Midwest Chapter of the Health Physics Society

Specialists in Radiation Safety    Chartered 1961    hpschapters.org/midwest

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As a service to our members, the MWCHPS maintains a list of the health physics related positions available in the Chicagoland area and the surrounding region. The accuracy of information provided in job postings is the responsibility of the author/employer; MWCHPS is not responsible for the content of postings.

The job postings below are ordered by date (most recent at the top). Listings are generally removed three months after posting unless renewed by the author.


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Title: Health Physics Technician I (3 vacancies)

Employer/Location: Illinois Emergency Management Agency, Springfield, IL

Type: Full-time

Salary: 4476-6124 (monthly)

Description: Under general direction of the Unit Supervisor, performs responsible duties associated with the review of health physics, security, and radiation protection plans and programs, evaluates radioactive material license applications, inspects radioactive material licensees, and investigates potential radiation hazards. Performs activities related to the enforcement of radiological health laws and regulations.

Experience: Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of a Bachelor's Degree with major course work in physics, chemistry, engineering, or mathematics and preferably including course work in nuclear sciences. Requires one (1) year of professional experience in the practice of health physics, radiochemistry, environmental safety, or related field. Requires working knowledge of ionizing radiation, the physical and chemical properties of radioisotopes, and the biological and physical effects of radiation. Requires working knowledge of applicable radiation protection standards, familiarity with radiation measuring equipment, radiochemistry, and environmental monitoring methods. Requires knowledge of basic statistical methods, graphics, and report preparation. Requires ability to maintain records, perform data input and analysis and prepare technical reports document investigations, sample results and other technical subjects and use personal computers. Requires ability to understand and apply rules, regulations, survey procedures, and sample collection procedures. Requires ability to communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing.

To Apply: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/illinois/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=354628

Posted: 8/11/11

Closes: 8/24/11

Title: Radiological Safety Officer (#318121)

Employer/Location: Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL

Type: Regular, full-time

Salary: not posted

Description: Responsible for the leading and improving the ANL Radiological Protection Program to become a recognized strength of Argonne National Laboratory. This includes, but not limited to the radiological protection program description, development of implementing procedures, evaluating effectiveness of the program and serving as the point of contact at ANL for radiological issues. Ensures that appropriate DOE requirements are addressed.

Experience: Comprehensive knowledge of radiological protection methods, processes, and program issues. Comprehensive experience working with radiological protection requirements as related to DOE and other nuclear facilities. Comprehensive skills in verbal and written communication. Comprehensive ability to effectively communicate problems and solutions to upper management and line organizations in emergency situations. Considerable knowledge of DOE Orders and other guidance and regulatory documents on radiological protection. Considerable leadership and team building skills to build new Radiological Safety organization and deal with legacy issues. Considerable ability to develop and maintain good interpersonal relationships. This level of knowledge and skills are usually acquired through formal education (graduate degree or equivalent) in Health Physics or Physical Science, plus 7 to 10 years of experience in Radiation Protection Program Management. Certification by the American Board of Health Physics preferred. Ph.D. and 10+ years experience/equivalent, Master's Degree and 12+ years of experience/equivalent, Bachelor's Degree and 15+ years experience/equivalent.

To Apply: http://www.anl.gov/jobsearch/detail.jsp?userreqid=318121+ESQ

Posted: 7/30/11


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