Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation Manager Radiation Protection in Burlington, Kansas

MANAGER RADIATION PROECTION (17-084)

POSITION SUMMARYThis position provides oversight and direction for all aspects of radiation protection controls to ensure Wolf Creek Generating Station is maintained and operated safely, reliably, and cost competitively.

This position is responsible and accountable for all aspects of the Radiation Protection division programs, processes, and budgets. It is responsible for the protection of personnel from radiation hazards.

This position fulfills the functions of the Radiation Protection Group Technical Manager, the Radiation Protection Group Leader and the Radiation Protection Manager.

RESPONSIBILITIESProvides site leadership guidance for setting high standards related to Radiation Protection. Ensures the Radiation Protection group supports a safe and efficient outage execution.

Ensures the procedures used by the radiation protection group are controlled and in compliance with the USAR and Technical Specification requirements.

Ensures that Radiation Protection personnel are properly trained and qualified as described in the USAR. Accountable for ensuring personnel are protected from radiation hazards.

Approves Radiation Protection programs, policies and procedures to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements is met.

Accountable for ensuring that the Radiation Protection training program contain high standards.

Prepares and maintains capital and O&M budgets ensuring good cost control techniques are used in the Radiation Protection group.

Utilizes work force planning program and recommends staffing changes as necessary to management.

Actively support and participate in the ERO.

Participates as a key management member on site decision-making boards and committees.

Provides continuous improvement through the use of corrective action, self-assessment and other programs.

Develops and monitors performance indicators to gauge performance and improvement.

Drives continuous improvement in human performance for the division.

Performs other duties as directed by management.

REQUIREMENTSRegulatory Requirements:

Regulatory Requirement: Tech Spec 5.3.1 (ANSI/ANS 3.1-1978) (underlined words are defined in referenced ANSI standard). Please contact Licensing prior to deviating from these requirements or if you have questions.

The individual fulfilling the function of Radiation Protection Group Technical Manager shall have eight years experience in responsible positions related to power generation, of which three years shall be nuclear power plant experience. A maximum of four years of the remaining five years of experience may be fulfilled by satisfactory completion of academic or related technical training.

Regulatory Requirement: Tech Spec 5.3.1 (ANSI/ANS 3.1-1978) (underlined words are defined in referenced ANSI standard). Please contact Licensing prior to deviating from these requirements or if you have questions.

The individual fulfilling the function of Radiation Protection Group Leader shall have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a science or engineering subject, including some formal training in radiation protection. The individual shall have a minimum of five years of experience in applied radiation protection at a nuclear power plant. (A master’s degree may be considered equivalent to one year of professional experience, and a doctor’s degree may be considered equivalent to two years of experience where course work related to radiation protection is involved). A minimum of three years of this five years experience shall be in applied radiation protection work in a nuclear facility dealing with radiological problems similar to those encountered in nuclear power plants, preferably in an actual nuclear power plant. Two years of this five years experience should be related technical training. A maximum of four years of this five years experience may be fulfilled by related technical or academic training.

Regulatory Requirement: Tech Spec 5.3.1.2 [Reg. Guide 1.8, Sept 1975 & ANSI N18.1-1971] (underlined words are defined in referenced ANSI standard). Please contact Licensing prior to deviating from these requirements or if you have questions. (“Shall” replaced “should” in R.G. 1.8, 1975 to be consistent with normal practices of Reg Guides and ANSI standards.)

The Radiation Protection Manager (RPM) shall be a supervisor with line responsibility for operational health physics. The RPM will be designated by the Plant Manager. The RPM shall have a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent (1) in a science or engineering subject, including some formal training in radiation protection. The RPM shall have at least five additional years of professional experience (2) in applied radiation protection. (A master’s degree may be considered equivalent to one year of professional experience, and a doctor’s degree may be considered equivalent to two years of professional experience where course work related to radiation protection is involved.) At least three years of this professional experience shall be in applied radiation protection work in a nuclear facility dealing with radiological problems similar to those encountered in nuclear power stations, preferably in an actual nuclear power station (3).

The following NRC approved guidance, referred to as Health Physics Position Papers (HPPOS), applies:

Note (1): HPPOS 20 clarifies the term “bachelor’s degree or equivalent” as follows: -- To provide clarification on this point, “equivalent” in the content of RG 1.8 is defined as follows:

  1. Four years of formal schooling in science or engineering.

  2. Four years of applied radiation protection experience at a nuclear facility.

  3. Four years of operation or technical experience/training in a nuclear power plant.

  4. Any combination of the above totaling four years.

Note (2): HPPOS 18 clarifies the term “professional experience” as follows: -- Technician experience is not equivalent to professional experience when evaluating the qualifications of a Radiation Protection Manager (RPM).

Note (3): HPPOS 217 clarifies the phrase “three years of this professional experience” as follows: -- The three years experience “…in applied radiation protection work in a nuclear facility…” should be all professional level experience.

Certifications:

NRRPT certification preferred.

Additional WCNOC Requirements:

Meets the qualifications and other requirements for the function of Radiation Protection Manager as described in Technical Specifications section 5.3.1.2.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONThis position is responsible for the protection of personnel from radiation hazards.

Note: This is a non-bargaining unit position.BOTH NON-BARGAINING UNIT AND BARGAINING UNIT EMPLOYEES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLYALL INTERNAL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT APPLICATION BY DEADLINE 10/25/17