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Classification Description

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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Assistant Director, Environmental Health & Safety

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3824

UW Job Family: 32

SOC Code: 29-9011

Pay Grade: 24

Date: July 01, 2006

Job Purpose:

Maintains the University's license from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and individual permits for users of byproduct and special nuclear materials; develops, and maintains radiation safety policies, procedures and guidelines; provides specialized radiation safety services, advice and training to the University; maintains compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations; ensures proper procurement, inventory and disposal of radioactive materials; assists and helps coordinate other Environmental Health & Safety functions.

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor's Degree


3 years work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:

  • Health physics training and basic technical knowledge sufficient to understand the majority of the work being done with radioactive materials to meet the Nuclear Regulatory Commission requirements for a Radiation Safety Officer at a Type-A broad scope licensed facility. The RSO must be identified by name on the NRC byproduct materials license. The responsibilities of the RSO may not be transferred to other individuals.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Cost analysis techniques. 
  • Customer service standards and procedures.
  • Faculty and/or staff hiring procedures.
  • Federal, state and local environmental, health and radiation safety regulations, protocols, and/or procedures.
  • Organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  • Financial/business analysis techniques.
  • Current developments/trends in area of expertise (radiation health physics).
  • Risk management and security issues related to the design and construction of physical facilities.
  • Current radiological, chemical, hazardous waste, industrial hygiene, and/or environmental health standards.
  • Principles and practices of radiological safety and applied health physics.
  • Emergency response concerning radiological, biological and/or chemical accidents.
  • Training and testing for users of radioactive materials and/or radiation generating devices.
  • Licenses and registrations required by appropriate Federal and State agencies.
  • Radioactive materials and/or radiation generating devices and the processes that use them in a university setting.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Operate radiation detection and other specialized instrumentation and interpret generated data.
  • Investigate and report on hazards concerning biological, chemical, radiological and occupational health.
  • Work under stressful conditions, occasionally after normal working hours, using a supplied or purified air mask and/or other personal protective apparel.
  • Develop and deliver effective training programs and presentations.
  • Supervise and train EHS staff, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Examine and re-engineer operations and procedures, formulate policy, and develop and implement new strategies and procedures.
  • Monitor and/or maintain quality control standards.
  • Communicate technical information to non-technical personnel.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Communicate and interact with officials at all levels of administration, government, and emergency response.
  • Assist in preparation of budgets and management of fiscal information.
  • Develop, implement, and enforce radiation safety procedures programs and protocols.
  • Develop strategic plans.
  • Develop and maintain inventory and record keeping systems and procedures.
  • Utilize MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and other business computing systems.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Conduct or supervise surveys and inspections of University facilities including laboratories and storage areas to maintain compliance with local, state and federal regulations.

Interpret policies and regulations dealing with radioactive and other regulated materials; identify deficiencies and advise the Director on requirements of a comprehensive health and safety program on and off campus; develop programs and ensure compliance.

Advise and instruct Radiation Safety Committee, radiation users and other employees on established, new or revised federal, state and institutional policies and procedures related to radiation safety.

Assist in preparation of required reports to maintain compliance with federal, state and local regulations; maintain records required by the regulatory agencies.

Be available to respond to emergencies involving radioactive and hazardous materials, sometimes on a 24/7 on-call basis. Monitor routine and accidental radiation exposures to University employees and members of the general public. Supervise and participate in the correction of exposure and accidents, or potential contamination to University, community or state facilities and personnel.

Coordinate the orders, receipt, surveys delivery and inventory of all radioactive materials for the University; manage the storage and disposal of regulated waste; package, label, survey, etc., all shipments of radioactive material leaving the University.

Approve, coordinate, monitor and/or close out facilities, storage sites and field experiments involving radioactive and hazardous materials or environmental hazards.

Working Conditions:

Laboratory environment with routine exposure to potentially hazardous chemicals and radiation.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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