Environmental Radiation Specialist 1

Grade 18

New York State has approximately 11 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in Environmental Conservation, Dept of. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Environmental Radiation Specialist Trainee 1

    Similar to Grade 13

  2. Environmental Radiation Specialist Trainee 2

    Similar to Grade 14

  3. Environmental Radiation Specialist 1

    Grade 18

  4. Environmental Radiation Specialist 2

    Grade 23

  5. Environmental Radiation Specialist 3

    Grade 27

Summary of Job Description

Environmental Radiation Specialists review reports and evaluate data on radiological contamination in the environment; review workplans for radiological investigations; monitor programs and site remediation; develop recommendations for further action for supervisory review; prepare correspondence commenting on or conveying the approval of plans and permits; in the field, observe remedial operations; measure radiation levels; install and maintain radiation monitoring devices; collect samples of environmental media; package samples and ship to laboratories for analysis; use and maintain radiation detection instruments; select laboratory analyses for radioactive contaminants in environmental samples, exposure pathway analyses, and radiation dose projections; evaluate resulting radiological data; write reports of field work; and issue new permits, regulating the type and amount of permitted radiological emissions or releases, their impact on the environment, and the required steps to be taken to mitigate this impact.  

View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.

The NYS Title and Salary Plan provides additional information regarding other titles. If there is a classification standard available there will be a link under the column labeled STD. NO. If no link is available there is no classification standard available at this time for that title.

Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.  There are two examinations used to fill this title.  

On or before the date of the examination, candidates must have:

Either 1. a bachelorís degree in biological, environmental or physical science; chemistry; chemical, environmental or nuclear engineering; health physics; or nuclear medicine technology, AND two years of professional experience in radiological science or nuclear engineering.

Or 2. a masterís degree or higher in any of the disciplines listed above AND one year of the qualifying experience noted above.

The Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) examination is also used to fill this title.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.

26-518 26-872

How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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