You will lead the Maine Radiation Control Program to help Maine CDC in our mission to provide leadership, expertise, information, and tools to assure conditions in which all Maine people can be healthy. The Radiation Control Program works to minimize unnecessary radiation exposure through the licensing and inspection of manmade and natural radiation sources, support and maintain the Maine Agreement State program, provide oversight of low-level radioactive waste generators, radioactive emergency preparedness and response, conduct environmental surveillance of nuclear facilities, and to minimize the public health impact associated with radon in air and water. You will be responsible for overall Program operations, administering and enforcing laws and rules, rulemaking, finances and budgets, legislation, staffing, training, human resources, records retention, performance management, continuous quality improvement and communication. You will also be a senior-level member of Maine CDC’s Division of Environmental Community Health (DECH) leadership team, which includes the division director along with program managers for Health Inspection, Drinking Water and Environmental & Occupational Health.
You will also: • Identify potential sources of radon and other radiation exposure based upon laboratory reports and professional site investigations • Apply for Federal grants • Propose corrective measures based on State rules, laws, federal guidance and specialized training • Assess testing results to determine potential health risks • Recommend appropriate corrective measures • Respond to complaints and inquiries from the public, licensees and other State agencies • Determine if mitigation work meets generally accepted practices • Recommend when appropriate legal action should be initiated
Licensure as a Professional Engineer as issued by the Maine State Board of Licensure of Professional Engineers and four (4) years professional experience in the field of Sanitary Engineering beyond such licensure.
LICENSING/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: (These must be met by all employees prior to attaining permanent status in this class). Licensure as a Professional Engineer as issued by the Maine State Board of Licensure of Professional Engineers.
Preferred candidates will also have: • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing. • Ability to negotiate and resolve conflicts effectively. • Knowledge or experience with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Agreement State program. • Knowledge or experience with the US Food and Drug Administration Mammography Quality Standards Act. • Knowledge or experience with the US Environmental Protection Agency radon grant program. • Familiarity/knowledge with various publications addressing radon; especially those distributed by EPA. • Ability to prepare clear, concise reports and keep accurate records. • Knowledge of environmental/workplace laws relating to indoor air contaminants, particularly radon. • Knowledge of potential acute/chronic health complaints caused by indoor air contaminants/radon. • Ability to establish effective working relationship with associates, superiors, contractors and the public. • Knowledge of civil, mechanical, chemical and/or sanitary engineering principles and practices, or public health principles or practices. • Excellent organizational skills.