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Job Title: Health Physicist (Radiation Safety)
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Portland, OR
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
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Job Description
Health Physicist (Radiation Safety)

This is a senior level position requiring no technical supervision and involving work for which technical problem definitions, methods and data are highly incomplete, controversial, or uncertain. The evaluations and recommendations from this position are accepted by others
inside and outside the facility as those of a technical expert. Incumbent plans, arranges, and manages data collection and preliminary analysis work performed by primary investigators, physicians, nurses and technicians to enhance patient care, reduce patient dose and optimize treatment protocols. This position is responsible for serving as subject matter expert for Radiation Safety Program to ensure that safety is maintained, policy implemented, and compliance with regulations is occurring. The facility makes extensive use of radioactive material and machine sources of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease in the veteran
population, as well as in applicable research programs (laboratory and human). Guidelines and policies for the safe and effective use of these modalities are developed by the Radiation Safety Officer in coordination with and established by the Radiation Safety Committee.
Quality control programs must be designed, implemented, and monitored in order to ensure optimum equipment use and function. The duties are divided among medical physics, radiation safety, supervision and administrative matters. May work at Portland and Vancouver Campus.

Work Schedule: Full Time M-F 0730-1600
Telework: Not available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: PD# 55093-0
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized

The RSO will meet and comply with the guidelines established by the Radiation Safety Program; NHPP; NRC, OSHA, FDA, and DOT regulations; Permit conditions; and national and international standards from the American College of Radiology, American Association of Physicists in Medicine, International Commission on Page 7 of 9 Radiological Protection, National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurement, National Academy of Sciences, and The Joint Commission.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement, 09/21/2018.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:
  • Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-11 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: RSO plans, arranges, and manages data collection for radiation workers. planning and care of patients that require radiation for diagnostic and therapeutic treatments, Incumbent plans, arranges, and manages data collection and preliminary analysis work performed by primary investigators, physicians, nurses and technicians to enhance patient care, reduce patient dose and optimize treatment protocols.OR,


A. Degree: natural science or engineering that included at least 30 semester hours in health physics, engineering, radiological science, chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, and/or calculus.
or
B. Combination of education and experience
-- courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or other education; or certification as a health physicist by the American Board of Health Physics, plus appropriate experience and other education that provided an understanding of sciences applicable to health physics comparable to that described in paragraph A.

Experience: 1 year equivalent to at least next lower grade level


You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  • Health Physics
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Self-Management


Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: The incumbent is required to perform considerable walking, standing, bending, and lifting, in all areas of the Medical Center. In addition, periods of extensive driving in heavy traffic are required to visit outlying clinics and CBOCs. The incumbent will work in an adequately lighted and ventilated office environment when indoors; in an outdoor environment subject to high temperatures; in a storage room/warehouse environment regularly; in a clinical environment regularly; in a laboratory regularly; and at remote locations. The incumbent may work both before and after hours as required. The work environment will expose the incumbent to
chemical, biological, magnetic, laser, sound, and radiation hazards.

None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume


The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
  • OF-306
  • Other
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements
The RSO will meet and comply with the guidelines established by the Radiation Safety Program; NHPP; NRC, OSHA, FDA, and DOT regulations; Permit conditions; and national and international standards from the American College of Radiology, American Association of Physicists in Medicine, International Commission on Page 7 of 9 Radiological Protection, National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurement, National Academy of Sciences, and The Joint Commission.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement, 09/21/2018.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:
  • Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-11 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: RSO plans, arranges, and manages data collection for radiation workers. planning and care of patients that require radiation for diagnostic and therapeutic treatments, Incumbent plans, arranges, and manages data collection and preliminary analysis work performed by primary investigators, physicians, nurses and technicians to enhance patient care, reduce patient dose and optimize treatment protocols.OR,


A. Degree: natural science or engineering that included at least 30 semester hours in health physics, engineering, radiological science, chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, and/or calculus.
or
B. Combination of education and experience
-- courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or other education; or certification as a health physicist by the American Board of Health Physics, plus appropriate experience and other education that provided an understanding of sciences applicable to health physics comparable to that described in paragraph A.

Experience: 1 year equivalent to at least next lower grade level


You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  • Health Physics
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Self-Management


Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: The incumbent is required to perform considerable walking, standing, bending, and lifting, in all areas of the Medical Center. In addition, periods of extensive driving in heavy traffic are required to visit outlying clinics and CBOCs. The incumbent will work in an adequately lighted and ventilated office environment when indoors; in an outdoor environment subject to high temperatures; in a storage room/warehouse environment regularly; in a clinical environment regularly; in a laboratory regularly; and at remote locations. The incumbent may work both before and after hours as required. The work environment will expose the incumbent to
chemical, biological, magnetic, laser, sound, and radiation hazards.
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