Radiation Safety Officer - req# 7332
Radiation Safety Officer
|Working Title||Radiation Safety Officer|
|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
|Conditions of Employment|
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.
· 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 Requirements||This 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.|
|Campus||Health Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM|
|Department||HSC Radiation Safety (189D)|
|Staff Type||Regular - Full-Time|
|Term End Date|
|Pay||$4738.93 to $9477.87/monthly|
|Benefits Eligible||This 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 Statement||Temporary 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 Required||Yes|
|For Best Consideration Date||12/10/2018|
|Application Instructions||Cover 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)|