HEALTH PHYSICIST TRAINEE
|Department||MDE - Air and Radiation Administration (ARA)|
|Date Opened||3/14/2019 3:00:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||3/28/2019 5:00:00 PM|
|Salary||$39,658 - $51,123 w/progression to $62,925 State Salary Guideline apply to State employee.|
|HR Analyst||Olivia Finley|
LOCATION OF POSITION
Maryland Department of the Environment
Air & Radiation Administration
Radiological Health Program – Radiation Machines Division
1800 Washington Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21230
Main Purpose of Job
This position will function as an entry level Health Physicist Trainee. The incumbent of this position will learn to perform inspections, investigations, and other regulatory activities, such as processing registrations and certifications, that protect the public and occupational personnel from unnecessary exposure from x-ray producing radiation machines. The incumbent will also learn to respond to radiation emergencies as necessary.
The incumbent of this position will perform work which involve exposure to uncomfortable or unpleasant surroundings during radioactive machines inspections. The incumbent's duties involve potential radiation exposure during routine inspections and emergency responses. During site inspections protective equipment is required to reduce exposure to ionizing radiation to minimal levels using time, distance, and lead shielding or lead aprons. This position requires the incumbent to climb ladders, lift heavy equipment and travel to various inspection sites in the State of Maryland.
The incumbent will occasionally work after hours and on-call 24/7 for Radiological Emergencies and occasional overnight travel and stays required. The incumbent will also be required to maintain a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland with 5 or less points on their driving record.
Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 30 credits in mathematical, physical or biological sciences.
1. Candidates may substitute experience in the recognition, evaluation and control of radiological hazards to employees and the general public on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
2. 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 education.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
It is preferred that the selected candidate has the following:
- Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Environmental Science or Physics;
- Experience providing service to customers in a professional setting which must have included personal interaction with members of the general public or other customers;
- Experience using Microsoft Office Word and Excel;
- Detail oriented with strong organization skills and the ability to prioritize tasks.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position. For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.
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.
The online application is STRONGLY preferred. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the state application. If you are unable to apply online or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation you may submit a paper application, required documentation, transcripts and addendums via fax 410-537-3966, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
Office of Human Resources Recruitment and Examination Division
1800 Washington Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21230
The MD State Application Form can be found online.
PLEASE NOTE: The Maryland Department of the Environment participates in the E-Verify Program.
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