Job ID: 2019-10967 Type: Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Environment and Sustainability
The Princeton University Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) provides leadership, technical support, information and training, consultation, and periodic audits of environmental, health and safety practices and regulatory compliance. EHS employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of 19 professional and support staff working to address health and safety issues in several broad areas including: workplace safety, occupational health, laboratory safety, emergency management, environmental programs, and general health and safety for the campus community.
Provides professional environmental health and safety services to establish procedures and policies with the purpose of limiting exposure and preventing injury to University personnel and members of the general public from sources of radiation (both ionizing and non-ionizing). The Program Manager for Radiation Safety is reponsible for all radiation safety programs and serves as Radiation Safety Officer (RSO), advises users of the proper usage of radioactive materials and radiation-producing devices so that the dose received is as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA), and ensures compliance with the regulations and standards established by the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), the Department of Transportation (DOT) and other relevant regulatory agencies.
As RSO, establishes policies and procedures for managing the radiation safety program. Provides routine support and carries out the operational functions of the radiation safety program under the direction and supervision of the RSO. See Appendix A for a listing and description of these functions. In addition, the Senior Lab Safety Specialist for Radiation Protection responds to radiation-related incidents and emergencies, investigates the causes and circumstances of incidents and emergencies, and provides recommendations for corrective actions.
Develops and provides a) radiation safety training for faculty, staff and students who use sources of radiation, b) radiation awareness training for support staff personnel who may enter areas in which sources of radiation are used, and c) information and guidance materials for users of radiation sources and to satisfy regulatory requirements.
Various other responsibilities:
Reviews uses of sources of non-ionizing radiation (including microwave, radiofrequncy, and ultraviolet radiation and magnetic fields), conducts measurements of non-ionizing radiation sources and provides safety recommendations and safety training.
As Laser Safety Officer, establish policies and procedures for managing the laser safety program. Provides oversight and routine support for operational functions of the laser safety program.
Provides technical support for the EHS Lab Safety Section as time permits.
The Program Manager for Radiation Safety acts as the face of the University’s radiation safety program and participates in professional organizations to maintain acumen and promote the University’s interests with regard to radiation safety regulation.
B.S. in physics, health physics, environmental science or equivalent degree with training and experience including laboratory work or providing safety services in a laboratory setting.
Specialized coursework and training in health physics
Ability to master computer software, including Microsoft Office Professional.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to clearly and effectively communicate orally to a diverse community of clients. Able to perform public speaking and deliver training to diverse audiences/large and small groups.
Ability to work with others in a team environment and to follow work rules and procedures, and to work independently.
Good organizational and time management skills and the ability to balance multiple assignments.
Post graduate degree preferred
Ability to obtain hazardous materials shipping, RCRA hazardous waste and Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) qualifications
Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds (e.g., instruments, self-contained breathing apparatus and waste containers), climb ladders, wear respiratory protection
Valid US driver's license
Ability to pass background checks
Willingness to work around chemicals, biological materials and radioactive materials
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
Internal Number: 119159149
About Princeton University
Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering.As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching.Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,200 undergraduate students and 2,600 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.