Radiation Specialist

Augusta, Maine, United States Full-time

Engineering Technician IV

Opening Date: August 10, 2018

Closing Date: Until Filled

Job Class Code: 6337

Grade: 23

Salary: $38,438.40-$52,020.80 

Position Number: 1020321906



The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides supportive, preventive, protective, public health and intervention services that protect the public health and assist our customers in meeting their needs.


The mission for the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC), within which this position is located, is to develop and deliver services to preserve, protect, and promote the health and well-being of the citizens of Maine. 



You will review inspections of x-ray equipment and perform mammography and other equipment inspections that use radiation sources to ensure that there are no radiation leaks and that the equipment is sufficiently maintained to insure people are not exposed to unnecessary radiation.   


You will also:

• Respond to concerns from the public and agencies about radiation sources

• Conduct field inspections of Mammography devices for compliance with FDA regulations

• Develop and maintain compliance with National X-ray regulations

• Perform evaluations for the National Exposure to X-Ray Trends (NEXT)

• Register all electronic radiation producing machines in Maine

• Review shielding designs and third party x-ray inspections for accuracy and completeness

• Register Maine Qualified Experts




Eleven (11) years of experience in engineering, three (3) of which must have been at the Engineering Technician III level – OR – as Associates Degree in Civil Engineering and seven (7) years of engineering experience, three (3) of which must have been at the Engineering Technician III level – OR – a Bachelors Degree in an allied scientific or math field, and three (3) years experience at the Engineering Technician III level.  Experience outside of State service which is equivalent to the career levels specified also qualifies.


Preferred candidates will have:  

o Excellent oral and written communication skills

o The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of internal and external partners

o Computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office and database programs

o Ability to work with managers and staff to identify training needs and research information on training/meeting opportunities

o FDA MQSA certified inspector status

o Licensed radiologic technologists

For additional information about this position please contact Jay Hyland, Program Manager, Radiation Control Program, (207) 287-5677. To apply, please upload a recent resume, cover letter, and transcript (transcript needed only if education is used to meet the minimum qualifications). To request a paper application, please contact Ashley Vigue at DHHS.Jobs@Maine.gov



Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 15.37% of pay   
Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $13.13 biweekly

Value of State-paid Health Insurance*:

Level 1:  100% State Contribution = $444.68 biweekly (employee pays nothing)
Level 2:  95% State Contribution = $422.45 biweekly (Employee pays: 5%)
Level 3:  90% State Contribution = $400.211 biweekly (Employee pays: 10%)
Level 4:  85% State Contribution = $377.98 biweekly (Employee pays: 15%)

 The Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

Only post-secondary degrees from a College or University whose accreditation has been granted from a nationally recognized accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education will satisfy educational requirements.  Information can be obtained at http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.


Applicants with foreign degrees must have them evaluated by the World Education Services for authentication and US equivalency, and submit such authentication and equivalency with their applications.