This position is located in the Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research (RES), Division of Systems Analysis (DSA), Radiation Protection Branch (RPB). The supervisor is John Tomon. This position is in the Bargaining Unit. This position requires occasional travel. This position has potential COR duties that may subject the incumbent to the Confidential Financial Disclosure reporting requirements. This position is subject to the security ownership restriction reporting requirements.Learn more about this agency
As a Health Physicist, you will serve in the areas of radiation protection, health effects, risk assessment, reactors, decommissioning, and dose consequence analysis. You will have responsibility for defining and developing needs, interfaces and resources for regulations and supporting guidance associated with the possession, use, transport, transfer, and disposal of byproduct, source, and special nuclear material and you will serve as a focal point for the development of NRC research programs to develop and validate computer codes used in health physics calculations. Duties include but are not limited to:
1. Leads research programs in radiation protection and health effects for use as the technical basis for the regulatory framework and for reactor, materials, waste and security licensing decisions. Identifies resources and develops supporting documentation for the development of the regulatory framework and associated guidance.
2. Leads development of and coordinates NRC review of national and international standards for the protection of workers, the public, and the environment from hazards resulting from the possession, use, transfer, decommissioning, transportation and disposal of source, byproduct and special nuclear material.
3. Makes detailed analyses of potential complex radiation hazards and risks from products and devices incorporating radioactive material and from their disposal. Based on such analyses, formulates recommendations on standards for design, testing, operation and decommissioning of facilities and equipment using byproduct, source and special nuclear material.
4. Initiates the investigation and leads the development of solutions to potential generic problems in health physics related to the use and transportation of regulated radioactive materials. Translates information needs related to the manufacture, transport, use, decommissioning, and disposal of byproduct, sources and special nuclear material into technical assistance and research projects and manages these contracts with outside organizations. This includes defining work required; evaluating contractor proposals; monitoring contractor efforts, milestones, spending levels, and results.
Occasional travel - Occasional Travel Required.
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