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GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
The RADIATION PROTECTION TECHNOLOGIST 2 uses knowledge of Federal and State laws and regulations and radiation safety principles to assist in the evaluation and control of hazardous or unsafe radiological health and safety conditions. Duties include: conduct a survey of and inspect radiation producing machines, a section of a laboratory, or a section of a clinic where radioactive materials are used and stored; recommend corrective action to assure compliance with health and safety codes; and coordinate, operate, and administer a radiation safety activity.
This is the second level of a three-level series. It is distinguished from the lower level by the degree of specialized knowledge of radiation safety law, regulations, procedures, and practices required to conduct inspections and make recommendations where the impact of decisions for noncompliance situations may result in restriction on the use of the machine or the procedure, by more technical problem solving and scientific judgment in the interpretation of data, and by the responsibility for coordinating, operating, and administering a function of a radiation safety program. It is distinguished from the higher level technologist who has the responsibility to perform non routine tests, conduct complex inspections, analyze data, and exercise independent scientific judgment in making recommendations on the application of test findings where the impact of decisions for noncompliance situations may result in restriction of departmental operations, laboratory processes, or a clinical function, and who assist in developing procedures. An error in judgment while performing duties could result in minor injuries to the employee or small groups of people.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Allocation of positions to this class will depend on the total work performed which may include one or a combination of the duties or tasks listed below. All duties must be performed in strict accordance with agency procedures. Some positions may occasionally perform these duties as part of an environmental health and safety program.
RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS
Employees in this class have daily regular contact with technical or professional staff to conduct inspections, assist in training, and administer an instrument maintenance program. There will be occasional phone contact with outside State and Federal governmental agencies, and private industry to discuss issues that are often proprietary in nature.
Employees in this class work under general supervision of an administrative supervisor. Test data, results, reports, and any standard interpretation are reviewed routinely. Records are reviewed for quality control. Guidelines used in performance of duties include standard operating procedures, established methods manuals, technical references, and appropriate institutional licenses, plus State regulations and Federal statutes.
These positions are found in regulatory agencies or educational institutions located throughout the state. They require willingness to work between highly informed technical people and often misinformed and irritated members of the public. They require the willingness to work with radioactive materials where there is danger of potential exposure if guidelines are not followed.
Completion of special training sponsored by the Nuclear regulatory Commission or one year of graduate training in Health Physics, Radiation Biology, Nuclear Physics, or Nuclear Engineering may substitute for one year of the required experience.