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Environmental Radiation Specialist 2

No Current Vacancies for Environmental Radiation Specialist 2

Applications are being accepted from current state employees, those eligible for reinstatement based on prior permanent competitive service, and candidates on an eligible list for the position. Candidates on the eligible list for the position MUST include the list title and score received in a cover letter.

Environmental Radiation Specialist 2
Category of
Posting Specific Information
Control Number
Application Due By 5/06/2022
Title Environmental Radiation Specialist 2
Location: City
DEC Region
$79,325 - $100,342 Effective 4/2022
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)
Minimum Qualifications

Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements

Minimum Qualifications for Provisional Appointment:
One year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as an Environmental Radiation Specialist 1.

Open Competitive:
A bachelor's degree in biological, environmental or physical science; chemistry; chemical, environmental or nuclear engineering; health physics; or nuclear medicine technology, AND three years of professional experience in radiological science or nuclear engineering, one year of which must have included direct supervision of health physics staff or radiation safety staff*


A master's degree or higher in any of the disciplines listed above AND two years of the qualifying experience noted above, one year of which must have included the supervisory experience noted above.

*Examples of experience that will qualify are radiation protection or control which may include:

  1. Ensuring compliance with radiation safety protocols to meet regulatory standards
  2. Implementation of basic health physics practices
  3. Use of radioactive isotopes or management of radioactive waste
  4. Use of radiation detection and measurement instruments
  5. 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.

Additional Language For Non-Competitive Promotion:

If there are no more than three individuals interested from among the interested qualified applicants, it may be possible to make a permanent appointment via non-competitive promotion.

- 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 21 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 eligibles): a bachelor's or higher-level degree in biological, environmental or physical science, radiological or nuclear engineering, chemistry, or nuclear medicine technology. In addition, you must have had four years of professional experience in radiological science, radiological engineering, or nuclear engineering, one year of which must have included direct supervision of health physics or radiation safety staff.

Substitution: Unless used to meet the educational requirement described above, a master's degree in radiological, nuclear, or environmental engineering; or in health physics; or a master's degree in public health which includes 18 graduate semester credit hours in applied health physics, radiological, or nuclear engineering and/or radiochemistry may be substituted for one year of the required experience. Be sure to submit a listing of qualifying courses with your application including the course title and number of semester credit hours earned per course.

If there is a viable promotion examination eligible list (three acceptors) for this position, candidates who qualify based on 70.4 transfer or under the 55-b/55-c options cannot be considered.

Additional Comments

To Apply Qualified candidates should forward a resume and/or Employment Application which clearly indicates how the minimum qualifications are met and includes the Control Number. If you are applying for more than one posting, you must submit a separate resume or Employment Application for each control number. Send to:

Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-5060

Fax: (518) 402-9038


Additional Notes:

If you are on an eligible list for this title, please state that information and your score in a cover letter.

State Employees: If you wish to receive an acknowledgement that your application for this posting was received by the Bureau of Personnel and then receive information on the disposition of the position, please attach two self-addressed stamped envelopes (preferably inter-office or inter-agency) to the application. If you are applying for more than one position, you must include two envelopes for each position.

Some vacancies may be anticipated and may not result in an appointment. Application for any position listed may not result in an interview.