Provides technical and administrative supervision for radiological health activities such as performing investigations, inspections and enforcement of laws and regulations for X-ray and radioactive materials users, ensuring the adequacy of radiation shielding designs, and emergency response activities necessary to control radiation hazards.
The one position allocable to this class works under the general supervision of the Bureau Director, Environmental Protection. Incumbent is responsible for the administrative and technical supervision of personnel engaged in investigative, inspection, emergency response, approving radiation shielding designs, and monitoring activities for evaluation and control of radiation hazards within the County in accordance with a contractual agreement with the State Department of Public Health. Hazards include the use or possession of both X-ray machines and radioactive materials in medical, industrial, research and educational applications.
Essential Job Functions
Plans and develops investigation and inspection procedures, forms and practices to ensure the attainment of division objectives and goals.
Assigns personnel to perform compliance field inspections and investigations on the basis of State requirements and the California Code of Regulations, title 17, and the California Health and Safety Code in accordance with contractual agreement with the State of California.
Supervises and controls field activities; provides direction and corrective action to align staff activities with the objectives of the division.
Identifies and recommends changes in the direction and emphasis of the radiation control program based on changes in technology in the industrial, research, and medical fields.
Responds to emergencies involving such events as spills of radioactive materials and supervises technical activities in transport, clean up, removal and storage.
Performs liaison with other government agencies to comment on proposed changes in regulations in radiation control and to exchange information to resolve problems.
Participates in the resolution of the more complex enforcement problems and reviews reports and citations for completeness and validity before submission to the licensee or registrant, the State Department of Public Health and other concerned agencies.
Recommends personnel for hire, trains and evaluates work performance.
Estimates and justifies budgetary requirements for personnel and equipment based upon evolving program needs and objectives.
Represents the department in the field of radiation management at meetings with other agencies, to the news media to release information relating to radiological health and to interested college, professional organizations, schools and hospital groups to present information on radiation safety.
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited* college with specialization in physics, chemistry, engineering, or a related field*** -AND- four years' professional experience in the field of radiological health in a regulatory and compliance program for controlling radiation hazards associated with all types of radiation sources. -OR-
Two years' experience as a Health Physicist** in the services of Los Angeles County assessing and controlling radiation hazards associated with all types of radiation sources.
Eligibility for security clearance by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Physical Class II –
Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
A Master's degree from an accredited* college with specialization in physics, chemistry, engineering, or a related field.
Experience working in a radiation control program enforcing the law & regulations.
Experience working in a radiation safety program.
Certification by the American Board of Health Physics or the American College of Radiology in Medical Physics.
Demonstrated supervision experience with handling employee related performance management issues.
Experience managing budgets and/or contracts
Special Requirement Information
**To qualify under this option, applicants must have County status as a
***Related Fields: Geologic Science, Health Physics, Nuclear Engineering, Physics of Instrumentation and Radiologic Sciences.
In order to receive credit for any college course work, or any type of college degree, such as Bachelor, Master, or Doctoral degree, or for completion of a certificate program, you must include a legible copy of the official diploma, official transcripts, or official letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization; or official certificates with your application.
No Verification of Experience Letters will be accepted for this examination.
American Universities and Colleges
- Accredited institutions are those listed in the publications of regional, national or international accrediting agencies which are accepted by the Department of Human Resources. Publications such as
International Handbook of Universities
are acceptable references. Also acceptable, if appropriate, are degrees that have been evaluated and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from United States accredited institutions by an academic credential evaluation agency recognized by
The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services
or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE).
This examination will consist of an evaluation of education, training and experience based upon application, desirable qualifications, and supplemental application information form weighted 100%.
Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be added to the eligible register.
The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department of Public Health.
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade on the examination will be added to the eligible register and will appear in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility.
No person may compete in this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.
Job Opportunity Information
Employment Eligibility Information:
Final appointment is contingent upon verification of U.S. citizenship or the right to work in the United States. Immigration law provides that all persons hired after November 6, 1986, are required to present original documents to the County, within three (3) business days of hiring, which show satisfactory proof of: 1) identity and 2) U.S. employment eligibility.
