Under direct supervision, assists with a wide range of routine
assignments related to the possession and use of radioactive materials
and radiation producing devices. This involves data collection, field
work, evaluations, sample analysis, research and training.
1. Assists in evaluating the utilization of radioactive materials and
radiation producing devices. This involves visual observation,
shielding evaluation, and measurements such as contamination and
exposure assessments (e.g., wipe test surveys).
2. Assists in field testing to assess hazards through the operation
of common analytical equipments such as portable survey meters.
3. Collects samples such as biological specimens or air and waste
water to evaluate personnel exposure and compliance with
4. Assists in developing and presenting training programs on safe and
effective uses of radioactive material and radiation producing
devices such as ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable)
principles, federal and state regulations and safe work practices.
5. Assists in the preparation of mandatory federal and state reports
such as radiation dosimetry records, radiation source, and
6. Participates in institutional response to emergency situations.
7. Calibrates radiation detection instruments and equipment.
8. Assists in maintaining inventories of radioactive materials and
supplies and in maintaing inventory and dosimetry records.
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EDUCATION: Bachelors degree.
Ability to read, comprehend, and apply federal, state, and local
radiation protection regulations, codes, and requirements; to prepare
technical reports and analyses and maintain required records; to learn
and apply evaluation/survey techniques including the use of
environmental sampling devices and analytical equipment; to establish
and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, and
students; to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to
operate computers and other standard office equipment; to work in, on,
around, under and over fixed equipment and machinery; to lift and
transport assigned tools and equipment; to operate a variety of
detection and measurement devices such as portable survey instruments
and liquid scintillation counters; to work in hazardous or irritating
environments; to work with hazardous materials; to wear and work in
personal protective equipment.
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employees in this job class may be required to be available for
emergency response at any time and to use their personal automobile
while conducting official business. Employees may be required to
obtain a Commercial Driver's License (with Hazardous Materials
Endorsement) and a State of Maryland CHS (Controlled Hazardous
Substance) Vehicle Operator's Certificate and to be trained to work
with asbestos, radioactive, and hazardous materials. If required to
obtain a Commercial Driver's License, employees will be subjected to
drug and alcohol education and testing as required under Federal
Highway Administration and the State of Maryland regulations.
Employees may also be required to obtain special training and/or
certification needed to fulfill the duties of the position, e.g.,
x-ray machine certification and incinerator operator certification.
Employees in this job class may be subject to pre-employment and
random drug testing. Offers of employment may be contingent on
applicant obtaining medical clearance by university approved