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    Summary

    Serves as the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Health Physicist and Radiation Protection Officer in the Aerospace Medicine and Occupational Health Branch of the Spaceport Integration and Services Directorate. This position serves as the senior technical lead, expert, and Center authority for all health physics matters related to ionizing and nonionizing radiation at KSC or under KSC purview.

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    Responsibilities

    • Serves as the technical authority for review and evaluation of procedures and processes to characterize the potential for personnel exposure and contamination.
    • Directs and evolves the KSC Radiation Protection Program (RPP) in accordance with NASA, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Transportation, and State of Florida regulations.
    • Makes critical decisions and recommendations significantly changing, interpreting and developing important policy and assures comprehensive application of RPP provisions to all activities under KSC purview.
    • Provides technical direction to a team of health physicist contractors and ensures appropriate radiological monitoring, surveys, inspections, and regulatory compliance support services for all uses of ionizing and nonionizing radiation sources.
    • Leads development of new or revised national, state, and local regulations, standards, and guidelines, which impact NASA ionizing and nonionizing radiation protection requirements (e.g., American National Standards Institute).
    • Leads team of multidisciplinary experts for the radiological contingency planning (RCP) for major radiological source launches.
    • Leads RCP and radiation protection briefings to local elected officials, the Governor of Florida, the NASA Administrator, and the Science Advisor to the President in the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).
    • Influences, interprets, and develops important national public policy by serving as an advisor to the Nuclear Flight Safety Assurance Manager from the NASA Office of Safety and Mission Assurance (OSMA) and the OSTP.
    • Serves as a voting member of the Interagency Nuclear Safety Review Panel (INSRP) that evaluates the nuclear launch safety for major radiological source launches, including the Mars 2020 mission.
    • Leads KSC RPP evaluation of the Department of Energy (DOE) Mars 2020 Mission Final Safety Analysis Report.
    • Leads and directs the Radiological Control Center (RADCC), a telemetry lab with cutting edge analytical tools, during countdown, launch, and orbital insertion of major, highly complex nuclear payloads in ill-defined environments.
    • Leads multidisciplinary staff to research, collect and assess telemetry data from the Environmental Continuous Air Monitors (ECAMs) to determine if a radioactive material release has occurred.
    • Determines the need for and leads pioneering efforts to identify and develop new methodologies and equipment to support previously unforeseen issues and consequences concerning potential radiological contamination of KSC facilities and personnel.
    • Maintains KSC's Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) broad-scope license. Coordinates and interfaces with NRC officials and inspectors in matters related to compliance inspections, interpretation of rules and regulations, and incident notifications.
    • Leads, coordinates and integrates KSC RPP requirements with NASA Headquarters and Centers, the 45th Space Wing Radiation Protection Officer, and the Safety Office and other organizations.
    • Leads and serves as senior technical expert advisor to the KSC Radiation Protection Committee.
    • Represents Spaceport Integration and Services on crewed and expendable payloads Ground Safety Review Panels and leads health physics operational support for payload integration and processing activities.
    • Represents the agency on multiple committees related to development of national laser safety standards that affect NASA by supporting the NASA Office of the Chief Health and Medical Officer.
    • Serves as the Laser Safety Officer on the NASA Laser Safety Review Board which provides oversight and advises NASA senior management regarding outdoor laser operations (including space-based) under NASA purview.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training or other work-related duties

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

  • Job family (Series)

    1306 Health Physics

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