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HEALTH PHYSICIST LEAD/ADVANCED

AIR AND RADIATION ADMINISTRATION

Recruitment #19-004343-0001

Introduction

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) is seeking to hire a Health Physicist Lead/Advanced position within the Air & Radiation Administration/Radiological Health Program.

This is a position specific recruitment for MDE.  This recruitment will be used to fill current and future vacancies for this position/function only.  The resulting eligible list will be maintained for one year.  Persons interested in future vacancies within this classification must re-apply. 

GRADE

17

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 Lead/Advanced level duties in the recognition, evaluation and control of radiological hazards to employees and the general public. The applicant of this position provides in depth scientific and technical reviews of detailed applications for new radioactive material licenses, renewals, amendment and 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: Four years of experience in performing the recognition, evaluation and control of radiological hazards to employees and the general public.

Notes:

l. 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 Doctorate in health physics, nuclear physics, radiation management or related field of radiological health from an accredited college or university for three years of the required experience.

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

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

5. 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 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.

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);       
  • Be qualified as a radioactive material license reviewer in accordance with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Inspection Manual Chapter 1248 appendix A, Material Health Physics License Reviewer Qualification Journal;    
  • Be a certified Health Physicist;       
  • Has been a Radiation Safety Officer, Authorized User or Authorized Medical Physicist on an NRC, Agreement State, Master Material or other regulatory authority license/permit;       
  • 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;    
  • 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 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 Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

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.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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: peggie.jefferson@maryland.gov or mail to:

Peggie Jefferson

Office of Human Resources

Recruitment and Examination Division

Reference Number:19-004343-0001

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.