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Radiation Safety Officer 

adzuna-us  |  United States  |  

United States4th St NW, NM, 87102
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Responsibilities/Qualification Position Summary Alion Science and Technology Corporation is seeking a Radiation Safety Officer to provide Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) support to a major DoD Agency located in Albuquerque, NM at Kirtland AFB for operational test events.

Minimal travel ( Responsibilities: Perform the duties of the Radiological Safety Officer (RSO), Laser Safety officer and test team member, including : Serve as the SME on all things related to safety, security, and incident response for tests/experiments/R&D efforts involving radioactive sources/materials.

Serve as the SME on all things pertaining to the procurement, storage, use, shipment, transfer, transportation, and disposal of radioactive sources/materials used in tests/experiments/R&D efforts.

Ensure that all NRC regulations and requirements are met and followed explicitly at the test sites where test/experiments/R&D efforts using radioactive sources/materials of any type are conducted.

Maintain all required documentation pertaining to procurement, storage, utilization, shipment, transfer, transportation, and disposal of radioactive sources/materials.

Administer the customer’s dosimetry program for test personnel, Authorized Users, and other personnel that may come in proximity to radioactive sources/materials on test sites.

Conduct periodic radiation surveys, sampling, inventories, and inspections IAW RSO and NRC requirements.

Coordinate with Kirtland AFB RSO regarding customer’s radiological materials and activities; maintain close contact with the customer’s RSO and ensure compliance with all guidance set forth by that office.

Provide local oversight for the customer’s broad scope radiologic license.

Review/recommend radiological controls and requirements for specific research and test events.

Maintain the radiologic inventory, conduct the periodic leak sampling, maintain the sampling equipment and maintain documentation as required by the license and the customer’s RSO.

Train and document local users of radioactive material IAW the customer’s broadscope radioactive license and industry standard radioactive safety procedures.

Perform and oversee all requirements to process, ship, and receive Class 7 Radioactive Material.

Review potential test programs and provide recommendations on whether the customer can conduct the test event and what limitations may exist or be required.

Education and Experience : Bachelor’s degree and experience in physical, chemical, biological sciences, or engineering fields of study and a minimum of 3 years’ experience working directly with radiation safety, protection, and licensing in a test and evaluation (T&E) environment is required.

Required Training/Certifications (must already have): Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) course or equivalent to NRC guidelines - 40 Hour Course Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) Qualified under NRC Broad Scope License, ANSI Z136.1 Laser Safety Officer (LSO) Certification Part I Certification Health Physicist (CHP) by American Board of Health Physics (complete Part II within 6 month of assignment to the contract) US Citzenship required:must have active/current Top Secret (TS) with ability to obtain TS/SCI.

Knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures used in radiation safety and protection.

Training in and knowledge of the following subjects: Radiation protection principles Characteristics of ionizing radiation Units of radiation dose and quantities Radiation detection instrumentation Biological hazards of exposure to radiation (appropriate to types and forms of byproduct material to be used) NRC regulatory (NUREG) requirements and standards Hands-on use of radioactive materials Effective organization level communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.

MS Office proficiency and ability to work in an individual and team environment.

Experience in constructing testbeds for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and/or High Explosives test events.

CB CJ MSJA Security Clearance Top Secret Diversity Statement We are an EOE that values our employee’s talent – regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion or other protected characteristics – Your Talent Is Our Strength .

Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.

Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information.


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