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Recruitment #17-001005-0003


The Air and Radiation Administration, Radiological Health Program/Radiation Machines Division is recruiting for a Health Physicist Supervisor. This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of the Environment. 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 this classification must re-apply.





Maryland Department of the Environment

Air & Radiation Administration

Radiological Health Program – Radiation Machines Division

1800 Washington Blvd.  

Baltimore, MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to manage, supervise, and direct staff within the Radiation Machines Division who handles new radiation machine facility registrations, facility cancellations, the renewal of existing facility registrations, and service registrations.  The incumbent in this position will be responsible for processing certification inspections performed by private inspectors licensed by the State of Maryland including radiation producing machines at non-dental, non-veterinary and non-mammography facilities. This position will be responsible for the State licensing of potential applicants who want to perform State certification inspections. The incumbent will assist the Division Chief in developing new technical procedures and program initiatives. The incumbent will also supervise all investigations and escalated enforcement cases referred to the Office of the Attorney General. The incumbent will perform job functions responsible for evaluating the program effectiveness for all types of radiation producing machines from dental x-ray equipment to complex linear accelerators. In addition, the incumbent will be responsible for assembling statistical reports such as Turnaround Times, Exceptions Report, and the Penalty Tracking.


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

Experience: Five years of experience in the recognition, evaluation and control of radiological hazards.


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

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

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


It is preferred that the selected candidate has the following: 

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a mathematical, physical or biological science;
  • Excellent writing skills; 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint); 
  • Experience supervising a professional staff;
  • Experience conducting performance appraisals of staff;
  • Experience making decisions based on statistical data.



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.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the minimum /selective/preferred qualifications 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.  


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 cert 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.



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.

You may email required documentation, transcripts and addendums to or fax to 410-537-3966.

Olivia Finley, Recruitment and Examination Division

Office of Human Resources

MDE Reference Number:17-001005-0003

1800 Washington Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21230 Office: 410-537-3105 Fax: 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.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

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

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