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Radiation Control Specialist Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Organizes, directs, and maintains the established technical programs of the university radiation program.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is third in a series of four job classifications and is distinguished from the Radiation Control Technician, Senior by the degree of involvement and responsibility for various radiation control programs and by the coordination of work activities of less experienced radiation control personnel. It is distinguished from the Health Physicist who develops Health Physics/Radiation Control programs and has even greater technical education and training. Incumbents work with hazardous materials.

Examples of Duties:

  • Oversees, coordinates, and reviews all ongoing technical radiation control programs including radioactive material receipt and delivery and outgoing shipment programs, radioactive waste collection and disposal, radiation generating equipment program, instrument program, lab analysis, Approval Holder lab inspection program, audits, and approval applications.
  • Evaluates, adjusts, and develops new procedures, techniques, and protocols for the adaptation and upgrading of radiation control programs.
  • Provides direct support to the main Radiation Control Office (RCO) oversight committees sanctioned by the state agency to review all RCO functions.
  • Oversees the maintenance of individual license files of all Approval Holders who use radioactive material and radiation generating equipment, and coordinates all changes in status.
  • Participates in special projects, investigations, or historical analysis.
  • Provides advice and assistance on radiation and contamination control to campus wide users of radioactive materials and radiation generating equipment.
  • Coordinates activities of less experienced radiation control personnel, and represents/acts on behalf of the Assistant Director of Operations as required.
  • Interacts directly with Approval Holders regarding audits, inventory, protocols, and amendments to their approvals.
  • Develops, modifies, tests, and evaluates new or improved instrumentation, analytical procedures, operating procedures, and policies of the Radiation Control Office.
  • Interacts with regulatory agency personnel during inspections.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of radiation monitoring instrumentation and methods.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and university rules and regulations regarding radiation control.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of radiation safety.
  • Knowledge of laboratory procedures and instrumentation such as liquid scintillation spectrometers, multi-channel analyzers, and proportional counters.
  • Knowledge of computers and data analysis.
  • Skill in the interpretation of federal, state, and university rules and regulations regarding radiation control.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.
  • Skill in coordinating the work activities of others.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Radiation Protection Technology or related field AND two years of radiation handling or monitoring experience; OR, Six years of radiation handling or monitoring experience in a position of increasing responsibility AND Certification by the National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists certification; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


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