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Health Physics Specialist - Req 168
JOB TITLE: HEALTH PHYSICS SPECIALIST
JOB LOCATION: NASA’s KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL
JOB TYPE: REGULAR, FULL TIME
This individual will report
directly to the Health Physics Manager. The Health Physics Specialist (HPS)
plays a key role in program development and implementation of procedures and
processes for the Radiation Protection Programs at the Kennedy Space Center
(KSC), Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) and Patrick Air Force Base
(PAFB). The HPS integrates regulatory requirements and best practices with
results from field observations into programmatic actions. The HPS must ensure
that radiation exposure to staff members, members of the public and the environment
are As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA).
Principal duties include but are
not limited to:
the Health Physics Manager in ensuring compliance with Federal, State, and
local regulations by implementing and administering various aspect of the
Radiation Protection Program.
periodic Health Physics surveys for ionizing and non-ionizing radiation after
internal training/qualifications have been completed.
and guide radiation workers who are required to perform radiological
contamination surveys. Advise on posting, documenting, proper labeling,
decontamination, resurveys, exceptions and close-out surveys.
radiological safety and use request evaluations, assessments, and reporting.
This includes RF and laser hazard assessments and calculations.
compliance with sealed sources and unsealed radioactive material, including
inventory, leak testing, storage, handling, and disposal.
compliance with machine producing radiation equipment, including state
registrations if applicable, and shielding verification surveys.
update and perform radiation safety initial and periodic training to primary
radiation workers and ancillary staff. Ensure that all radiation workers have
the appropriate level of radiation safety training to safely perform their job.
Verify all radiation workers have taken refresher training during audits.
and documents Health Physics survey and laboratory instrumentation checks and
for the development, implementation, and day-to-day operations, including administrative
duties required to fulfill program or contractual requirements related to
designated area of specialty, including record keeping, inventory maintenance,
supply requisition, database maintenance and similar duties as assigned.
the dosimetry program by ensuring radiation badge application criteria is being
met and that handling, distribution and receiving of badge are done according
to established procedures. This includes interpreting radiation exposure data
and ALARA review for all monitored employees. Provide radiation dose
assessments during a radiation incident. Assist with ALARA investigations.
pickup, transport, radiation sources, and perform radioactive waste management
including decay in storage.
or assists with any departmental operations, as required or directed to
government vehicles according to procedures.
to incidents and emergency situations within area of expertise/qualifications
and work within standard operating procedures or as directed to protect and
preserve the health and safety of persons in the area, and to reduce the
exposure and impact.
work area in a clean and orderly condition.
Ensures safe operating conditions within area of responsibility. Performs other related duties as assigned.
any range of program related launch support activities.
of work assignments require some physical exertion such as climbing, walking,
stooping, as well as, other more specific, but common, characteristics such as
use of personal protective equipment.
Use of personal protective equipment to include air purifying respirator
High School diploma and a minimum
of five years of health physics experience or equivalent is required. A
Bachelor of Science degree, and NRRPT or equivalent is preferred. Previous
experience in program development and implementation of procedures and processes
for Radiation Safety Program. Experience
establishing radiation safety standards to ensure the health and safety of
personnel who work with or who may be exposed to radiation either as a radiation
worker or general public.
Must possess a valid driver’s
license and be eligible for a secret clearance.
/ Skills / Abilities:
Preferred knowledge and
experience with applicable regulations and standards to include; the Nuclear
Regulatory Commission, State of Florida 64E-5 Administrative Code, Department
of Transportation, ANSI Z136.1, and IEEE C95.1.
Requires the ability to operate
and maintain various types of equipment, record/download data, and effectively
communicate verbally and in writing where information includes scientific
Excellent organizational skills
and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively are required. Must be
familiar with Microsoft Office Programs.
Must be able to work in
confined/enclosed spaces and areas, wear fully enclosed protective suits and
must be able to work at heights for an extended period of time.
Must thrive in a team
atmosphere and effectively work with all levels of employees. General office environment may require minor
lifting, up to forty-five (45) pounds, and bending. Demands of work assignments may
require some physical exertion such as climbing, walking, stooping, working at
heights and in small spaces as well as other more specific, but common,
characteristics such as use of personal protective equipment.
Complies with all Company health
and safety policies and site-specific health and safety procedures. Participates in and supports the KEMCON
safety program. Ensures safe operating
conditions within area of responsibility.
Identifies potential hazards, concerns, and safety incidents and reports
to supervisory personnel.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by law.
IMSS is a drug-free workplace.