Position/Program Information TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
OPEN COMPETITIVE EXAM NUMBER
Y5775G APPLICATION FILING DATE
May 23, 2023, at 8:00 AM (PT)
Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without notice. ABOUT LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest municipal health system in the nation. Through its integrated system of 25 health centers and four hospitals - and expanded network of community partner clinics - DHS annually provides direct care for 600,000 unique patients, employs over 23,000 staff, and has an annual budget of over $6.9 billion. For additional information regarding DHS please visit www.dhs.lacounty.gov .
Through academic affiliations with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Southern California (USC), and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Sciences (CDU), DHS hospitals are training sites for physicians completing their Graduate Medical Education in nearly every medical specialty and subspecialty. In addition, to its direct clinical services, DHS also runs the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency and the County's 911 emergency response system, as well as Housing for Health and the Office of Diversion and Re-entry, each with a critical role in connecting vulnerable populations, including those released from correctional and institutional settings, to supportive housing. MISSION
To advance the health of our patients and our communities by providing extraordinary care. DEFINITION
Conducts investigations, inspections and evaluations of and proposes and implements controls for installations, both private and public, employing unevaluated radiation emitting equipment and materials or preparing to use such equipment and materials.
Essential Job Functions
Ensures the calibration and preventative maintenance of the instrumentation for the detection and measurement of radiation.
Advises and requires corrective action to control the hazard and prevent recurrence.
Investigates and inspects the use of radiation sources and radiation producing devices including those used in high intensity or unevaluated and unique applications in medical, industrial, educational and research facilities.
Collaborates with radiation office staff in the surveillance, monitoring and control of X-ray equipment and radiation hazards.
Responds to, evaluates, and controls emergency incidents involving radioactive spills, losses, and suspected or accidental radiation exposure which may include going off-site to retrieve the accidental disposal of radioactive materials, on call.
Determines compliance with provisions of Federal, State and local laws, regulations and license requirements, issues citations and requires corrective action.
Reviews applications for licenses, license amendments, or grant proposals and advises applicants on required changes in facilities, programs, uses, and procedures to conform to legal requirements and good radiation safety practices.
Elicits cooperation in the safe use, transfer and disposal of radioactive materials such as radium and cobalt, and adherence to governing laws and regulations.
Review and maintenance of the training programs for medical, industrial, and research personnel in the safe use and handling of radioactive materials, and radiation producing machines.
Applies available radiation safety criteria and accepted practices in analyzing and evaluating radiation exposures, doses and probable biological effects; refers exposure cases to appropriate medical specialist in compliance with State law.
Reviews and prepares technical reports and attends professional society meetings to keep informed on developments in radiation safety.
Requirements SELECTION REQUIREMENTS
A Bachelor's* degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in physics, engineering or a related field (For this examination, related fields may include radiologic health, radiologic science, health physics, mathematics, physical science, life science).-AND-
Three years' professional experience**, excluding radiation monitoring and surveys, in the field of radiological health. LICENSE
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Additional credit will be given to applicants who possess the following desirable qualifications:
- Additional years of professional experience, excluding radiation monitoring and surveys, in the field of radiological health.
PHYSICAL CLASS II - Light
- A valid certificate in diagnostic or therapeutic radiologic technology or nuclear medicine technology issued by the California State Department of Health Services or possession of a health physics technology certificate from an accredited two-year program***.
: This class includes administrative and clerical positions requiring light physical effort that may include occasional light lifting to a 10-pound limit and some bending, stooping, or squatting. Considerable ambulation may be involved. SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
*In order to receive credit for the required degree under the Selection Requirements, applicants must include a legible copy of the official diploma, official transcripts, or official letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization with their application at the time of filing or within 7 calendar days of filing online.
**Professional experience in the field of radiological health includes but is not limited to, c onducting investigations, inspections, and evaluations of and proposes and implements controls for Installations, both private and public, employing unevaluated radiation emitting equipment and materials or preparing to use such equipment and material.
***In order to receive credit for a certificate program, you must include a legible copy of your certificate with your application at the time of filing or email it to the analyst at email@example.com within 7 calendar days from filing online. The certificate and permit MUST be current and unrestricted; a conditional, provisional, probationary or restricted certificate or permit will NOT be accepted. No out-of-class experience is allowed for this exam.
Additional Information EXAMINATION CONTENT
This examination will consist of an evaluation of experience and education based upon application information, desirable qualifications, and supplemental questionnaire, weighted 100%. Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on this examination to be added to the eligible register. ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION
Applications will be processed on an "as-received"
basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation. NO PERSON MAY COMPETE IN THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS. SPECIAL INFORMATION
The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order to not have to be disclosed. VACANCY INFORMATION
The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill areas of the Department of Health Services as they occur. AVAILABLE SHIFT
Appointees may be required to work any shift
, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays. APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply"
button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.
All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment
from Class Specification and Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT
be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION
and you may be DISQUALIFIED.
This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met. Application filing may be suspended at any time with or without advance notice.
Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the REQUIREMENTS.
Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected. Applications electronically received after 4:59 p.m., PT, on the last day of filing will not be accepted. NOTE:
If you are unable to attach required documents, you must email the documents to the exam analyst, Brenda Aguila, at firstname.lastname@example.org within seven (7) calendar days of filing online. Please include the exam number and the exam title.
Plan to submit your online application well in advance of the deadline as you may be required to verify your email address. This only needs to be done once per email address, and if you already have a job seeker account on www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty , you can verify at any time by logging in and following the prompts. This is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number. COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County. NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD
All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password my erase a candidate's original application record.
The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment . The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed. ADA COORDINATOR PHONE
:(323) 869-7124 CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE
:(800) 735-2922 DEPARTMENT CONTACT
B renda G. Aguila , Exam Analyst
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