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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 400I
Category: Protective Services

Class Series Concept

Monitor, survey, and inspect campus radiation use areas as required by state and federal regulations. Provide service support in the control and manage¬ment of radioactive materials and radioactive waste and calibration of radia¬tion instruments.


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

Distinguishing Characteristics

First level class of series. Under direct supervision perform routine techni¬cal duties such as interpreting a variety of radiation instrument readings to record results of surveys and to recognize radiation hazards.

Typical Work

Survey radioisotope laboratories for contamination by wipe methods and instru¬ments;

Count survey samples in laboratory instruments;

Record all survey results and initiate action when established limits are exceeded;

Check radiation survey instruments for proper operation;

Perform simple calibration of radiation instruments;

Receive and deliver radioactive material for campus use;

Collect and process radioactive waste;

Assist in collection and distribution of film badge and personnel dosimeters;

Assist health physicist with surveys of X-ray equipment;

Maintain files and records of program activities;

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

Two years of college course work in science, math, or engineering; OR trade school graduation in radiation/health related field; OR two years of related work experience.

Class Specification History

New Class 1-3-73
Revise Title & Class 10-19-84
New class code, formerly 400I, effective July 1, 2007.