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RSO and EHS Specialist

Oak Ridge, Tennessee


Direct Hire

$110k - $115k

This Oak Ridge, Tennessee based client is seeking an RSO and EHS Specialist for a full time opportunity.

They are seeking a skilled and experienced individual to fill the role of Radiation Safety and Environmental Health and Safety Specialist. This unique position combines the responsibilities of a Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) with those of an Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Specialist. The ideal candidate will possess a strong background in both radiation safety and EHS management, with a focus on maintaining regulatory compliance and promoting a culture of safety within the organization.
Required Skills & Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in health physics, medical physics, nuclear engineering, or other relevant field of science desired but may be substituted with relevant experience in a Radiation Safety capacity.
  • Five (5) years of progressive work experience in radiation safety with at least two (2) years in regulatory designation of radiation safety officer in operations, research, or university environments.
  • Training related to occupational safety and health, environmental compliance, shipping of hazardous materials or radioactive materials is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience supporting the EHS requirements of an organization certified to ISO 45001.
  • Strong knowledge of radiation safety principles, regulations (e.g., NRC, OSHA), and industry best practices.
  • Familiarity with radiation monitoring equipment, instrumentation, and dosimetry techniques.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Professional certifications in radiation safety (e.g., CHP, CHMM) and/or EHS (e.g., CSP, CIH) preferred.
  • Ability to travel to the Atlanta site approximately quarterly.
Desired Skills & Experience
  • Certification by a recognized specialist board such as the National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists (NRRPT) is a plus.
What You Will Be Doing

  • Serve as Radiation Safety Officer and acts as the local qualified expert with the State of Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Division of Radiological Health as well as the State of Georgia Environmental Protection Division Radioactive Materials Program to ensure effective implementation of a radioactive materials license and other specific licenses for manufacturing operations, including calibration and repair service, and research uses in accordance with regulations and approved license conditions.
  • Develop and implement radiation safety policies, procedures, and training programs to minimize occupational exposure and mitigate risks.
  • Conduct routine inspections and audits of radiation sources, facilities, and equipment to assess safety protocols and identify areas for improvement.
  • Maintain records of radiation monitoring data, incident reports, and regulatory documentation in accordance with established protocols.
  • Provide guidance and support to personnel working with radioactive materials or radiation-producing equipment, including training on safe handling practices and emergency response procedures.
  • Collaborate with regulatory agencies, radiation safety committees, and internal stakeholders to address compliance issues and implement best practices.

RESPONSIBILITIES – Environmental Health and Safety
  • Support the organization's Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) program, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and standards, including ISO 45001.
  • Conduct risk assessments and hazard evaluations to identify potential EHS hazards and develop mitigation strategies.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of EHS policies, procedures, and programs to promote a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Conduct EHS training sessions for employees to raise awareness and promote adherence to safety protocols.
  • Participate in incident investigations and root cause analyses to identify corrective actions and prevent recurrence.
  • Monitor EHS performance metrics and prepare reports for management review, identifying trends and areas for improvement.
  • Liaise with regulatory agencies, auditors, and external stakeholders to ensure compliance with EHS regulations and standards.

The Offer
You will receive the following benefits:
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Vacation Time
  • Basic Life/AD&D
  • Disability
  • Commuter Benefits
  • 401K
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the US on a full-time basis now and in the future.

Posted by: Crystal Susong