|Radiation Safety Associate|
Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):
Bachelor’s degree (foreign equivalent or higher). Two (2) years of laboratory experience with hazardous and radioactive material (graduate experience may be considered). Must have, keep and maintain the appropriate valid NYS Driver’s License; have a motor vehicle record which is free from major violations or a pattern of repeat violations. (***Out-of-State Applicants, see “Special Notes”).
Experience working with radioactive materials in a research laboratory setting, which can include radioactive subject research. Experience working with radioactive materials in an academic research laboratory setting. Experience managing radioactive waste; waste collection, packaging, labeling and logging, surveys and wipe, decay in storage, third party waste contractors DEC 540, 541 form. Experience working with radioactive materials in a research laboratory setting, which can include radioactive subject research. Experience working with radioactive materials in an academic research laboratory setting. Experience managing waste collection, packaging, labeling and logging, surveys and wipe, decay in storage, third party waste contractors DEC 540, 541 forms.
Brief Description of Duties:
The University has a broad scope Academic License that allows the facility to use radioactive material and ionizing radiation producing devices in a number of different research protocols, facilities and applications. This position reports to the Radiation Safety Manager and is responsible for assisting the Radiation Safety Manager in maintaining all licensing conditions as outlined in NY State Sanitary Code 16 and as detailed in the Academic License as permitted by the Bureau of Environmental Radiation Protection. The overall goal of the position is to coordinate the compliance program in special facilities as listed below and to connect these special facilities with our radiation protection philosophy of keeping all exposure to faculty, post docs, graduate students, staff, students and visitors As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA).
Transportation and Delivery of RAM: Ensure that all radioactive materials are properly manifested, DOT placard labeled and delivered to approved laboratories. Document required surveys and package wipe testing. Notify supervisor if values are above threshold. Provide guidance and mentoring to the radiation safety technician. Complete an On-Line training for DOT Shipping/Packaging of UN2910 every 3 years. Notify supervisor of any package related issues immediately.
Sealed Source and Leak Test Compliance: Inventory and leak testing of sealed sources on campus as part of quarterly inspection. Inventory requires visional confirmation and verification that RS records match the serial number, activity, calibrated activity and possession limits. Ensure all sealed sources are leaked tested semiannually. Report to supervisor any exceeding 0.005uCi.
Quarterly Compliance Inspections: Perform radiation safety compliance inspections in permitted University radiation laboratories. Inspections include audits for compliance with NYSDOH Sanitary Code 16, NYSDEC Part 380 and University Policy and Protocol. Provide appropriate documentation to the supervisor for review. Perform and submit documentation in a timely fashion as directed by the supervisor. Confirm that unsealed source lab inventory is accurate based on the Radiation Safety database.
Radiation Detection Instrumentation Calibration: Calibration of all academic and medical radiation detection equipment in accordance with established procedure. Repair or recommend for repair. Submit orders/quotes to supervisor for new detection equipment as needed. Ensure that all portable radiation detection equipment used in labs is calibrated and in proper working order. Maintain records of calibrations. Label equipment with calibration expiration date including retrieval and delivery of meters needing calibration. Calibration of fixed location hand and foot monitors. Provide guidance to research personnel on the operation of liquid scintillation counters (LSC). Assist in the performance check of LSC’s at the request of permit holders. Routine quality assurance of radiation safety’s own LSC and counting equipment.
Radiation Control: Control elements include review of PI inventory and waste inventory records. Provide training on meter use and area contamination surveys. Provide supervisor and RSO any recommendation to improve the program. Provide PI guidance on use of LSC, spill and accident decontamination. Assist in the control of requisitions and purchase of radioactive materials by permit holders. Perform periodic contamination surveys in restricted and unrestricted areas. Report over 2 mR/hr to supervisor.
Radiological Surveys: Perform regular radiological surveys in all restricted and unrestricted areas to ensure that dose rates and contamination levels are below University action levels. Provide appropriate documentation with all pertinent information to the supervisor for review.
Database Maintenance: Assist in the maintenance, quality and integrity of the Radiation Safety database. Ensure that records are entered in a timely and accurate manner. Assist laboratories with “how to” questions as related to the database.
Program Support and Training Support: Support other areas of the radiation safety program as needed including SBUH. Respond to radiological emergencies including assessment and clean up. Assist with new employee and annual refresher training. Documentation of training by a sign-in sheet and an outline of topics covered.
LLRW Compliance: Implementation of the University LLRW program. Include waste pick up from laboratory, labeling, cataloging via database and disposing via decay or waste contractor. Compliance with NYSDECPart 380, and 381 variance in addition to NRC and NYSDOH regulations. Liaison with waste contractor and 520 521 forms. Ensures “cradle to grave” compliance. Scope includes all University permitted laboratories.
Dosimetry Program: Deliver assigned dosimeters to labs. Change area monitors including those places outdoors. Obtain and maintain ladder training at required frequency. Provide education for accessing the myLdr.com portal to dosimeter wearers as part of the quarterly inspection. Field questions on dosimeters, how to obtain, return and lost dosimeters. Other duties or projects as assigned appropriate to rank and departmental mission.
This is a full-time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.
Essential Position: This has been designated as an essential position based on the duties of the job and the functions performed. Positions that are designated as such may be required to report to work/remain at work even if classes are canceled, and the campus is working on limited operations in an emergency.
Must be able to lift 50-60 pounds.
***Out-of-State Applicants: Please note as a condition of employment and in order for this position to be tendered, the successful incumbent will be required to provide evidence of a valid license and driving abstract from the state issuing the license within five business days of a conditional offer and must obtain a NYS driver’s license within 30 days of start date. Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.
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Job Number: 2202273Official Job Title: Staff AssistantJob Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)Primary Location: US-NY-Stony BrookDepartment/Hiring Area: Environmental Health and SafetySchedule: Full-time Shift :Day Shift Shift Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 a.m. Posting Start Date: Aug 16, 2022Posting End Date: Sep 15, 2022, 11:59:00 PMSalary:Commensurate with experience.Appointment Type: TermSalary Grade:SL2
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