Position Classification Title: Radiation Safety Specialist
Position Classification Code: O3005
Job Family: Safety and Security
Pay Level: 09
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Under general supervision, consults, advises, and trains employees at all levels regarding radiation safety compliance. Audits, monitors, investigates, and reports radiation safety hazards.
Standard Duties:
Supervise, direct, delegate, and evaluate work of assigned staff. Participates in the development and implementation of university-wide radiation safety programs. Advises the university community regarding safety protocols and procedures to ensure regulatory compliance as mandated by local, state, and federal agencies, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and New Mexico Environment Department (NMED). Conducts training and orientation sessions for employees to minimize potential safety hazards, including exposure to radiation. Oversees the collection, correlation, and dissemination of safety data; keeps detailed records of dose histories, bioassays, x-ray equipment, overexposures, and instrument calibrations. Responds to emergency situations involving hazardous materials, radiation, or fire and smoke incidents; prepares reports of findings and submits recommendations. Monitors and instructs medical patients receiving exposure to hazardous substances during treatment procedures. Leads and/or guides the work of lower level safety technicians and/or student employees. Perform related duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
University and department policies and procedures; principles and practices of organization and administration; principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
Short- and long-range planning; problem analysis and resolution; report preparation and presentation; public contact and relations; oral and written communication.
Direct, evaluate, train, and supervise the work of assigned personnel; develop and maintain effective working relationships; maintain accurate and orderly records; use independent judgment and initiative; organize and direct activities; analyze and evaluate information.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Bachelor's degree in a related field.
   Experience- Three (3) years of professional experience related to the standard duties as outlined.
   Equivalency- None
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-