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Health Physicist Lead

Scientist 4

Department of Environmental Quality

Open for Recruitment: March 6, 2017 - Open until further notice
Announcement # 07036001290
Salary Range: $24.33 - $31.39 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Idaho Falls

DEQ is committed to protecting human health and preserving the quality of Idaho's air, land, and water for use and enjoyment today and in the future.

This position, located in the Idaho Falls Regional Office, is the technical lead for the radiological component (Health Physics) of the INL Oversight Program

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Act as the technical lead for the radiological component of the INL Oversight Program
  • Responsible for verification of radiological data for reporting requirements
  • Coordinates work assignments for the health physic group in conjunction with the DEQ-INL Oversight Manager
  • Act as the technical interface for the ISU EML, the QA/QC coordinator, and the other Health Physic staff to ensure timely completion of the annual and quarterly ESP data reports.
  • Review, evaluate and comment on Federal documents from DOE, EPA, and other agencies as identified
  • Provide comments on hazard assessments, radiological environmental studies and report on potential adverse impacts from proposed and existing DOE activities in Idaho
  • Act as the technical lead for Emergency Planning and Preparedness piece of the oversight program and associated plans
  • Oversees all the emergency response, radiological training, and monitoring equipment
Minimum Qualifications:
    • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in the physical or biological sciences, or a related field;
      AND, at least six years of professional experience designing and implementing scientific applications, investigations, studies such as chemical, physical, or biological monitoring, corrective action plans, analysis, and assessment.
      Possession of a Master’s degree in the sciences or related field; AND four years’ experience as defined above;
      Possession of a Doctor of Philosophy in the sciences or related field; AND two years’ experience as defined above.

    Specialty Minimum Qualifications (required for this position):

    • HEALTH/RADIATION PHYSICS (3032): Knowledge of health or radiation physics gained by the successful
      completion of two (2) upper division health or radiation physics college courses OR approximately one (1) year of
      experience where I was responsible for radiation dose assessment, radiation control or environmental monitoring.

    Exam: Checklist/Narrative. You will receive a score based on your answers (to preview the checklist, click on "Preview Exam" below). You must receive a minimum rating of 70 to pass this examination. Exam results are available online when the review process is complete. If you do not Apply Online, you will receive written notification of your exam results.

    To Apply: Click on the Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position.  When completing or updating your online application information, all items in the Application Checklist must be complete or your application may not be referred to the hiring agency.  Complete Personal Information, Education, Work History, Cities, Agencies, Job Type, and select the following:

    • Department of Environmental Quality under "Agencies"
    • Full-time employment under "Job Type/Shift"
    • Idaho Falls under "Cities."

    The Department of Environmental Quality may conduct verification of the information provided in your application, including validation of drivers' license status, education, employment, and criminal history. Omission and/or falsification of information provided in your application will result in your removal from consideration for employment, appointment, or promotion.

    To learn more about state employee benefits, DEQ, or Idaho in general, please visit the links below:

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At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

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