Radiation Safety Officer, Associate Project Manager to Senior Project Manager
NY State Energy Research and Development Authority - West Valley City, UT

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NYSERDA seeks a qualified individual to serve as Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) and project manager with a team of technical experts in its West Valley Site Management Program (WVSMP) at the Western New York Nuclear Service Center in the Town of Ashford in Cattaraugus County, NY. Primary responsibilities will be to manage, support and conduct NYSERDA’s work at the Center, including the State-Licensed Radioactive Waste Disposal Area (SDA), a 15-acre, shut-down radioactive waste disposal facility, and the 3,000 acre, undeveloped portion of the site. The WVSMP possesses a Type A broad scope Radioactive Materials License (RML) under 12 NYCRR Part 38 for the possession and use of radioactive materials at the SDA. The WVSMP’s activities on the balance of the site are conducted under a 10 CFR 20 Radiation Protection Program (RPP). The RSO/Project Manager will be responsible for ensuring that all work is conducted in accordance with the conditions of the RML and RPP. As such, the RSO/Project Manager should be qualified by training and experience to effectively manage the types and quantities of radioactive material included in the RML and RPP.

The RSO/Project Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the WVSMP’s RPP. The RSO will be a member of the WVSMP Radiation Safety Committee (RSC) and will work closely with the RSC members and executive management to implement the WVSMP’s RPP.

The individual must have the ability to effectively work in an environment that is highly visible to the public, regulators, elected officials, and others.

Problem solving skills, strong reasoning ability, and the ability to work independently or in small teams are essential. Ability to adhere to strict regulatory, security, and health and safety requirements is a must. Some work will be outdoors, potentially in inclement weather. Outdoor work may include walking on slopes and uneven surfaces. One year of project management experience is a plus.

Minimum educational requirements an individual must possess include:
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Radiation Protection, Health Physics or related discipline with a minimum of 2 years of prior experience as a RSO or in an equivalent position or
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in an unrelated discipline, plus formal training in radiation safety and radiation protection with a minimum of 4 years of prior experience as a RSO or in an equivalent position.

Individuals will be considered for Associate Project Manager thru Senior Project Manager based on qualifications and experience. An excellent benefits package with generous paid leave is also offered.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume along with your salary history and requirements to recruiter@nyserda.ny.gov . When applying, please type the Position’s Title and Job Code 228 in the Subject Line.