Environmental Radiation Specialist 2
- Written Test To Be Held
- August 11, 2018
- Applications Must Be Submitted or Postmarked By
- June 27, 2018
|Exam Number||Exam Title||Open to Employees of||Salary||Salary Grade||Non−Refundable Processing Fee (Waivers available)|
|38-087||Environmental Radiation Specialist 2||Environmental Conservation, Dept of||$73,284||G-23||$20|
|IMPORTANT: Unless waived, you must pay the non-refundable processing fee. For information on fee waivers, visit https://www.cs.ny.gov/examannouncements/types/oc/appinfo.cfm##Fee. It is important that you verify that you entered the correct examination number and title on your online or paper application prior to submitting. If you apply online, you should immediately review your email confirmation notice to verify that you applied for the correct examination. If you do not receive a confirmation number after submitting your online application, your application was NOT received by the Department of Civil Service. No late applications will be accepted after the filing deadline has passed.|
Promotion examination open to all qualified employees of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
On or before August 11, 2018, you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as an Environmental Radiation Specialist 1.
Only the title(s) listed is qualifying for this examination(s).
If you were permanently appointed to a qualifying title on or before May 11, 2018, and have served continuously in this title since that date, you are eligible to file for this examination.
Qualifying Experience for Appointment from the Eligible List
After one year of the service described in the Minimum Qualifications, successful candidates will be qualified for appointment from the eligible list.
NOTE: This examination is being held on a promotion and open-competitive basis. If you are admitted to the promotion examination under anticipated eligibility (i.e., you do not have the required one year of Qualifying Experience For Appointment From The Eligible List) and if you meet the open-competitive minimum qualifications, you may also be admitted to the open-competitive examination. To be admitted, you must apply for the open-competitive examination according to the instructions given on the open-competitive announcement. Once you meet the required one year of qualifying service for appointment from the promotion list, you will not be eligible for appointment from the open-competitive eligible list.
Subject of Examination
There will be a written test which you must pass in order to be considered for appointment. The written test is designed to test for knowledge, skills, and/or abilities in such areas as:
- Evaluation and control of radioactive emissions and discharges to the environment - These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices involved in measuring and controlling the release of radioactive materials from operational facilities to the environment, and may include such areas as selection of sampling methods and equipment; analysis of sampling results; selection of emission control equipment; assessment of the effectiveness of emission control measures; factors affecting atmospheric dispersion; assessment of radiation doses and environmental impacts resulting from radioactive emissions and discharges; and application of 6 NYCRR Part 380 regulations.*
- Assessment and remediation of radioactive contaminants in the environment - These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices involved in addressing environmental contamination due to radioactive materials, and may include such areas as selection and use of radiation detection instruments; collection of environmental samples; selection of radioanalytical methods; evaluation of analytical results; radiation dose assessment; and performance of post-remediation surveys and sampling.*
- Disposal of radioactive waste - These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices involved in disposing of radioactive waste in accordance with 6 NYCRR Parts 380-383 and 10 CFR Parts 20 and 61, and may include such areas as identifying the types and classes of radioactive waste; appropriate disposal methods for the various types and classes of radioactive waste; transportation of radioactive waste; and performance objectives for radioactive waste disposal facilities.*
- Preparing written material - These questions test for the ability to present information clearly and accurately, and to organize paragraphs logically and comprehensibly. For some questions, you will be given information in two or three sentences followed by four restatements of the information. You must then choose the best version. For other questions, you will be given paragraphs with their sentences out of order. You must then choose, from four suggestions, the best order for the sentences.
- Supervision - These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices employed in planning, organizing, and controlling the activities of a work unit toward predetermined objectives. The concepts covered, usually in a situational question format, include such topics as assigning and reviewing work; evaluating performance; maintaining work standards; motivating and developing subordinates; implementing procedural change; increasing efficiency; and dealing with problems of absenteeism, morale, and discipline.
*Copies of the applicable Federal regulations are available on the Internet at the following websites:
https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/cfr/part020/ (10 CFR Part 20)
https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/cfr/part061/ (10 CFR Part 61)
Copies of the applicable NYS regulations are available on the Internet at the NYS DEC Radiation website:https://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/296.html(6 NYCRR Part 380-383)
If you pass, your seniority credit(s), if any, will be included in the computation of your final score. Rank on the eligible list will be determined after adding any wartime Veterans' credits to your final passing score.
