New York State of Opportunity

New York State Department of Civil Service announces Continuous Recruitment Examination Open to All Qualified Individuals

Medical Technologist 1

Applications Accepted
Tests To Be Held


Exams Included on This Announcement
Exam Number Exam Title Salary Grade Beginning Salary Job Rate
20-195 Medical Technologist 1 G-14 $41,170 $52,552

Appointees who work in the five boroughs of New York City or in Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, or Westchester Counties will receive an additional $3,026 annual downstate adjustment. Appointees who work in Dutchess, Orange, or Putnam Counties will receive an additional $1,513 annual mid-Hudson adjustment.


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Minimum Qualifications

On or before the date of filing your application, you must have:

bachelor's degree in medical technology;

or II.

minimum of 90 semester hours or equivalent in an accredited college or university AND the successful completion of a course of training of at least 12 months in a school of medical technology approved by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association;
or III.

bachelor's degree in one of the chemical, physical, or biological sciences AND one year of training and/or experience in medical technology;

or IV.
any combination of academic study and training and/or experience outlined in Section 58 of Title 10 of the New York State Public Health Law as referenced in the New York State Codes, Rules, and Regulations (NYCRR).


  1. Appropriate part-time and volunteer experience, which can be verified, will be accepted on a prorated basis.
  2. New York State residence is not required.
  3. Your degree and/or college credit must have been awarded by a regionally accredited college or university or one recognized by the NYS Education Department as following acceptable educational practices. If your degree and/or college credit was awarded by an educational institution outside the United States and its territories, you must provide independent verification of equivalency. You can write to the Examination Information Desk of the NYS Department of Civil Service for a list of acceptable companies who provide this service. You must pay the required evaluation fee.
  4. All statements made on the application are subject to investigation.
  5. There is no processing fee for this examination.

The Positions

These positions exist in Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw, NY and Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research in Orangeburg, NY.

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As a Medical Technologist 1, you would perform the more specialized and complex chemical, physical, and microscopic procedures and tests on specimens of blood, sputum, urine, spinal fluids, and tissues. These tests and procedures include but are not limited to radio-immunoassays, blood smears, amino acid analyses, blood typing, enzyme assays, electrophoresis, complement assays, and coagulation studies. Under supervision, you may carry out developmental studies and research in production of standard reagents and methodologies. You may develop new laboratory techniques, implement new or modified procedures, and prepare statistical reports.

You may supervise technical and non-technical employees and train personnel in technical procedures. You may check completed work for accuracy and for conformance to standards, correcting, and retraining where necessary; prepare work schedules; inform personnel of rules, regulations, and other communications; and evaluate employee performance. You may maintain the quality control program and you may perform maintenance and minor repair of equipment.

Important: Depending on assignment the selected candidate may be required to be licensed or eligible for licensure as defined in Title 8, Article 165 of the New York State Education Law and Sections 52.36-38, subparts 79.13-15 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. Further, appointees to positions having overall laboratory duties must meet the qualification of section 58 of the New York State Public Health Law referenced in the New York State Codes, Rules, and Regulations (NYCRR).

For more information on certification or licensure requirements, visit the website for the State Education Department, Office of the Professions at Link).

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Subject of Examination

There will be no written test. If you meet the Minimum Qualifications your education and experience will be evaluated against the general background/critical activities of the position. Your final score will be based on the evaluation of your education and experience. It is essential that you describe your education and experience as completely as possible on the NYS-APP-3 #20-195 examination application form. Ambiguity, vagueness or omissions will not be decided in your favor. Do NOT send resumes. If you need more space, attach additional 8��" x 11" sheets, following the same format used on the application form. Additional unsolicited information will not be accepted after the last day for filing.

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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How to Apply

Where to Apply



Nathan S. Kline
Institute for Psychiatric Research
140 Old Orangeburg Road
Orangeburg, NY 10962
(845) 398-5500


Helen Hayes Hospital
Route 9W
West Haverstraw, NY 10993
(845) 786-4000
Attention: Human Resources Department

DO NOT USE INTER AGENCY MAIL. 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.

Retest Policy

Subsequent retests will be permitted one year after the most recent retest regardless of score. 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 Accommodation Unit of the Department of Civil Service at

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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Issued: 7/12

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