Job Description

Radiation Safety Officer

Requisition IDreq7332
Working TitleRadiation Safety Officer
Position Grade15
Position Summary

The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center (HSC) Office of Research is seeking an experienced, dynamic, results-oriented professional to lead our team as the Radiation Safety Officer.

The University holds the following licenses with the State of New Mexico Environmental Department (NMED), Environmental Protection Division, Radiation Control Bureau:

· Type A Broad Scope to include Medical Diagnosis and Therapy, Academic and Research

· Specific License for Commercial Radiopharmacy

· NRC Nuclear Research Reactor License

The successful candidate will be responsible to:

· Advise leadership on technical and regulatory issues, strategic direction of the radiation safety program.

· Maintain the institution licenses (3)

· Interpret new regulations and apply them to the program as appropriate

· Respond to emergency situations involving radioactive materials

· Manage reporting requirements to regulatory agencies

· Serve as the primary contact for New Mexico Environmental Department and other regulators

· Perform annual audit of the radiation safety program

· Oversee and manage the ongoing maintenance of Unit SOPs and the Radiation Safety Manual

· Provide leadership and supervision to the Radiation Safety personnel

· Other related radiation safety activities

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.
  • May require discipline-specific licensure and/or professional certification, as specified by the department in the preferences.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
  • Submission of the completed NRC Form 313A with preceptor signature authorization.
  • Eligible for approval by the State of New Mexico as RSO for a medical/research broad scope radioactive materials license.
  • Must maintain certification status.
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's or graduate degree in physical science or engineering or biological science with a minimum of 20 college credits in physical science; at least 5 years of professional experience in health physics including at least 3 years in applied health physics.Certification/LicensureBoard certification by the American Board of Health Physics, the American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine or the American Board of Radiology (ABR).

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

· Qualified for 10 CFR 35.100, 200, 300, 400, 600 and 1000 (Y90 microspheres) - This will be a requirement to obtain if selected for the position. Must be able to get qualified.

· Strong working knowledge of current regulations related to a radiation safety program

Additional RequirementsThis position will require a pre-employment criminal background check. Future and/or continued employment in the position is contingent upon obtaining and maintaining a satisfactory background check, which is one that does not include any disqualifying findings.
CampusHealth Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentHSC Radiation Safety (189D)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
Pay$4738.93 to $9477.87/monthly
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredYes
For Best Consideration Date12/10/2018
Application InstructionsCover Letter, Resume, completed NRC Form 313APlease state if you have any of the following in your cover letter or resume:Board certification by the American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine or the American Board of Radiology or current professional designation as a Certified Health Physicist (CHP)

Application Instructions

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