Senior Radiological Technician

Award winning radiation technician with a wide range of experience in radiation and environmental surveillance and safety. Armed with a broad swath of knowledge and experience, consistently performs at higher levels. Excellent record of maintaining strong communication and leadership skills, demonstrated through training and leading diverse teams and resolving health physics consults.

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Professional Experience:

US Air Force                                                                        November 2010 – October 2018

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Health Physics Consultant                                                  May 2015 – October 2018

  • Senior radiological technician and lead trainer for the 52-member international Air Force Radiological Assessment Team (AFRAT). Established long-term training plans, developed lessons, and designed field training exercises.
  • Planned, led, and performed radiologically contaminated site characterization and verification of final status surveys in a wide range of geographic environments in accordance with NUREG-1575 (MARSSIM).
  • Utilized ArcMap Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software to map radiological contamination data gathered by data logging radiation meters in conjunction with GPS devices.
  • Provided radiation and emergency response consultation for Air Force personnel world-wide. Hand-selected to be the consultative services liaison to Air Force Special Operations Command.
  • Managed and maintained an equipment inventory valued at $1.2 million. Program management skills resulted in $378K in savings to the organization.

Bioenvironmental Engineering Technician           November 2010 - May 2015

  • Managed a thermo-luminescent dosimetry program for 188 medical, industrial, and security workers.
  • Performed medical and industrial x-ray scatter surveys and surveyed hundreds of ionizing radiation sources to ensure public safety and Nuclear Regulatory Committee (NRC) compliance.
  • Conducted radiation overexposure investigations. Determined root causes and advised local physicians on potential medical effects.
  • Monitored nuclear Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) operations for radiological hazards to workers and the public.
  • Developed local joint-team checklists and contingency procedures for radiological and nuclear accidents and incidents. Designed and conducted training for the 20-member Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBRN) Emergency Response Force.

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Distinctive accomplishments:

  • Developed Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) effects, protection, mitigation, and response training guides and videos for U.S. Pacific Forces in response to global issues.
  • Coauthored and published the Air Force ionizing radiation and laser guides, four equipment guides, and a radiation emergency response field guide.
  • Designed a graduate-level radiation course and two advanced 80-hour technician courses.
  • Requested by name for a Pentagon project to field test and standardize Radioisotope Identifiers (RIID) across all military services.
  • Standardized initial on-scene procedures and all-hazards response plans for emergency responders at 195 Air Force installations.
  • Filled Health Physicist roles for a site characterization survey in preparation of remediation and the largest annual Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) field exercise.

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Related Skills:

  • Proficient with ArcGIS, RadResponder Pro, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Operational experience in radiologically contaminated areas in a variety of personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • High proficiency in a variety of direct and indirect radiation monitoring equipment and environmental sampling media.
  • Lab and field experience with gamma spectroscopy equipment and interpretation.
  • Extensive teaching and training skillsets in classroom and field settings.
  • Well versed in coordinating cross-agency operations and training with federal entities such as the FBI, EPA, DOE, USPHS, and FEMA.
  • Current security clearances (level available upon request)

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Primary Education:

  • Associates Degree in Applied Science: Bioenvironmental Engineering Technology, Community College of the Air Force (Maxwell Air Force Base, AL) – December 2013

 

  • Actively working towards Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Technology: Radiation Protection, Thomas Edison State University (Trenton, NJ) – projected Summer 2019 graduation

 

Certifications: 

  • DOE Radiation Worker II (2016)
  • Laser Safety Officer (2016)
  • Radiation Safety Officer (2015)
  • DOT 49 CFR-Compliant Radioactive Material Transportation (2015)
  • HAZMAT Operations (2012)
  • HAZWOPER (2011)
  • PADI Open Water SCUBA Diver (2010)

Additional Education:

  • Technical Management Services Radiation Detection and Measurement (2017)
  • Defense Nuclear Weapons School (DNWS) Geospatial Analysis for Consequence Management (GIS) (2017)
  • Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Environmental Monitoring (2016)
  • DNWS Nuclear Emergency Team Operations  (2016)
  • DNWS Applied Radiological Response Techniques (2016)
  • Air Force Advanced Radiation Skills (2016)
  • ORAU Applied Health Physics (2015)
  • 6-week Management and Leadership School (2015)
  • AFRRI Medical Effects of Ionizing Radiation (2013)

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Honors and Awards:

  • 2017 Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine STEM Engineering Technician of the Year
  • 2015 Airman Leadership School Distinguished Graduate
  • 2015 Air Force Research Laboratory Outstanding Technician of the Year
  • 2015 Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine Airman of the Year
  • 2013 Air Force Sergeants’ Association Division 5 Airman of the Year, personally recognized by the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force
  • 2012 341st Medical Operations Squadron Airman of the Year
  • 2012 341st Missile Wing Nuclear Task Force Airman of the Year
  • 2012 Global Strike Command Outstanding Technician of the Year
  • Contributed to six professional team awards

 

References available upon request

 

 

(This résumé was posted on 18 January 2018.)