RADIATION SAFETY OFFICER
Number of Vacancies:
Environmental Health, Safety and Risk
Scope of Job:
To develop, maintain and oversee the Radiation Safety program, as
well as Laser Safety and MRI Safety and ensure compliance with all
federal and state rules and regulations, including inspections,
training, and incident investigations. Oversee quality assurance
for all radiation safety related programs (Ionizing and
Non-Ionizing radiation). Responsible for all University's
Radioactive Material licenses and registrations.
Description of Duties:
- Acts as Radiation Safety Officer (RSO), Laser Safety Officer
(LSO), and MRI Safety Officer (MRSO) for all UTRGV licenses and
- Applies, obtains, and maintains all Radioactive Material
Licenses and registrations, such as, Medical Use Radioactive
Material License, Nuclear Medicine, Non-Medical Use Radioactive
Material License, Medical X-Ray Registration, Industrial X-Ray
registration and Laser Registration in Academic, Research, and
- Interprets new and existing regulations, advises leadership on
technical and regulatory issues regarding the strategic direction
of the radiation safety program applies strategic measures as
- Serves as primary contact with the Texas Department of State
Health Services - Bureau of Radiation Control for any matters
pertaining to all relevant UTRGV licenses and registrations.
- Performs essential functions of a Health Physicist for all
radioactive material licenses and registrations including oversight
of the Radiation Safety Program.
- Oversees the use of radioactive materials at University
facilities through the management of radioactive materials
licensing, radiation laboratory survey, and radioactive waste
management programs. Reviews and approves requests for radiation
- Oversees quality assurance of the reviews of the research
laboratory radiation safety inspections reports.
- Evaluates and ensures compliance with established radiation
safety standards, procedures, and policies.
- Develops, implements, and documents corrective action if
violations of regulations, license conditions or program weaknesses
- Works with all radiation personnel including medical
physicists, oncologists, dosimetrists, and imaging professionals to
ensure compliance with applicable regulations.
- Ensures that all required inventories, radiation surveys and
leak tests are performed and documented in accordance with
applicable rules and regulations.
- Ensures individual monitoring devices are used properly by
occupationally exposed personnel, records kept of all monitoring
results, and timely notifications made in accordance with Texas
rules and regulations.
- Oversees and ensures the proper storing, labeling, transport,
use, and disposal of sources of radiation, storage, and/or
- Oversees and/or performs activities centered on radiation
equipment and instrumentation such as evaluation and selection of
equipment and instrumentation purchases, calibration of equipment
and assuring equipment is maintained and repaired as needed for its
- Provides training on proper and safe use of equipment and
instrumentation to technicians.
- Ensures personnel are compliant with the license and
registration’s conditions, for all operating, safety, and emergency
- Assumes control and initiates, recommends, or provides
corrective actions, including shutdown of operations when
necessary, in emergency situations or unsafe conditions.
- Participates in various University radiation safety committees
and in professional health physics societies.
- Plans and conducts orientation and training courses in
radiation safety and/or radioisotope techniques.
- Performs supervisory duties such as assigning reviews,
instructing and training personnel and providing input for
- Provides Radiation Safety Program Oversight (Ionizing and
- Coordinates with Radiation Professionals.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
General supervision from assigned supervisor.
Direct supervision of assigned staff.
Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Medical Physics, Engineering, Applied
Mathematics, or other Physical Science from an accredited college
Master’s degree from an accredited university.
Board Certified from the American Board of Health Physics, American
Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine, American Board of Radiology
or American Board of Medical Physics. Must be familiar with Health
Physics related duties associated with the use of a specialized
instruments, such as PETSCAN, Linear Accelerator, Medical
Radiography, Brachytherapy, Irradiator equipment, Fluoroscopy.As
condition of employment this position requires the applicant to be
authorized to operate a University-Owned Vehicle for Official
University Business. Per University of Texas System Policy 157,
applicants will be subject to a motor vehicle record check for
their most recent thirty-six (36) month history. Out of State
Drivers are required to submit a 36-month history MVR from their
prior State of residence(s).
Five (5) years of professional experience in Health Physics
performing related duties associated with the use of radioactive
materials, radiation producing devices, and lasers in a clinical
and research environment.
Use of standard office equipment.
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties.
Office Environment; some travel and weekend work is required. May
need to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to
20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force
constantly to move objects. UTRGV is a distributed institution,
which requires presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio
Grande Valley. Work is performed primarily in a general office
environment. May be exposed to radiation.
Exceptional planning and organizational skills. Must have knowledge
and experience with the use of health and medical physics related
equipment such as geiger counter, liquid scintillation counter,
well counter and others.
Commensurate with Experience
Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date:
Grant Funded Position:
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It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to
promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all
individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex,
age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In
accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights
Act of 1964, the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972,
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is
committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures
non-discrimination in its education programs and activities,
including employment. We encourage women, minorities and
differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of
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Please make sure that you omit this information prior to
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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at
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UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is
subject to change based on need.
All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background
check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval
from the VP of HR & Talent Development .
To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/40657