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The Health Physicist Supervisor is responsible for directing and supervising radioactive materials licensing and x-ray compliance or nuclear and environmental safety programs. This position

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Special Job Requirements:

Frequent in-state and occasional out-of-state travel is required. Potential danger from exposure to radiation exists and protective clothing including respirator may be required when responding to emergencies.

Typical Functions:

Supervises a small professional and administrative support staff by reviewing work, approving leave, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Reviews changes in federal laws and regulations to update program manuals, develop rules and regulations related to the use and or storage of radioactive materials, and to determine emergency plans for technical and natural incidents or disasters in compliance with Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NCR) regulations. Oversees radiation detection equipment calibration and monitors results for accuracy. Reviews inspection reports and edits compliance letters, registers new x-ray facilities, and reviews and issues radioactive material licenses. Directs investigations of radiation emergencies and/or suspected incidents and recommends action to be taken to minimize radiation hazards. Identifies problems related to program implementation or user compliance, develops and directs implementation of corrective action plans, and trains staff in specific emergency response procedures. Coordinates program activities with other state and federal agencies and local governments. Provides technical information to radioactive material and particle accelerator licensees, and informs news media and public of radiological emergencies and dangers. Serves as a member of the Radiological Emergency Response team and may act as on-site director. Advises local officials of action to be taken during radiation and/or hazardous materials exposure, or serves as the primary contact on notifications involving Arkansas Nuclear One and consults with state and local officials and plant personnel on the management of emergencies. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of state and federal laws governing nuclear health and safety hazards and National Regulatory Commission standards and regulations. Knowledge of the principles of nuclear physics involved in the detection of radiation and the application of safety standards to control exposure. Knowledge of radiological testing equipment and testing procedures utilized at nuclear energy facilities. Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the work of subordinates. Ability to plan, develop, organize, and coordinate radiological health and safety programs and compliance inspection procedures. Ability to conduct on-site inspections/investigations to determine radiation hazards, document findings, and make recommendations to minimize exposure.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, physics, engineering, or a related field; plus one year of graduate work in health physics; plus four years of experience in nuclear/environmental safety work or a related field, including one year in a supervisory or leadership capacity.

Required Certificates:

Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license and/or commercial driver’s license.


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