You must submit Application Supplement No. 2013-077-1 with your online or paper application.

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2013-077

ISSUED  OCTOBER 30, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

RADIATION HEALTH PHYSICIST AND SUPERVISOR

 

Completing the Application Supplement is the test.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

 

1.

Radiation Health Physicist 1

14310

ST07

2.

Radiation Health Physicist 2

14320

ST08

3.

Radiation Protection Program Supervisor

14330

MA09

 

When completing your application, please make sure you apply for all job titles for which you want to be tested.  You will NOT be permitted to add job titles after you test.

 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

VETERANS:  Pennsylvania law (51 Pa.C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.  To learn more about employment preferences and opportunities for veterans, visit the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, for Veterans; visit one of our offices; or call our veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

Radiation Health Physicist 1 – You will monitor and control radiological health hazards for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations.  You will review applications for x-ray registration, radioactive material licenses, accelerator licenses or radon testing/mitigation/laboratory certifications; plan and conduct inspections and surveys of radiation sources; participate in emergency response activities; and investigate hazardous conditions involving radiation producing equipment/materials.  You will collect radiological data, evaluate the results, and prepare technical reports; and attend training regarding radiation health physics.  You may interpret and develop regulations, policies, procedures, and technical guidance documents for the radiation protection program.

 

Radiation Health Physicist 2 – You will perform the same professional work as a Radiation Health Physicist 1 with minimal supervision, as well as serve as an agency site representative. 

 

Radiation Protection Program Supervisor – You will supervise professional employees, which includes assigning and reviewing work, providing guidance and training, and evaluating performance; directing and coordinating emergency response activities; and reviewing proposed legislation for impact on radiation protection programs.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

You must be willing to travel.  Travel expenses will be paid.

 

For Radiation Health Physicist 1 & 2, you must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Pennsylvania residency is currently waived for these job titles.

 

For Radiation Protection Program Supervisor, you are subject to Pennsylvania residency requirements and must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Visit the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, for PA Residency Information.

 

Necessary Special Requirements – All Job Titles

 

Certain positions in these job titles may require possession of a valid driver's license.

 

Certain positions in these job titles may require current certification in mammography issued by the US Food and Drug Administration.

 

Minimum Requirements

 

Radiation Health Physicist 1 – Two years of professional experience in the recognition, evaluation and control of radiation hazards, and a bachelor's degree with major coursework in the physical, biological or radiological sciences or in engineering, with a minimum of 20 college credits in physical sciences, engineering or mathematics; OR six years of technical experience in providing protection to radiation workers, the general public and the environment from the effects of radiation, and possession of a certificate of registration issued by the National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Radiation Health Physicist 2 - One year as a Radiation Health Physicist 1; OR three years of professional experience in the recognition, evaluation and control of radiation hazards, and a bachelor's degree with major coursework in the physical, biological or radiological sciences or in engineering, with a minimum of 20 college credits in physical sciences, engineering or mathematics; OR certification as a health physicist by the American Board of Health Physics; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Radiation Protection Program Supervisor – Two years as a Radiation Health Physicist 2; OR five years of professional experience in the recognition, evaluation and control of radiation hazards, and a bachelor's degree with major coursework in the physical, biological or radiological sciences or in engineering, with a minimum of 20 college credits in physical sciences, engineering or mathematics; OR certification as a health physicist by the American Board of Health Physics; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

All Job Titles – A master's degree in health physics, radiation science, nuclear engineering or a closely related field may be substituted for one year of professional experience in the recognition, evaluation and control of radiation hazards.

 

A doctoral degree in health physics or a closely related field may be substituted for two years of professional experience in the recognition, evaluation and control of radiation hazards.

 

Please make sure you meet all requirements.  If after reading the requirements you are not sure you qualify, contact one of the Commission’s offices listed at the end of this announcement for guidance.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Positions are located in the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.  Radiation Health Physicist 1 positions are in Dauphin and Montgomery Counties.  Radiation Health Physicist 2 positions are in Allegheny, Cambria, Crawford, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lycoming, Montgomery, and Northumberland Counties.  Radiation Protection Program Supervisor positions are in Allegheny, Dauphin, and Montgomery Counties.

 

Lists created by these tests will be used to fill future vacancies as they occur due to retirements, promotions, transfers, resignations and so forth.

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Human Resources, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 2nd Floor, P.O. Box 2357, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2357; Telephone:  (717) 783-2021; Internet:  www.depweb.state.pa.us/employment; E-mail:  DEPjobs@state.pa.us.

 

TESTING

 

You will be rated on your experience and training.  Your score will be based on information you report on your application and application supplement.  You must provide complete and accurate information.  Failure to do so may delay the processing of your application, or result in a lower-than-deserved score or disqualification.

 

If you take the test and want to take it again, you may be retested after 6 months from the date of your application.  A new application and application supplement are required for a retest.

 

If your name is on an eligible list for these job titles and you take this test, your most recent examination result will be the only one counted.

 

TEST RESULTS

 

Employment and promotion lists will be established.  You will be notified in writing of your test results.

 

This test and scoring procedure are different from previous tests for these job titles.  If you have taken the test before, you may receive a different score on the test.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Complete your application and Application Supplement No. 2013-077-1 on the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, by selecting Online Application, or submit your completed paper application and paper application supplement to:

 

 

State Civil Service Commission

ATTN:  Applications

P.O. Box 569

Harrisburg, PA  17108-0569

 

Applications, Application Supplement No. 2013-077-1 and further information can be obtained from:

 

1.

State Civil Service Commission:

 

 

 

Harrisburg:  2nd Level, Strawberry Sq. Complex, 320 Market St., P.O.

 

Box 569, Hbg., 17108-0569; Telephone (Voice) (717) 783-3058, Text

 

Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing callers only) (717) 772-2685

 

 

 

Philadelphia:  110 North 8th St., Suite 503, Phila., 19107; Telephone

 

(Voice) (215) 560-2253, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

 

callers only) (215) 560-4367

 

 

 

Pittsburgh:  411 Seventh Ave., Room 410, Pgh., 15219; Telephone

 

(Voice) (412) 565-7666, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

 

callers only) (412) 565-2484

 

 

 

Internetwww.scsc.state.pa.us

 

 

2.

PA CareerLink offices

 

 

3.

The Human Resources office listed under the "JOB OPPORTUNITIES" section of this announcement

 

For further information on testing, assistance for persons with disabilities, veterans' preference and other items, refer to the instructions provided with the "Application for Employment/Promotion."