STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: RADIATION HEALTH PHYSICIST II
Class Code: 7496-23 Date Established: 04-25-02
Occupational Code: 7-6-4 Date of Last Revision: 07-16-02
BASIC PURPOSE: To perform evaluations, registrations, inspections and reviews of complex special or unusual use license applications for both radioactive material and radiation generating equipment under general supervision and to assist with radiation emergency responses when needed.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Performs license applications reviews under general supervision.
· Performs radiation-generating equipment inspections and inspects facilities for licensure of the use of radioactive materials.
· Writes letters to clarify application details.
· Writes licenses.
· Trains subordinate Radiation Health Physicists in license application review, inspection procedures and the registration of radiation-generating equipment.
· Participates in incident/accident response involving radioactive materials or radiation-generating equipment.
· Evaluates more complex or unusual problems in the medical, academic, industrial or environmental communities regarding the use of sources of radiation and recommends appropriate action.
· Conducts assigned research regarding use of licensing of radioactive materials or equipment.
Skill: Requires skill in developing formats and procedures for special applications OR in investigating and reviewing the use of equipment and data for a specialized function.
Knowledge: Requires logical or scientific understanding to analyze problems of a specialized or professional nature in a particular field.
Impact: Requires responsibility for achieving direct service objectives by assessing agency service needs and making preliminary recommendations for the development of alternative short-term program policies or procedures. Errors at this level result in
incomplete assessments or misleading recommendations causing a disruption of agency programs or policies.
Supervision: Requires partial supervision of other employees doing work which is related or similar to the supervisor, including assigning job duties, providing training, giving instructions and checking work.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in an environment which includes exposure to continuous physical elements or a number of disagreeable working conditions with frequent exposure to minor injuries or health hazards.
Physical Demands: Requires medium work, including continuous strenuous activities such as frequent reaching, bending, or lifting as well as performing work activities which require fine manual dexterity or coordination in operating machines or equipment.
Communication: Requires summarizing data, preparing reports, and making recommendations based on findings which contribute to solving problems and achieving work objectives. This level also requires presenting information for use by administrative-level managers in making decisions.
Complexity: Requires evaluating a combination of wide-ranging job functions to determine work procedures, to solve problems, and to reach conclusions by applying analytical, technical, or scientific thinking. This level also requires planning policies and long-term strategies, drawing conclusions based on available criteria, and evaluating the effectiveness of program objectives.
Independent Action: Requires independent judgment in planning and evaluating work procedures and in supervising the development of professional, technical and managerial standards under administrative direction and according to broad departmental guidelines.
Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major studies in health physics, radiation physics, or a radiological, physical, chemistry or biological science including course work in math through basic calculus. If degree is in a field other than one of the above, then one of the following must have been obtained in addition to the degree.
· Completion of Navy Nuclear School for Radioactive Materials Career Path.
· AART (American Registry of Radiological Technologists) Certification related to radiation-generating equipment.
· CHP (Certified Health Physicist) Certification
Experience: Four years' experience in a radioactive material or radiation-generating equipment regulatory program.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be at least 18 years old, eligible to hold a New Hampshire’s driver’s license, and have access to transportation for use in statewide travel.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Willing and able to perform job duties characterized as a radiation worker as per the New Hampshire Rules for the Control of Radiation. Eligible, willing, and able to participate in applicable NRC, EPA, FEMA, FDA, DOE, and other training courses, workshops, meetings, and seminars, which may require out-of state travel for several weeks at a time. Able to travel overnight for inspections and incident response within New Hampshire.
Able to lift and carry survey equipment, which may weigh as much as 45 pounds, over rough terrain and up ladders and /or temporary stairs in construction situations. Able to work out of
doors in all types of weather conditions to participate in incidents and inspections. Willing and able to work evenings and weekends and to carry a pager or a cell phone
for 24-hour on-call availability. Eligible and willing to obtain security clearance for entry into classified areas of federal facilities if required (e.g. inspection or incident response for classified sections of federal facilities). Ability to establish and maintain
effective working relationships with both employees and the general public. Willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.
Last Updated 01/04/02