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HEALTH PHYSICIST I

Radiological Health Inspector

Recruitment #19-002132-0001

Introduction

The Air and Radiation Administration, Radiological Health Program, Radioactive Materials Division is recruiting for a Health Physicist I. 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.

Please note that contractual positions do not offer the same State benefits as permanent positions. 

GRADE

15

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Department of the Environment

Air & Radiation Administration

Radiological Health Program/Radioactive Materials Division

1800 Washington Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to conduct inspections, investigations and surveys necessary to enforce Maryland Regulations Governing Radiation Protection and to protect public health and safety.  This position is also responsible for radiological investigations.  

The incumbent will perform work which may involve exposure to uncomfortable or unpleasant surroundings during some industrial radioactive material inspections. The incumbent will perform work involving potential radiation exposure during routine inspections and emergency responses. The incumbent will also be required to climb ladders, collect radioactive samples for laboratory analysis and drive a distance up to 170 miles to and from inspection sites. During site inspections protective equipment is required and may include goggles, gloves, mask, hard hat, safety shoes and protective clothing to prevent radioactive material contamination.

The incumbent of this position will occasionally work after hours and on-call 24/7 for radiological emergencies. The incumbent will be required to maintain a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland with 5 or less points on their driving record.    

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Experience: One year of experience in the recognition, evaluation and control of radiological hazards.

Notes:

 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 the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute a Bachelor's degree in radiation safety, radiological health, health physics, or a related radiation control field from an accredited college or university for the required one year of experience.

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

4. 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. 

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

It is preferred that the selected candidate has the following:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Strong computer skills with a proficiency in the use of various computer software applications such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);  
  • Experience generating database reports;
  • Proficient with the use of radiation survey instrumentation;
  • Strong process and analytical improvement skills;
  • Familiar with testing methods and scientific instrumentation procedures;
  • Willingness to work as a team member;
  • Customer service experience interacting with internal and external customers in a business setting.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

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.

SELECTION PROCESS

The Maryland Department of the Environment has determined that this classification necessitates the investigation and background check of the eligible individual for purposes of verification of suitability for employment.  When appropriate and job-related, areas of investigation may include, but are not limited to employment history, academic credentials, military records, criminal records and personal references.  Continued employment in this position will be contingent upon the results of the background investigation.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

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.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application is STRONGLY preferred. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the state application. If you are unable to apply online or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation you may submit a paper application, required documentation, transcripts and addendums via fax 410-537-3966, email: olivia.finley@maryland.gov or mail to:

Olivia Finley

Office of Human Resources

Recruitment and Examination Division

Reference Number:19-002132-0001

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.    



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