KS Radiation Control Program Inspector Opening

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Job Title:

Environmental Compliance/Regulatory Specialist  (to directly link to this job posting, copy this link)

Req. No:187695
Agency:Dept of Health & Environment
Posting Type:External
Applications accepted through:Sep 28, 2017

Job Description:

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment verification document upon hire. KDHE participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security, with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Environmental Compliance/Regulatory Specialist

This position works as a Radiation Control Inspector for the Kansas Radiation Control Program. Duties include performing on-site inspections to determine if the use, possession, transfer, disposal and storage of radioactive material is in accordance with Kansas laws and regulations; calculating radiation exposure to patients, employees and the public; creating written reports; preparing technical material pertaining to regulations and guidance documents; and reviewing radioactive material license applications and amendments. Additional duties include participation in training and drills for radiological response and responding to actual incidents and emergencies involving radioactive materials.

A complete position description can be emailed upon request.

Minimum Requirements:
Four years of experience in an environmental field and/or program.  Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.
An Associate of Science Degree and two years’ experience in an environmental, agricultural or natural sciences/resources field, in nuclear engineering, or in any radiation/health physics field; or a Bachelor’s Degree in an environmental, agricultural or natural sciences/resources field, in nuclear engineering, or in any radiation/health physics field may be substituted for the required experience.

Necessary Special Requirements:
• The incumbent in this position must successfully complete a respiratory protection medical examination within 12 months of hire and maintain respiratory qualification through annual fit-testing.
• Valid Driver's License - Incumbent is required to have and maintain a valid driver's license when operating a state vehicle, a private vehicle, or a rental vehicle for the benefit of the State.

Preferred Criteria: 
• Experience in any science field beyond Minimum Requirements
• Experience in procedures to use radioactive material in radiation/high radiation areas
• Experience in radioactive materials handling, dose assessment
• Experience in Health Physics and Radiation health measurements
• Certification/eligible for ASRT or other societies/organizations dealing with radiation protection
• Certification/eligible for Nat'l Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists
• Certification/eligible for American Board of Health Physics
• Successful completion of USNRC core courses, including but not limited to: 5 week health physics course at Oak Ridge or the series of health physics courses including introductory health physics, fundamental health physics, intermediate health physics; industrial radiology; well logging; nuclear medicine; brachytherapy & gamma knife; licensing procedures; inspection procedures; transportation; root cause workshop; and materials control & security systems & principals.
• Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
• Proofreading, editing, attention to detail

$22.16 hourly; can vary depending upon experience and qualifications.

The application process has 3 STEPS.

STEP 1:  Register by completing the online Personal Data Form  (https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/sec-home/state-employment/register-personal-data)
(Skip this step if you already have an Applicant ID number.)

STEP 2:  Complete the State of Kansas Application Form (https://admin.ks.gov/services/state-employment-center/sec-home/state-employment/apply) and submit to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment

STEP 3:  Email these additional documents to recruiter@ks.gov Include the job requisition number and your last name in the subject line. 

• Resume
• Cover Letter
• Copies of Official transcripts if a degree is required or preferred
• Kansas Tax Clearance Certificate

KANSAS TAX CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIRED: Each applicant applying for a State of Kansas job vacancy must obtain a valid Kansas Certificate of Tax Clearance by accessing the Kansas Department of Revenue's website at http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxclearance.html  A Tax Clearance is a comprehensive tax account review to determine and ensure that an individual's account is compliant with all primary Kansas Tax Laws. A Tax Clearance expires every 90 days. All applicants, including current state employees, are responsible for submitting a valid certificate with all other application materials to the hiring agency.  This is in accordance with Executive Order 2004-03. If you need assistance with the tax clearance, please contact 785-296-3199.

Recruiter Contact:
KDHE – Office of Personnel Services
ATTN: Recruiter
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 580
Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: 785-296-4486
Fax: 785-559-4271
Email: recruiter@ks.gov

How You Will Be Evaluated:
Your application will be considered incomplete and you may be found ineligible if you fail to submit all required documentation. Your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum and any necessary special requirements. Next, your application will be evaluated and rated based on preferred selection criteria and competencies for the position. 

What To Expect Next:
After your application is evaluated and ranked, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of the outcome after the selection process is complete. You may call or email the recruiter contact listed to inquire about your application.

Veterans Preference Eligible (VPE):
Former military personnel or their spouse that have been verified as a "veteran" under K.S.A. 73-201 will receive an interview if they meet the competency factors of the position, including any preferred selection criteria established in accordance with K.A.R. 1-6-3. The veterans' preference laws do not guarantee the veteran a job.  Positions are filled with the best qualified candidate as determined by the hiring manager. See jobs.ks.gov for additional Veterans' Preference Information.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact the agency recruiter if reasonable accommodations are needed for any part of the application or hiring process.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. KDHE encourages applications from all persons. Federal and state legislation prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, and veteran status. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to contact Human Resources at 785-296-1539 if accommodations are needed in completing an application, interviewing and any other aspect of the employment process.  EOE