UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 9/14/22 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 9/26/22. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
This position is open until filled. First Review Date: 9/26/22.
Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) is dedicated to the reduction of risks within the UC San Diego community, and to the promotion of safety as value in our university culture. We are pleased to provide health, safety, and environmental services to everyone at UCSD. Our goal is to support the mission of the university by helping staff, faculty, and students take an active role in protecting their health and the environment.
Applies professional knowledge or expertise in one or more specialty areas within EH&S and serves as lead person on one or more program(s) within a single discipline. Work is reviewed upon completion to ensure predetermined objectives are adequately met and that application of professional / technical judgment is sound. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Provides regulatory interpretation and technical advice. Decision-making is based on established procedures; relevant laws; regulations and organizational policy; professional best practices; relevant science methodology; impact on other EH&S programs, and senior management approvals as required. Decisions may impact individual work, other EH&S programs, other departments and / or segments of the organization. This positions works under the direction of the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO). Incumbent is responsible for the design, development, and implementation of assigned safety programs. Provides technical support to assigned Radioisotope Use Authorizations (RUAs) and Machine Use Authorizations (MUA). Provides general and specific ionizing radiation safety training. Attends and provides technical information for Radiation Safety Committee and Medical Radiation Safety Committee meetings. Responds to radiological events.
Serve as EHS Duty Officer. Must be available on-call 2-4 times per year for one-week shifts to respond to UCSD in the event of an after-hours, weekend or holiday incident involving hazardous materials or requests for services that are regularly provided by the EHS department. May be requested to respond back to campus throughout the year to respond to EHS related incidents and/or for services provided within the employee's subject area of expertise.
Must be able to travel to and from various medical sites in Hillcrest, La Jolla, satellite facilities and Sorrento Valley.
Thorough knowledge/understanding of specific EH&S field(s) including related laws and regulations; and general knowledge/understanding of all EH&S fields. Bachelor's degree in radiation safety, health physics, biological or physical science, engineering or equivalent combination of education and progressive experience. Masters degree in above field preferred. Certification by ABR, ABHP, NMTCB, NRRPT preferred.
Demonstrated ability to design, develop, manage and implement elements of a Radiation Safety program. Detailed knowledge of California Department of Public Health – Radiologic Health Branch regulations, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulations and U.S. Department of Transportation regulations relative to the control and use of radioactive materials, the shipping and receiving of radioactive materials, radiation dosimetry, contamination control, radiation shielding, x-ray producing machine use etc.
Thorough knowledge and skill in applying and interpreting applicable local, state, and federal regulations and related standards and guidelines. Knowledge of radiation safety audit procedures for Radiation Oncology, Nuclear Medicine, fluoroscopic and diagnostic imaging procedures, etc. Ability to perform shielding evaluations in the laboratory environment and for various x-ray machine applications per all regulatory requirements.
Thorough written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen and skill to communicate effectively in a diverse environment. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate radiation safety principles and practices in writing. Ability to write and follow written procedures.
Demonstrated ability to communicate honestly, effectively and easily with senior research staff, principal investigators and health care professionals. Ability to write technical and general audience directed reports supporting radiation safety.
Strong analytical and organizational skills to organize,
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