You must submit Application Supplement No. 2010-107-1 with your online or paper application.

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2010-107

ISSUED   JUNE 16, 2010

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

RADIATION HEALTH PHYSICISTS

 

Pennsylvania Residency NOT Required

 

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

 

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 MUST BE RECEIVED OR POSTMARKED BY JULY 24, 2013, AFTER WHICH THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE SUSPENDED.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

Radiation Health Physicists 1 perform professional work in monitoring and controlling radiological health hazards to ensure compliance with Federal and state laws and regulations.  You will review applications for radioactive material licenses, accelerator licenses and/or radon testing/mitigation/laboratory certifications; plan and conduct inspections and surveys of radiation sources; and investigate hazardous conditions involving radiation producing equipment/materials.  You will also collect radiological data, evaluate the results, and prepare technical reports.

 

Radiation Health Physicists 2 positions are characterized by a greater degree of responsibility, more complex assignments, and greater independence of action than Radiation Health Physicists 1.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

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

 

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

 

You must be of good moral character and able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Pennsylvania residency is currently waived for this job title.

 

Necessary Special Requirements

Certain positions in these classes may require possession of a valid Pennsylvania driverís license and/or current certification in mammography issued by the U.S. 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 bachelorís 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 bachelorís 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; certification as a health physicist by the American Board of Health Physics; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

For Both Job Titles:  A masterís 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 the required professional experience in the recognition, evaluation and control of radiation hazards.

 

Clarification of Requirements

You may substitute related education for the required experience.  Unrelated education will not be accepted.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Radiation Health Physicists 1 and 2 positions work in the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection in Allegheny, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lycoming, Montgomery, and Northumberland Counties.  Typically 5-7 Radiation Health Physicist positions are filled each year.

 

Additional opportunities may occur due to normal turnover from retirements, promotions, transfers, resignations and so forth.

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact:

 

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

Internetwww.depweb.state.pa.us/employment

E-mailDEPJobs@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 took the test and now have additional required experience/training and want to test again, you may be retested after 2 months from the date of your "Notice of Examination Results."  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.

 

If this announcement does not produce enough names for a specific area, another test may be announced for that area only.

 

TEST RESULTS

 

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

 

The 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 this test.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

You may complete your application and Application Supplement No. 2010-107-1 online at www.scsc.state.pa.us 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. 2010-107-1 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."