Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Environmental Protection Radiation Control Physicist (35 Hour)

Recruitment #220705-3441ES-001

Introduction


Are you a professional looking to grow your career as a Physicist? If so, read below and apply today!


About us
The Radiation Division ensures the safe and secure possession, use, storage, transportation and disposal of radioactive material and radiation producing machinery. The field response unit is responsible for responding to reports of accidents and incidents involving radioactive materials, sampling and monitoring for build up of radioactive material in the environment, and verification of adequate clean up for sites that previously used radioactive materials.  The unit participates in and conducts radiation emergency response training with nuclear facilities in the state and with other emergency response organizations.

Position highlights
This role is responsible for independently performing specialized inspections, incident response, and environmental studies where sources of ionizing radiation are used to evaluate compliance with state and federal regulations.

The Radiation Division sets standards for the safe operation of equipment that produces radiation and for the possession, use, storage, transportation and disposal of radioactive material. The Division inspects facilities that use radioactive material, x-ray machines and other radiation producing devices and is responsible for responding to reports of accidents and incidents involving radioactive materials.

This is a full-time position (35 hours), located in our Hartford Office. 

What we can offer you
We take part in a competitive benefits plan which includes:
  • Generous paid time off (vacation, sick and personal)
  • Excellent health and dental coverage
  • Retirement plans and more!
In addition, the State puts an emphasis on:
  • Providing limitless opportunities;
  • Hiring for diversity and fresh perspectives;
  • Performing meaningful work; and
  • Encouraging a healthy work life balance
               

Selection Plan

To Apply
• In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
• The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
• Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
• All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.

Important Information After You Apply

• This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the questionnaire's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
• Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
• Note: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
• The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Mackenzie Coleman at mackenzie.coleman@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in inspection surveys and complex field studies pertaining to the control of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation and radiological wastes and responding to incidents and accidents involving sources of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Performs detailed environmental studies at places of employment to determine whether workers are exposed to injurious amounts of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation; recommends corrective measures where necessary; schedules and plans periodic repeat inspections to ensure compliance; performs related laboratory work; consults with and advises users, possessors, and manufacturers of ionizing radiation-producing equipment and ionizing radiation-emitting materials on cooperative monitoring and control programs; consults and cooperates with other State, interstate, and Federal agencies on matters pertaining to radiation control; keeps informed on the latest technological developments in radiation control and related fields; collects and disseminates information relating to the recognition, evaluation, and control of occupational health hazards presented by manufacturers and users; prepares reports as required; investigates complaints concerning occupational exposure to ionizing and non-ionizing radiation; conducts complex investigations, surveys, and studies pertaining to control of radiological wastes; performs detailed radiation monitoring tests of air, water, and other materials to establish background data for the appraisal of effects produced by new radiation facilities; maintains and calibrates radiation detection equipment to assure proper working order; organizes programs of sampling and surveillance of the discharges of establishments using radioactive materials; devises and maintains response plans for action in case of a radiological transportation accident; inspects sources and effects of non-ionizing radiation emitting devices and installations; may speak before lay and professional groups; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of the principles of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation and its measurement; knowledge of health and accident hazards associated with ionizing and non-ionizing radiation on exposed human beings; knowledge of radiation detecting instruments; knowledge of State, Federal, and interstate regulations and codes relating to ionizing and non-ionizing radiation; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; skill in the use and calibration of radiation detecting instruments; ability to recognize, evaluate, and control hazardous environmental contamination by ionizing radiation and radioactive substances; ability to utilize computer software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Six (6) years of experience in the recognition, evaluation and/or control of potential occupational or environmental health hazards involving the use, manufacture, possession, transportation or disposal of sources of ionizing or non-ionizing radiation or radioactive substances.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

1. College training in radiation science, physics, physical science, biological science or nuclear engineering may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in radiation science, physics, physical science, biological science or nuclear engineering may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with current State, Federal, and Interstate regulations and codes relating to ionizing radiation
  • Experience using handheld field instruments to detect and identify radioactive material and contamination
  • Experience working independently as well as part of a team
  • Experience communicating risks of radiation to various groups of people including non-technical audiences
  • Experience in emergency response related to incidents involving radioactive material
  • Experience with decommissioning of facilities using nuclear or radiological material
  • Experience in shipment of radioactive material
  • Experience in the prediction and assessment of the potential consequences of radiological events and emergencies
  • Experience using radioactive software modelling programs

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
3. During employment in this class, incumbents will be required to receive and retain approval for unescorted access to nuclear facilities.
4. Incumbents in this class are required to meet medical requirements and maintain qualification for respiratory protection.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbent may have significant exposure to ionizing radiation, toxic chemicals, and fumes.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.