Radiation Safety Officer (RSO)

    • Job Tracking ID: 512458-660212
    • Job Location: Gainesville, FL
    • Job Level: Management
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: December 04, 2018
    • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

FUNCTION:

Exempt - This position is responsible for ensuring that all terms and conditions of the radioactive materials license and the Florida Chapter 64E "Control of Radiation Hazards" Regulations are being complied with; provide training of staff and workers regarding all basic principles of radiation; functions as the chief liaison with the State of Florida, Bureau of Radiation Control and preparing and obtaining the proper amendments, as necessary, to assure the optimum operation of the facility.

DUTIES:

  • Ensure that all terms and conditions of the radioactive materials license and the Florida Chapter 64E "Control of Radiation Hazards" regulations are being complied with.
  • Ensure that all radioactive materials are being properly accounted for and properly leak tested (sealed sources); and that the radioactive materials are secured against unauthorized removal.
  • Ensure that all radioactive materials are being used by qualified personnel who are authorized to handle radioactive materials and/or listed as a user on the license. Assure that those personnel are properly monitored for total potential radiation exposures, internal and external.
  • Ensure that all records required by the radioactive materials license and the policies of Perma-Fix regarding radiation protection are being maintained.
  • Function as chief liaison with the State of Florida and Bureau of Radiation Control and be responsible for preparing and obtaining the proper amendments, as necessary, to assure the optimum operation of the facility.
  • Provide training to the staff and workers regarding all of the basic principles of radiation. Training is to be meaningful and accountable through testing techniques and record keeping. These basic topics include:
  • Fundamentals of radiation protection
  • Radioactivity measurements
  • Proper use and calibration of radiation detection instrumentation
  • Biological effects of radiation
  • Transportation of radioactive materials
  • Operating and emergency procedures outlined in the license
    • Be sufficiently familiar with counting equipment for the entire spectrum of radionuclides using an assortment of fixed laboratory counting equipment and portable survey equipment to be able to use, instruct and calibrate.
    • Sufficient knowledge in computer usage and respective software.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

May involve dangerous working conditions and long, irregular hours; may be regularly exposed to hazardous materials and chemicals, and may be required to stand and lift moderately heavy items for extended periods of time while executing supervisory and auditing roles. Some travel or fieldwork required.

Experience and Skills:

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B.S. Degree in health physics or a related field, such as the natural sciences or engineering.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in full-time radiation protection duties with at least three (3) years performing supervisory and/or RSO functions. Years of applicable experience may be substituted for educational minimal requirements.
  • Qualified by training and experience to protect public health, safety and the environment. A description of this training must be submitted and approved by the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Radiation Control.