Position Title: Associate Radiation Safety Specialist
Posting Number: P1800258
Salary Range: $46,000-$56,000
The Associate Radiation Safety Specialist performs a wide variety of radiation safety related duties for the Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) Department's radiation safety division. The specialist has frequent oral and written communication with professional staff (PhD, MD, Senior Researchers, Lab Technicians), clerical staff (secretaries and clerks), physical plant staff (cleaners, shop personnel, etc.), graduate and undergraduate students, most university departments and outside vendors. Thus, the specialist must communicate well with individuals and be able to independently recognize potentially unsafe conditions and act accordingly to correct the situation. The specialist reports directly to the Radiation Safety Manager (RSM).
The work assignments are primarily based on maintaining compliance with New York State Department of Health and other applicable state and federal regulations governing the use of radioactive materials and radiation producing equipment. Currently, there are over 300 radiological workers in more than 125 laboratories and over 80 x-ray machines in various buildings on three campuses. The RSS must be familiar with all aspects of the safety program.
A Bachelor’s degree plus excellent customer service skills and good interpersonal communication skills are required. Working knowledge in natural science or engineering.
Minimum of one year experience in the field of applied radiation protection. A valid New York State driver's license.
Experience in an academic and/or research environment. Bachelor's degree in Health Physics or graduate degree in science or engineering with courses in radiation protection. Graduate training in natural science or engineering. Practical ability with ionizing radiation sources, equipment, and associated safety instrumentation.
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