The University of Connecticut's Department of Environmental Health & Safety in Storrs, CT is seeking a Radiation Safety Specialist to provide support services for radioactive materials, analytical x-ray, and laser safety programs, including radiological emergency response. This position serves as a technical expert in the area of radiation safety reporting to the Radiation Safety Manager. This position may serve as the University's Deputy Laser Safety Officer. Travel to UConn regional campuses will be required.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsibilities include inspecting and monitoring equipment, facilities, personnel, and work environments for compliance with federal, state, and university regulations; developing and administering safety guidelines and training programs, calibrating survey and monitoring instruments, preparing radioactive materials and waste shipments, maintaining records and associated databases, and providing consultation to university faculty, staff, students and contractors regarding appropriate health and safety procedures. Interface with regulatory inspectors is also required. The incumbent must be willing and able to promptly respond in-person to emergency situations outside of normal working hours, travel to UConn regional campuses, and possess a valid driver's license. The position may require the use of a respirator, including undergoing medical evaluation and fit testing to be respirator qualified. This position requires handling of low-level radioactive waste and at times may include movement of 200 lb. 55-gallon barrels. The successful candidate must be either a U.S. citizen or have a minimum seven-year permanent residency status and submit to and pass a background and FBI criminal history check in compliance with NRC security requirements.
Associate's Degree in Environmental Health and Safety or related field and three years of experience in the radiation or laser safety field or a Bachelor's Degree in health physics, Environmental Health, and Safety, or related field and one or more years of experience in the radiation or laser safety field. For the Environmental Health and Safety Specialist 2 level, the incumbent is minimally required to have a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Health and Safety or related field and four years of experience in the radiation or laser safety field, including one year of experience serving in an advanced capacity.
Must have excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to develop and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships.
Must have demonstrated organizational, problem-solving, and computer skills and the ability to analyze, calculate, and prepare data for reports.
Preference will be given to applicants with the following: experience in an academic/research environment.
Knowledge of NRC regulations and applicable laws and nationally recognized standards and guidelines.
Demonstrated experience in the recognition, evaluation, and control of radiological hazards.
Knowledge of nationally recognized laser safety standards.
Experience in performing laser hazard evaluations and laser laboratory inspections.
Additional desired qualifications include current IATA, DOT, and RCRA training.
This is a full-time, permanent position with a one-year probationary period, and a full range of medical, dental, and retirement benefits. The anticipated hiring salary range is low-fifties to low-seventies commensurate with qualifications and experience. Screening will begin immediately and continue until the acceptable candidate is identified.
Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #495376 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check and a pre-employment physical.
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on July 30, 2021.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
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Internal Number: 495376-2276_1625220490
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