New York State has approximately 7 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in Optometry, College 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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There is currently no Career Ladder information available for this title.
As an Optometric Technician, you would, under the supervision of the practitioner, assist in the provision of general optometric care: specifically, in the maintenance and minor repair of the instrumentation and equipment in the office; gather initial intake testing and technical information from the patient; record information from the practitioner; implement a wide variety of therapeutic procedures and devices with the patient; give detailed explanation of the doctor's advice and recommendation to the patient; and perform specialty testing in areas requested by the doctor. Duties will also include fabrication and inspection of spectacles after glasses have been prescribed by the doctor; calculation of measurements as they specifically relate to the patient's facial features, spectacles chosen, and lenses to be ordered.
View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.
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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.
On or before the date of filing an application, the candidate must have:
1. graduated from a standard senior high school [or have a high school equivalency diploma issued by a recognized educational authority or a USAFI GED diploma (high school level)]
2. completed one year of apprenticeship under a Licensed Ophthalmic Dispenser, Optician, Optometrist or Ophthalmologist.
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.20-214 20-214
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 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.