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HEALTH PHYSICIST LEAD/ADVANCED

Air Radiation Management Administration

Recruitment #16-004343-0001

Introduction

This is a position specific recruitment in which the Maryland Department of the Environment/Air & Radiation Management Administration.  This recruitment will be used to fill current and future vacancies for this position/function only.  The resulting cert list will be maintained for one year.  Persons interested in future vacancies within the classification must re-apply.

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Department of the Environment

Air & Radiation Management Administration

Radiological Materials Licensing & Compliance

1800 Washington Blvd.

Baltimore, MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to conduct advanced and complex radioactive materials inspections, investigation and survey's necessary to enforce Maryland Regulations Governing Radiation Protection and to protect public health and safety. This position is the technical expert in overseeing complex radiological investigations and special projects such as a team inspection of a large facility.

POSITION DUTIES

The following duties are examples of assignments performed by the incumbent in the classification.  It is not a total comprehensive list of duties, nor is it restrictive regarding job assignments:

  • Conducts routine as well as complex or advanced inspections and investigations at Maryland facilities where radioactive material are used and stored.  Interprets and applies Maryland Radiation Control regulations to determine the status of compliance at Maryland facilities that use and store radioactive materials.  Acts as the technical expert overseeing a project team of Health Physicists during complex inspection of specialized  radiation control assignments. 
  • Responds to radiological emergency responses.  Investigate circumstances at the scene of radiological incidents to identify unsafe conditions, violations of State Regulations and root cause of incidents.  Participates in radiological dispersion device, improves nuclear devise and nuclear power plant emergency exercise.  Remains on call on a 24-hour basis to respond to radiological emergencies.
  • Completes formal training courses, workshops and exercises sponsored by the NRC, EPA, FEMA, DHS, other Governmental Agencies and professional organizations.  Provides instruction to lower level Health Physicists in conducting inspections, investigation and radiological surveys.  Provides training to individuals who may work in other areas of the program or Department. Provides training to other Health Physicists on specialized topics..  Reviews the work of other health physicist for completeness and accuracy. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 30 credits in mathematical, physical or biological sciences.

Experience: Four years of experience in the recognition, evaluation and control of radiological hazards to employees and the general public.

Notes:

l. Candidates may substitute additional experience in the recognition, evaluation and control of radiological hazards to employees and the general public for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

2. Candidates may substitute a Doctorate in health physics, nuclear physics, radiation management or related field of radiological health from an accredited college or university for three years of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute a Master’s degree in radiation safety, radiological health, health physics, or related radiation control field from an accredited college or university for two of the required years of experience.

4. Candidates may substitute a Master’s degree in mathematical, biological or physical science for one year of the required experience.

5. Candidates may substitute a Bachelor’s degree in radiation safety, radiological health, health physics or a related radiation control field for one year of the required experience.

6. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Health and Medical Physicist classifications or Health and Medical Physicist specialty codes in the Physicist field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

It is preferred that the selected candidate be:  

A Certified Health Physicist;

A Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist;

A Radiation Safety Officer on a Federal or State Nuclear Material License;

An Authorized Nuclear Pharmacist on a Federal or State Nuclear Material License;

An Authorized Medical Physicist on a Federal or State Nuclear Material License; 

An Authorized User on a Federal or State Nuclear Materials License.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications and limitations for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date. 

Applicants that meet the qualifications will be referred to the hiring unit for consideration of an interview/selection. 

Only those candidates that demonstrate, in their applications, the required qualifications will be deemed qualified and referred.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

Your application is part of the examination process.  The assessment will be a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of this position.  Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate educational and employment information on your application.  Successful candidates will be ranked as Best, Better or Qualified and placed on the employment list for at least one year. This list will be used by the hiring agency to select employees.  Education credentials and experience verification will be completed by the Appointing Authority.  If you are scheduled to complete an education or licensing requirement within six months of the examination, you may participate in the examination process, if one is required.  Please note that you will be required by the appointing agency to provide proof upon hire of all certifications, licenses, educational and work experiences.

The MD Department of the Environment does not sponsor individuals in the application of the H-1B Visa.  All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration and Reform Control Act.  You must be legally authorized and possess any necessary documents under this Act in order to be hired in the position for which you apply.  For education obtained outside the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service.  

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS

The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

It is STRONGLY preferred that you apply online.  However, if you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via mail or deliver in person.  Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and reference number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.

Completed applications, required documentation, transcripts, and any required addendums may be mailed to: Peggie Jefferson, Recruitment and Examination Office of Human Resources

MDE Reference Number: 16-004343-0001

1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21230

You may also email any required documentation to peggie.jefferson@maryland.gov or fax to 410-537-3966 The MD State Application Form can be found online

PLEASE NOTE: The Maryland Department of the Environment participates in the E-Verify Program.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.  

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As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.