Health Physicist 2

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
02 – H – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
Office of Physical Plant
Environmental Health and Safety
Full/Part Time:


The Pennsylvania State University Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) is seeking a highly motivated Health Physicist to join the Radiation Protection group. With general direction from the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO), the individual will work with other Health Physics professionals to implement the University’s comprehensive radiation safety program at all Commonwealth campus locations, except the Hershey Medical Center and the College of Medicine. The essential functions of this position include: provide health physics support to research labs including package receiving and delivery, contamination survey, waste collection, and radiation hazard assessment; assist with calibration of radiation monitoring and contamination monitoring instruments; perform lab and building decommissioning; assist in implementing the dosimetry program, including dosimeter issuance, delivery and collection, dosimetry report review and investigation; assist the RSO in developing emergency plan and response procedures for emergencies involving radiation hazards; maintain radiation protection program records. Other assigned duties as necessary will be part of the responsibility for this position. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in a Science, Engineering or related discipline or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor’s degree in Health Physics or radiological sciences is preferred. The selected candidate will possess the following characteristics: Excellent written and verbal communication skills; working knowledge of Federal, State, and local regulations; ability to interact professionally and effectively with faculty, staff, administrators, and students; ability to work effectively both independently and as a team member. Conditions of Employment: obtain and maintain “Trustworthy and Reliable” status per Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Bureau of Radiation Protection requirements. Must possess or be able to achieve a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with hazardous material endorsement within 180 days of hire. Note: This position is subject to Federal Department of Transportation testing for alcohol and controlled substances (49 CFT Part 40), and physical examination requirements per 67 PA. Code 231.85.

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