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).Learn more about this agency
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.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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