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Recruitment #19-002087-0004


The Air and Radiation Administration, Radiological Health Program/Radiation Machines Division is recruiting for a Health Physicist Trainee. 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.

Please note that contractual positions do not offer the same State benefits as permanent 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, preventive maintenance documents,  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. 

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 credit hours in mathematical, physical or biological sciences.

Experience: None.


1. Candidates may substitute experience in performing 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.


It is preferred that the selected candidate has the following:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Biology, Environmental Science, Health Science or Physics;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Strong computer skills with a proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Experience generating database reports;
  • Detailed oriented with strong organizations skills and the ability to prioritize tasks;
  • Willingness to work as a team member;
  • Experience providing service to customers in a professional setting which must have included personal interaction with members of the general public or other customers.


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 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. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best, Better or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


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.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.  As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.


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: or mail to:

Peggie Jefferson

Office of Human Resources

Recruitment and Examination Division

Reference Number:19-002087-0004

1800 Washington Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21230

(Office) 410-537-3879

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.