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 Radiological Control Technicians (junior and senior assigned to perform job functions as assigned by Radiation Protection management and HSS&Q management.  Typical job responsibilities include radiological work planning, participate in Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) development and review, review and provide field validation and verification of 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 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 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 work to ensure utilization of employees and compliance with contract requirements, quality standards and budgetary guidelines
Directly supports Radiation Protection management in assigned duties including, but not limited to oversight of Radiological Control Technicians and Radiological Workers.
Responsible for the daily review of radiation protection program quality records and transmittal agreements
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
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 approved safety policies, procedures and applicable regulations
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

High school diploma and a minimum of 5 years of Field Experience, performing directly applicable RCT work including 2 years of DOE radiological activities.  Other qualifications and experience may be substituted on a case by case basis.

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

Experience with routine compliance survey setup and tracking

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 hazards, dangerous chemicals/solvents or hazardous and radioactive materials.

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.

Environmental conditions may include weather or temperature extremes, inclement weather (such as but not limited to wind, rain, excessive heat, excessive cold, snow/ice, etc.)

May be required to operate company vehicle during the course of work. All safety and DOT regulations and procedures must be adhered to at all times.

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position.  Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the overall purpose of this job.

This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position.  Employees holding this position will be required to perform job-related duties as requested by management.   All requirements are subject to modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.