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Radiation Control Technician Senior Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Monitors, controls, and processes radioactive materials and radiation generating equipment.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is second in a series of four job classifications and is distinguished from the Radiation Control Specialist, whose incumbents have greater involvement and responsibility for various radiation control programs. It is also distinguished from the Radiation Control Technician as incumbents are given delegated responsibility for radiation control programs, and by the additional experience necessary to perform more advanced duties. Incumbents work with hazardous materials.

Examples of Duties:

  • Coordinates activities of students.
  • Executes and maintains overall radioactive waste disposal program including collection, storage, processing, and packaging of radioactive waste and record maintenance.
  • Performs all aspects of the Radiation Survey Instrument Calibration program.
  • Oversees the incoming radioactive shipment program and handles non-routine shipments.
  • Assists with regular nuclear reactor safety surveys.
  • Works with medical and housekeeping personnel to ensure safety in the control of radiation therapy patients.
  • Prepares routine packages of radioactive material for outgoing shipment.
  • Conducts laboratory radiation surveys.
  • Identifies and analyzes environmental samples for non-routine surveys and processes analytical data.
  • Evaluates status of radiation control practices in approved rooms and laboratories.
  • Provides technical advice, assistance, and monitoring service to laboratory personnel.
  • Performs quality assurance tests for radiation dosimeter program.
  • Participates in radiological disaster emergency drills and actual emergencies as required.
  • Creates and maintains complete, concise, and legible records of radiation control programs.

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate's degree or equivalent certification in radiation or physical sciences AND three years of radiation handling or monitoring experience; OR, Five years of radiation handling or monitoring experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


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