Radiation Safety Technician

Position Information

University Code 16011 University Title Environmental Safety and Risk Management Technician 1 University Job Family Environmental Safety & Risk Mgmt ORP Eligible No For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Single Title Scope of Search Local Working Title Radiation Safety Technician Position Number 527680 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Non-Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Environmental Health And Safety Organizational Overview

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Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities

The VCU Safety and Risk Management ( SRM ) Team has an exciting opportunity for a Radiation Safety Technician to join our team! VCU EHS seeks culturally and professionally diverse individuals skilled in Radiation Safety Programs.

SRM partners with the VCU community to promote and facilitate a positive, campus-wide attitude of safety excellence and environmental stewardship to protect university assets and reduce risks.

The primary mission of Safety and Risk Management is to advance and support a safe and healthy environment at VCU and VCU Health. This work is accomplished through surveys, consultation, teaching, advising, auditing and environmental monitoring. As the University liaison for safety and compliance, SRM works with outside agencies and organizations to address all applicable standards.

The Radiation Safety Technician is an integral part of the SRM team. The Radiation Safety Technician performs duties required by VCU’s radiation safety programs to meet all Federal, State and University regulations and policies including but not limited to: performing radiation safety surveys, inspections, investigations, and lab analysis, and providing emergency response, as necessary. The Radiation Safety Technician provides support services to VCU and VCUHS personnel including chemical and lab safety.

Minimum Hiring Standards

High school diploma or GED required.

Experience in radiation safety surveys, waste disposal, or other areas of health physics.

Demonstrate ability to follow supervision and to perform assigned tasks on an independent basis during routine and emergency operations.

Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing.

Science and STEM background and an interest in learning and performing health and safety and health physics techniques and skills.

Ability to lift or move 20-50 pounds.

A valid Virginia driver’s license or the ability to receive a Virginia Driver’s License prior to employment

A desire to foster equity and inclusion in one’s team and throughout the university.

A commitment to VCU’s core competencies of accountability/integrity; achievement; collaboration; diversity; innovation; and service excellence.

Demonstrated experience fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and an expressed commitment to do so while at VCU .

Preferred Hiring Standards

Graduation from an accredited community college or university with major course work in physical or biological sciences, with additional course work in health physics or a related radiological field. An equivalent combination of training and experience may substitute for this education and experience.

Knowledge of the principles and practice of health physics and applicable State and Federal radiation control standards and regulations.

Knowledge of instrumentation used in radiation detection and measurement and applications for processing data from instruments.

Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range $35,000 to $45,000 Application Process/Additional Information Campus MCV Campus Hours/Week 40 Normal Work Days/Hours Monday-Friday/8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Job Open Date 06/14/2021 Posting will close on or before Open Until Filled Yes Job Category Miscellaneous Is this a restricted position? No Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? No Sensitive Position Yes- A pre-employment fingerprint background check will be required. Resource Critical Yes Quick Link https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/106890 Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have experience working with radioactive materials?
    • yes
    • no
  2. * Do you have a valid Virginia driver’s license or the ability to receive a Virginia Driver's License prior to employment?
    • yes
    • no
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  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
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