Radiation Control Technician Senior Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
Monitors, controls, and processes radioactive materials and
radiation generating equipment.
second in a series of four job classifications and is distinguished
from the Radiation Control Specialist, whose incumbents have greater
involvement and responsibility for various radiation control
programs. It is also distinguished from the Radiation Control
Technician as incumbents are given delegated responsibility for
radiation control programs, and by the additional experience
necessary to perform more advanced duties. Incumbents work with
Examples of Duties:
- Coordinates activities of students.
- Executes and maintains overall radioactive waste disposal
program including collection, storage, processing, and packaging
of radioactive waste and record maintenance.
- Performs all aspects of the Radiation Survey Instrument
- Oversees the incoming radioactive shipment program and
handles non-routine shipments.
- Assists with regular nuclear reactor safety surveys.
- Works with medical and housekeeping personnel to ensure
safety in the control of radiation therapy patients.
- Prepares routine packages of radioactive material for
- Conducts laboratory radiation surveys.
- Identifies and analyzes environmental samples for
non-routine surveys and processes analytical data.
- Evaluates status of radiation control practices in approved
rooms and laboratories.
- Provides technical advice, assistance, and monitoring
service to laboratory personnel.
- Performs quality assurance tests for radiation dosimeter
- Participates in radiological disaster emergency drills and
actual emergencies as required.
- Creates and maintains complete, concise, and legible records
of radiation control programs.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of radiation monitoring instrumentation and
- Knowledge of federal, state, and university rules and
regulations regarding radiation control.
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of radiation
- Knowledge of laboratory procedures and instrumentation such
as liquid scintillation spectrometers, multi-channel analyzers,
and proportional counters.
- Knowledge of computers and data analysis.
- Skill in the interpretation of federal, state, and
university rules and regulations regarding radiation control.
- Skill in both verbal and written communication.
Associate's degree or equivalent certification in radiation or
physical sciences AND three years of radiation handling or
monitoring experience; OR, Five years of radiation handling or
monitoring experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience
and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and
abilities have been achieved.
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