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Uses applicable EH&S concepts to implement a single-function program or multi-specialty programs applicable to a variety of organization infrastructures and departments. Work is reviewed for soundness of technical judgment and for following the defined policies and procedures. Applies professional level knowledge of subject, including complete knowledge of a specialty area within single academic/occupational discipline. Decision-making takes into account established procedures, relevant laws, regulations and organization policy, communication/outreach, and impact on other EH&S programs.
The Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) Health Specialist works under the direction of the Alternate Radiation Safety Officer (ARSO). Incumbent is responsible for the management and implementation of assigned radiation safety programs. He/she provides technical support to assigned Radioisotope Use Authorizations (RUAs). Incumbent provides general and specific radiation safety training and provides radiation program technical support to the Research Assistance Group.
Incumbent attends and provides technical information for various committees. Develops complex financial analytical and recharge reports and projections, identifies expenditure patterns, explains variances, formulates recommendations and advises division manager. He/she oversees and supervises the day-to-day activities of the Radiation Services Lab staff. Serves on the after-hours EHS Response Team and is subject to recall to the campus upon notification and responds to radiological events.
A Bachelor's Degree in an appropriate scientific or engineering or Public Health field and progressive professional experience in a comprehensive environmental health and safety program; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Detailed knowledge of California Radiation Control Regulations, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulations and U.S. Department of Transportation regulations relative to the control and use of radioactive materials, the shipping and receiving of radioactive materials, radiation dosimetry, contamination control, radiation shielding, etc.
Demonstrated ability to evaluate lab protocols for potential dose pathways, both internal and external.
Proven ability to communicate honestly, effectively and easily with senior research staff, principal investigators and health care professionals.
Solid, comprehensive working knowledge/understanding of a specific EH&S field including related laws and regulations, and general understanding of all EH&S fields. In depth knowledge of the principles of radiation dosimetry.
Demonstrated ability to design, develop, manage and implement elements of a Radiation Safety program. Ability to conduct detailed radioisotope use and machine use laboratory audits.
Detailed knowledge of the Broadscope Type A Radioactive Materials license issued to the University. Ability to perform shielding evaluations in the laboratory environment and for various x-ray machine applications per all regulatory requirements.
In-depth knowledge of radioisotope handling techniques. Knowledge of radiopharmaceuticals used in nuclear medicine procedures for diagnosis and therapy. In-depth knowledge of the principles of biological uptake and retention/excretion functions of radioisotopes in humans.
Knowledge and applications of principles and practices of fiscal administration, planning, analysis and budgetary systems.
Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively in a diverse environment. Ability to effectively communicate radiation safety principles and practices in writing. Ability to write and follow written procedures.
Skill in personnel management including supervisory experience: hiring and performance appraisals; scheduling and monitoring workloads; providing guidance and instructions and communicating in an effective, straightforward manner, thereby creating a positive climate for maximum employee productivity, growth and development.
Proven ability to analyze complex fiscal issues and information, recognize potential impact, identify alternative solutions and make recommendations. Ability to develop complex fiscal reports and projections, and present the information in a clear and concise manner both orally and in writing.
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