|Title: ||Health Physicist|
|Pay Grade: ||64|
|Pay Range |
Purpose of Classification:
|Develops and monitors Health Physics/Radiation Control programs which involve the use of radioactive materials to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations and licenses.|
|This is fourth in a series of four classifications and is distinguished from the Radiation Control Specialist by its authority to develop Health Physics/Radiation Control programs using required higher levels of technical education and training. Incumbents work with hazardous materials.|
Example of Duties:
- Communicates with public officials to determine status of regulations, evaluates potential effects on the university and makes necessary program alterations.
- Maintains licenses and registrations with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) including evaluating adequacy and preparation of new license applications for university radiation safety committee.
- Participates on a variety of committees involving radiation safety issues.
- Provides professional advice and assistance to university departments on problems.
- Provides engineering services such as design and calculation of shielding.
- Develops, modifies, tests and/or evaluates new or improved instrumentation, equipment, analytical procedures, operating procedures, evaluation techniques and computer programs.
- Prepares written guides on radiation control standards and practices and how to resolve related problems.
- Provides public information and training on radiation and other environmental stresses, their uses, problems and control.
- Reviews projects periodically; performs measurements and evaluations adequate to locate, evaluate, control and record health physics problems.
- Summarizes data and prepares reports for information and evaluation purposes and for protection of the university in the event of litigation.
- Consults with faculty and staff to anticipate future health physics problems and plans corrective measures.
- Makes preparations for emergencies and takes necessary actions in emergencies to minimize health physics problems and to assure quick recovery.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of electronic and mechanical equipment in health physics applications.
- Knowledge of federal, state and university rules and regulations relative to the health physics program.
- Skill in responding to radiation emergency situations and taking corrective action.
- Ability to effectively communicate.
- Master's degree in Industrial Hygiene, Health Physics or related field AND three years of radiation measurement and safety control experience; OR,
- Eight years of radiation measurement and safety control experience; OR,
- Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.
- Eligibility for certification in Health Physics by the American Board of Health Physics or the American Board of Industrial Hygiene.