Radiation Safety Officer University of California, Santa Cruz Environmental Health & Safety
JOB #: 1706939
FULL TIME; CAREER Up to $105,000 annually. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
This is an opportunity to live and work in one of the most beautiful California coastal communities.
UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.
Serves as the technical expert in Radiation Safety. Problems are complex and may require creation of new methodologies by applying professional radiation safety knowledge and / or expertise. Serves as technical expert in the development / implementation of programs within radiation safety. May represent Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) at meetings and conferences involving academic compliance committees, campus, UC system-wide, local government, state and federal levels of authority in matters related to radiation safety. Decision-making is based on established procedures and integration / interpretation of relevant laws, regulations and organizational policy; professional best practices; relevant science methodology, impact on other EH&S programs; and senior management approvals.
Involves developing, implementing, and monitoring campus ionizing and non-ionizing radiation safety programs to help ensure a safe workplace and compliance with federal, state, and local environmental, health, and safety regulations. Must demonstrate high level experience with overseeing safety of managing and handling radioactive materials (including sealed and unsealed sources), the safe use of radiation producing machines, lasers, performing radiofrequency and microwave emission safety analysis, and shipping radioactive materials. Must be able to effectively work in laboratory and office settings and interact directly with researchers. Other qualifications include:
MS in Health Physics or other engineering/science-related discipline OR equivalent education and experience.
At least 5 years experience in a program of similar size and scope to UCSC.
Advanced or expert knowledge and skill in applying and interpreting applicable local, state, and federal regulations and related standards, guidelines and, as appropriate, recommend organization policy.
Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills, including advanced political acumen and skill to effectively communicate with diverse constituencies in a highly political environment.
Advanced skill to effectively represent the organization to state and federal authorities, and community groups.
Eligible to obtain the laser safety certification at the time of application
Eligible to obtain the health physicist certification at the time of application
Eligible for California Department of Public Health Radiological Health Branch approval as the Radiation Safety Officer for the UCSC program at the time of hire.
Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 02-05-2017
Program metrics: ~ 16 radioactive material RUA holders (authorized users) ~ 20 laboratories using licensed material ~ 10 working radiation producing machines ~ 100 workers in restricted areas using licensed materials and machine sources ~ 10-20 individuals require dosimetry ~ 10 package deliveries per month ~ 5 waste pickups per month ~ 9 leak tests every six months ~15 instruments calibrated per year ~ 30 class 3B or 4 lasers
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site (http://jobs.ucsc.edu ) on or before the initial review date. Computers are available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources office located at 1201 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz. For further information or to request disability accommodation call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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