STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: RADIATION HEALTH PHYSICIST V
Class Code: 7499-32 Date Established: 05-31-02
Occupational Code: 7-6-4 Date of Last Revision: 04-13-05
BASIC PURPOSE: To administer the radiation bureau by planning long term policies and strategies and to oversee radiological/nuclear emergency response for the Department of Health & Human Services.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Manages professional staff in the Radiation Control Bureau including their interactions with other state agencies, businesses and nation-wide agencies.
· Evaluates the development of policies, procedures, objectives and criteria for long-term agency administration of the Radiation Control Program.
· Identifies legislative requirements and testifies on legislative bills for the purpose of explaining and implementing rules.
· Formulates and implements program budgets including authorizing improvements in budget administration and fiscal operations.
· Directs special studies, reviews and assists in the preparation and evaluation of reports for agency use.
· Participates in Radiological Emergency Response activities.
Skill: Requires skill in evaluating, planning, or integrating analysis of data to formulate current and long-range solutions, strategies, or policies of a specialized or technical nature.
Knowledge: Requires logical or scientific expertise to resolve problems of a specialized or professional nature in a wide range of applications.
Impact: Requires overall administrative responsibility for achieving agency objectives by directing all aspects of operations management. Errors at this level result in disruption of system wide programs and services as well as long-term adverse impact on agency image and the future success of organizational operations.
Supervision: Requires delegating supervisory or program responsibilities to subordinate managers, with overall accountability for hiring employees or approving program policies. The supervisor in this position assumes responsibility for an organizational unit, including developing long-range plans, analyzing staffing requirements, and formulating system wide policies and procedures.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in a controlled environment with minimal exposure to disagreeable job elements and little risk of hazard to physical or mental health.
Physical Demands: Requires light work, including continuous walking or operating simple equipment for extended periods of time as well as occasional strenuous activities such as reaching or bending.
Communication: Requires acting as the official representative of the agency, including explaining and defending current and long-range goals or objectives which directly affect public policy decisions regarding major state programs and services.
Complexity: Requires evaluating a combination of wide-ranging job functions to determine work procedures, to solve problems, and to reach conclusions by applying analytical, technical, or scientific thinking. This level also requires planning policies and long-term strategies, drawing conclusions based on available criteria, and evaluating the effectiveness of program objectives.
Independent Action: Requires administrative decision-making in authorizing and monitoring the implementation of major departmental policies and procedures.
Education: Master’s degree from a recognized college or university with major studies in health physics, radiation physics, radiological sciences, physical science, chemistry or biological science including course work in math through basic calculus.
Experience: Eight years’ of experience in the field of health physics, having a wide range of radiation issues including licensing, inspection and radiological emergency response, five years of which must have been in a management level position involving administrative or supervisory duties concerned with program administration, program planning and evaluation, business management or related management experience.
Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major studies in health physics, radiation physics, radiological sciences, physical science, chemistry or biological science including course work in math through basic calculus.
Experience: Nine years’ of experience in the field of health physics, having a wide range of radiation issues including licensing, inspection and radiological emergency response, five years of which must have been in a management level position involving administrative or supervisory duties concerned with program administration, program planning and evaluation, business management or related management experience.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be eligible to hold a New Hampshire’s driver license and have access to transportation for use in statewide travel.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Must be willing and able to perform job duties as a radiation worker as per the New Hampshire Rules for the Control of Radiation. Eligible, willing, and able to participate in applicable NRC, EPA, FEMA, FDA, DOE, and other training courses, workshops, meetings, and seminars, which may require out-of-state travel for several weeks at a time. Able to travel overnight for inspections and incident responses within New Hampshire. Able to lift and carry survey equipment, which may weigh as much as 45 pounds, over rough terrain and up ladders and/or temporary stairs I construction situations. Able to work out of doors in all types of weather conditions to participate in incidents and inspections. Willing and
able to work evenings and weekends and to carry a pager or a cell phone for 24-hour on call availability. Eligible and willing to obtain security clearance for entry into classified areas of federal facilities if required (e.g. inspection or incident response for classified sections of federal facilities). Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with both employees and the general public. Willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.
Last Updated 10/21/04