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HEALTH PHYSICIST I

Recruitment #19-002132-0002

Introduction

The Air and Radiation Administration, Radiological Health Program is recruiting for a Health Physicist I. 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.

GRADE

15

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Department of the Environment

Air & Radiation Administration

Radiological Health Program

1800 Washington Blvd.

Baltimore, MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to perform recognition, evaluation and control of radiological hazards to employees and the general public. The applicant of this position provides scientific and technical reviews of detailed applications for new and renewals of radioactive material licenses and amendments as well as termination requests. This position will conduct on-site inspections of new facilities in order to qualify Maryland companies as physically adequate and personnel competent to receive and use radioactive materials. These facilities include hospitals, industrial firms, medical offices, dental facilities and laboratories. This position requires the incumbent to travel to facilities when the environment includes exposure to radioactive materials. In addition, the incumbent is required to perform highly technical reviews of radioactive sealed sources and devices containing radioactive material requested to be certified safe for manufacture and distribution in and from the State of Maryland.  Critical functions of this position, is the participation and the incumbent’s required competency in many important technical roles in the Calvert Cliffs and Peach Bottom nuclear power plant accident drills.  These drills are on a 24/7 schedule. 

The incumbent's work may involve exposure to uncomfortable or unpleasant surroundings during inspections at industrial plants such as fumes, dust, high or low ambient temperature.  The incumbent will also be required to climb ladders and lift over 50 pounds or more. During site inspections protective equipment is required and may include goggles, gloves, mask, and protective gear to prevent radioactive material contamination, etc. The incumbent of this position will occasionally work after hours and on-call 24/7 for radiological emergencies. 

The incumbent in this position will be required to drive a State vehicle. In order to drive a State vehicle, employees are required to maintain a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland with 5 or less points on their driving record.        

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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: One year of experience in performing the recognition, evaluation and control of radiological hazards.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute additional 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 the possession of a Bachelor's degree in radiation safety, radiological health, health physics, or a related radiation control field from an accredited college or university for the required one year of experience.

3. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master’s degree in a mathematical, biological or physical science from an accredited college or university for the required experience.

4. 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 has the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a physical science, nuclear medicine or nuclear engineering (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science, etc.) A copy of your transcript (official or unofficial) must accompany your application to verify course 30 credits in mathematical, physical or biological sciences (upload or email);
  • Familiar with licensing and permit regulatory processes;
  • Customer service experience interacting with internal and external customers in a business setting;
  • Strong process and analytical skills;
  • Strong computer skills and a proficiency in Microsoft Office;
  • Strong written and oral communications skills;
  • Familiar with ionizing radiation and radiation survey instruments;
  • Willingness to work as a team member.

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 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.  To be qualified for referral, the candidates must demonstrate possession of the required qualifications, within their applications.   

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 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.

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 a paper application & supplemental questionnaire, (if applicable) 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.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the state application.

Completed applications, required documentation, transcripts, and any required addendums may be mailed to:

Olivia Finley, Recruitment & Examination Unit

Reference#: 19-002132-0002

(Office) 410-537-3105 (Email) Olivia.finley@maryland.gov

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.