Alternate Radiation Safety Officer - 59401-1A

Updated: Apr 2, 2024
Location: Irvine-Campus
Job Type:
Department: Environmental Health & Safety

Job Opening ID: 59401

Working Title: Alternate Radiation Safety Officer

Department: Environmental Health & Safety

Bargaining Unit: 99

FLSA: Exempt

Payroll Job Code: 000358

Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine

Percent of Time: 100%

Work Schedule: M-F, 8am-5pm


Position Summary:

The Division of Finance and Administration (DFA) provides services and support to over 50,000 students, faculty, and staff with the mission of advancing UCI’s brilliant future and the vision of becoming world-class campus partners. DFA serves the university as planning partners, problem solvers, and solution providers—striving to make it as easy as possible for people to get the services they need, when they need them. Environmental Health & Safety strives to provide reliable, innovative and proactive services to the campus community. EHS and the campus community work together. Our goal is to integrate safety into the culture of our community while supporting academic and research excellence. The result is a safe and healthy environment with appropriate compliance, protection of assets and efficient execution of business processes.

Serves as the technical expert in one of the following fields / disciplines: Laboratory Safety, Radiation Safety, Occupational Safety, Environmental Health, General Safety including Pest Management, Industrial Hygiene, Ergonomics, Hazardous Materials, Hazardous Waste, or Environmental Protection. Problems are complex and may require creation of new methodologies by applying professional EHS knowledge and / or expertise. Serves as technical expert in the development / implementation of programs within one of these fields / disciplines. May represent EHS regarding the field / discipline at meetings and conferences involving academic compliance committees, campus, system wide, local government, state and federal levels of authority in matters related to field of expertise. Decision-making is based on established procedures and integration / interpretation of relevant laws, regulations and organizational policy; professional best practices; relevant science methodology, impact on other EHS programs; and senior management approvals. Decisions may impact other EHS programs, departments, segments of the organization and / or organization-wide.


Total Compensation:

In addition to the salary range listed below, we offer a wealth of benefits to make working at UCI even more rewarding. These benefits may include medical insurance, sick and vacation time, retirement savings plans, and access to a number of discounts and perks. Please utilize the links listed here to learn more about our compensation practices and benefits.

$90,500.00 - $105,000.00 (Annual Salary) Expected Pay Range within the Full Salary Range $90,500.00 - $169,700.00 (Annual Salary)



5 -10 years of progressively more complex radiation safety experience.

Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Must qualify under 10 CFR 35.50 and must have broad enough experience to take on a Broad Scope license, along with radiation safety aspects of the reactor, as well as the machine-produced radiation.

Advanced or expert knowledge / understanding of broad range of EHS fields and familiarity with all EHS fields. Advanced or expert knowledge and skill in applying and interpreting applicable local, state, and federal regulations and related standards, guidelines and, as appropriate, recommend organization policy. Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills, including advanced political acumen and skill to effectively communicate with diverse constituencies in a highly political environment. Advanced skill to effectively represent the organization to state and federal authorities, and community groups. Advanced analytical and organizational skills to organize, prioritize and manage the successful completion of projects within budget and time constraints. Advanced skill in mentoring or overseeing the work of other EHS technical and professional staff. Advanced skill to appropriately use technology and relevant scientific equipment as required.



Master's Degree in Health Physics, Radiological Health, Radiological Physics or equivalent. (Preferred)

Professional certification preferred. Eligibility to sit for Parts I and II of the certification examination as Certified Health Physicist (CHP). (Preferred)


Special Conditions Required:

May be called in for emergencies at any time, may work outside of regular scheduled shift. Will be part of the Emergency Support Team Must have a valid CA driver’s license and participate in DMV pull-notice program Must be able to wear PPE


Conditions of Employment:

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:

Background Check and Live Scan

Legal Right to work in the United States

Vaccination Policies

Smoking and Tobacco Policy

Drug Free Environment

The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act


Pre-Placement Health Evaluation

Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page -

Closing Statement:

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.

UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500 or [email protected].

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