$62,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Actual pay will depend on experience and qualifications. Employees
in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous
vacation, holidays, and paid time off; competitive insurances and
savings accounts; retirement benefits.
Health Physicists play a key role in support and implementation of
procedures and processes for the UW-Madison Radiation Safety
Program which oversees both campus and clinical areas at UW Health
The Health Physicist will perform audits of research areas and
protocols to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and
department policies. They will interpret and implement federal,
state, and local standards, rules, regulations, and guidance
concerning radiological health and safety issues. They will conduct
exposure and contamination surveys, sealed source inventory and
leak tests, inventories of radioactive material and
radiation-producing machines, decontamination and release or
decommissioning, and effluent and environmental monitoring.
Health & Safety Specialist II (CP005)
Health & Safety Specialist III (CP006)
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Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for
UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect
the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience,
status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We
commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching,
research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by
creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every
background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve
Wisconsin and the world.
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- Bachelor's degree in health physics, radiological health, medical
physics, radiological engineering, or related field
- At least two years of relevant experience
- Knowledge of the concepts, fundamentals, and best practices of
health physics and radiation protection as well as the risks
associated with ionizing radiation exposure.
- Practical experience in the safe use and regulation of
radioactive material at a research institution.
- Knowledge of (and experience interpreting) the state and federal
regulations, standards, and guidance documents governing
radioactive materials, radiation producing machines, and other
hazards typically present in a research setting.
- Demonstrated competence in oral and written communication,
including written and in-person training/instruction/presentations
and communicating technical information clearly and
- Self-motivated, ability to work with supervision and professional
judgment, managing the radiation safety program within an assigned
functional area, and ability to work independently or as a
- Detail-oriented, demonstrated organizational and time management
skills, and ability to manage/prioritize, track, and complete
tasks/projects within established deadlines.
- Strong interpersonal skills and able to interact professionally
and effectively with wide variety of individuals (researchers,
staff, students, administrators, and regulators), behaving in
accordance with institutional values.
- Experience demonstrating critical thinking and analytical skills
in high stress or emergency situations.
- HAZWOPER training.
- Able to wear radiation dosimetry, submit bioassays (as required),
wear personal protective equipment, and work with radioactive,
hazardous, and/or infectious materials or in areas where they are
used or stored.
- Able to periodically perform lifting of up to 40 lbs.
- Able to move throughout facilities including stairs, have control
and dexterity to survey areas that may not be easily accessible,
and endurance to spend time moving through labs and campus during
inspections, audits, and emergency response.
- If required to work in or around research facilities in which
animals are used or may be present, enrollment in medical
surveillance program for animal contact risk.
- If required to work in an emergency response capability,
enrollment in respiratory protection program with medical
UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety
protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain
subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: https://policy.wisc.edu/library/UW-5086
. Please visit https://covidresponse.wisc.edu
for the most up-to-date information.
Full Time: 100%
This position may require some work to be performed in-person,
onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be
performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Note that the listed job responsibilities are a high-level overview
of the official title for an Environmental Health Specialist
II/III. The Job Summary above captures the direct job tasks for
which the individual will be responsible.
How to Apply:
To be considered, applications must be submitted online. To apply
for this position you will need to upload a resume and cover
letter, please detail your related experience and background to the
qualifications. The application reviewers will be relying on
written application materials to determine who may advance to
preliminary interviews. We will also require contact information
for three professional references, one of which must be your
current supervisor. We will not contact your current supervisor
without advance notice.
A criminal background check will be conducted on all
In the event you are required to work in or around animal
facilities, you will be enrolled in the appropriate medical
Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring
their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or
national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a
foreign national authorized to work in the United States without
need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of
your appointment, and maintain eligibility without sponsorship
throughout your appointment.
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:
800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further
Env Health & Safe Spec II(CP005) or Env Health & Safe Spec
A719320-FACILITIES PLNG AND MGMT/EHS/RADIATION SAFETY
The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative
Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and
encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability,
you can find information about how to make a request at the
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also
require you and your references to answer questions regarding
sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities
of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that
the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.
Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
The Annual Security and Fire
Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary
policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and
on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics
for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper
copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police
Applications Open: Jun 24 2022 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jul 20 2022 11:55 PM Central Daylight