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NSW EPA - Principal Technical Advisor, Radiation Assessment


Applications close: Sunday 09 June 2020 | Full-Time| $123,193- $135,768.

NSW EPA is currently advertising for a Principal Technical Advisor, Radiation Assessment . Applications close: Sunday 09 June 2020 | Full-Time| $123,193- $135,768.
Environment Protection Authority overview
The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is the state‘s primary environmental regulator. We work to protect our community and the environment as a leader, partner and protector. Our vision is for New South Wales to have a healthy environment, healthy community and healthy business. We believe healthy ecosystems are the foundation for healthy communities, a healthy economy and for enhancing liveability. We lead to protect our air, waterways, land and the health of the community for the future. We work with communities, government and business to reduce our impact on the environment and hold people and organisations to account through licensing, monitoring, regulation and enforcement activities.
About the Team

Technical Assessments and Advice Section works collaboratively across the EPA to provide technical advice and support services for the EPA’s regulatory and operational functions. The section:
• provides expert advice, training and guidance in radiation, air and water quality and noise impacts for EPA regulatory staff to support credible regulatory decision making
• provides advice on complex or contentious air, noise and water impact assessments, monitoring, licensing and radiation compliance matters
• builds and maintains comprehensive knowledge of emerging radiation, air, noise and water related issues, and the approaches being taken nationally and internationally to address them
• develops, reforms and implements operational policy, guidance and systems that inform regulation of radiation, air, noise and water pollution

We look for innovative and imaginative solutions to complex, unusual or controversial issues and work collaboratively with the EPA’s operational officers to protect the community and environment.
Primary purpose of the role

This role provides expert advice on all ionising radiation matters under the Radiation Control Act 1990, the Radiation Control Regulation 2013 and its associated Codes, Guidelines and Policies including promoting excellence in the science and practice of radiation protection and safety. The role is a subject matter expert to ensure that safety is maintained, that policy is implemented, and that compliance with regulations is occurring. The role holder will participate in quality assurance assessments and other monitoring to ensure that the requirements of the legislation are being met, and participate in the emergency response to incidents involving ionising radiation.

Essential requirements

Extensive knowledge of and experience in, technical issues associated with the safe use of ionising radiation apparatus, sealed sources and radioactive substances including work in the identification and characterization of radioactive materials.
Recognised qualification from a tertiary institution (degree in either Health, Environmental or Medical Physics or equivalent).
Demonstrated experience in radiation safety appraisal processes and procedures and in the development, application or interpretation of radiation safety guidelines or standards.
Proven research and analytical skills with demonstrated ability to review scientific literature and technical documentation and to apply the principles of radiation safety.
Knowledge of project management principles and experience in their use.

Please read the following documents prior to preparing your application:

Role Description
Application Guide
Applying for a role in the NSW Public Sector
Job Notes: A Recruitment Pool may be established for future roles with similar focus capabilities. The Recruitment Pool may be available to hiring managers from Planning and Environment Cluster and other NSW Public Sector agencies over a 12-month period. 

To Apply:
• Click the APPLY button at the end of this advertisement
• Attach your resume that sets out your education, work history and other facts about yourself that relate to the role (maximum of 4 pages);
• Attach a cover letter that is relevant to the role (maximum of 1 page).
• Answer the following pre-screening question Please do not address this question in your cover letter
Q1. How would you plan to perform a radiological survey on a science facility that stored a variety of low level radioactive material.

Link to the advert: here.
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