State of Washington Classified Job Specification
RADIATION SAFETY TECHNICIAN 1
Class Series Concept
Monitor, survey, and inspect campus radiation use areas as required by state and federal regulations. Provide service support in the control and manage¬ment of radioactive materials and radioactive waste and calibration of radia¬tion instruments.
Perform routine technical duties that support radiation safety in research and clinical laboratories on campus.
First level class of series. Under direct supervision perform routine techni¬cal duties such as interpreting a variety of radiation instrument readings to record results of surveys and to recognize radiation hazards.
Survey radioisotope laboratories for contamination by wipe methods and instru¬ments;
Count survey samples in laboratory instruments;
Record all survey results and initiate action when established limits are exceeded;
Check radiation survey instruments for proper operation;
Perform simple calibration of radiation instruments;
Receive and deliver radioactive material for campus use;
Collect and process radioactive waste;
Assist in collection and distribution of film badge and personnel dosimeters;
Assist health physicist with surveys of X-ray equipment;
Maintain files and records of program activities;
Perform related duties as required.
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
Two years of college course work in science, math, or engineering; OR trade school graduation in radiation/health related field; OR two years of related work experience.
Class Specification History
New Class 1-3-73
Revise Title & Class 10-19-84
New class code, formerly 400I, effective July 1, 2007.