Safety Specialist IV - Radiation Safety


Job Number: 101139
Category: Professional & Executive
Location: 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX
Department: 502000 - Safety and Business Continuity
Full/Part Time/PRN: Day Job
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Schedule: Full-time

Experience and Education

Bachelor's degree in safety related field and six (6) years directly related safety experience including two (2) years supervisory experience. Master's degree in safety related field and four (4) years directly related safety experience including two (2) years supervisory experience. Professional certification pertinent to specific safety specialty is preferred. Pertinent Military experience may be considered for some of the required experience.

Job Specific Duties:

  • Act as assistant to Radiation Safety Officer In applying Texas regulations
  • Review and evaluate radiation safety Increased Controls regulations and standards.

  • Review of research protocols that involve the use of radiation and or radioactivity; provide recommendations for minimizing radiation hazards including safe use of RAM in animals.

  • Perform bioassays as required by RSO and license for internal dosimetry program for evaluating radiation user dose by using current procedures and protocols. Liaison with Dosimetry Program for external RAM dosimetry program issues.

  • Assesses public dose from the use of radiation sources. Conduct sampling and measurements as needed to detect, identify and quantify radioactive materials, including airborne radioactivity, and radiation fields that may contribute to public radiation doses.

  • Offer advice on RAM shielding, safe work practices and regulatory requirements.

  • Provide technical guidance, mentoring and oversight to radiation safety specialists.

  • Deliver radiation safety classes for Authorized Users, clinical and hospital staff, academic and specialty training.

Job Duties

Expertise is required in one of these specialized areas, Radiation Safety, Laser Safety, Fire Safety, Occupational Safety, Biosafety, Chemical Safety, or Environmental Compliance. Please review specifics of the job as noted below in the comments section to identify for which safety program this posting is recruiting.
*Coordinates and supervises activities to achieve and maintain compliance with regulatory requirements and institutional safety policies.
*Ensures the safe use of hazardous materials through licensure, registration, and compliance with accepted environmental, health, and safety standards.
*Assist in the development of routine safety surveillance systems. Performs safety inspections, generates reports to communicate results, and tracks items for resolution. Analyzes surveillance data to recommend program improvements.
*Identifies potential safety hazards, prepares reports on conditions, and takes action to mitigate identified deficiencies.
*Conducts and coordinates testing, inspection, and maintenance of safety equipment and systems.
*Stays abreast of environmental, health, and safety regulations, summarizes information, and implements necessary changes.
*May supervise staff and manage Human Resources activities including recruiting and selection, hiring and termination, training, professional development, mentoring, counseling, performance evaluations.
*Maintains required records and documentation.
* Develops and conducts safety training programs.
*Prepares for and responds to emergencies including hazardous materials incidents. Participates in emergency drills including fire drills.
*Individual may be on-call or emergency situations may require the individual to respond at times outside of set work schedule.
*This position is designated as essential. Personnel in designated essential positions are expected to report to work as required in the event of an emergency to sustain institutional services or protect assets.
**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.

This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable

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