Job description

JOB NO.: 96547-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety, Facilities, Skilled Trades, Maintenance, Laboratory Technician, Research Specialists

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 96547-AS

Working Title: Health Physics Technician


FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: DECEMBER 08, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $42,167 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Degree not required

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

A Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent is preferred. Research and /or laboratory setting experience preferred. Previous experience in program development and implementation of procedures and processes for Radiation Safety Program (RSP). Experience establishing radiation safety standards to ensure the health and safety of personnel who work with or who may be exposed to radiation and members of general public are kept minimum.

License or certificate:

Possess a valid WI State driver's license (can be obtained within two months of employment if the incumbent is from out-of-State).

Position Summary:

This individual will report directly to the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO). The RSO may delegate oversight of activities to the Campus Assistant Radiation Safety Officer (ARSO). The Environmental Health Specialist (EHS) plays a key role in program development and implementation of procedures and processes for UW-Madison. The RSP establishes radiation safety standards to ensure the health and safety of personnel who work with or who may be exposed to radiation and member of the general public are kept minimum.

The EHS integrates regulatory requirements and best practices with results from field observations into programmatic actions. The EHS must ensure that radiation exposure to staff members, members of the public and the environment are As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA). The EHS works as an integral part of the RSP. The EHS is expected to regularly communicate with UW-Madison faculty, students and staff, and other members of Environment, Health and Safety and support in creating a safe work environment.

Additional Information:

Knowledge of the principles and procedures of radiation safety for the State of Wisconsin DHS to effectively collaborate with PIs, AUs, researchers and other radiation workers to ensure compliance.

Knowledge of procedure involving the use of radiation and radioactive materials in research or academic environment.

Knowledge of compliance with laws and standards set by the NRC, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), DOT, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and University Regulations

Ability to work within and outside the department to solicit feedback and input on program practices to improve compliance, efficiency, and ease of implementation.


Dawn Bierman
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

To be considered, applications must be submitted online. Applicants must upload a resume and cover letter. Your cover letter should specifically address the Required Qualifications listed in the Relevant Work Experience section.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

Advertised: Nov 5 2018 Central Standard Time

Application Close: Dec 3 2018 11:55 PM Central Standard Time





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Posted: 11/6/2018
Application Due: 12/4/2018
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