* Serve as RSO on all University NRC radiation licenses and DEEP registrations for radioactive materials and x-ray producing equipment on all Yale campuses. Represent the University in all radiation safety regulatory matters, including licensing, reporting, inspections and other communications. * Administer Yale's radioactive material, X-ray, MRI and laser safety programs to facilitate safe research, promote understanding of radiation, engender confidence in safe practices, reduce exposures, maintain compliance, manage, reduce and prevent incidents, and improve safety culture. Prevention activities include communication, training and improvements to procedures and the physical environment. * Facilitate effective partnerships with the leaders/managers/directors and staff of other Yale departments including the Yale PET Center, Yale Health, Facilities, Irradiator manager, Provost's Office, HRPP, OGC, Yale Auditing, Yale Investments, YARC, etc. * Lead a comprehensive radiation safety program through planning and supervision of radiological surveys, leak testing of sealed sources, surveys of x-ray machines and other radiation producing devices, consultation with authorized users and pregnant workers, training, meter calibration, facility security and the implementation of security procedures. * Regularly audit the radiation safety program and prepare the Radiation Safety Program annual report. * Schedule, plan, organize and facilitate effective meetings of the University Radiation Safety Committee (RSC). Work through the RSC to identify risks, resolve compliance problems, improve and upgrade programs and take corrective actions. Advise on membership and facilitate the effective use of subcommittees for special issues. * Plan, organize and direct a comprehensive radiation safety program to meet University needs to support its research and teaching. Assess radiation safety risks that pertain to radioactive material and radiation-producing devices. Set Section priorities and goals. Make strategic plans to meet Section and EHS goals. * Support, advise and work collaboratively with the Environmental Affairs Section to manage all University radioactive waste. Establish waste management procedures and conduct periodic audits to ensure compliance and safety. * Plan, prepare for, and prevent emergencies involving radiation and radioactive material, including security incidents. Collaborate in all-hazard campus emergency planning and serve of EHS ER Team. Review procedures and evaluate responses. Facilitate radiation training and exercises for EHS emergency responders. * Manage the Radiation Safety Section staff through effective recruitment, hiring, training, work planning, motivation, making assignments, delegation, coaching, supervision, performance review, retention and, as necessary, discipline. Promote staff continuing education and development. Encourage and support professional and personal development of staff by the annual drafting of a personal development plan with each employee. Identify and provide opportunities for professional enrichment and advancement of staff.
Required Skill/ability 1: Leadership, vision, creativity and management skills to effectively solve problems, craft safety programs and motivate staff. Ability to use knowledge of laboratory science and operations - chemical, biological and physical processes, procedures, techniques and instrumentation commonly used in research and clinical laboratories - to create policy.
Required Skill/ability 2: Ability to establish and maintain professional, collaborative, service-oriented, cooperative and effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, unions, customers, the public, regulatory agencies and co-workers through effective and positive communication.
Required Skill/ability 3: Advanced oral communication and presentation skills, including the abilities to communicate risks effectively, prepare professional-quality presentations, speak clearly and engagingly about complex issues before small and large groups, and negotiate compliance issues with regulatory authorities.
Required Skill/ability 4: Advanced written communication skills, including the ability to write clearly and actively on complex topics. Ability to edit for clarity, content and technical content. Ability to simplify guidance for students and staff, and to prepare thoroughly documented technical/legal writing.
Required Skill/ability 5: Advanced skill using and applying the above knowledge, including using measurement devices, designing shielding requirements, calculating exposures and air emissions, and counseling concerned individuals. Ability to use information technologies, including advanced database, spreadsheet and word processing editing features.
Preferred Education: Comprehensive certification by the American Board of Health Physics. Experience in supporting the use of radioactive material in research. Designation as an NRC Reviewing Official for security matters. Service as a member of a Radioactive Drug Research Committee. Certification as a Laser Safety Officer.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Posting Position Title: Manager 6, Radiation Safety
University Job Title: Radiation Safety Officer
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Comprehensive certification by the American Board of Health Physics. Experience in supporting the use of radioactive material in research. Designation as an NRC Reviewing Official for security matters. Service as a member of a Radioactive Drug Research Committee. Certification as a Laser Safety Officer.
Master's degree in health physics, radiological health or other functionally-relevant field. Alternatively, a bachelor's degree in health physics, radiological health or other functionally-relevant field and comprehensive certification by the American Board of Health Physics. Eight years or more of progressively responsible health physics experience in a radiation safety program at a research university, government research facility, medical research center or a similar research/higher education work environment.
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