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Radiation Safety Specialist
University of Idaho

  • Dec. 8, 2017
  • Radiation Safety Specialist
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • University of Idaho
    Moscow, ID
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory
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University of Idaho

Radiation Safety Specialist

Location: Moscow

Division/College: Environmental Health & Safety

Employee Category: Classified

Pay Range: $20.97 per hour or higher depending on experience

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Director of Environmental Health and Safety (Radiation Safety Officer), assist in managing the university's radiation safety program; provide training and technical assistance in the handling, use, storage, and characterization of radioactive materials and radiation-producing equipment; respond to emergencies involving radioactive and hazardous materials; and provide lab safety services.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education/Experience: Bachelors degree in health physics, chemistry, or related field. One year of experience in handling or managing radioactive materials.

Good knowledge of: Scientific principles and practices related to health physics, radiation safety, radiation control, and the use of radioactive materials and radiation-producing equipment.

Demonstrated ability to: Compile and interpret technical data; interpret and apply laws and regulations, technical manuals, and reference materials; communicate effectively; operate a personal computer and software; speak effectively before groups; deal effectively with the diverse members of the university community.

Preferred Qualifications:

Education/Experience: Masters degree or higher in health physics, chemistry, or related field; experience with a research institution radiation safety program.

Certified with the National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists (NRRPT).

Knowledge or experience with DOT (Department of Transportation) rules and regulations related to the transportation of radioactive materials; radioactive sampling techniques and equipment; knowledge of public education techniques; and techniques used in planning, composing, and editing informational and educational material.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Must be able to wear personal protective and respiratory protection equipment, including SCBAs; lift, carry, or otherwise move objects weighing approximately 50lbs.

Must be willing to respond to emergencies at any hour; travel; work during evening hours and be on call during weekends; work with radioactive and hazardous materials; and participate in a medical surveillance program

Must be able to maintain a valid drivers license and comply with university driving policy, and live within or relocate to within 15 miles of Moscow within six months of initial hire.

Posting Number: SP001638P

Posting Date: 12/04/2017

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

Your answers to the supplemental questions will be used to determine your eligibility for an interview; please answer these questions thoroughly.

First consideration will be given to applications received prior to 1/9/2018.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement

University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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    University of Idaho


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