Radiological Licensing Surveyor

State of Arizona Phoenix, AZ

150 N. 18th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007

"Promoting Health and Wellness for all Arizonans" is the motto of the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). ADHS promotes and protects the health of Arizona's children and adults and sets the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy and leadership. ADHS is an award winning, nationally recognized department and is one of the largest in Arizona State Government with a budget of 1.5 billion dollars and workforce of approximately 1550 employees.

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Radiological Licensing Surveyor

Bureau of Radiation Control

Open until filled


The Bureau of Radiation Control is looking for a motivated and dedicated individual to join our team! The Radiological Licensing Surveyor prepares for and conducts routine inspections of licensees/registrants to determine conformity with design and other criteria by observing and evaluating the adequacy of licensee/registrant controls and provisions for radiological and environmental safety. The individual in this role will evaluate management controls, procedures and practices and their effects on the safety of operations, as well as observing the status of compliance with Department requirements. This role evaluates adequacy of proposed facilities, equipment, and operational procedures to determine whether the applicant has recognized and adequately safeguarded against all hazards including excessive levels of airborne radioactivity, spread of radioactive contamination, excessive releases of radioactivity to the environment, and excessive radiation exposure to workers.

The Radiological Licensing Surveyor will determine whether the applicant's radiation protection procedures, instrumentation, facilities and equipment, and training and experience are sufficient to provide reasonable assurance that the applicant can possess and/or use material safely and in accordance with Department requirements. The individual in this role will respond to and investigate complex or hazardous problems, events, incidents, or unusual circumstances involving facilities and materials subject to Department licensure and regulation, along with keeping abreast of current radiation safety technology and participates in the improvements of inspection techniques, standards, policy, and procedures.

All Arizona State employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results. State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

Responsibilities include:

− Planning and conducting inspections, investigations, and technical reviews of licensee/registrant activities that relate to radiation safety and the use of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation

− Evaluating technical qualifications of the applicant, including education, training, experience, and the ability of the applicants staff, to possess and use ionizing and non-ionizing radiation in a manner that ensures public health and safety and protection of the environment

− Selecting, preparing, calibrating (as necessary), and/or performing operability checks of, and uses appropriate survey equipment according to industry codes and standards and Department requirements

− Evaluating and interpreting measurement results

− Making recommendations regarding the need for enforcement and/or licensing/registration action, including action to require immediate cessation of licensee/registrant operations, imposition of civil penalties, and/or modification, suspension, revocation or denial of licenses/registrations

− Planning and conducting complex area, effluent, and environment monitoring inspections in and around regulated facilities to evaluate licensee radiation and radioactive material control methods

Requirements include:

− Principles, theories, and practices related to radiation safety and environmental protection aspects of research, medical, educational, and industrial use of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation.

− Knowledge of the applications of radiation, radiation phenomena, and protection principles characteristic of alpha, beta, gamma, and neutron radiations necessary for licensing/registering the possession and use of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation.

− Knowledge of the Departments regulatory program, licensing/registration practices and standards, current regulatory guides, and license requirements, sufficient to evaluate radiation safety

− Communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, with persons of varying technical backgrounds, including senior management officials of industry and government, and the public, for the presentation of analyses of technical issues and findings associated with the licensing/registration function.

− Use computers and other information technology to perform a variety of technical, analytical, and written communication tasks effectively and efficiently

− Demonstrate the ability to recognize and distinguish issues of safety or regulatory significance

− Demonstrate the ability to assess the performance of licensee/registrant management with respect to the correction of hazardous operations and conditions, to develop facts and recommendations logically in support of proposed actions, and to discuss and explain to licensee/registrant management, the findings of a Department review and any necessary corrective actions.

− Demonstrate the ability to analyze trends in the development of radiation safety technology, and the availability and usefulness of new or improved instruments and equipment related to ionizing and non-ionizing inspection work, in order to maintain technical proficiency, and to participate in the development and improvement of inspection techniques and standards

− Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination

Preferred Qualifications:

− Selective preference will be given to candidates with a baccalaureate degree in health physics, physics, or other closely related physical science or engineering discipline, supplemented by a number of years of specialized work experience related to radiological safety and health physics


The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:

− Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans

− Top-ranked retirement and long-term disability plans

− Accrued vacation pay and sick days

− 10 paid holidays per year

− Deferred compensation plan

− Credit union membership

− Wellness plans

Employment Requirements

Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).

− Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

− All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.

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