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Radiation Safety Officer

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Working Title Radiation Safety Officer
Position Number 00437A
Location Norfolk, VA
Type of Position Classified
Type of Job Full Time
EEO Category C Technicians
Job Description

This position will serve as the University’s Radiation Safety Officer and ensure the University’s compliance with the regulations of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a Type “A” Broad Scope License and the Virginia Department of Radiological Health. This position will also manage the University’s Laser Safety Program and the shipping of Dangerous Goods.

Type of Recruitment
Knowledge, skills and abilities

A considerable knowledge of health physics and radiological health principles and practices; federal and state regulations to include NRC, OSHA, EPA and DOT as they relate to the control of radioactive material and radiation-producing devices; instrumentation and techniques used to detect and analyze radiation; non-ionizing radiation safety principles and practices and the shipping of international and domestic dangerous goods. Computer literate in word processing, data base, presentation and spreadsheet programs. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing; interpret and apply state and federal laws, regulations and guidelines; plan and manage own work activities.

Special licenses, registration or certification

Must possess appropriate qualifications as prescribed in NRC Regulation Guide 10-5 to be approved by the NRC as an RSO for a Type “A” Broad Scope License. Must have Hazardous Waste and Emergency Response Training and annual refresher. Must be qualified to wear respiratory protection.

Education or training

Graduation from a college or university with a degree in radiation science, health physics, environmental science, industrial hygiene, occupational safety, safety engineering, or a related scientific field and some graduate work in health physics, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Level and type of experience

Experience in a radiation protection program that is similar in scope or larger than the University’s, per NRC Guide 10-5.

Preferred knowledge, skills, abilities, education, experience, licensure, certification


Conditions of Employment

Emergency response for HAZMAT emergencies as needed.

Completion of Statement of Personal Economic Interest is required upon hire (for certain classified positions).

Annual Salary/Hourly Rate Salary commensurate with education and experience

Posting Detail Information

Job Requisition Number S00387
Job Open To General Public
Open Date 03/13/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please describe your experience in a university or larger setting managing a radiation protection program and Type “A” Broad Scope license per NRC Guide 10-5.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Please briefly describe your knowledge of federal and state regulations to include NRC, OSHA, EPA and DOT as they relate to the control of radioactive material and radiation-producing devices.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please describe your experience with Class 3B and 4 Lasers.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  2. Other Document