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Staff Hlth Phys Tech 1-U

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Job Overview

The Office of Research Radiation Safety Office at the University of Cincinnati is seeking a Staff Health Physics Tech 1-U. The Radiation Safety Office ensures the safe and compliant use of radioactive material and radiation generating equipment for the University and its affiliate partners. This position will be using basic instruments like a voltmeter, radiation service instruments, i.e., Geiger Mueller, Scintillation Counter. A successful candidate will possess good written and verbal communication skills, have computer experience (Microsoft Office-Word, Excel etc.), good customer service skills, the ability to use basic hand tools, and able to work with a team.

Essential Functions

  • Receive, survey, record and distribute radioactive material packages as instructed by supervisors (i.e., review, inspect and determine placement of packages; conducting appropriate contamination surveys and record; and perform necessary follow-up with appropriate departments).
  • Assist in the collection, processing, disposal and shipment of radioactive waste in accordance with applicable rules and regulations.
  • Survey laboratories for radioactive contamination and violations of the University of Cincinnati Radiation Control and Safety Program.
  • Provide radiation safety assistance to hospitals as directed (i.e., monitor patient rooms and adjacent areas and implement the necessary precautions.
  • Maintain inventory of radioactive materials and other records.
  • Calibrate survey equipment under direct supervision.
  • Keep the Assistant Radiation Safety Officer or Radiation Safety Officer informed of any violations of government regulations or University Radiation Safety policy.
  • Complete on-call technician certification and act as first responder for the Radiation Safety Office.
  • Instruct Radiation Safety personnel and others as necessary on radiation safety policies and procedures.
  • Perform duties as assigned by the Radiation Safety Officer and/or Assistant Radiation Safety Officer

Minimum Requirements

  • Associate's degree in Physical or Biological Science; -OR- High school diploma and two years experience.
  • Must have acceptable driving record and able to obtain a valid HAZMAT Commercial Driver's License within three months of employment.
  • Able to work an on-call rotation.

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.


Shift: First    Starting Pay Rate: $20.91 per hour    Post Probationary Rate: $21.96 per hour

Application Deadline:  


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.
  • 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.


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.


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


REQ: 82361

Staff Hlth Phys Tech 1-U

Date:  Jun 19, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

Job Segment: Physics, Research, Science