Radiation Safety Specialist (RSS) - Andover
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Position type: Staff Full Time
Campus: UMass Lowell
Env & Emergency Management
Salary commensurate with experience
Aug 30 2022 Applications Close:
General Summary of Position:
The Radiation Safety Specialist (RSS) assures the operation and implementation of the university radiation safety program. In addition, assists the Director of Radiation Safety (DRS) in administration of three UMass Lowell radioactive materials licenses, trains radiation workers and University personnel, and assist in the campus Non-ionizing radiation safety program.
The RSS understands and supports the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) mission and vision and contributes to a successful team oriented work environment ensuring interdependence and cooperation, constructive and positive communications, and mutual support. Promotes and exemplifies campus divisional and departmental high standards for excellent client service, effective use of resources, workplace safety, professional development, personal accountability, and continuous improvement.
This position is located in Andover, Massachusetts.
Minimum Qualifications (Required):
Bachelor’s Degree in the radiological sciences or related field
The ability to work effectively with diverse groups
5-7 years working with radioactive materials or radiation emitting devices
Knowledge and ability sufficient to ensure proper radiation safety survey techniques, calibration of radiological instruments, radiation source inventory and waste storage procedures in addition to being able to prepare and analyze environmental samples and maintain the campus dosimetry program
Must be able to complete 40 hour HAZWOPER training and have Availability and ability to remain on call 24/7 in cases of emergency
Must be able to wear air purifying respirator or SCBA
Ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing
Must have a valid driver’s license and a willingness to drive between campuses and to off campus assignments
MS Degree in health physics, radiological sciences, or related field is a plus
Certification in health physics is a plus
Knowledge and experience in Animal vivarium radiation safety
Knowledge and experience working with PET imaging isotopes
Knowledge and ability sufficient to perform compliance and oversight of facilities that include a nuclear reactor, accelerator, gamma irradiators, and lasers is a plus.
Experience working in a Vivarium and/or with Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
Experience PET scanning and/or imaging equipment
Understanding of CMR 310 (Hazardous waste Regs)
Understanding of Laboratory best practices NFPA 45 and 30
Understanding of OSHA programs related to laboratory safety
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Only Internal Professional (SEIU 888 Professional Union) Bargaining candidates will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.
This is a SEIU 888 Professional Union position, Grade P18.
Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.
Please include a resume, cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.
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