Assistant Health Physicist I

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Assistant Health Physicist I

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Environmental Health & Safety

Proposed Minimum Salary

$17.55 hourly

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability.  Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values .

Who we are

“providing the highest quality undergraduate and graduate programs” and “developing new understandings through research and creativity.” We support and enrich Texas A&M University by providing quality programs and services that instill safety, health, and environmental stewardship. To learn more about us, please visit our website. https://ehs.tamu.edu/

What we want

The Assistant Health Physicist I position, with minimal supervision, is responsible for performing routine tasks, such as: inventory management, lab setup, closure, inspections and reviews, etc.

The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability as stated above. If the description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

What you need to know

COVID-19 information:  Texas A&M University monitors local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep students, employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. For the latest information regarding Texas A&M’s COVID-19 response, please visit the University’s COVID-19 website . For COVID-19 employment-related information, please visit the Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness’ COVID-19 website .

Required Education and Experience:

  • Associate’s degree or 60 plus hours of college hours in a related discipline such as Science or Engineering or fields such as Health Physics or Nuclear Engineering Technology

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of environmental safety and health rules, regulations, and standards
  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others
  • May require night and/or weekend hours and occasional travel

Required Licenses and Certifications:

  • Must have a valid vehicle operator’s license with proper endorsements or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Degree in a related discipline such as science or engineering
  • Some work experience, preferably working around radioactive materials and radiation producing devices

Responsibilities:

  • Cyclotron Institute Support - Supports Senior Health Physicist stationed at the Cyclotron Institute in routine activities to include, radiation and contamination surveys, interlock checks, dosimetry, inspection, inventory control, development and maintenance of HP procedure manual and other duties as assigned.

  • Radiological Safety Inspections and Surveys - Assists EHS inspection team in rad safety inspections in labs using radioactive materials. Schedules and assists in performing rad safety inspections at remote sites across Texas. This duty will require operating a university vehicle to travel to locations on the College Station campus and remote sites. Assists with all follow-up activities for radiological lab inspections.

  • Inventory Report Management - Generates, distributes, and collects radiation permit verification reports. This includes keeping compliance metrics, following up with non-responsive permit holders, following-up on any permit holder requests or needed database updates, and track two-year storage plan program. Coordinates with radiological waste team as necessary.

  • Radioactive Material Handling - Assists with receipt and delivery to lab of radioactive materials for the campus as needed. This duty requires operating a University vehicle to travel to locations on the College Station campus and remote locations. Tasks include: cover lab, perform MDA calculations, perform package check-in procedure, and paperwork management.

  • Radioactive Materials Removal - Coordinates the excess radioactive material removal process from laboratories in College Station and at remote locations across the State of Texas. Drives a University vehicle to locations on the College Station campus and remote locations across the State of Texas to perform duties; some of these trips may require overnight stays. Performance f this duty may require the use of a University vehicle to travel to various locations both on site and remote.

  • Instrument Response Checks and Calibration - Assists with portable instrument response checks and assists with shipping of instruments for calibration.

  • Emergency Response - Participates in EHS emergency/spill response team and provide technical assistance for radiological incidents as necessary. Performs other duties as assigned.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University and TAMHSC, must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.


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