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    This position is part of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. The incumbent will be responsible for serving as a Health Physicist and subject matter expert in the area of nuclear and radioactive materials and radiation-producing equipment. As such the incumbent is responsible for managing aspects of DTRA's Radiation Safety Program (RSP) as directed by the DTRA Radiation Safety Officer (RSO).

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    As a HEALTH PHYSICIST at the GS-1306-13/14 some of your typical work assignments may include:

    • Serve as the on-site radiation safety point of contact in order to administer and assure compliance with the provisions of all NRC licenses and radioactive material authorizations held by DTRA.
    • Manage and amend as necessary, DTRA's Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) license to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations regarding the use of radioactive materials and radiation-producing equipment in support of DTRA's worldwide radiological program.
    • Implements the Agency-wide radiation safety policy regarding all DTRA activities, operations and personnel while ensuring compliance with all applicable regulations and limitations of DTRA's (NRC) License and Quality Assurance Program.
    • Interprets, modifies, and extends as necessary, existing standards, regulations, and policies to safely and effectively accomplish DTRA missions.
    • Develop and implement health physics and radiological control policies to assure safe and healthy work environments and practices at all DTRA locations worldwide.
    • Devise and recommend new methods, programs, and policies to bring deficient areas into compliance with applicable health physics and radiation safety legislation.
    • Review and evaluate all DTRA requests for shipment of Special Nuclear Material.
    • Perform, review, and evaluate, request for authorizations for the use of radioactive materials exempt from NRC control.
    • Administer and assure compliance with the provisions of all NRC licenses and radioactive material authorizations held by DTRA.
    • Investigate accidents involving ionizing radiation, occurrences involving potential radiation overexposure of DTRA personnel, and the shipment of Special Nuclear Material.
    • Conduct workplace inspections, audits and evaluations on a routine and non-routine basis in accordance with regulatory guidance, and recommends and implements corrective actions as required.
    • Interpret radiological exposures for DTRA personnel. Maintain and automate the retrieval of occupational radiation exposure records for DTRA employees. Interpret and monitor bioassays for worldwide DTRA operations.
    • Perform and review radiation shielding and dosimetry calculations as needed.
    • Oversee the transportation of DTRA radioactive materials.
    • Provide guidance on DTRA operations where existing guidelines are inadequate or do not exist.
    • Evaluate and recommend the approval or disapproval of plans, specifications, and requests for deviations for facilities, equipment, and operations involving hazardous sources of ionizing radiation.
    • Develop new or improved techniques to assure implementation of the "as low as reasonably achievable" concept, which often involves departure from established practices.
    • Establish safe methods and procedures for handling, storing, disposing, and decontaminating radioactive material.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1306 Health Physics

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