- Radiological Systems Maintenance Supervisor
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This is highly specialized technical and supervisory work in the field of radiological instrument use, maintenance and calibration in the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency.
The employee in this class is responsible for the overall operation of the state's radiological maintenance and calibration facility. Work involves operation, maintenance, calibration and repair of electronic radiation monitoring instrumentation directly and/or through the supervision of subordinate technicians. General supervision is received from the Natural and Technological Hazards Branch Chief; however, the employee is expected to exercise considerable independence in performing the routine and technical functions of the position.
Develops regular operating procedures, plans work flow, schedules work on basis of workload.
Maintains appropriate records of production, accountability and other related data pertinent to the receipt, exchange, inspection, test, repair, maintenance and calibration of all emergency management type radiological instruments such as radiation survey instruments, dosimeters, dosimeter chargers, and radioactive source sets which are designed for use and/or training by emergency management personnel.
Works with local emergency management officials to evaluate their needs in the assignment and issuing of radiological monitoring equipment.
Supervises and assists in the calibration of all radiation detection instruments following established calibration procedures.
Supervises and assists with the repair, maintenance and operability checks of all emergency management type electronic instruments used for radiation detection.
Makes periodic analysis of parts inventory, and requisitions all parts and supplies to maintain the calibration and maintenance program.
Supervises and manages the radioactive training sources on loan from Federal Emergency Management Agency to the state, including licensing, custody, semi-annual wipe test and analysis, and Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulations.
Supervises the care and use of calibrators used for calibrating high and low range radiation detection instruments, including licensing, use of film badges, radiation surveys, wipe test, proper use, safety and maintaining records required by the NRC.
Provides technical assistance to local radiological monitors in the care and use of their radiological monitoring instruments.
Assists in the preparation of the annual program budget request.
Provides periodic as well as special reports on the progress and/or status of the calibration and maintenance program in the state.
Performs other related work as assigned.
(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility. Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement. These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)
Four years of experience in the field of general electronics repair of which at least two years must have involved the maintenance and repair of radiological instruments; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency. (Post-secondary training in electronics may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required general experience.)
Ability to obtain a Nuclear Regulatory Commission by-product material license for use of enclosed self-shielded type calibrators prior to regular appointment.
Thorough knowledge of radioactive source handling techniques, instrumentation, radiation safety and licensing procedures, and personnel protection and exposure regulations.
Thorough knowledge of basic electronics principles and circuits.
Considerable knowledge of established practices, techniques and procedures in handling and using radioactive material in the testing and calibrating radiological instruments as well as the issue of training and calibration devices to other emergency management activities within the state.
Working knowledge of basic mathematics and physical sciences.
Skill in the use of mechanic's and electrician's hand tools.
Skill in the use of instrument equipment, CDV-794 calibrator and other appropriate electronic equipment used for instrument repair.
Ability to plan, develop and present ideas, programs and reports clearly and concisely.
Ability to direct and administer the operation of a program of statewide activity.
Ability to maintain and calibrate radiological instruments.
Ability to read and interpret schematics and circuit diagrams.