Social Security Act of 2004:
Section 419 (c) of Public Law 108-203, the Social Security Protection Act of 2004, requires State and local government employers to disclose the effect of the Windfall Elimination Provision and the Government Pension Offset Provision to employees hired on or after January 1, 2005, in jobs not covered by Social Security. The County of Los Angeles does not participate in the Social Security System. All newly hired County of Los Angeles employees must sign a statement (Form SSA-1945) prior to the start of employment indicating that they are aware of a possible reduction in their future Social Security benefit entitlement. For more information on Social Security and about each provision, you may visit the website www.socialsecurity.gov, or call toll free 1-800-772-1213. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the TTY number 1-800-325-0778 or contact a local Social Security office.
Record of Convictions:
A full disclosure of all convictions is required. Failure to disclose convictions will result in disqualification. Not all convictions constitute an automatic bar to employment. Factors such as your age at the time of the offense(s), and the recency of offense(s) will be taken into account, as well as the relationship between the offense(s) and the job(s) for which you apply. However, any applicant for County employment who has been convicted of workers’ compensation fraud is automatically barred from employment with the County of Los Angeles (County Code Section 5.12.110). ANY CONVICTIONS OR COURT RECORDS WHICH ARE EXEMPTED BY A VALID COURT ORDER DO NOT HAVE TO BE INCLUDED.
Veterans Preference Credit:
Veterans Preference Credit of 10 points will be added to the final passing grade in any open competitive examination if you are an honorably discharged veteran who served in the Armed Forces of the United States: · During a declared war; or · During the period April 28, 1952 through July 1, 1955; or · For more than 180 consecutive days, other than for training, any part of which occurred after January 31, 1955, and before October 15, 1976; or · In a campaign or expedition for which a campaign medal or expeditionary medal has been authorized and awarded.
This also applies to the spouse of such person who, while engaged in such service was wounded, disabled or crippled and thereby permanently prevented from engaging in any remunerative occupation, and also to the widow or widower of any such person who died or was killed while in such service. A DD214, Certificate of Discharge or Separation from Active Duty, or other official documents issued by the branch of service are required as verification of eligibility for Veterans preference. If you are unable to provide any documentation at the time of filing, the 10 points will be withheld until such time it is provided.
Application and Filing Information
Fill out your application and supplemental application information form completely.
Provide any relevant education, training and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job.
All information is subject to verification.
We may not accept your application at any time during the selection process.
We may close this examination without prior notice.
File using ONE of the methods below:
We encourage you to apply online by clicking on the link above or below this bulletin that reads, Apply to Job so you can track the status of your application and get notified of your progress by email.
We must receive your application and supplemental application information form by 5:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time, on the last day of filing.
If you are unable to attach required documents, you may fax them to (323) 838-7445 or e-mail them to
within five (5) days of filing.
Please include exam number and exam title.
FILING BY U.S. MAIL OR IN PERSON
We must receive your completed application and supplemental application information form at the address below by 5:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time, on the last day of filing.
Department of Public Health
5555 Ferguson Drive, Room 220
City of Commerce, CA
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time
Click on the link below to access the supplemental application information form:
County of Los Angeles Information
Equal Employment Opportunity:
It is the policy of the County of Los Angeles to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability.
Los Angeles County Child Support Compliance Program:
In an effort to improve compliance with court-ordered child, family and spousal support obligations, certain employment and identification information (i.e., name, address, Social Security number and date of hire) is regularly reported to the State Directory of New Hires which may assist in locating persons who owe these obligations. Family Code Section 17512 permits under certain circumstances for additional employment and identifying information to be requested. Applicants will not be disqualified from employment based on this information.
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990:
All positions are open to qualified men and women. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons with disabilities who believe they need reasonable accommodation, or help in order to apply for a position, may contact the ADA/Personnel Services for Disabled Persons Coordinator at the number below.
Hearing impaired applicants with telephone teletype equipment may leave messages by calling the teletype phone number below.
The County will attempt to meet reasonable accommodation requests whenever possible.
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