Under administrative direction in the Department of Health Services, to serve as the departmental technical specialist in the medical aspects of radiation; to assist in the development and implementation of a statewide radiologic health program; and to do other work as required.
Initiates, plans, organizes, and coordinates an integrated radiologic health program; conducts and collaborates in studies and investigations to determine immediate and long-range hazards of nuclear radiation and its effects on public health; assists in the development and conduct of a continuing surveillance program designed to provide current information on levels of radioactivity within the State; conducts studies to evaluate radiation safety and tolerance standards and make recommendations regarding protective and preventive measures; develops and disseminates data on the character, location, and utilization of radioactive materials; interprets and disseminates information on the health effects of radiation; serves as departmentwide technical consultant on matters of radiologic health; coordinates radiologic health investigations and activities within the State Department of Health Services; establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with the scientific staffs of universities and with agencies concerned with radiologic research and control, such as the Atomic Energy Commission, United States Public Health Service, and other Federal and State agencies; stimulates and assists local health departments in developing radiologic health programs; maintains liaison with professional societies to develop an awareness of and interest in radiologic health problems and secures assistance from such groups in investigations and data collection; may supervise and coordinate the work of physicians, health physicists, chemists, engineers, and other technical and professional personnel on special studies and research; advises on in-service training on radiation; prepares and reviews technical reports and monographs; addresses lay and professional groups.
Possession of the legal requirements for the practice of medicine in California, as determined by the California Board of Medical Quality Assurance or the California Board of Osteopathic Examiners. (Applicants who are in the process of securing approval of their qualifications by the Board of Medical Quality Assurance or the Board of Osteopathic Examiners will be admitted to the examination, but the Board to which application is made must determine that all legal requirements have been met before candidates will be eligible for appointment.) and Either I Possession of a valid certificate issued by the American Board of Radiology, the American Osteopathic Board of Radiology, for examination for such a certificate as evidenced by a written statement from the Secretary of either Board. (Applicants who can establish specialty board eligibility within six months of the final filing date announced for the civil service examination for this class will be admitted to competition but their names will not be certified from the employment list unless the required verification is submitted within this time limit.) Or IIPossession of a valid certificate issued by the American Board of Preventive Medicine or the American Osteopathic Board of Preventive Medicine or eligibility for such a certificate as evidenced by a written statement from the Secretary of either Board. (Applicants who can establish specialty board eligibility within six months of the final filing date announced for the civil service examination for this class will be admitted to competition but their names will not be certified from the employment list unless the required verification is submitted within this time limit.) and
Experience: One year of experience in radiologic health. (The experience required may be either included in or supplemental to that required for eligibility for the specialty board examination.)
Knowledge of: Radiologic health principles, concepts, and problems; application and control of radioactive materials in the diagnosis and treatment of disease; principles, practices, and administrative procedures of public health and preventive medicine; scientific research and epidemiological methods; principles and techniques of personnel management.
Ability to: Plan, direct, and evaluate the work of others; plan, organize, and carry out research and investigation; establish and maintain cooperative relationships; speak and write effectively; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
Willingness to travel throughout the State.