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Washington State Department of Health
King or Snohomish County, United States
20 days ago
Washington State Department of Health
King Or Snohomish County, United States
20 days ago


Reporting to the X-ray Section Manager, this Radiation Health Physicist 2 position performs the full range of radiation safety inspections of X-ray facilities to assure compliance with applicable regulations and to keep radiation exposures to patients, workers, and the public as low as reasonably achievable. 

As the Radiation Safety Inspector, you will:

  • Provide technical assistance to X-ray registrants on radiation safety and reducing patient dose.
  • Participate in team inspections.
  • Investigate incidents involving X-ray devices.

These activities ensure the Section contributes to the agency’s mission to protect and improve the health of the people in Washington State.

This is a full-time, permanent Radiation Health Physicist 2 position located within the Division of Environmental Public Health’s Office of Radiation Protection.

The incumbent may be located within King or Snohomish Counties within Washington State. Telework (mobile work) is currently expected. When approved the incumbent will work with their supervisor to identify an appropriate work schedule and balance that will include both on-site and telework. This position’s duty station may be located in King or Snohomish County, Washington depending on the business needs.

About the Department of Health
The vision of the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is equity and optimal health for all. Our mission is to work with others to protect and improve the health of all people in Washington state. 

Our Values

Good organizations know what they do and how they do it. Great organizations also understand why they do it. Our values are:

  • Human-centered: We see others as people who matter like we do and take into account their needs, challenges, contributions, and objectives.
  • Equity: We are committed to fairness and justice to ensure access to services, programs, opportunities, and information for all.
  • Collaboration: We seek partnership and collaboration to maximize our collective impact. We cannot achieve our vision alone.
  • Seven Generations: Inspired by Native American culture, we seek wisdom from those who came before us to ensure our current work protects those who will come after us.
  • Excellence: We strive to demonstrate best practices, high performance, and compelling value in our work every day. 

 The Washington State Department of Health acknowledges that our locations statewide are on the homelands of Native people, who have lived in this region from time immemorial. Currently, within the boundaries of Washington State, there are 36 tribes, 29 of which are federally recognized, that share traditional homelands and waterways in what is now Washington State. Some of these are nations and confederacies that represent multiple tribes or bands. We express our most profound respect for and gratitude toward these original and current caretakers of the region. As a public health agency, we acknowledge our responsibility to establish and maintain relationships with these tribes and Native peoples, in support of tribal sovereignty and the inclusion of their voices in public health programs and policies. We pledge that these relationships will consist of mutual trust, respect, and reciprocity.

Benefits of Working for DOH
Washington is America's Top State, according to U.S. News (2021)and provides one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation. 

We also offer:

  • A healthy life/work balance by offering flexible schedules and telework options for many positions. 
  • Growth and development opportunities.  
  • A wellness program that offers education, access to healthy food, and fitness classes. 
  • Opportunities to serve your community through meaningful work. 
  • A commitment to diversity and inclusion fosters an inclusive environment that encourages all employees to bring their authentic selves to work. 
  • An Infant at Work Program based on the long-term health values of breastfeeding newborns and infant-parent bonding.  
  • Employee resource groups that provide forums for employees to gather and share ideas about matters that affect their personal and professional lives and support career development.  


Required Qualifications

  • Option 1:  An Associate’s degree or higher in an accredited Radiologic Technologist program; AND (1) or more years of demonstrated experience as a radiologic technologist.


  • Option 2:  A Bachelor’s degree or higher in a physical science (physics, chemistry), engineering (all branches), or a biological science; AND two (2) or more years of experience in an official radiation control program.


  • Option 3:  One (1) or more years a s a Radiation Health Physicist 1.


Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Desired Qualifications 

  • A Master’s degree or higher in radiological health, radiation safety, health physics, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Teams.
  • Demonstrated experience in the field of Radiation Science which includes making judgment-based decisions that protect the public from sources of machine-generated ionizing radiation and ensuring compliance with applicable state and federal regulations and standards.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 64592875
  • Location:
    King Or Snohomish County, United States
  • Position Title: Radiation Health Physicist (RHP2) DOH6606
  • Company Name For Job: Washington State Department of Health
  • Job Function: Radiography
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Associates Degree
  • Min Experience: 1-2 Years
  • Required Travel: 10-25%
  • Salary: $66,420.00 - $87,144.00 (Yearly Salary)
Tumwater , Washington , United States

The Department of Health works with others to protect and improve the health of all people in Washington state. Our programs and services help prevent illness and injury, promote healthy places to live and work, provide information to help people make good health decisions, and ensure our state is prepared for emergencies. To accomplish all of these, we collaborate with many partners every day.

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