Location: Niskayuna , New York
Title: Radiological Controls Technician Supervisor
Schedule (FT/PT): Regular Full Time
Travel Required: Yes (100%)
Clearance: Ability to Obtain

North Wind Site Services is focused on providing engineering, program management, environmental remediation services including investigation and characterization, environmental restoration, unexploded ordnance/military munitions response (MMRP), regulatory public involvement services, environmental compliance, logistics, and records and facility management.


POSITION PURPOSE:


Provide radiological controls oversight of site remediation activities. Monitor job-site activities involving radioactivity to ensure compliance with applicable company and job-specific policies/procedures along with applicable government regulations. Maintain and operate radiation measuring equipment; perform decontamination activities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervise the work of and provide technical direction to five to ten Radiological Control Technicians.
  • Conduct oversight of work to ensure it is performed in accordance with procedures and policies.
  • Support Project Management in executing project work scope.
  • Provide technical direction and support project planning.
  • Provide technical input, help plan and execute Final Status Surveys.
  • Direct the collection of and evaluate adequacy of radiation sampling and measurements.
  • Monitor job-site activities involving radioactivity to ensure compliance with applicable company and job-specific policies/procedures along with applicable government regulations.
  • Participate in incident investigation.
  • Communicate regularly with Project Management.
  • Exercise decision authority with respect to release of material from radiological areas.
  • Maintain and operate radiation measuring equipment; perform decontamination activities.
  • Provide radiological controls oversight of site remediation activities.
  • Interact daily with Radiation Safety Officer to report radiological issues.
  • Perform daily monitoring of radiological work, radiological surveying, soil sampling, air sampling, and evaluation, and aiding in the preparation of documents that support the transfer of materials and equipment for disposal or release.
  • Operate global positioning system equipment coupled with NaI detector and count rate meter. Perform gamma scanning surveys.
  • Operate bench-top detectors for alpha/beta analysis of swipes and air samples.
  • Provide radiological oversight and leadership for all crew personnel to ensure the highest radiological standards are kept.
  • Review, approve, and sign, completed radiological monitoring survey reports.
  • Interpret radiological control requirements, participate in task scoping, and provide technical review of work documents.
  • Interface with customer radiological and operations management personnel concerning radiological issues.
  • Provide guidance for proper handling and documentation associated with radioactive material and sources.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Accountability and Authority

  • Accountable and reports to Health Physics Technician Supervisor.
  • Accountable for quality of radiation surveys both in terms of measurement accuracy and in quality and completeness of written survey records.
  • Accountable for completing all Job Performance Measures within 90 days of job assignment.
  • Has authority to coach Radiological Workers on proper radiological work behavior.
  • Has authority to stop or pause work for unsafe or perceived unsafe conditions or practices.
  • Directs the work product and methods of Junior Health Physics Technicians.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education and Experience:

  • Ten years demonstrated experience at a NRC-licensed, USACE-operated, or DOE-operated facility performing work as a health physics or radiation safety technician.
  • Three years supervisory experience.
  • Expert knowledge of 10CFR20 and/or 10CFR835 regulations.
  • Fundamental understanding of radiation and radiation measurement instruments and ability to teach and train others.
  • High school diploma or GED.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to perform basic mathematics.
  • Ability to stand, walk, kneel, and stoop for up to six hours per day.
  • Ability to wear a powered air purifying respirator.

Special Requirements:

  • Must be able to travel and work overtime as needed. Project is located in Niskayuna, NY.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors or Associates degree from an accredited university or college, preferably in science, engineering, or technology.
  • Certification by National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists.
  • Experience working at an environmental remediation site, preferably a USACE site.
  • Previous experience performing gamma scanning surveys.
  • Previous experience using a Protean automatic alpha/beta counter.
  • Previous experience with gamma spectroscopy.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Ability to stand, walk, kneel, and stoop for up to six hours per day.
  • Ability to wear a powered air purifying respirator.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

  • Combination of indoor office and outdoor working environment.

North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline +1.208.528.8718 or use the Request for Reasonable Accommodation form to get assistance.

North Wind is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion, or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Proof of citizenship will be required as a condition of employment.

Candidates may be required to obtain and hold a Secret or Higher US Government Clearance.