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State of Washington Classified Job Specification

NUCLEAR ENGINEER

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NUCLEAR ENGINEER
529O
Category: Science & Engineering

Definition

Plans, directs and conducts radiological safety evaluations of the design, construction, operation and decommissioning of nuclear power plants and other nuclear facilities operated and licensed by the Federal government for conformance to safety standards and site certification conditions of the Washington State Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council. Provides consultation, assistance and recommendations to the Governor and the Health Division Director for emergency response planning in the event of a nuclear accident or a major peacetime nuclear emergency.

Typical Work

Reviews applications for Federal and State permits and licenses for nuclear facilities within the state of Washington; 

Performs on‑site evaluations and inspections of nuclear power plants and other major nuclear facilities within the state of Washington; 

Evaluates State and Federal reports pertaining to the safety and environment impacts of nuclear power plants and other nuclear facilities; 

Provides consultation and technical assistance for emergency response planning for nuclear power plants and other major nuclear facilities; provides recommendations to the Governor regarding a peacetime nuclear emergency; 

Serves as a technical link between the State, nuclear facility operator and Federal government for the purpose of improving coordination of emergency planning and implementation of protective measures in the event of an emergency situation; 

Provides education to the general public about nuclear safety, assists in the development of accident scenarios and participates in the training of staff; 

Performs other duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

A Master's degree in Nuclear Engineering and three years of experience in a nuclear power reactor program which includes evaluation of the radiological safety aspects of the design, construction and/or operation of a nuclear power reactor. 

OR 

A Bachelor's degree in Nuclear Engineering and five years of experience in a nuclear power reactor program which includes evaluation of the radiological safety aspects of the design, construction and/or operation of a nuclear power reactor.

Class Specification History

New class Effective February 14, 1983
New class code: (formerly 60850) effective July 1, 2007

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