Public Health Job Opportunities

Radiological Health Policy Specialist


Deadline: 2/19/19
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is a state agency that, “Helps People Live Better Lives” every day through our five different divisions; Public Health being one of those divisions which is responsible for preventative and community health programs and services. The Public Health division is searching for a Radiological Health Policy Specialist within our Office of Radiological Health in our Environmental Health unit.

Examples of Work

As a Radiological Health Policy Specialist you will be responsible for:
• registration of generally licensed radioactive material devices
• registration and approval of training for persons registered to provide services to x-ray registrants such as device installation and repair, shield adequacy reviews and consultations
• Serves on an emergency response team to respond to any radiological incident in the state
• Designs, builds, modifies and maintains the Access database systems used in the programs in the Office of Radiological Health.
• Coordinates the development and update of the radiation rules and regulatory guidance documents
• Interprets and applies State laws, rules and governing the use of radiation
• Provides training, consultation and technical advice on radiological health matters such as environmental sampling
• Prepares reports and correspondence containing information for compliance with appropriate laws, rules and regulations to minimize exposure to radiation
• Performs special projects as assigned.

Qualifications / Requirements

We look forward to learning more about your experience with:
• Experience in office, administrative, technical, or support work; or in identifying budget, staff, or equipment needs; or in collecting and interpreting statistical, financial, program, or administrative data; or in interpreting laws, rules, regulations, and processes; or in reviewing and evaluating administrative records and reports; or in supervising office or technical staff.
• Post high school coursework/training in: administration, management, accounting, finance, planning, policy analysis, administrative/management analysis, operations research, program evaluation, or similar fields.

And we would prefer if you had the following qualifications and experience:
• Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent post high school coursework/training in radiological health, physical or life sciences, occupational health and safety or other program related field
• Proficiency in Microsoft Access
• Availability to call back to respond to any radiological emergencies
• Experience with conducting activities in a radiological or regulatory program

Other: Valid Driver’s License is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of administration principles and practices; research and administrative survey techniques; business computer and communication systems; work planning and organizing; State laws and regulations regarding governing the use of radiation. Skill in analytical and technical writing; proficient in using Microsoft Access. Ability to: to manage and prioritize multiple tasks; communicate in person, and by telephone, computer, email, and correspondence to exchange information and ideas and to promote agency needs, plans, and objectives; interpret program administrative requirements, policies, regulations, and other guidelines; interact with immediate supervisor and managers/employees of the employing agency, other governmental and organization representatives, and the public, to gain their cooperation and establish work relationships; conduct research activities and summarize technical data and conclusions into reports; study problem areas, analyze relevant data, and formulate alternative courses of action; interpret and apply directives and instructions pertinent to assigned work; learn the goals, policies, and operations of the employing agency related to assigned work.
View the job description and apply online here.