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Job Title: EHS Professional II
Job Number: 108179
Organization: Emory University - Research Administration
Posted: 3/14/2023
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Environmental Health
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,     
Position Description: The Emory University Environmental, Health, and Safety Office (EHSO) is seeking a team member to serve in our Radiation Safety unit. EHSO’s vision is a partnership with the Emory community that integrates sound environmental, health, and safety management practices in all aspects of Emory’s operations to enhance and support?its?world- renowned?research, inquiry-driven teaching, and the delivery of?premier?healthcare. The Environmental Professional II (EHS II) position serves as a staff specialist providing support to the Radiation Safety team with a focus on regulatory compliance and value-added services to Emory University and Emory Healthcare. The preferred candidate will possess a working knowledge of radiation protection regulations, as well as other relevant codes and regulations.


Under general supervision, monitors, controls, inspects, contains or removes hazardous material (biological, chemical, radioactive or other). Provides support to ensure compliance with applicable standards, laws and regulations. Performs surveys and routine safety inspections in the areas of biosafety, chemical safety, radiation safety or industrial hygiene. May participate in project management to facilitate laboratory moves and abatement projects, including coordination with vendors, contractors and internal clients. Maintains storage areas, equipment, and personal protective equipment related to EHS programs. Participates in training for program areas. Responds to internal clients regarding chemical, biosafety, radiation safety and industrial hygiene concerns. Maintains records and prepares reports. Responds to emergency situations involving hazardous materials. Performs related responsibilities as required.


Effectively communicate orally and in writing with diverse audiences; explain technical concepts clearly and concisely. Maintain current knowledge of and interpret specific government agency requirements (statutes, regulations, licenses, and permits) and university policies. Maintain working knowledge of the scientific and technical aspects of various regulatory requirements and potential impact on assigned work area(s). Participate in educational meetings to instruct employees in matters pertaining to occupational health and prevention of incidents. Use portable and laboratory health physics instrumentation. Perform documented contamination surveys, sealed source inventories and leak tests. Segregate and process radioactive waste. Complete radioactive package receipt inspections. Assign and distribute dosimeters. Perform other related duties as required.


Author scientific reports and communications to affected workers and management regarding workplace hazards, exposures, and health risks. Work with radioactive materials, both sealed and unsealed, and/or radiation producing machines. Prepare inpatient radiotherapy rooms (using Lu-177, I-131, Tc-99m, etc.). Respond appropriately to radioactive material spills and decontaminate facilities. Identify, evaluate, and mitigate radiation safety hazards. Perform inspections of clinical and research laboratories using radioactive material, radiation producing machines, or lasers. Effectively communicate with therapy patients and clinical staff. Maintain radioactive material authorizations and/or specific license amendments. Conduct radiation safety training. Prepare radioactive packages for shipment. Prepare reports for radiation safety committees.


Second shift work required weekly. Work in an operational setting involving lifting, walking, and respirator use. Driving Emory vehicles to perform regular activities (must be licensed to drive in Georgia). Contact with patients and research subjects including patient information. Occasional weekend duty.

Qualifications: Bachelors plus 3 years experience in environmental engineering, public health, occupational health and safety or other appropriate science-related field of study (i.e. chemistry) is required. Professional Board Certification desired: (Examples include: CHMM (Certified Hazardous Materials Manager), PE (Professional Engineer), CIH (Certified Industrial Hygienist), Certified Health Physicist (CHP) or CSP (Certified Safety Professional), BSP (Biosafety Professional). Equivalent combination of experience, education and training is accepted.

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Closing Date: 6/14/2023
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Contact Name: Adrena Hooks,  EHS Professional II
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