Assistant Health Physicist I

Updated: 22 days 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

$14.53 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

The Environmental Health and Safety Department of the Office of Safety and Security consists of a team of safety, health, and environmental professionals who are focused on helping Texas A&M University to fulfill its mission of “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 Environmental Health and Safety Department has identified a need for a position focused on inventory management, lab setup, closure, inspections and reviews. Our Assistant Health Physicist I is that position, and these responsibilities should be done under minimal supervision. We prefer someone with an educational background in science or engineering, as well as work experience with radioactive materials and radiation producing devices. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If this description appeals to you, then apply and be considered for this opportunity.

What you need to know

Please note: This position requires the ability to obtain a driver's license at least 60 days upon hire. It also requires night and or weekend hours and occasional travel.

COVID-19 information:  Texas A&M University monitors and updates our recruiting, hiring and onboarding processes to align with local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible.  Each department has established both remote and in-person procedures for conducting these processes, which include sanitizing common spaces, a mask policy, and maintaining safe physical distancing to the extent possible.  Departments will provide the procedures to be followed at each step of the recruiting process.

Required Education:

  • 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

Required Licenses and Certifications:

  • Valid State of Texas Driver license or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of hire. Failure to obtain a valid TDL may result in termination

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to withstand moderate exposure to extreme temperatures, dust dirt, fumes, smoke, loud noises and chemical substances

  • May require night and/or weekend hours

  • May require occasional travel

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

Preferred Other Factors:

  • Ability to move heavy objects

Responsibilities:

  • Inventory Report Management - Generates, distributes, and collects radiological program reports. This will include 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. Coordinate with radiological waste team as necessary.

  • Radiological Safety Inspections - Assists in performing the rad-safety inspections at remote sites using radioactive materials across Texas. This duty will require operating a University vehicle to locations on the College Station campus and remote locations. Provides expertise to ensure inspections are performed to RSO standards. Assists with all follow-up activities for radiological lab inspections. Schedules and performs remote-site RAM inspections.

  • Dosimetry - Assists with distribution and pickup personnel and area monitor dosimetry badges to main campus and Cyclotron.

  • Cyclotron Institute Support - Supports the Senior Health Physicist stationed at the Cyclotron Institute in routine activities to include, routine and special surveys, contamination remediation, dosimetry, inspections, the development and maintenance of the written procedure HP manual, and other duties as assigned.

  • Surveys and Inventory - Assists with performing radiation and/or contamination surveys and inventory verification at main campus and Cyclotron as needed. Without supervision, performs surveys and response checks, loads LSC, paperwork and report management. Assists with Cyclotron interlock checks and leak checks on sources as needed.

  • Radioactive Material Handling - Assists with receipt and delivery to lab of radioactive materials for the campus as needed This duty will require operating a University vehicle 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.

  •  Emergency Response - Coordinates emergency response and provides technical expertise 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.



Job Title

Assistant Health Physicist I

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Environmental Health & Safety

Proposed Minimum Salary

$14.53 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

The Environmental Health and Safety Department of the Office of Safety and Security consists of a team of safety, health, and environmental professionals who are focused on helping Texas A&M University to fulfill its mission of “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 Environmental Health and Safety Department has identified a need for a position focused on inventory management, lab setup, closure, inspections and reviews. Our Assistant Health Physicist I is that position, and these responsibilities should be done under minimal supervision. We prefer someone with an educational background in science or engineering, as well as work experience with radioactive materials and radiation producing devices. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If this description appeals to you, then apply and be considered for this opportunity.

What you need to know

Please note: This position requires the ability to obtain a driver's license at least 60 days upon hire. It also requires night and or weekend hours and occasional travel.

COVID-19 information:  Texas A&M University monitors and updates our recruiting, hiring and onboarding processes to align with local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible.  Each department has established both remote and in-person procedures for conducting these processes, which include sanitizing common spaces, a mask policy, and maintaining safe physical distancing to the extent possible.  Departments will provide the procedures to be followed at each step of the recruiting process.

Required Education:

  • 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

Required Licenses and Certifications:

  • Valid State of Texas Driver license or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of hire. Failure to obtain a valid TDL may result in termination

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to withstand moderate exposure to extreme temperatures, dust dirt, fumes, smoke, loud noises and chemical substances

  • May require night and/or weekend hours

  • May require occasional travel

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

Preferred Other Factors:

  • Ability to move heavy objects

Responsibilities:

  • Inventory Report Management - Generates, distributes, and collects radiological program reports. This will include 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. Coordinate with radiological waste team as necessary.

  • Radiological Safety Inspections - Assists in performing the rad-safety inspections at remote sites using radioactive materials across Texas. This duty will require operating a University vehicle to locations on the College Station campus and remote locations. Provides expertise to ensure inspections are performed to RSO standards. Assists with all follow-up activities for radiological lab inspections. Schedules and performs remote-site RAM inspections.

  • Dosimetry - Assists with distribution and pickup personnel and area monitor dosimetry badges to main campus and Cyclotron.

  • Cyclotron Institute Support - Supports the Senior Health Physicist stationed at the Cyclotron Institute in routine activities to include, routine and special surveys, contamination remediation, dosimetry, inspections, the development and maintenance of the written procedure HP manual, and other duties as assigned.

  • Surveys and Inventory - Assists with performing radiation and/or contamination surveys and inventory verification at main campus and Cyclotron as needed. Without supervision, performs surveys and response checks, loads LSC, paperwork and report management. Assists with Cyclotron interlock checks and leak checks on sources as needed.

  • Radioactive Material Handling - Assists with receipt and delivery to lab of radioactive materials for the campus as needed This duty will require operating a University vehicle 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.

  •  Emergency Response - Coordinates emergency response and provides technical expertise 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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