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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 400J
Category: Protective Services


Perform complex duties that support radiation safety in research and clinical laboratories on campus.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Under general supervision perform complex duties requiring exercise of inde¬pendent judgment for corrective action related to program deficiencies; respond to emergency calls for spills of radioactive material; investigate and observe non-routine uses of radioactive material.

Typical Work

Review laboratory uses of radioactive material, assess status for registra¬tion, and schedule necessary surveys and inspections;

Maintain calibration of survey and laboratory instruments;

Maintain schedule for radioactive waste collection and disposal; escort the transportation of radioactive waste;

Inspect analytical X-ray equipment;

Survey patient room when brachy therapy is involved;

Investigate spills, high exposures, and other radiation incidents;

Maintain leak test program for sealed sources;

Assist in non-routine uses of radiation;

Prepare periodic reports of lab surveys;

Perform duties of Radiation Safety Technician I;

Perform related 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 Bachelor's Degree in science, engineering, or related field; OR two years of experience as a Radiation Safety Technician I or equivalent.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Class Specification History

New Class: 1-3-73
Revise Title & Class 1-18-74
Revise Title & Class 10-19-84
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
New class code, formerly 4826, effective July 1, 2007.