Radiation Safety Specialist
Position Number: 00050563
Primary Function of Organization Unit: Radiation Safety Programs: This position works integrally with all radiation safety requirements, including processing shipments of radioactive materials, laboratory inspections, sealed source inventory and leak testing; performing x-ray inspections of diagnostic/analytical/industrial devices; developing campus outreach and educational materials and delivering training classes; providing consultative services and other program activities associated with radiation safety.
Essential Job Duties: Primary responsibilities include: * Conduct radiation safety surveillance and regulatory activities on campus, to include identify, post and mark laboratories and use/storage/waste areas * Receive, monitor and deliver shipments of radioactive material to end users; Issue and collect dosimetry; Monitor and document operations involving isotopes in laboratories; Start-up/shut down any laboratories using isotopes or radiation-producing machines * Provide support for radiological emergencies; Provide support and feedback to management, PIs and lab personnel. Assist with regulatory activities/programs, to include radiation-producing device programs, sealed source inventories and leak tests; regulatory documentation, ALARA programs.
Department Required Skills: * Considerable knowledge of regulations associated with hazardous material management, radiation safety practices, and emergency planning, preparedness and response * Extensive experience with regulations and program management * Considerable knowledge of database use and management to track performance outcomes. * Demonstrates understanding and application of regulatory codes/directives to implement institutional practices and develop corrective actions * Knowledge of a broad array of hazardous materials to perform program functions * Considerable communication skills for assisting others * Strong interpersonal communication skills * Articulate and succinct written and oral communication abilities * Keen sense of organizational direction and awareness, to predict needs and make sound recommendations for solutions * Demonstrated understanding and working knowledge of regulations and best practices associated with scope of practice
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: * Bachelor's degree in Applied or Physical Science with experience in academic setting
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: * Maintain DOT/IATA certifications for hazardous material shipping and security (Radiation specific) * Due to the need to transport materials, a NC Driver's License is required for this position and must be maintained as a condition of employment.
AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "www.wes.org":http//wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.
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