable regulations (NRC, DOH, EPA, OSHA, NFPA, DEC, etc.)
Ability to pass a background check as required by Cornell.
Must have and maintain a valid NYS Driver's license.
Ability to pass a Pre-employment physical for the use of respiratory protection equipment and for hazardous materials emergency responder work.
Certification in radiation safety, industrial hygiene, environmental or closely related field.
Direct experience as an RSO.
EHS audit experience.
Experience with EHS management systems such as ISO 14001 and OSHAS 18000, ANZI Z10 or VPP.
Strong knowledge and experience in occupational health and safety, hazardous materials response, and/or in labs/research.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York, is an inclusive, dynamic, and innovative Ivy League university and New York's land-grant institution. Its staff, faculty, and students impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas and best practices to further the university's mission of teaching, research, and outreach.
Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.
Job- Environmental Health and Safety
Primary Location- Ithaca
Organization- EH&S Laboratory Safety
Schedule- Full-time
Job Type- Standard
Overtime Status- Exempt 
Contact Name- Tammy Dunlop
Target Closing Date- Ongoing
Number of Openings- 1
University Job Title- Environmental Health Specialist II
Level- G

Melissa  Pledger  

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