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Radioactive Material Health Physics Program Manager

  • 511984
  • PHOENIX
  • DEPT OF HEALTH SERVICES
  • Full-time

DEPT OF HEALTH SERVICES

The Arizona Department of Health Services promotes and protects the health of Arizona’s children and adults. Our mission is to promote, protect, and improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Arizona. We strive to set the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy, and leadership. ADHS promotes alternative work schedules, flexible hours. We have positions that can fit any stage in your career, from entry to senior level. We offer a robust benefit package, including the ADHS Student Loan Assistance Program, where eligible employees can receive up to $437.50 per month for their outstanding student loans. Come check us out and see how you can make a difference in the lives of all Arizonans.

Radioactive Material Health Physics Program Manager

DEPT OF HEALTH SERVICES/RADIATION CONTROL

Job Location:

Address:  4814 S 40th St Phoenix, AZ 85040

Posting Details:

Salary: $65,000.00 

Grade: 23

Job Summary:

- Responsible for fee collections; inspection and survey equipment; health and safety of users and general public from ionizing and non-ionizing radiation; quality of licensing and inspections; timely and accurate documentation of inspection and related actions; compliance with rules and regulations; conduct program operations according to applicable rules and regulations; assist Bureau Chief in planning, developing and coordinating a comprehensive statewide radiological health and safety regulatory program and perform related work as required; plan, direct, and implement statewide emergency response efforts involving radioactive materials; supervise professional staff; complaints, identify weaknesses and needs in current rules, work with public, licensees, private business to develop new rules; respond to accidents, gather data, confer with responsible officials, recommend protective actions/cleanup procedures during a radiological accident; train new employees in radiation detection, basic radiation protection, response procedures and techniques.

Job Duties:

- Revises and updates registration program, writes/recommends actions or policies, reviews and assesses applications and renewals for certifications, registrations, and licenses; conducts inspections, accompanies inspectors, reviews complaints, investigates/inspects results, proposes disciplinary actions for non-compliance when applicable.
- Review licenses, inspection reports, and related documents; respond to telephone and public inquiries concerning laws, regulations, health physics, and biological effects of radiation; review and propose new regulations, standards, and laws as necessary; asses radiation hazards associated with accidents and/or incidents and participate in radiological emergency responses throughout Arizona.
- Any and all duties assigned by the Bureau Chief. Manage and direct subordinate staff (work assignments, setting priorities, hiring, discipline, providing training, approving leave requests, and preparing evaluations). Assures personnel has available equipment and supplies to meet expectations. Handles personnel disputes within the program. Provides remedial training to personnel if needed.
- Evaluate resources necessary and available for environmental investigations/field investigations; maintain liaison with appropriate Federal, State, and Local agencies to ensure radiation incident responses are coordinated; plan and organize procedures of operations required for handling potential and actual radiological incidents;
- Reviews and takes responsibility for any and all work and results produced by the program. Generates changes within the program to increase the quality/quantity of program outcomes.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Principles, theories, and practices related to radiation safety.
-Environmental protection aspects of research, medical, educational.
-Industrial use of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation.
-The applications of radiation, radiation phenomena, and protection principles characteristic of alpha, beta, gamma.
-Neutron radiations are necessary for licensing/registering the possession and use of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation.
- Departments regulatory program.
- Licensing/registration practices, requirements, and standards.
- Performance Management (PM), Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), and Lean methodologies.

Skill in:
- Organizational ability and communications.
- Discriminative thinking.
- Public speaking, interviewing, and investigative techniques.
- Decision-making and personnel supervision.
- Curriculum development, curriculum, and transcript evaluation.
- Management and budgetary management.
- Program policy development.
- Application of scientific concepts, application of health physics.
- Initial response to radiological accidents.
- Interpersonal relationships with agency staff and the public.
- Operate radiation detection instruments,
- Calculate external and internal doses resulting from exposure to radiation.
- Analyze accident situations;
- Management and supervisory and allocating personnel and resources, budgeting, performance evaluation.
- Must be able to determine compliance with State Rules and Regulations efficiently and expeditiously.
-Assessing potential radiation hazards.
-Practical and theoretical training and experience regarding radiation instruments, operation, and use.

Ability to:
- Recognize and distinguish issues of safety or regulatory significance.
- Assess the performance of licensee/registrant management with respect to the correction of hazardous operations and conditions.
- Develop facts and recommendations logically in support of proposed actions.
- Discuss and explain to licensee/registrant management, the findings of a Department review and any necessary corrective actions.
- Analyze trends in the development of radiation safety technology, and the availability and usefulness of new or improved instruments and equipment related to ionizing and non-ionizing inspection work, in order to maintain technical proficiency.
- Participate in the development and improvement of inspection techniques and standards.
- Communicate with radiation machine users, installers, dealers, patients, and the general public.
-Analyze licensee requirements.
- Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination.

Selective Preference(s):

- Bachelor's degree in science, engineering, or related field, with emphasis on a science-related curriculum (ie. health physics, math, biology) and 3 yrs. exp. at a St Hl Phy II level or 5 years of on-the-job exp. in radiation protection compliance with a State or Fed. Prgm. and 1 yr mgmt/leader role; Master's degree in Health Physics, Radiological Hygiene or related field may substitute for 1 yr. exp.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

- Driver's License
- Employees who drive on state business require possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license checks, must maintain acceptable driving records, and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.11).

Benefits:

The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
− Affordable medical and dental insurance plans
− Paid vacation and sick time
− 10 paid holidays per year
− Wellness program and plans
− Life insurance
− Short/long-term disability insurance
− Defined retirement plan
− Award winning Infant at Work program
− Credit union membership
− Transit subsidy
− ADHS Student Assistance Pilot Program

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

Retirement:

- To help you build a financially secure future, the State makes monthly contributions to finance your retirement benefit. The State will make a contribution to the ASRS in an amount equal to your contribution. In other words, you and the State will each pay 50% of the total cost of the benefit. New State employees have a 27 week wait period for contributions to begin.

Contact Us:

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 542-1085. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. DHS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.

ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.