Radiation Control Specialist Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
Organizes, directs, and maintains the established technical programs
of the university radiation program.
third in a series of four job classifications and is distinguished
from the Radiation Control Technician, Senior by the degree of
involvement and responsibility for various radiation control
programs and by the coordination of work activities of less
experienced radiation control personnel. It is distinguished from
the Health Physicist who develops Health Physics/Radiation Control
programs and has even greater technical education and training.
Incumbents work with hazardous materials.
Examples of Duties:
- Oversees, coordinates, and reviews all ongoing technical
radiation control programs including radioactive material
receipt and delivery and outgoing shipment programs, radioactive
waste collection and disposal, radiation generating equipment
program, instrument program, lab analysis, Approval Holder lab
inspection program, audits, and approval applications.
- Evaluates, adjusts, and develops new procedures, techniques,
and protocols for the adaptation and upgrading of radiation
- Provides direct support to the main Radiation Control Office
(RCO) oversight committees sanctioned by the state agency to
review all RCO functions.
- Oversees the maintenance of individual license files of all
Approval Holders who use radioactive material and radiation
generating equipment, and coordinates all changes in status.
- Participates in special projects, investigations, or
- Provides advice and assistance on radiation and
contamination control to campus wide users of radioactive
materials and radiation generating equipment.
- Coordinates activities of less experienced radiation control
personnel, and represents/acts on behalf of the Assistant
Director of Operations as required.
- Interacts directly with Approval Holders regarding audits,
inventory, protocols, and amendments to their approvals.
- Develops, modifies, tests, and evaluates new or improved
instrumentation, analytical procedures, operating procedures,
and policies of the Radiation Control Office.
- Interacts with regulatory agency personnel during
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.
- Skill in coordinating the work activities of others.
Bachelor's degree in Radiation Protection Technology or related
field AND two years of radiation handling or monitoring experience;
OR, Six years of radiation handling or monitoring experience in a
position of increasing responsibility AND Certification by the
National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists
certification; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or
education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have
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