Occupational Safety/Environmental Health Manager 4 (Radiation Safety Officer)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
04 – L – Exempt
Work Unit:
Office of Physical Plant
Environmental Health and Safety
Full/Part Time:


Penn State is looking for a Radiation Safety Officer to oversee the University’s radiation protection program that includes radioactive materials, x-rays, non-ionizing radiation and radon at the University Park campus and at up to 21 locations throughout the state of PA. This position is also the Manager of Radiation Protection, as part of the Environmental Health and Safety leadership team, and supervisor of four professionals implementing the University’s comprehensive radiation safety program at all Penn State Commonwealth Campus locations except the Hershey Medical Center. Activities include preparing license applications and reports for state and federal agencies, reviewing requests to use radioactive materials by faculty and others, determining dosimetry needs, performing radiological dose assessments, planning, directing and assisting with any emergency operations involving radioactive materials. Oversee the preparation and presentation of radiation safety training for University employees. Serve as a member, and set the agenda for the University Isotope Committee. Serve as a member of other appropriate University Committees related to radiation safety considerations. Develop and oversee electronic database management for radiation protection and record retention to ensure compliance with the NRC, PaDEP and Department of Transportation regulations and best practices. Prepare budgets for radiation protection program activities; administer and manage assigned budgets. Oversee and manage Radiation Protection staff. The ideal candidate for this position should have the ability to understand cutting edge research in multiple disciplines and to provide information and leadership for conducting this research in a safe and compliant manner; ability to interact professionally and effectively with faculty, staff, administrators and students. Must be able to work effectively both independently and as a team member. Prior research, university or educational experience in radiation and laboratory safety preferred. Experience with research reactor radiation safety program also preferred. Certification as a Health Physicist required. Trustworthy and Reliable per Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Radiation Protection. 40 hour Hazpower training may be required. You must be a U.S. Citizen. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in Occupational Safety/Environmental Health or related discipline or higher plus ten years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as part of your job responsibilities. A valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background check.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088