Radiation Safety Officer

University Of New Mexico Albuquerque , NM 87102

Posted 2 weeks ago

The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center (HSC) Office of Research is seeking an experienced, dynamic, results-oriented professional to lead our team as the Radiation Safety Officer.

The University holds the following licenses with the State of New Mexico Environmental Department (NMED), Environmental Protection Division, and Radiation Control Bureau:

  • Type A Broad Scope to include Medical Diagnosis, Therapy and Research

  • Specific License for Commercial Radiopharmacy

  • NRC Nuclear Research Reactor License

  • The successful candidate will be responsible to:

  • Advise leadership on technical and regulatory issues, strategic direction of the radiation safety program.

  • Maintain the institution licenses (3)

  • Interpret new regulations and apply them to the program as appropriate

  • Respond to emergency situations involving radioactive materials

  • Manage reporting requirements to regulatory agencies

  • Serve as the primary contact for New Mexico Environmental Department and other regulators

  • Perform annual audit of the radiation safety program

  • Oversee and manage the ongoing maintenance of Unit SOPs and the Radiation Safety Manual

  • Provide leadership and supervision to the Radiation Safety personnel

  • Other related radiation safety activities

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment

  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.

  • May require discipline-specific licensure and/or professional certification, as specified by the department in the preferences.

  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.

  • Submission of the completed NRC Form 313A with preceptor signature authorization.

  • Eligible for approval by the State of New Mexico as RSO for a medical/research broad scope radioactive materials license.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's or graduate degree in physical science or engineering or biological science with a minimum of 20 college credits in physical science; at least 5 years of professional experience in health physics including at least 3 years in applied health physics.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred QualificationsA. Recent experience (within 7 years) in the use of radiation in an academic/research healthcare environment and 1) experience as an RSO or 2) experience as an associate RSO.

B. Strong working knowledge of current regulations related to a radiation safety program.

C. Training as required by US NRC under 10 CFR Part 35 (.50 and .57) and 10 CFR Part 33 for a Type A Broad Scope license.

D. Experience to oversee activity under 10 CFR 35.100, 200, 300, 400, and 600.

E. Acceptance as Radiation Safety Officer by the New Mexico Environmental Department.

F. Board certification by the American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine or the American Board of Radiology or current professional designation as a Certified Health Physicist (CHP).

G. Experience to oversee activity under 10 CFR 35.1000 (y90 microspheres).

Additional RequirementsCampusHealth Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NMDepartmentHSC Radiation Safety (189D)Employment TypeStaffStaff TypeRegular - Full-TimeTerm End DateStatusExemptPay$4738.93 to $9477.87/monthly DOEBenefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.Background Check RequiredNoFor Best Consideration Date3/4/2019Application Instructions1.Resume2.Cover Letter3.NRC Form 313A (or explain how you meet the requirements of this form in your coverletter)All 3 documents must be attached

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.


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