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Under administrative direction, in the Environmental Health Services Program, to plan, organize, and direct the statewide radiologic health program of the State Department of Health Services; to administer the program and direct the staff of the Radiologic Health Section; and to do other work as required.
Formulates program, policy, and regulations, and provides leadership to the departmental radiologic health program; plans, organizes, and directs the Section's program encompassing investigations and special studies, in-service training, public information services, a radiation registry, the surveillance and licensing of radioactive sources and theevaluation, regulation, and control of medical, research, diagnostic and therapeutic uses of radiation, certification of supervisors and operators of diagnostic and therapeutic x-ray equipment used in the healing arts, and related activities; coordinates radiologic health and related activities carried on by other medical, laboratory, engineering, and related units in the Department and integrates these in an overall program; provides direction to a multidisciplinary staff from medicine, engineering, health physics, and related fields; serves as principal departmental liaison in relationships with the Radiologic Technology Certification Committee and officials of other governmental agencies, universities, industrial groups, and research centers; directs and coordinates technical and professional consultative services in radiology, health physics, and related fields provided departmental staff, other governmental agencies, and other individuals and groups interested in radiologic health; develops and maintains a radiologic health information program; addresses interested groups and prepares articles for publication; and prepares reports.
Possession of a valid certificate in Health Physics issued by the Board of Health Physics or in Radiologic Health Physics issued by the American Board of Radiology. and Either I Two years of experience in the California State Department of Health Services performing the duties of a Supervising Health Physicist.
Four years' experience in the California State Department of Health Services performing the duties of a Senior Health Physicist.
Experience: Broad and extensive experience (more than five years) in the field of radiologic health, four years of which must have involved responsibility for the planning and direction of a radiologic health program; and Education: Possession of a master's degree in health physics, chemistry, or a closely related specialty.
Knowledge of: Principles and practices of public health administration and environmental health; current programs, problems, and trends in environmental health, especially as related to radiologic health; principles and practices applicable to the medical uses of radioactive material in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases; methods of evaluation of radiation levels and dosages; California radiation control laws and regulations; problems involved in the expanding uses of radioactive materials and radiation producing machines; research methods in the field of radiologic health; State and Federal programs in the field of radiologic health; principles and practices of organization, fiscal, and personnel management; department's affirmative action program objectives; a manager's role in the affirmative action program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.
Ability to: Work cooperatively with the agencies responsible for State and Federal programs in the field of radiologic health; provide leadership and plan, organize, and direct the state wide departmental program in radiologic health; direct and evaluate a program of scientific investigations in the field of radiologic health; establish and maintain effective multidisciplinary relationships in the solution of problems and the achievement of departmental goals; speak and write effectively; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; effectively contribute to the department's affirmative action objectives.
Demonstrated administrative ability.
Work Week Group: 4C