POSITION OVERVIEW:The Radiation Protection Specialist performs radiological protection activities for the Salt Waste Processing Facility, a new facility designed to chemically process high level radioactive liquid waste. The position is assigned to one of four rotating shift crews supporting facility operations 24 hours/7 days-a-weekSPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
Participates as required, in the SWPF Emergency Response Organization.
Operates portable radiation detection instruments, including set up and quality control performance checks.
Performs radiation, contamination and air monitoring surveys, evaluating conditions using appropriate instrumentation.
Documents results of surveys in accordance with relevant department procedures and standards.
Provides job coverage in accordance with approved Radiological Work Permits ensuring safe conditions for the workforce.
Assists in the monitoring and decontamination of personnel and/or equipment.
Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.
US citizen and ability to maintain DOE site access is required.
Capable of being approved to wear Personal Protective Equipment and Respiratory Protection Devices
High School Diploma (A.S. degree in Health Physics or Physical Science preferred)
Job Related Experience: Three years of related experience at a DOE or NRC nuclear or radiological facility
Nuclear Experience: Three years of experience at a DOE or NRC nuclear or radiological facility
Ability to successfully pass a written DOE RCT Fundamentals Challenge Examination.
Ability to enforce Radiation Protection requirements and stop work when compliance is jeopardized.
Strong working knowledge of radiation protection principles and practices.
Good computer skills with Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.
Strong communication skills and ability to interface with customers and all levels of personnel.
Ability to evaluate job performance and recommend methods for improving the ALARA program efficiency and worker awareness of radiological controls.
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