New York State Department of Civil Service Announces Examinations Open to All Qualified Individuals

Radiologic Technologist/Senior

Applications Accepted
Tests To Be Held


Exams Included on This Announcement
Exam Number Exam Title Salary Salary Grade Non−Refundable Processing Fee (Waivers available)
20-409 Radiologic Technologist $32,653 G-9 $25

Appointees in the following locations will receive additional compensation as listed below:



Downstate Adjustment

Mid-Hudson Adjustment

$1,400-$2,000 Geographic Pay Differential

Five Boroughs of New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, or Westchester Counties




Dutchess, Orange, or Putnam Counties




Contact the facility in which you are interested in employment to confirm the starting salary in that location.

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Minimum Qualifications

On or before the date of filing your application, you must have a license and current registration, or a temporary permit, to practice radiologic technology in New York State.

In addition, for No. 20-410 Senior Radiologic Technologist, you must have had one year of post-licensure or temporary permit experience in the operation of diagnostic radiology equipment.

Requirements for Continued Employment: Possession of a license and current registration, or temporary permit, to practice radiologic technology in New York State is necessary for continued employment. Loss of licensure, registration, or temporary permit will result in removal from employment.


  1. For information on New York State licensure, contact the Bureau of Environmental Radiation Protection, Radiologic Technology, Room 530, 547 River Street, Troy, NY 12180, (518) 402-7580.
  2. Appropriate part-time and volunteer experience, which can be verified, will be accepted on a prorated basis.
  3. New York State residence is not required.

The Positions

These positions exist statewide in the Department of Correctional Services, Department of Health, Department of State, Office of Mental Health, Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, and with the State University of New York.

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Subject of Examination

There will be no written test. If you meet the Minimum Qualifications your training and experience will be evaluated against the general background/critical activities of the position. Final scores will be based solely on the information you provide on the application form, including specific procedures and/or equipment you have used. Specify all of the following you have used:

Neuroangiography Lithotripsy Mammography
Heart Catheterization Operative Procedures Tomography-Myelography
Digital Angiography Computerized Tomography Portable Radiography
Interventional Radiography Magnetic Resonance Imaging Barium Studies
Embolization   Emergency Room Trauma
    Diagnostic Digital Radiography

You should also indicate any experience you have had related to quality assurance assignments, including film processors, patient care, and equipment monitoring, as well as experience you have had providing supervision for subordinate staff performing radiologic technology tasks. You must include the name of the facility where the experience was gained, dates of employment, and name of the physician who immediately supervised your work.

Your final score must be 70 or higher in order to pass. Rank on the eligible list will be determined after adding any wartime veterans’ and Civil Service Law Section 85-a credits to your final passing score.

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As a Radiologic Technologist, you would operate equipment taking diagnostic radiographs. You would also perform related technical duties in a radiology department, office, or clinic.

As a Senior Radiologic Technologist, you would supervise staff in a radiology department or clinic, operate a radiology mobile unit van, or have sole responsibility for the operation of radiology services at an ambulatory location or clinic. You would operate state of the art equipment and perform special radiologic procedures and may train and supervise personnel in the performance of such duties.

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How To Apply

Apply On line

You will need a personal ID to apply for this examination. If you do not have a personal account, please create an account.

Radiologic Technologist

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The NYS Department of Civil Service reserves the right to reject for lateness or to accept applications filed after the advertised filing period. All statements you make on your application are subject to investigation.

State agencies have an ongoing need for persons qualified for appointment to these positions. Therefore, the Department of Civil Service will accept applications at any time and will rate applications whenever additional eligibles are needed. In general, all applications received up to six weeks before a scheduled rating date will be processed for that test date. Applications received afterward will be retained for the next scheduled rating.

Retest Policy

Qualified candidates may file as frequently as every six months but a new application is required each time.

Additional Information

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.

Appointment to many positions in State government require candidates to undergo an investigative screening. This may include a thorough character investigation, a Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Record History Check, a Child Abuse Registry clearance, or other similar procedures. Candidates may be fingerprinted and may be required to pay any necessary fees for that procedure. Depending on the nature of the job, the criminal convictions discovered, or any falsified or omitted information revealed, the investigative findings may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment.

Eligibility for Employment

You must be legally eligible to work in the United States at the time of appointment and throughout your employment with New York State. If appointed, you must produce documents that establish your identity and eligibility to work in the United States, as required by the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, and the Immigration and Nationality Act.

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.

New York State Residence Is Not Required For Most Positions

However, you must be eligible for employment in the United States.

Continuous Recruitment/Eligible Lists

Candidates who meet the qualifications and pass this examination will have their names placed on the eligible list in the order of final scores, regardless of the date on which they filed or took the test. Generally, the names of qualified candidates will remain on the eligible list for two years. Appeal of ratings will not be allowed as the opportunity for retest exists. The Department of Civil Service reserves the right to terminate this special recruitment program.

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Reissued: 7/10

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