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To promote the health and safety of our university community, UC currently has a mandatory mask requirement for all buildings on campus for faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Additionally, successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Vaccine verification will be required by November 15, 2021. Newly hired individuals will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. There is an opportunity to request an exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical reasons, sincerely held reasons of conscience, or religious beliefs.

Senior Health Physics Technician

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You are invited to submit an application to be considered for one of multiple vacancies of the same position.


Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.


Job Overview

The Radiation Safety Office in the Office of Research at the University of Cincinnati is seeking a Sr. Health Physics Technician. This position will perform LSC/GAMMA counter constancy checks, radioactive material room/lab surveys/commissioning/decommissioning, survey meter calibration, and respond to on-call incidents.  Other valuable skills are good customer service, communication, computer experience (Microsoft Office-Word, Excel etc) and being comfortable with basic hand tools as well as being a team player. This position will be under general supervision from a designated administrator, perform complex health physics duties (both routine and non-routine) associated with the Radiation Safety Office.

Essential Functions

  • Perform all duties of the Staff Health Physics Technician 2.
  • Coordinate the radioactive waste management operations including, but not limited to: scheduling pickups; picking up waste from laboratories; processing, packaging, and disposing of waste in accordance with department procedures; maintaining records; and ensuring related surveys are performed as required.
  • Inspect and prepare radioactive materials for shipment or disposal.
  • Calibrate survey equipment and assist in the maintenance of other radiation safety equipment.
  • Check sealed radioactive sources for leakage; inventory sealed sources.
  • Instruct radiation safety personnel and others as necessary on radiation safety policies and practices.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need.

Minimum Requirements

Associate’s degree in Physical or Biological Science and three (3) years related experience; -OR- High school diploma and five (5) years related experience. Must successfully complete a departmentally administered examination. Must have acceptable driving record and able to obtain a valid HAZMAT Commercial Driver’s License within three (3) months of employment. On-call rotation is required.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to bend, reach, pull, push and lift up to 40 pounds without mechanical assistance.

Compensation & Benefits

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and committed employees and contribute to the growth of a world-class organization as well as have growth potential within the University. Additionally, UC offers a wide array of affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family.

  • Eligibility varies by position and FTE.
  • Competitive salary range depending on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on- and off-campus activities and services.

Shift: First    Starting Pay Rate: $24.93 per hour    Post Probationary Rate: $26.18 

Application Deadline:  12/04/2021 


Application Information

Candidacy for this role will be determined by:

  • A COMPLETE APPLICATION: Your application MUST indicate material evidence of having the experience, skills, or education required for this position. Document all dates of employment, description of relevant duties, and full-time/part-time status. The complete application will be the sole criteria used by Human Resources to determine eligibility, which is based on the minimum qualifications listed above.
  • SUBJECTS AND WEIGHTS: 100% Training & Experience
  • TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:  Eligibility scores and rank will be determined by grading the applicant’s related work history and education.   


Please note that the preferred method of communication is by email – make sure we have an email on file that you regularly check.


Are you eligible to receive Ex-Veteran Credit? To receive additional credit for military service you must have a DD214 stating you received an Honorable Discharge and must send us a copy. To receive credit do one of the following:   

  1. Upload a copy of the DD214 to the Additional Documents section of your application (a photo from your phone is acceptable).
  2. Within 3 days of the posting close date:
  • email a copy to jobs@uc.edu
  • fax a copy to 513-556-9652
  • bring a copy to our office - University Hall, 51 Goodman Drive, Suite 340 (third floor).


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 72341



Senior Health Physics Technician

Date:  Nov 20, 2021

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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