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Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Health Physicist



$126,233.00 - $164,102.00


Full Time

On Site


Rockville, Maryland, United States


As a Health Physicist in the Division of Materials Safety, Security, State and Tribal Programs, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, you will coordinate and implement licensing, inspections, and rulemaking activities related to the medical use of by-product materials. Assists in the Implementation of Commission regulatory policies, procedures, criteria, and guides for regulating the use of radioactive materials related to sealed sources and devices and other byproduct material uses.

Such duties include but are not limited to:

  • Provides information for use in the evaluation of radiological safety aspects of license applications, technical reports, Commission papers, Congressional correspondence, and special projects involving the regulation of byproduct material.
  • Assists in the Implementation of Commission regulatory policies, procedures, criteria, and guides for regulating the use of radioactive materials related to sealed sources and devices and other byproduct material uses.
  • Evaluates complex or unusual radiation incidents involving radioactive materials and recommends appropriate action.
  • Represents NMSS and the agency at meetings with various professional, international, Federal, State and local government groups.

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  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • This is a Drug Testing position.
  • Background investigation leading to a clearance is required for new hires.

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the NRC will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. The NRC will request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

You must meet the qualifications for this position by no later than 30 calendar days after the closing date of this announcement and before placement in the position.


In order to qualify for this position, you must have at least one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade level in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector.

The ideal candidate will possess:

1. Broad and extensive knowledge of NRC goals, mission, regulations, policies, and procedures related to the NRC’s licensing, inspection and implementation of regulatory programs pertaining to the medical use of byproduct material (e.g., 10 CFR Part 35, Medical Use of Byproduct Material, or related Agreement States medical regulations).

(Describe specific education, experience, training, and accomplishments which demonstrate your knowledge of the regulatory requirements, programs and policies with regard to regulating the medical use of byproduct material.)

2. Knowledge of the principles and theories in the fields of health physics, including but not limited to radiation physics, radiation biology, internal and external dosimetry, radiation detection and measurement and/or medical health physics.

(Describe specific education, training, and experience which demonstrate in-depth knowledge of health physics including internal and external dosimetric models.)

3. Demonstrated ability to establish effective working relationships with peers, co-workers, and various levels of management both inside and outside the agency.

(Describe your experience with collaborative efforts in which a diverse interdisciplinary team. Describe opportunities where you worked as a part of a team and in which you had the responsibility for directing a team. Describe experiences involving your co-workers and individuals from other organizations. Describe experiences with dealing with various levels of management both within and outside your current organization. Include a discussion of challenging situations including both technical and personal complications which had to be resolved.)

4. Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.

(Describe specific experience, training and accomplishments that demonstrate your communication skills. Describe in detail your ability to (1) lead complex technical discussions and consolidate complex and diverse opinions into concise presentations; (2) formulate balanced and well-founded recommendations. Describe the various levels of individuals you interact with and for what purposes. Describe presentations or formal training you delivered and what topics. Provide examples of written products.)

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is experience that demonstrates extensive technical knowledge of the radiological health and safety aspects relating to the regulation of NRC-licensed facilities. At least one year of this experience must be at the next lower grade level or equivalent.

A description of how you possess the specialized experience as well as how you meet the qualifications desired in an ideal candidate should be addressed in your resume.


  1. Degree: natural science or engineering that included at least 30 semester hours in health physics, engineering, radiological science, chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, and/or calculus.


  2. Combination of education and experience -- courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or other education; or certification as a health physicist by the American Board of Health Physics, plus appropriate experience and other education that provided an understanding of sciences applicable to health physics comparable to that described in paragraph A.