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Recruitment #18-001005-0001


The Air and Radiation Administration, Radiological Health Program, Radioactive Materials Division is recruiting for a Health Physicist Supervisor. This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of the Environment. This recruitment will be used to fill current and future vacancies for this position/function only. The resulting cert list will be maintained for one year. Persons interested in future vacancies within this classification must re-apply.




Maryland Department of the Environment

Air & Radiation Administration

Radiological Health Program

1800 Washington Blvd.

Baltimore, MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose for this position is to supervise, guide and direct Health Physics (HP) staff in the receipt, review, preparation and issuance of radioactive material licenses, amendments and renewals based upon the analysis of complete and accurate applications. This position ensures licensees are advised of deficiencies and inadequacies and receive sufficient assistance to quicken the overall licensing process. The incumbent of this position guides and directs licensing staff in the evaluation, review and certification of sealed source and device (SS&D) applications and the issuance and maintenance of the SS&D registry. The incumbent will also be required to participate in SS&D evaluations, new license applications, renewals, complex licensing actions, the evaluation of licensee financial assurance, facility decommissioning and license fee structuring as well as provide input for the promulgation of regulations needed to maintain Maryland's Agreement State compatibility status with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The incumbent will be responsible for providing guidance to the Division Chief on matters pertaining to licensing actions and SS&D activities, and must be prepared to represent the Radioactive Materials Licensing and Compliance Division when needed.


Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 30 credits in mathematical, physical or biological sciences.

Experience: Five years of experience in the recognition, evaluation and control of radiological hazards.


1. Candidates may substitute additional experience in the recognition, evaluation and control of radiological hazards to employees and the general public on a year-for-year basis for required education.  

2. Candidates may substitute a Doctorate in health physics, nuclear physics, radiation management or other related field of radiological health from an accredited college or university for three of the required years of experience.  

3. Candidates may substitute a Master's degree in radiation safety, radiological health, health physics, or a related radiation control field from an accredited college or university for two years of the required experience.  

4. Candidates may substitute a Master's degree in mathematical, biological, or physical science for one year of the required experience.  

5. Candidates may substitute a Bachelor's degree in radiation safety, radiological health, health physics or a related radiation control field for one year of the required experience.

6. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Health and Medical Physicist classifications or Health and Medical Physicist specialty codes in the Physicist field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


It is preferred that the selected candidate has the following:  

  • Experience supervising employees in a technical or regulatory setting;  
  • Be qualified as a radioactive materials license reviewer in accordance with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Inspection Manual Chapter 1248 Appendix A, Material Health Physics Inspector Reviewer Qualifications Journal;
  • Be a certified Health Physicist;
  • Be an authorized Medical Physicist or Radiation Safety Officer on a Federal or State Nuclear Material License.

It is also preferred that the selected candidate has the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a Physical Science or Nuclear engineering (i.e. Physics, Chemistry, Biology, etc.).


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the minimum /selective/preferred qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.  Applicants that meet the qualifications will be referred to the hiring unit for consideration of an interview/selection.  Only those candidates that demonstrate, in their applications, the required qualifications will be deemed qualified and referred.  


Your application is part of the examination process.  The assessment will be a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of this position.  Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate educational and employment information on your application.  Successful candidates will be ranked as Best, Better or Qualified and placed on the cert list for at least one year. This list will be used by the hiring agency to select employees. 

Education credentials and experience verification will be completed by the Appointing Authority.  If you are scheduled to complete an education or licensing requirement within six months of the examination, you may participate in the examination process, if one is required.  Please note that you will be required by the appointing agency to provide proof upon hire of all certifications, licenses, educational and work experiences.

The MD Department of the Environment does not sponsor individuals in the application of the H-1B Visa.  All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration and Reform Control Act.  You must be legally authorized and possess any necessary documents under this Act in order to be hired in the position for which you apply.  For education obtained outside the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service.



It is STRONGLY preferred that you apply online; however, if you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via mail or deliver in person. Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and reference number on any documentation to ensure timely processing. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the state application.

You may email required documentation, transcripts and addendums to or fax to 410-537-3966.

Olivia Finley, Recruitment and Examination Division

Office of Human Resources

MDE Reference Number:18-001005-0001

1800 Washington Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21230

Office: 410-537-3105

The MD State Application Form can be found online.

PLEASE NOTE: The Maryland Department of the Environment participates in the E-Verify Program.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.