Health Physicist

Date posted: March 12, 2020

Department: Radiation Safety
FLSA Status: Exempt

Summary:
To provide health physics (HP) support to assigned facilities, HP consultative advice to line and facility management, HP technical support, developing and implementing elements of the Radiation Protection Program Compliance Program.

Duties may include but are not limited to:
Providing HP/Radiation Safety (RS) program management and oversight:

  • Preparing, reviewing and revising radiation protection manual procedures.
  • Establishing, implementing and maintaining radiation protection performance models and metrics.
  • Monitoring RS related non-conformances and corrective actions.
  • Performing RS compliance inspections.
  • Preparing or participating in annual RS program compliance reviews.
  • Development and implementation of RS controls, processes and procedures.
  • Project specific dose assessments.
  • ALARA assessment and reviews.
  • Preparation, review and/or approval of radiological work plans/procedures.
  • Post-work ALARA reviews.
  • Response and investigation of unplanned event investigations.

Technical HP/RS services for assigned facilities and projects:

  • Review and approval of the selection and procurement of radiation and contamination measuring and monitoring equipment.
  • Oversight of site processes for the calibration of RP instrumentation.
  • In-field gamma spectroscopy.
  • Oversight of decontamination methods and techniques.
  • Planning, execution, and documentation of scoping, characterization, and release radiological surveys.

Supervisory Responsibilities                                                  
This position has no supervisory responsibilities

Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Knowledge of recommendations and guidelines of radiological protection standards.
  • Knowledge and understanding of radiation protection philosophies, procedures, equipment, and techniques used both in theory and practice.
  • Use of Microsoft computer software, knowledge, and use of databases.
  • Knowledge in the use of modeling tools such as MicroShield, Skyshine, RESRAD, CAP88, Hotspot Scale, and MCNP.
  • Written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others in a team environment.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize work to meet objectives and targets.
  • Ability to make decisions based on established requirements, procedures, and practices.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelors in Health Physics or related field from a university of recognized standing. Masters in Health Physics or related filed preferred but not required.
  • Certification as a Certified Health Physicist preferred but not required.

Language Skills
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of algebra, trigonometry, and calculus.

Reasoning Ability                                                       
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software and Microsoft Access.

Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may receive occupational exposures to ionizing radiation that are As Low As is Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) and within regulatory limits. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

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Security Officer

Date Posted: March 9, 2020

Department: Security
Reports To: Security Manager
FLSA Status:  Non-exempt
Location:  Worksite near Andrews, Texas

Summary
Performs routine security activities related to providing security for personnel and property at the facility by performing the following duties.  Provides oversight involving access to the facility by all personnel and vehicles. Reports directly to the Security Supervisor.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee may receive occupational exposures to ionizing radiation that are As Low As is Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) and within regulatory limits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned

  • Provides security oversight at the Facility main entrance gate;
  • Conducts facility site orientation for visitors and contractors;
  • Distributes vehicle passes, contractor and visitor badges;
  • Conducts routine security patrols of the facility during off duty hours to ensure facility personnel safety, fire watch and property security;
  • Conducts railcar inventories;
  • Performs random inspections on vehicles on WCS property;
  • Conducts training activities for new security personnel to ensure compliance with facility/department requirements;
  • Coordinates with the Receiving Department to provide assistance in the processing of arriving transporter vehicles and the processing of required paperwork;
  • Provides medical support, within the limits of their training, to WCS employees injured on site.

Supervisory Responsibilities                  
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Individuals are required to either currently hold or obtain a valid non-commissioned security officer license from the Texas Department of Public Safety within a reasonable amount time from the date of hire as determined by the hiring manager and Human Resources.  Requirements for eligibility of a non-commissioned security officer license are found at https://www.securityguard-license.org/states/texas-security-guard.html.

Education and/or Experience 
High School diploma or GED and 1+ years security experience required.

Language Skills                  
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills                  
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals

Reasoning Ability                  
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills                   
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet software and Word Processing software.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may receive occupational exposures to ionizing radiation that are As Low As is Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) and within regulatory limits. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

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