Radiation Safety Officer Business and Administrative Services Risk & Safety Services - http://ehs.ucsc.edu/
Job #: 1807897
Full Time; Career Starting Salary Range: $80,000 - $95,000/annually. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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Involves developing, implementing, and monitoring environmental and safety programs and policies to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local environmental, health, and safety regulations, and ensure a safe workplace. May include industrial hygiene, ergonomics, occupational safety, environmental health, pest control, laboratory safety, hazardous materials control, hazardous waste management, emergency services and preparedness, fire safety, radiological safety, environmental protection including air, soil quality, and other EH&S programs and policies; or provides technical support for these programs.
Serves as the technical expert in Radiation Safety. Problems are complex and may require creation of new methodologies by applying professional radiation safety knowledge and / or expertise. Serves as technical expert in the development / implementation of programs within radiation safety. May represent EH&S at meetings and conferences involving academic compliance committees, campus, UC system-wide, local government, state and federal levels of authority in matters related to radiation safety. Decision-making is based on established procedures and integration / interpretation of relevant laws, regulations and organizational policy; professional best practices; relevant science methodology, impact on other EH&S programs; and senior management approvals. Decisions may impact other EH&S programs, departments, segments of the organization and / or organization-wide.
The EH&S unit is responsible for monitoring compliance for all environmental, health and safety programs intended to minimize or prevent injuries and illnesses and to protect the quality of the surrounding environment. EH&S advises the campus community of responsibilities with respect to health, safety and environmental issues; recommends appropriate corrective actions; and helps implement new health and safety programs. EH&S also acts as liaison between UC Santa Cruz and various external agencies and regulatory bodies, including coordination with the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) and other UC Campuses. EH&S is the lead campus agency for ensuring campus adherence to federal, state and UC compliance and regulatory standards specific to environmental, health and safety programs. EH&S programs include a broad and complex range of disciplines including areas such as laboratory and research safety, injury and illness prevention, industrial hygiene, environmental management, radiation safety, hazardous materials safety, ergonomics, wellness and biosafety.
Some special conditions include:
Selected candidate must be approved through the California Department of Public Health Radiologic Health Branch (CDPH-RHB) as the Radiation Safety Officer for the UCSC program. On-going employment as the Radiation Safety Officer at UCSC is based on the continuation of this identification and approval.
Selected candidate will be required to pass a background investigation in accordance with the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (U.S. NRC) regulations (10 CFR) - 37.25 Background Investigations and a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Selected candidate granted unescorted access to category 1 or category 2 quantities of radioactive material will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check which includes transmission of fingerprints to the FBI.
Must possess a valid license to drive in the State of California and be able to participate in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) pull notice program.
Ability to work safely in areas where hazardous materials are stored or are present.
MS in Health Physics or other engineering/science-related discipline preferred or extensive coursework in health physics and equivalent combination of education, training and experience with at least five years of experience in a program of similar size and scope to UCSC.
Advanced or expert knowledge and skill in applying and interpreting applicable local, state, and federal regulations and related standards, guidelines and, as appropriate, recommends organizational policy.
Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills, including advanced political acumen and skill to effectively communicate with diverse constituencies in a highly political environment.
Advanced skills to effectively represent the organization to state and federal authorities, and community groups.
Advanced analytical and organizational skills to organize, prioritize and manage the successful completion of projects within budget and time constraints.
Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 05-10-2018
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site (https://jobs.ucsc.edu ) on or before the initial review date (IRD). A computer is available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center (SVC), 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodation call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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