Share this Job

Title:  Senior Radiological Health Specialist

Application Deadline Date:  12/11/2022
Req ID:  44381
Department:  Health
Location: 

Burlington, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $28.02

Overview

Join a team of scientists who help maintain scenic Vermont as one of the healthiest places to live while we work to protect both public health and the environment!

 

Within the Environmental Health Division of the Vermont Department of Health, we have an opening for a Senior Radiological Health Specialist. The position manages our x-ray health and safety program including the mammography program, known as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) Program. A good part of this role involves inspecting facilities across the State as well as managing registration and compliance when not on the road.

 

The individual will be provided specialized training in radiation safety, radioactive materials security, the medical use of radioactive materials, environmental radioactivity, and radiation detection and measurements. This position will also have the opportunity to be certified as a Federal Emergency Management Agency Radiological Operations Support Specialist. 

 

Other focus areas of this team include:
•    Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant 
•    Radioactive materials
•    Radiological and nuclear emergency preparedness 
In addition to unique and compelling work, our division environment is friendly and supportive. When in the office you are also conveniently located to the amenities of downtown Burlington, the waterfront of Lake Champlain, and the activities of the University of Vermont. 

 

TELEWORK:
The Department of Health supports a hybrid work environment. Upon hire, employees work with their supervisor to create a schedule that aligns with the business needs of the unit. We believe a hybrid work environment promotes autonomy and allows for increased flexibility and greater work/life balance.

 

MISSION & VISION:
The Department of Health’s mission is to protect and promote the best health of all Vermonters. Our vision is healthy Vermonters living in healthy communities. Our goals are: 
•    Effective and integrated public health programs.
•    Communities with the capacity to respond to public health needs.
•    Internal systems that provide consistent and responsive support.
•    A competent and valued workforce that is supported in promoting and protecting the public’s health.
•    A public health system that is understood and valued by Vermonters.
•    Health equity for all Vermonters.

 

CULTURE & VALUES: 
The Department of Health’s culture is one in which our success and our workplace culture are interdependent. Our culture is driven by passion for the mission. We are committed to these values: 
•    Creativity, innovation, and calculated risk-taking. 
•    Open and transparent leadership.
•     Staff expertise, autonomy, and excellence.
•    Professional growth through individual development plans, special projects, and opportunities to stretch.
•    Wellness and work-life balance. 

Who May Apply

This position, Senior Radiological Health Specialist (Job Requisition #44381), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact william.irwin@vermont.gov.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

 

AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS:  Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position.  In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed often in standard office setting, but with predictable need for field travel for which private means of transportation must be available, when state fleet vehicles are not available. The role may require performance of duties outside of the normal workday and workweek. Meetings with management and the general public may involve sensitive enforcement/regulatory issues and evoke strong adversary opinions, which should be positively channeled.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in science, engineering, occupational health, radiological health, environmental health, or closely related field AND five (5) years or more of professional level experience in science, engineering, occupational health, radiological health, environmental health or closely related field INCLUDING two (2) years or more of experience in a formal program of radiological health.

OR

Master's degree or higher degree in science, engineering, occupational health, radiological health, environmental health, or closely related field AND three (3) years or more of professional level experience in science, engineering, occupational health, radiological health, environmental health or closely related field INCLUDING two (2) years or more of experience in a formal program of radiological health.

OR

Bachelor's degree AND seven (7) years or more of professional level experience in science, engineering, occupational health, radiological health, environmental health or closely related field INCLUDING two (2) years or more in a formal program of radiological health.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.


Nearest Major Market: Burlington Vermont