Minimum Qualifications Minimum qualifications for provisional appointment:
At minimum, an Environmental Radiation Specialist 1 must have either (1) a bachelor’s 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 a candidate may have (2) a master’s degree or higher in any of the disciplines listed above and one year of the qualifying experience noted above.
Reassignment - Currently in the title and an employee of DEC
Reinstatement Eligible - Previously held the title on a permanent competitive basis or held a title as indicated under the transfer eligible section on a permanent competitive basis.
Transfer Eligible - One year of permanent competitive service at Salary Grade 16 or higher and:
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.4: Must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below;
55-b/55-c Candidates must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications below and include with their resume or application, a copy of the letter from Civil Service which indicates approval for the 55-b/55-c program.
Open competitive minimum qualifications (provided for 55b/c candidates and 70.4 transfer eligible): Either 1. a bachelor’s 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 master’s degree or higher in any of the disciplines listed above AND one year of the qualifying experience noted above.
*Examples of experience that will qualify are radiation protection or control which may include:
a. ensuring compliance with radiation safety protocols to meet regulatory standards
b. implementation of basic health physics practices
c. use of radioactive isotopes or management of radioactive waste
d. use of radiation detection and measurement instruments
e. characterization of environmental radiological contamination
Examples of non-qualifying experience include, but are not limited to: experience limited to the use of X-ray equipment, such as an X-ray technician.
If you are on an examination eligible list for the position title, you do not need to respond to this posting UNLESS you are also eligible for appointment by transfer, reinstatement or reassignment as defined above; or the appointment type is provisional or temporary. The eligible list(s) will be canvassed as appropriate. Always respond to an eligible list canvass.
Duties Description Environmental Radiation Specialist 1 (ERS1) positions serve to protect the public health and safety from exposures to radioactive materials released to the environment, from the disposal of radioactive waste, and from incidents where radioactive materials are released. ERS1 duties include reviewing documents, preparing reports, inspecting regulated facilities, reviewing permit applications, performing radiation dose assessments, operating and maintaining specialized survey instruments, responding to incidents involving radioactive materials, and participating in emergency response planning and exercises.
Additional Comments Must have valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Use of personal protection equipment, including respirator, will be required. Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain, work in remote areas and in adverse weather conditions. Travel, overtime, and overnight travel may be required. Must be available for emergency response. Must successfully complete (or have completed) the 40 hour OSHA 1910.120 training course and all other required training. Must complete an annual Health and Safety Program including medical monitoring, fit testing, and 40 (or 8) hour OSHA HAZWOPER certification.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Notes on ApplyingPlease email or mail your resume to the above. Be sure to include Posting #19-474 (Reposting of 19-253) on your letter/resume and also in the subject line of the email or it may not be accepted.