The University of Southern California's Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) division is seeking an experienced, dynamic, results-oriented professional to lead our team as the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO).Â Under the general supervision of the EH&S Deputy Director, the RSO is responsible for, but not limited to, implementing safety programs involving radiation and lasers.Â The RSO will fully support activities associated with a Broad Scope Radioactive Materials License (RML), including inspecting and surveying all radioactive use areas, maintaining a materials inventory for the University, administering personnel dosimetry, and other monitoring programs, maintaining all instruments and equipment needed to effectively administer the radiation safety program.
Other responsibilities of this role include:
Develops and implements radiation safety programs to meet university, regulatory, and radioactive-materials license requirements. Establishes, documents, and communicates standards, guidelines, and procedures, ensuring safety and compliance with California Department of Public Health, Department of Transportation (DOT), and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulations.
Establishes and directs protocol for shipping, receipt, and storage of radioactive materials, as well as inventory controls.
Oversees development and execution of ongoing safety training for radioactive materials users, and/or radiation-producing machines.
Develops and coordinates emergency response procedures and responds to emergency calls or hazardous materials incidents.
Interacts with university research community and safety committees to provide technical assistance or guidance
Oversees and conducts routine safety inspections of facilities, and when necessary, takes proper action to modify existing university programs and protocol for adequacy and regulatory compliance.
What we are looking for:
Bachelorâs degree in health physics, nuclear engineering, or other related sciences.
At least five (5) years of work experience
Valid California driverâs license required as well as knowledge of DOT (Department of Transportation) rules and regulations related to the transportation of radioactive materials and handling equipment.
Demonstrated experience with generally licensed devices (GLD) containing radioactive materials.
Experience in environmental compliance, biosafety ,and biosecurity, and/or other related specialty fields (e.g., radiation, laser, fire, occupational, and chemical safety).
Knowledge of scientific principles and practices related to health physics, radiation safety, radiation control, and the use of radioactive materials and radiation-producing equipment.
Proven problem-solving and decision-making skills to uncover the causes of problems, and the ability to evaluate the risks and benefits of different solutions.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, with proven experience assembling and organizing numerical data.
Experience developing communication plans, instructional materials, and/or related educational/informational content.
Proven attention to detail, and the ability to interpret, analyze, and apply pertinent policies, procedures, regulations, and requirements.
Expertise with Microsoft Office and related data-management software. Experience presenting ideas, solutions, detailed information, and summaries in nontechnical, business-friendly terms.
Must be, or have been a Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) or Alternate Radiation Safety Officer (ARSO) on a broad scope type A license, or be able to provide a state-recognized signed attestation letter from another broad scope type A license Radiation Safety Officer.
What we prefer:
Master's Degree in Health Physics, Nuclear Engineering, or other related sciences.
Eligible to take Part I of the Certified Health Physicist (CHP) exam.
Certified with the National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists (NRRPT).
Extensive knowledge of scientific principles and practices related to health physics, radiation safety, radiation control, and the use of radioactive materials and radiation-producing equipment .
Experience with Department of Transportation (DOT) rules related to the transportation of radioactive materials and handling equipment.
Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and adapt to constantly changing priorities.
Experience planning, composing, and editing informational and educational material for businesses, academic institutions, and/or the general public.
Excellent interpersonal and diplomatic skills for communicating tactfully with all levels of staff and diverse groups of individuals.
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As members of the Trojan family, employees are connected by the traditions and history that make us proud to be Trojans. We pride ourselves in creating the best USC experience, and that begins with our employees! We offer a wide variety of benefits and programs that support our staff and their families including:
Benefits: Dental and vision plans, tuition assistance for our employees and their families, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, 2:1 retirement plan contributions, child care centers and up to $50,000 housing subsidy.
Discounts: Save money on USC sporting events, USC Bookstores, wireless plans, travel, accommodations, and local entertainment.
Career Growth: We are the largest private employer in Los Angeles offering tremendous development opportunities in multiple fields and industries. The Trojan Network connects current and previous members of the Trojan family to create an endless professional network.
Work-Life Balance: You get paid time off the last week of December to spend time with your loved ones, based on business need.
As an equal opportunity employer, USC values and promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The work culture thrives on mutual respect, trust, and synergy amongst all of its members.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree or,Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education.Minimum Experience: 5 years or,Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience.
Internal Number: REQ20086358
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.