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Jess Griffin

500 Lora Drive, Bryant, AR  72022
Mobile:  (410) 490-5699

Summary of Skills:

Health Physicist; Radiological Engineer; Radiological Control Technician ( RCT ); MARSSIM Technician; 
Served as Radiation Protection Officer on NRC License; Written NRC License Amendments;  
Extensive Course/Exercise Development, Implementation, Research and Instructor Experience using SAT (Systematic Approach to Training ); Emergency Response; HSEEP ( Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program); National Incident Management (NIMS); Subject Matter Expert (SME) - Weapons of Mass Destruction ( WMD ) - Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE ) - Radiation Detection Technologies - Biological Effects - Emergency Response - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Air Sampling - Spectrum Analysis - Radiological Dispersal Devices (RDD) - Radiological Exposure Devices (RED) - Improvised Nuclear Devices (IND) - Plume Modeling and related topics; Written Engineer Design Files/SOPs/Policies/Procedures on waste management, release criteria, shielding, dosimetry, sampling, etc.; Excellent computer and organizational skills ( Office, NT, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc.); Exceptional technological research skills, well versed on Federal Regulations, codes, policies, etc.

Some Agencies/Organizations I have worked for: 

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); Department of Homeland Security (DHS); Department 

of Defense (DOD); Department of Energy (DOE); National Nuclear Security Administration ( NNSA ) ,
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO); Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA); National Guard Bureau (NGB); Civil Support Teams (CST); Air National Guard (ANG) and other military/government services. 

Work Experience

Self Employed, Rad/Nuc SME Instructor/Trainer, Health Physics, 2020 ~ Present 

Radiological/Nuclear SME and Trainer.  Curriculum/Exercise development and implementation.  Radiation Safety.  Response practices and procedures.  Instrumentation and results analysis.

Federal Resources, Radiation Training Program Manager, 2015 ~ 2020 

Senior Radiation Training SME for Contracts with NGB including ANG, ADT-CST, ALS, CAMR, RadIQ3 Develop and conduct training for various groups such as Military (Active, Reserve and Guard), Hazmat Units, Fire Fighters, Police, Bomb Squads, and several other groups. Evaluate job performance tasks during full scale CBRNE exercises and drills. Provide SME advice, guidance and training for field response to radiological/nuclear incidents.

Engineered Resources, LLC, Radiological/Nuclear SME and Trainer, 2014 ~ 2015 

Senior Training Specialist for the Savannah River Site Regulatory/Compliance/General training department. Provide training and evaluate job performance tasks for radiological programs including basic radiation protection fundamentals, fissile material, contamination, decontamination, bioassays, Actinides, decay, instrumentation, containment systems, radioactive waste, dosimetry, area entry/exit procedures, etc.  Provide SME advice, guidance and training for the development of course curriculum/exercises/drills

SAIC, Senior Training Specialist, Jan 2013 ~ Dec 2015

Radiological/Nuclear SME and Trainer.  Developed and instruct the Nuclear/Radiological portion of the CAMR 

(Counter-CBRN All Hazards Management Response Team) program for the Air National Guard using the HSEEP approach for the Table Top Exercises and Instrumentation Training.  Provide Training as needed for HazMatIQ and RadIQ for Federal Resources.  Designed/Review course curriculum and exercises using SAT, HSEEP, the ADDIE (Analysis, Design, Develop, Implementation and Evaluation) approach and Kirkpatrick's learning evaluation model.  Instructor at the Center for Domestic Preparedness to conduct various radiation/nuclear courses/Nuclear Plant exercises through ARIO (Advanced Radiological Incident Operations) and RERO (Radiological Emergency Response Operations.

Summary of Experience from previous years

Analyst Coordinator/Trainer at Nuclear/Radiological Field Training Center (NRFTC) for Oak Ridge Tennessee's Y12 National Security Complex.  Wrote and implemented the Rad/Nuc Surge Operations Course for FEMA - Trainer for Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI) Alarm Response Training (ART) - Designed and implemented course materials for the FBI's Curieus Disentigration national exercise - Trainer for Advanced Radiological Response Training (ARRT 2/3) for CST's.

Senior Training Specialist for URS Corporations during the Chemical Demilitarization program at Pine Bluff Arsenal, AR.  Primary instructor for radiation related courses and hazardous materials classes 

Radiological Engineer for Eg&G at the Mound Facility , Miamisburg, OH.  Performed duties as a Radiological Engineer and shift supervisor for MARSSIM Operations and Instrument Calibration Facility during closure project. 

Radiological Engineer and Assistant Site Coordinator for Bartlett Nuclear at the INEEL CERCLA Disposal Facility (ICDF) for Idaho National Lab.  Provided support for multiple groups within the facility to include excavating the old SL-1 Accident site.  

Program Groups Supervisor for General Physics Corporation at Pine Bluff Arsenal.  Supervised 3 major projects for Homeland Security Contract - Homeland Defense Equipment Reuse (HDER), Grant Assistance Program (GAP), Prepositioned Equipment Program (PEP) and was a WMD primary instructor for the Domestic Preparedness Equipment Technical Assistance Program (DPETAP).

Health Physicist/Technician/Respiratory Therapist/Medic for the U.S. Army.  Assistant Project Manager for site remediation on Johnston Atoll Plutonium Clean-Up Operations.   Primary instructor and course writer for the Health Physicist course at the Academy for Health Sciences, Fort Sam Houston, TX.  Radiation Consultant and SME throughout the European Theater for the U.S. military covering roughly 40,000 square miles.  Co-author on MOU ( Memorandum of Understanding ) between U.S. and German Government for Decay In Storage policy for radioactive medical waste generated in the European Theatre


Wayland Baptist University, B.S. Health Physics/Respiratory Care, 1995

National Registry of Radiation Protection, 1995

National Board of Respiratory Care, Certified Respiratory Therapy, 1986

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