Radiation Safety Coordinator

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Work type: Administrative & Professional
Location: Main Campus (Orlando)
Categories: President's Division

Functional Title:

Radiation Safety Coordinator

Job Description:

This position functions within an interdisciplinary team of safety professionals whose goal is providing a high-caliber, integrated and comprehensive laboratory and research safety program to support high-level research and teaching environment. This position provides expertise in the area of ionizing radiation safety and serves as the UCF Radiation Safety Officer (RSO). The functional title of this position is Radiation Safety Officer.

The position is deemed as essential personnel.

  • Serves as an EH&S Specialist (UCF Radiation Safety Officer). Responsible for maintaining a comprehensive program to ensure compliance with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and Florida Department of Health Bureau of Radiation Control (FDOH BRC) rules and regulations.

  • Serves as Secretary to the UCF Radiation Safety Committee (RSC). Schedules biannual meetings and works with the RSC chair to develop meeting agendas and presentation materials. Coordinates annual internal radiation safety program audit with RSC chair, RSC management representative, and EHS associate director.

  • Maintains and updates the UCF Radiation Safety Manual and UCF Broad Scope License to reflect changes in personnel, materials, procedures, and locations. Works with the UCF Radiation Safety Committee to provide approvals for new faculty radiation use and protocols.

  • Oversees radiation contamination control activities and ensures survey equipment and the EHS scintillation counter are calibrated and functioning properly. Leads radiological decontamination and decommissioning efforts and cleanup of contaminated laboratories, equipment, and areas of concern.

  • Manages the radioactive material (RAM) procurement, shipping, and waste programs, maintains DOT and IATA certifications.

  • Maintains the sealed source inventory and performs biannual leak testing. Provides license updates for receipt and disposal of sources. Completes annual reports on Generally Licensed Sources and submits to the FDOH BRC.

  • Maintains the inventory of x-ray generating devices. Conducts start-up and registration of new research-related x-ray devices and consultation for medical x-ray devices. Performs annual review of x-ray Radiation Protection Programs and oversees annual registration of devices. Serves as a liaison during biannual FDOH BRC x-ray inspections.

  • Coordinates quarterly inspections of unsealed radioactive material use and storage areas. Provides inspection reports to PIs, department chairs, directors, and university officials. Works with PI's and support staff, and the RSC Chair to correct deficiencies. Escalates non-compliance per UCF Radiation Safety Manual.

  • Maintains radiation dosimetry program. Oversees monthly and quarterly dosimeter exchange and provides a timely review of exposure reports. Investigates potential overexposures and works with Authorized Users to keep exposures below the UCF ALARA policy limits.

  • Maintains the inventory of Class 3b and 4 lasers and oversees registration with the FDOH. Works with departmental Laser Safety Officers to assure effective Laser Standard Operating Procedures, engineering controls, and protective equipment are in place. Updates the basic laser safety orientation Webcourse module.

  • Assists the Laboratory Safety Coordinator with administering an integrated laboratory safety inspection program in areas of responsibility. Coordinates and manages safety and compliance inspections of laboratories per applicable safety manuals and in alignment with EHS core values of consultation, collaboration, and compliance-with -care.

  • Responsible for and serves as the primary contact for safety programs within the following departments/areas: CREOL, Florida Space Institute, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering, Nanoscience Technology Centers, Physics, and the Townes Laser Institute. Serves as a liaison between other EHS coordinators and areas-of-responsibility faculty, staff, and students.

  • Performs laboratory start-ups, PI orientation and biennial refresher training, and laboratory close-out activities for areas of responsibility. Reviews research protocols to identify risks and provides hazard mitigation consultation to faculty and staff.

  • Serves as a lead investigator during an incident or near-miss investigations involving RAM, x-ray, or laser hazards. Works with the Accident Prevention Coordinator to ensure documentation and corrective actions are completed.

  • Assists the EHS Training Coordinator in developing and updating training programs related to areas of expertise. Participates in providing safety practical sessions and special training topics.

  • Assists with shipping hazardous materials/dangerous goods for the UCF community. Maintains DOT Hazardous Materials and IATA Dangerous Goods certification.

  • May assist the Environmental Management Coordinator with Environmental Management activities and investigations. Maintains RCRA and HAZWOPER certifications.

  • Assists the UCF Chemical Safety and Security Coordinator in ensuring proper storage, identification, and reporting of hazardous materials per the UCF Chemical Inventory Policy. May assist in approving hazardous materials purchase.

  • Serves as Essential Personnel. May need to respond to after-hours events on an occasional basis. Maintains HAZWOPER certification. Reviews and verifies equipment and facility decontamination prior to surplus, transfer, or disposal.

This position requires occasional adjustments in work schedule due to training and inspection responsibilities, special events, game days, vendor appointments, and incident response needs that occur outside of the normal work hours.


This is a reposted position. Previous applicants are still being considered and do not need to reapply.


University Compliance, Ethics, and Risk

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday; 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (work hours may be occasionally adjusted as necessary to accommodate inspections, special events, or training)

Type of Appointment:


Expected Salary:

$64,518 to Negotiable

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's or Master's degree and 2+ years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Four-year degree in the physical or biological sciences, biomedical sciences, environmental studies, or occupational/environmental health and safety.
  • Two years experience in a research laboratory setting or Environmental Health and Safety at a higher education institution.
  • Master’s degree and experience with academic broad scope licensing or lasers.

Additional Application Materials Requirements:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Classification Title: Radiation Safety Specialist II


Please include the following with your online application:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume


This is a reposted position. Previous applicants are still being considered and do not need to reapply.

Florida Clause:

Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation is that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions:

Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening.  Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

The additional screening requirements only apply to research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty, graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, post-doctoral positions, undergraduate positions, visiting assistant professors, and visiting research associates. 

These requirements do not apply to U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents if the employment or training was/is through an agency of the U.S. Government.  For more information on what information must be provided and the screening process, please see: https://corona.research.ucf.edu/screening-process-for-research-positions/.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request. The UCF's affirmative action plans for qualified individuals with disabilities and protected Veterans are available for inspection in the Office for Institutional Equity, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., upon request.


The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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