New England Chapter
of the Health Physics Society

Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Environmental Engineer III - (180006JB)

(posted 2018-10-31)

The Environmental Engineer III will participate in the regulation of sources of ionizing radiation in the Commonwealth by reviewing applications, conducting inspections and investigations, and writing reports of a complex nature detailing findings. As a member of the Nuclear Incident Advisory Team (NIAT), the individual performs emergency work during radiation accidents or incidents.

Detailed Statement of Duties and Responsibilities:
Performs compliance inspections relative to Department of Public Health regulations which involves technical measurements of accelerator and radioactive materials uses, the review of pertinent records, and the interviewing of licensees’ staff.
Reviews applications from medical, academic, commercial and industrial establishments to determine whether licensing or registration is required by the Department rules and enforces the adoption and maintenance of effective radiation safety programs at facilities operated by licensees and registrants.
Coordinates and conducts field investigations at facilities maintained by users of radioactive material and particle accelerators along with submitting written reports and investigation materials to determine the cause of a radiation accident or incident.
Collaborates with other Environmental Engineer IIIs and participates in the enforcement of the radiation control rules and regulations adopted by the Department.
Member of the Commonwealth’s Nuclear Incident Advisory Team (NIAT), performing emergency work during radiation incidents, accidents or practice exercises, as part of Federal requirements for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Attends out-of-state training/seminars to complete qualifications related to Federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulations.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions:
Based on assignment, some overnight and same-day travel may be required. Individual will be required to participate as an emergency responder in the event of a declared emergency.
Individual may be required to wear personal protective equipment, including but not limited to hard hat, steel or composite toe work shoes, safety glasses, hand protection.
Individuals may be exposed to hazardous equipment and conditions.

Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge of the methods of general and technical report writing.
Knowledge of the methods used in the preparation of charts, graphs and tables.
Ability to understand, apply and explain the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, specifications and guidelines governing assigned unit activities.
Ability to operate instruments and equipment used to measure environmental conditions.
Ability to prepare technical and general reports.
Ability to prepare and use charts, graphs and tables.
Ability to maintain accurate records.
Ability to write concisely, express thoughts clearly and to develop ideas in a logical sequence.
Ability to work accurately with numbers, codes and/or symbols.
Ability to give oral and written instructions in a precise, understandable manner.
Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others.
Ability to deal tactfully with others.
Ability to work independently.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of radiation control.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of health physics.
Knowledge of the biological effects of ionizing radiation on human health.
A valid Driver's license and regular access to transportation.

Total Compensation:
As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:
75% state paid medical insurance premium
Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans
Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs
Low cost basic and optional life insurance
Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan
11 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time
Tuition Remission for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities
Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options
Incentive-based Wellness Programs
Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities
Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Mission Statement:
The mission of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is to prevent illness, injury, and premature death, to assure access to high quality public health and health care services, and to promote wellness and health equity for all people in the Commonwealth.

We envision a Commonwealth in which all people enjoy optimal health. Massachusetts ranks among the healthiest of states according to comparative analyses, but we face numerous challenges, including chronic and infectious disease, substance abuse, violence, preventable hospitalizations, and health disparities.

DPH coordinates programs and policies to address specific diseases and conditions and offer services to address the needs of vulnerable populations. We also develop, implement, promote, and enforce regulations and policies to assure that the conditions under which people live are most conducive to health and enable people to make healthy choices for themselves and their families. We license health professionals, healthcare facilities and a variety of businesses that impact public health. We operate the state laboratory and four public health hospitals. We monitor health status and manage vital records including births, marriages and deaths. We educate people about public health issues and work closely with local boards of health and community partners to identify and solve public health problems.

Pre-Hire Process:
A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit

Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines.

Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website.

For questions, please contact Health Human Resources at 1-800-850-6968.

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Minimum Entrance Requirements:
Applicants must have at least (A) four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience in the field of environmental engineering. civil engineering, sanitary engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or public health engineering and (B) of which at least two years must have been in a professional capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

I. An Associate's degree with a major in civil engineering or civil engineering technology may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*

II. A Bachelor's degree with a major in environmental engineering, civil engineering, civil engineering technology, sanitary engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or public health engineering may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.*

III. A Graduate degree with a major in environmental engineering, civil engineering, sanitary engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or public health engineering may be substituted for a maximum of three years of the required (A) experience and one year of the required (B) experience.*

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

NOTE: Educational substitutions will only be permitted for a maximum of one year of the required (B) experience.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Official Title: Environmental Engineer III
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston - 529 Main Street
Job: Engineering
Agency: Department of Public Health
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day
Job Posting: Oct 23, 2018, 12:54:42 PM
Number of Openings: 1
Salary: 60,878.48 - 88,294.18 Yearly
If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Nahomi Carlisle - 617-624-5471
Bargaining Unit: 09-MOSES - Engineers/Scientists
Confidential: No

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