Credit for Seniority
Seniority is credited at the rate of one credit for each five-year period (or fraction thereof), excluding the first year of service.
As an Environmental Radiation Specialist 2, you would review reports and evaluate data on radiological contamination in the environment; review work plans for radiological investigations, monitoring 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.
In addition, you would also supervise and train Environmental Radiation Specialist 1; supervise a permitting program to regulate discharges of radioactive material; review selected applications and all permits prepared by subordinates prior to approval; review and revise regulations to conform to federal and State laws and regulations governing radioactive discharges and disposal; review reports, data collections results, and proposed actions prepared by subordinates; provide the necessary expertise, as needed, in enforcement actions carried out by the agency; participate in public hearings and meetings on proposed regulations, radiological impacts, and technical evaluations of permit applications; and assign tasks to subordinates, set deadlines for completion of tasks, read drafts of regulations to determine their accuracy, effectiveness and feasibility, and direct subordinates to make necessary corrections.
Important: The Department of Civil Service and other state agencies may communicate with you through email correspondence. This may include the notification of your examination results and canvassing you for interest in appointment. It will be important for you to keep your email address, phone number and mailing address current by logging into https://www.cs.ny.gov/home/myaccount.
How To Apply
If you do not receive a confirmation number after submitting your online application, your application was NOT processed.
New York State is an Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of the State of New York to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, arrest and/or criminal conviction record, or any other category protected by law, unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.
Most written tests are held on Saturdays. If you cannot take the test on the announced test date, due to a conflict with a religious observance or practice, check the box under “Religious Accommodation.” We will make arrangements for you to take the test on a different date (usually the following day).
Reasonable Accommodations in Testing
It is the policy of the Department of Civil Service, in accordance with the New York State Human Rights Law and the Americans with Disabilities Act, to provide qualified persons with disabilities equal employment opportunity and equal opportunity to participate in and receive the benefits, services, programs, and activities of the Department. It is the policy of the Department to provide such persons reasonable accommodations and reasonable modifications as are necessary to provide equal opportunity. Persons with disabilities who require an accommodation to participate in an examination must note this on their application. Further information is available from the Test Administration Unit of the Department of Civil Service. In the Albany area, call 518-457-2487. Outside of the Albany area, call toll free at 1-877-697-5627. For TDD services, call NY Relay at 711 (requires a fee) or 1-800-662-1220.
Admission to Examination
Notice to appear for the test may be conditional as review of applications may not be made until after the test. If you have not received your notice to appear for the written test three days before the date of the test, email us at AdmissionNotices@cs.ny.gov. Please provide your first and last name, address, and the last four digits of your social security number, and we will provide you with the information you need to attend your written test. If you have an issue other than not receiving your admission notice, please contact our office at (518) 474-6470 in the Albany area or toll free at 1-877-697-5627. Please leave a clear concise message and provide your first and last name, last four digits of your social security number and a daytime phone number.
Taking State and Local Examinations Scheduled for the Same Day
If you have applied to take a written test announced by either one or several local jurisdictions (county, town, city) scheduled to be held on the same test date as this written test, you must notify each of the local jurisdictions no later than two weeks before the test date to make arrangements for taking all tests at one test site. All tests will be held at the state examination center. For your convenience, contact information for all local civil service agencies is available on our website at: https://www.cs.ny.gov/jobseeker/local.cfm.
Eligibility for Examination
To be considered a qualified employee eligible to compete in this examination, you must be employed in, or on leave from, the specified department or agency on a permanent or contingent permanent basis in the competitive class, or in the non-competitive class or labor class if specifically noted on this announcement (or be on an appropriate preferred list), and have the specified time in the specified title or salary grade. You may not compete in a test for a title if you are permanently employed in that title (unless you are still on probation) or in a higher direct line of promotion.
Cell Phones or Electronic/Communication Devices at the Test Site
Do not bring cell phones, beepers, headphones, or any electronic or other communication devices to the test site. The use of such devices at the test site in the test room, hallways, restrooms, building, grounds, or other areas could result in your disqualification.
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