Radiation Protection Supervisor

Position Overview

Under limited management oversight, performs Radiation Protection supervisory oversight of radiological work in the field. Duties will include supervision of Radiation Protection Leads, Radiological Control Technicians (junior and senior assigned to perform job functions as assigned by Radiation Protection Project Managers and ES&H management. Typical job responsibilities are to supervise all radiological work planning, participate in Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) development and review, review and provide field validation and verification of all Radiation Protection Program core function procedures and assist and support management in ensuring the monitoring, controls and processes for reducing and controlling radioactive materials and radiation generating material and equipment are in compliance with all applicable procedures, policies, contractual/operational requirements, safety guidelines and managerial direction and DOE Orders. The specific work assignment may include duties or activities that assist and Radiation Protection and Project management in one or more of the following functional areas in addition to other duties as assigned by management:

 Plans, schedules and organizes the work to ensure utilization of employees and compliance with all contract requirements, quality standards and budgetary guidelines

 Directly supports Radiation Protection Project Managers in assigned duties including, but not limited to oversight of Radiation Protection Leads, Radiological Control Technicians and Radiological Workers.

 Responsible for the daily review of radiation protection program quality records and transmittal agreements with RMDC

 Ensures staffing levels of supervised personnel are maintained in a manner which allows the effective execution of the assigned scope of work at all times

 Instructs employees on work methods and performance expectations

 Provides leadership and motivation to subordinate personnel

 Interfaces with groups inside and outside the organization, senior management, and auditors

 Responsible for day to day operations of the group

 Responsible for providing direction, training and evaluation of subordinate personnel

 Assists with the development or review/update of various plans, policies or procedures as needed

 Assists with maintaining positive employee relations

 Responsible for group supervision and administration

 May provide presentations to project senior management

 Must be capable of understanding and performing methods and processes

 Participates in planning experiments related to measurements of radioactive materials

 Makes recommendations for corrective measures to reduce contamination levels when excessive contamination levels are detected

 Responds to radioactive spills and contaminated personnel and gives direction as necessary

 Generates reports for management

 Proficient in a wide variety of Radiological Control support tasks

 Leads training of less experienced technicians

 Performs a variety of tasks complex to significantly difficult in nature

 Other job related duties as assigned

 Maintains knowledge of and demonstrates ability to perform work safely in accordance with all approved safety policies, procedures and applicable regulations and performs assigned duties in a safe manner. If supervising others, has responsibility for the safety of those being supervised and ensures they comply with established safety policies and procedures and practice safe work habits

 Actively participates in Safety Work Groups

Minimum Requirements

BS/BA degree in a related field such as Health Physics, Engineering, Science or Math or a related field and 6 years of operational health physics experience, 2 years of experience in the DOE/NNSA complex or a Gaseous Diffusion Enrichment facility, 2 years of direct experience as a Radiological Control Technician, Lead and currently qualified as a Radiological Control Technician, Sr. or Radiological Control Technician, Lead with an NRRPT certification or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Demonstrated ability to lead radiological control technicians (specific reference/experienced required)

Active DOE security clearance or the ability to obtain

Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Attention to detail

Intermediate PC skills including Microsoft software

Must pass required math/science assessments

Must pass core exams and on the job training

Strong math/science skills/aptitude

Working Conditions

Work in an environmental restoration atmosphere (outdated and/or abandoned facilities). Potential exposure to equipment movement hazards, dangerous chemicals/solvents or hazardous and radioactive materials if proper safety procedures are not followed.

Ability to wear respirator and other protective equipment to enter various types of potentially hazardous areas (such as but not limited to chemical, dust fumes, mists, heat stress factors, etc.).

Ability to carry several instruments/equipment or tools while walking extensively. Potential prolonged walking/standing, repeated pushing/pulling.

Ability to perform medium to very heavy work, exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, non-repetitive, up to 50 pounds of force frequently (any exertion of force/lifting greater than 45 pounds requires usage of a two person "buddy system"), and/or more than 20 pounds of force constantly, repetitive; performing such activities as lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing, pulling, standing, walking, grasping, kneeling, stooping, reaching.

Potential for prolonged driving of or riding in a motor vehicle, machine operation, and/or working around moving equipment/machinery or motorized vehicles (such as but not limited to car, truck, golf cart, gator, heavy equipment).

Ability to work in confined areas, tanks, heat stress conditions, high noise and areas with radiation and chemical hazards.