Oversee the design and implementation and administer UNL's specific, high hazard ionizing radiation and x-ray licenses by preparing license applications and renewals, and developing, implementing, and maintaining associated radiation protection programs and procedures. These activities include auditing and evaluating research protocols, activities, and laboratories/facilities and the formulation/implementation of recommendations for achieving and maintaining compliance with regulatory or licensing requirements and maintaining doses that are consistent with ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) principles. Ensure audits/inspections of affected operations to determine compliance status and develop and implement corrective actions or revisions to compliance plans and procedures, as necessary, to ensure compliance while maintaining feasibility. Assist the Radiation Safety Officer/EHS Associate Director (RSO) in the planning, development, review, prioritization, maintenance, and implementation of UNL's broad scope/radiation safety and general laboratory safety programs and assume the responsibilities of the RSO in his/her absence. Apply expertise to complex operations and/or regulatory requirements that may impact multiple EHS functional units (e.g., occupational or laboratory safety, environmental programs, biosafety, etc.).
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in health physics, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, biology, toxicology, industrial hygiene or related science plus 3 years of experience in applied health physics required. In-depth knowledge of principles, practices, and regulations pertinent to x-ray producing devices necessary. General knowledge of broad scope license requirements for sealed sources, gauges, and open source material essential. Must have ability to plan, design and implement radiation protection and compliance management plans and procedures. Must have excellent leadership, organizational and communication (oral and written) skills. Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities required. Ability to formulate and document individualized and complex reports regarding unique operations necessary. Must have a valid driver's license and meet University driver eligibility requirements.
Master's degree in health physics preferred. One year of professional experience in other EHS disciplines helpful. Working knowledge of ancillary regulations impacting radiation protection programs, such as general laboratory safety principles and practices, transport, waste management regulations, etc. desirable. General knowledge of mechanical systems and construction design for complex research facilities preferred. Certified Health Physicist (CHP), Laser Safety Officer (LSO) or other relevant professional certification helpful.
Posted Salary: $75,000 minimum
Job Type: Full-Time
Internal Number: 69942
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