Under general direction, to assist the Radiological Officer, Office of Emergency Services, in directing the State's radiological defense and safety program; to assist in the coordination of emergency radiological activities during natural or war-caused disaster and to do other related work.
Assists the Radiological Officer in directing the statewide radiological defense and safety program, reviews field reports, supervises and coordinates the field activities of the section staff; provides technical guidance and assists in the development of emergency radiological defense and safety plans; determines training needs and evaluates training results, provides technical guidance and assists in the development of and participates in radiological defense and safety courses; establishes the methods and procedures to be used in the maintenance program; supervises the maintenance of cost accountability records; provides technical guidance for the operation of all instruments in shelters and monitoring stations throughout the State; analyzes data on instrument stability, failure pattern, repair time, and costs; addresses lay and professional groups on radiological instruments and radiological safety; prepares reports and writes papers for publication.
One year of experience with the Office of Emergency Services performing the duties of a Radiological Training Officer, Office of Emergency Services.
Two years of experience with the Office of Emergency Services performing the duties of a Coordinator (Radiological), Office of Emergency Services.
Experience: Three years of responsible professional experience in health physics, engineering, or physical science. (Experience applied toward this requirement must have included six months in the State Emergency Disaster Program.) and Education: Equivalent to graduation from college with a major in the physical sciences or related fields. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year- for-year basis.)
Knowledge of: Objectives, organization, and operation of Federal, State, and local civil defense and disaster activities; purposes, organization, activities and basic legislation of the Office of Emergency Services; principles and techniques of public administration including personnel management and budgets; an understanding and effectiveness in carrying out State and departmental equal employment opportunities and affirmative action policies; basic principles and techniques of public administration including personnel management and budgets; basic principles and terminology of radiological defense; radiation safety principles and methods of group training; radioactive source-handling techniques instrumentation, radiation safety and licensing procedures and personnel protection and exposure regulations; Office'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: Think creatively; plan, direct, and integrate staff activities; develop training materials, determine training needs and evaluate training results; obtain an energy research development and administration by-product and a California Radioactive Material License for the use of an enclosed self-shielded-type calibrator (CD- V-794) or a UDM 1-A-type calibrator; direct the operation of the statewide maintenance and calibration program; establish and maintain effective working relationships and gain the respect and confidence of those contacted in the course of the work; speak and write effectively; effectively contribute to the Office's affirmative action objectives.
Willingness to travel and to work long and irregular hours in times of emergency.