Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2011 18:46:36 -0400
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From: "Jerry P. Gordon Jr" <jpg29**At_Symbol_Here**CORNELL.EDU>
Subject: Cornell University Job Opportunity - Radiation Safety Officer

Here is an opportunity to work in beautiful Ithaca, NY !!

Interested applicants must apply online at the Jobs at Corn ell web site:


Select the "Staf f (non-academic) and Librarian" link and search for job number 15520.


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Jerry Go rdon

Research Safety Programs Manager

Cornell University

Departmen t of Environmental Health & Safety

395 Pine Tree Road, Suite 210

Ithaca, NY 14850

(607) 255-3314

fax (607) 255-8267




Requisition ID 15520- Radiation Safety Officer .html

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The Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) is responsible for the effectiv e and efficient management of radiation safety programs for the Ithaca camp us and outlying facilities, except for the Weill Medical College & Qata r. The primary function of the RSO is to provide leadership and expertise i n the administration and maintenance of such programs in order to prevent a nd reduce the incidence and severity of disease and injuries associated wit h the possession and use of radioisotopes and radiation producing equipment in scientific research and education and to assist the Cornell community i n achieving compliance with applicable laws, regulations, standards, guidel ines and best practices. S/he will develop, implement and manage policies, procedures and programs that promote a safe, responsible, healthful and com pliant work environmental for all faculty, staff and students.  S/he w ill provide service, technical support and compliance guidance to the Unive rsity and act as a liaison with the University and external agencies.  The RSO will implement methods for assessing if individuals using radiatio n sources are meeting goals for safety and compliance. All programs under t he RSO's management must be in a sustainable state of “in-control and capable” functionality.


The RSO will have responsibilities that oversee, manag e, and monitor the implementation of programs, procedures, and policies tha t assure compliance, including these major areas:

    * Ionizing and non- ionizing safety

    * Radiation safety training programs

    * Rad inspections (NYSDOH)

    * Applicable parts of Hazard Assessmen t Signage Program (HASP)

    * Support technical resolution for renov ation and projects related to ionizing and non-ionizing working areas< /o:p>

    * Radiation Safety Officer

    * Laser Safety Officer

    * NIR Safety Officer

    * Secretary for Radiation Safety Committee

    * Permit holder

    * Primary interface for government agenc ies (including DOH, DHS, NRC, OSHA, DEC, etc.) and other departments and or ganizations within Cornell

The incumbent must support university sustainability goals a nd priorities and incorporate them into the areas for which he/she and the colleagues that report to this position are responsible. The incumbent must effectively work with a variety of diverse staff, faculty, and students. H e/she must also seek to understand the university's diversity priorities an d goals as well as understand that broad perspectives lead to more effectiv e decision-making and incorporate these into their work, and must contribut e to a respectful working environment.

Ours is a values based organization where all e mployees are accountable for supporting the organization's values of colleg iality, integrity, initiative, excellence, civility, and stewardship. Will supervise radiation safety staff, which includes participating in and/or le ading performance evaluation including dialogues, assessments, etc., as wel l as performance management and staff development. The incumbent must suppo rt university sustainability goals.


Master's Degree in fields of radiation safety, industrial hygiene, environmental or closely related field with 3- 5 years related working experience.

Ability to be designated as RSO by NY Dept. of H ealth.

De monstrated supervisory experience.

Experienced in the use of Microsoft Suite product s, at a minimum, Word, Excel and Power Point.

Excellent and demonstrated communicati on skills, both written and oral.

Proven track record of completing work on time and within budget.

Ability to work in a diverse academic culture.

EHS management systems exper ience.

Ex perience working directly external agencies.

Strong working knowledge of applicable regulations (NRC, DOH, EPA, OSHA, NFPA, DEC, etc.)

Ability to pass a background che ck as required by Cornell.

Must have and maintain a valid NYS Driver's license.

Ability to pa ss a Pre-employment physical for the use of respiratory protection equipmen t and for hazardous materials emergency responder work.


Certification in radi ation safety, industrial hygiene, environmental or closely related field.

Direct exp erience as an RSO.

EHS audit experience.

Experience with EHS management systems such as ISO 1 4001 and OSHAS 18000, ANZI Z10 or VPP.

Strong knowledge and experience in occupation al health and safety, hazardous materials response, and/or in labs/research .

Visa spon sorship is not available for this position.

Cornell University, located in Itha ca, New York, is an inclusive, dynamic, and innovative Ivy League universit y and New York's land-grant institution. Its staff, faculty, and students i mpart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas and best practices to further the university's mission of teaching, research, and outreach.

Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative ac tion educator and employer.

Job - Environmental Health and Safety

Primary Location - Ithaca

Organization - EH&S Laboratory Safety

Schedule - Full-time

Job Type - Standar d

Over time Status - Exempt

Contact Name - Tammy Dunlop

Target Closing Date - Ongoing

Number of Openings - 1

University Job Title - Environmental Health Specialist II

Level - G

Sector* -Endowed

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