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1306 - Health Physics

1306 - Health Physics

The Health Physicist is responsible for having the knowledge and ability to manage a comprehensive radiological safety program by being proficient in Health Physics principles. Health Physics covers all sources of ionizing and nonionizing radiation and includes monitoring, dosimetry, transportation, life-cycle management of radioactive sources, radioactive waste, and emergency response. Knowledge and ability to manage licensing and control requirements of radiation safety programs to include NRC Licenses, DA authorizations, DA permits, other federal agency to include the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Department of Homeland Security regulations and guidance from National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, International Commission on Radiation Protection, American National Standards Institute, the International Atomic Energy Agency, and other applicable organizations.


1399 - Physical Science Student Trainee

This standard describes the qualification requirements for student trainee positions made under career-conditional or career appointments in the competitive service. This standard is not applicable to students who are temporarily employed during summer vacations and who have not been appointed to a student trainee program in the competitive service as described above.

A student may be appointed to any position that leads to qualification in a two-grade interval professional, administrative, or technical occupational series and that provides an opportunity for the student's growth and development toward the target position.