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University of Maryland, Baltimore Health Physicist, Radiation Safety in Baltimore, Maryland

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) has an opportunity for a Health Physicist to join the Department of Environmental Health and Safety.The Health Physicist is responsible for implementing programs that will promote the health and safety of faculty, staff, students, and visitors and providing consultation on issues regarding radioactive materials and radiation-producing machines. The ideal candidate will personally connect with the Division of Administration and Finance’s Guiding Principles which closely mirror UMB’s core values: Respect and Integrity; Well-Being and Sustainability; Equity and Justice; and Innovation and Discovery. /For best consideration, apply by Friday, September 22nd./ The Department of Environmental Health and Safety is responsible for the design and implementation of programs to enhance safety at UMB. The department provides consultation and services to research laboratories, clinical areas, facilities, and offices in the areas of chemical, biological, and radioactive materials safety; occupational safety and industrial hygiene; and environmental compliance and hazardous waste management. The department’s offices are in downtown Baltimore near the Inner Harbor, and the position involves travel to other local entities supported by UMB. UMB offers acomprehensive benefits packagethat prioritizes wellness, work/life balance, and professional development. This position participates in a retirement program that must be selected and is effective on your date of hire. Exempt regular staff receive a generous leave package that includes over 4 weeks of vacation accrued each year, paid holidays, unlimited accrual of sick time, and comprehensive health insurance; professional learning and development programs; tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any University System of Maryland school; and flexible work schedules and teleworking options (if applicable per job). UMB employees are strongly encouraged to follow all CDC recommendations related to COVID-19 vaccinations and booster doses. Employees whose job duties require them to work in clinical settings or field sites continue to be subject to the vaccine requirements of those sites. For additional information on protocols and exemptions, please visit theCOVID-19 website. Environmental Health and Safety Programs: Radiation Safety:Ensures compliance with the university’s radioactive materials licenses. Oversees radiation safety for users of x-ray machines. Administers a multi-faceted dosimetry program for persons exposed to ionizing radiation. Promotes laser safety in research laboratories. Environmental Programs:Performs the collection, classification, consolidation, segregation, storage, and treatment or disposal of hazardous materials in accordance with scientific protocol and federal, state, and local regulations. Ensures that the hazardous materials response team is properly equipped and trained to respond to hazardous materials incidents. Consults on issues related to environmental compliance. Occupational Safety and Health:Reduces the risk of injury or illness for faculty, staff, and students. Programs include safety inspections, health hazard assessments, chemical hygiene, safety and health training, and indoor air quality assessments. Research Safety:Implements programs to reduce the risk of exposure to infectious materials and/or hazardous chemicals. Provides risk assessments for research investigators. Provides guidance to laboratory personnel on the practices, safety equipment and facilities for which hazardous materials can be safely manipulated. Ensures compliance with safety regulations through inspections of laboratories and other facilities. Essential Functions * Manages a radiation dosimetry program serving in campus and partner institutions that includes assignment and delivery of dosimeters, maintenance of the dosimetry database, ALARA investigations, dosimetry vendor liaison including contract and invoicing review, dose reconstructions, and medical x-ray procedure and time analysis. * Performs safety inspections of radiation facilities and machines such as medical and dental x-ray in campus and partner institutions to evaluate compliance with state and federal regulations, contamination and control measures, and personal exposure assessments. * Performs environmental surveys such as air monitoring and analysis; monitors personnel for radioactive exposure and calibrates/maintains relevant instrumentation. * Participates in the development and implementation of the campus radiation safety program by drafting radiation safety policies, procedures, and technical correspondence. Assist with maintenance of a comprehensive radiation producing machine inspection program. * Provides consultation and training to the university community and partner institutions regarding the safe and legal handling and evaluation of radioactive materials and radiation producing machines. Develops and conducts safety training for physicians, medical staff, and basic research investigators. * Serves as a Radiation Safety Committee (RSC) analyst, assisting researchers in completing an online form describing appropriate procedures and precautions for use of radioactive materials and/or radiation-producing machines. Serves as a liaison between the RSC (and its subcommittees) and investigators. * Prepares detailed reports and recommendations on radiation safety management issues, cost containment recommendations, program development, and the control of radiological health hazards. * Maintains permit, inventory, training, and inspection databases related to radiation safety program. * Assists with the daily activities of the radiation safety staff to include receipt and issue of radioactive materials, evaluations of dosimetry data, radiation safety audits, and limited scale response to accidental release of radioactive materials. * Provides radiation safety assistance during certain human radiation therapy or treatment procedures. * Serve as, or support, the UMB Laser Safety Officer. * Support and work collaboratively with other EHS teams, including but not limited to working with the Environmental Programs team on issues dealing with radioactive waste and the Research Safety team to review animal use protocols involving potential radiological hazards. * Participates in campus response to emergency situations. * Performs other related duties as assigned. Education:Bachelor’s degree, with a preference for a relevant field such as health physics, medical physics, or physics. Experience:Three (3) years of related work experience including two (2) years in radiation safety operations. A master’s degree may be substituted for two years of experience. Certification/Licensure:Radiation-Producing Machine Inspector License preferred. Special Conditions of Employment: * Employee must be eligible for the University’s authorized driver program to drive a university owned vehicle. Authorized drivers must have a valid driver’s license in the State of Maryland. Those who possess a valid driver’s license from another state are responsible for submitting a certified copy of the driving record from the Motor Vehicle Administration in that state to the appropriate school/department administrator at the time the employee begins work at the University. * Physical requirements: Light to moderate physical effort is generally required. Some activities will require traversing the campus and remaining standing for long periods of time while others require being able to remain sedentary for 50% of the time. Employee must be able to access lower levels, which may include crouching or kneeling to reach desired locations. Employee will occasionally ascend/descend ladders/stools. The employee may occasionally carry/move/transport up to 50 pounds. * Hazardous Materials: Employee is personally responsible for following health and safety guidelines/instructions. Position will require employee to work with hazardous materials or be in areas where radiation producing equipment, radioactive materials, chemicals, or infectious agents are present. Employee is required to wear personal protective equipment, including a respirator, in certain circumstances where personal protection is determined to be needed. Offers of employment may be contingent on applicant obtaining appropriate medical clearance by university approved medical staff. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities * Knowledge of position requirements. * Knowledge of all applicable requirements, regulations, and laws. * Skill in effective use of applicable technology/systems. * Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. * Ability to work cooperatively with others and independently. * Ability to demonstrate, understand, apply, and adhere to the UMB Core Values of Respect and Integrity, Well-being and Sustainability, Equity and Justice, and Innovation and Discovery. /The Hiring Range for this position is in the mid $70,000s to low $80,000s, commensurate with education and experience./ UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at HRJobs@umaryland.edu. If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit aUMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact HRDiversity@umaryland.edu. Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address. Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff* *Organization: Environmental Health & Safety *Title: *Health Physicist, Radiation Safety Location: null Requisition ID: 2300015N