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Arizona Public Service Supervisor Radiation Protection Technical in TONOPAH, Arizona

Supervisor Radiation Protection Technical

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Date: Jan 24, 2023

Location: TONOPAH, AZ, US, 85354

Company: APS

Arizona Public Service generates clean, reliable and affordable energy for 2.7 million Arizonans. Our service territory stretches across the state, from the border town of Douglas to the vistas of the Grand Canyon, from the solar fields of Gila Bend to the ponderosa pines of Payson. As the state’s largest and longest-serving energy provider, our more than 6,000 dedicated employees power our vision of creating a sustainable energy future for Arizona.

Since our founding in 1886, APS has demonstrated a strong commitment to our customers in one of the country’s fastest growing states, earning a reputation for customer satisfaction, shareholder value, operational excellence and business integrity.

Our present and future success depends on the creative and dedicated people of our company who demonstrate the principles outlined in the APS Promise: Design for Tomorrow, Empower Each Other and Succeed Together.


The Radiation Protection (RP) Technical Supervisor oversees the administration and maintenance of Radiation Protection programs: RP Operations, Effluents, ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable), Environmental (REMP), Dosimetry, Radioactive Material Control and Shipment of Radioactive Material.

Supervises and directs the activities of the RP technical staff and provides health physics technical guidance to the station.

Minimum Requirements

A four-year bachelor's degree in Science, Engineering or other job-related field from an accredited college or university plus six (6) years' experience in radiation protection positions at a nuclear power plant. In lieu of bachelor's degree, High School/GED plus ten (10) years' experience in radiation protection positions at a nuclear power facility. Two (2) years' supervisory/management experience. (Meets or exceeds minimum education and experience requirements per Palo Verde Procedure 01DP-0EM08, Appendix A.)

Preferred Special Skills, Knowledge or Qualifications:

Strong communication and interpersonal skills to interface with both internal and external customers.

National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists (NRRPT) or Certified Health Physicist (CHP).

Nuclear requirement: Any PVGS employee may be called upon to serve as a member of the Emergency Response Organization (ERO) and will be expected to fulfill their obligation as an ERO member.

Any PVGS employee may be called upon to support a refueling or short-notice outage. This includes line roles and responsibilities as necessary to execute outage activities. These are conditions of employment at PVGS.

Major Accountabilities

1) Establishes, implements, and monitors Radiation Protection programs to ensure compliance with federal, state and station requirements. Utilizes benchmarking to develop Radiation Protection policy, processes, and programs. Interfaces with outside organizations to ensure alignment with the nuclear industry.

2) Administers the RP Operations Program to ensure processes and procedures follow Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulations in order to protect radiation worker safety. Develops and maintains procedures that are in compliance with Palo Verde's Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) license, technical specifications, the updated final safety analysis report (UFSAR), and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Monitors guidance provided by Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), American Nuclear Insurers (ANI), Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO), Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), and the NRC; and incorporates appropriate changes into station procedures. Provides necessary documentation in response to information requests from NRC or INPO to validate our compliance with state and federal regulations.

3) Administers the Effluents and Environmental Programs in compliance with the Offsite Dose Calculation Manual (ODCM), the technical specifications for environmental releases that must be followed to protect the health and safety of the public. Establishes procedures to ensure appropriate implementation. Prepares annual reports for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Monitors internal trending to identify any issues which may be questioned by the NRC.

4) Oversees the Radioactive Material Control and Shipment of Radioactive Material processes as required by Palo Verde's NRC license and federal regulations. Establishes procedures to ensure any radioactive waste or materials transported on public highways adhere to strict Department of Transportation (DOT) rules and follow the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

5) Selects and develops a high performing team through effective coaching, performance management and feedback, recognition, training, and developmental opportunities.

6) Establishes short- and long-term priorities for the RP technical staff to ensure maximum utilization of staff and resources. Oversees technical evaluations for thoroughness and quality.

7) Identifies gaps to excellence and evaluates program effectiveness to ensure high standards. Utilizes corrective action program for problem identification. Seeks improvements in Radiation Protection programs to increase efficiency while maintaining regulatory margin.

8) Monitors expenditures to ensure costs are controlled within budgetary limitations.

Export Compliance / EEO Statement

This position may require access to and/or use of information subject to control under the Department of Energy's Part 810 Regulations (10 CFR Part 810), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR Parts 730 through 774), or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter M Part 120) (collectively, 'U.S. Export Control Laws'). Therefore, some positions may require applicants to be a U.S. person, which is defined as a U.S. Citizen, a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), a Political Asylee, or a Refugee under the U.S. Export Control Laws. All applicants will be required to confirm their U.S. person or non-US person status. All information collected in this regard will only be used to ensure compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws, and will be used in full compliance with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of national origin and other factors. For positions at Palo Verde Generating Stations (PVGS) all openings will require applicants to be a U.S. person.

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates ('Pinnacle West') maintain a continuing policy of nondiscrimination in employment. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity in all phases of the employment process and in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. This policy of nondiscrimination shall include, but not be limited to, recruiting, hiring, promoting, compensating, reassigning, demoting, transferring, laying off, recalling, terminating employment, and training for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, disability, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other classification or characteristic protected by law.

For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to EEO is the Law poster. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of every person hired to work in the United States, refer to E-Verify poster. View the employee rights and responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Arizona Public Service is a smoke free workplace.

Plant/Field Role:

This position requires work to be performed in the field and/or at the work site, due to the nature of work.