University of Idaho
Radiation Safety Specialist
Environmental Health & Safety
$21.79 per hour or higher depending on experience
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.
- Education/Experience: Bachelors degree in health physics, chemistry, or related field.
- One year of experience in handling or managing radioactive materials.
- 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).
- 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.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
- Knowledge or experience with DOT (Department of Transportation) rules and regulations related to the transportation of radioactive materials; radioactive materials sampling techniques and equipment; knowledge of public education techniques; and techniques used in planning, composing, and editing informational and educational material.
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; work during evening hours and be on call during weekends; work with radioactive and hazardous materials; participate in a medical surveillance program; participate in specific training programs for the purpose of securing and maintaining pertinent certifications; and engage in minimal travel for the purpose of attending training classes and performing work-related tasks at different university facilities.
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.
Open Until Filled:
Please answer all questions thoroughly one word answers, incomplete sentences, etc. will not score well. Your application will determine interview status, and reflects communication skills.
Priority will be given to applications received on or before June 17, 2019.
Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
To apply, please visit: jobs.uidaho.edu
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.