Occ. Code 6214400






New York State Department of Civil Service


Classification Standard





Positions in this title operate electroencephalograph (EEG) machines to record patients brain waves and provide data for diagnosis of brain disorders. 


These positions are located at the Institute for Basic Research within the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).  Incumbents at OPWDD assist in the total care of consumers and perform various duties and functions in conjunction with the overall operation of a facility and/or location to which they are assigned.




ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPH RESEARCH TECHNICIAN: full performance level; perform digital video EEG recordings for diagnostic evaluation and assist physicians in the performance of electromyogram (EMG) and other nerve conduction tests. 




Electroencephalograph Technicians prepare and posture patients to make electroencephalograms and observe and record all artifacts and clinical symptoms. They make minor repairs to the machine and be responsible for maintaining records of supplies; are called upon to assist with, or give practical demonstrations of, the operation of an electroencephalograph to students, trainees, or hospital or clinical personnel. Work is performed under the supervision of a psychiatrist, neurologist or other medical officer.




Perform digital video/ EEG recordings.











Maintain EEG machine and equipment.


For analog equipment:







For digital equipment:





Set up and assist physicians in the performance of electromyogram/nerve conduction tests.


Perform evoked potential tests such as visual evoked potential (VEP), brainstem auditory evoked potential (BAER), and somatosensory evoked potential (SSEP).  


Maintain archives of tests and results.




Open Competitive:  completion of a course in the operation of EEG equipment or six months experience in the operation of EEG equipment and two years of experience in specialized EEG monitoring in a research setting. 





Date:  12/11




NOTE: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe.  Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class.  The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written.  Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.