Electroencephalograph - Special Procedures Technician

Modified: June 29, 2017 2:55pm

COUNTY OF ERIE - DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL
invites applications for the position of:

Electroencephalograph - Special Procedures Technician

#61-952 - Open Competitive (open to the public)

Salary: $48,568 - $62,721 Annually
Opening Date: June 29, 2017
Closing Date: July 31, 2017
Application fee: $20.00

Residence Requirements:

RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS:  THERE ARE NO RESIDENCY REQUIRMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION IN THIS EXAMINATION.  At present there is one vacancy at the Erie County Medical Center Corporation.  

Examples of Duties:

An Electroencephalograph - Special Procedures Technician performs standard and complex electrophysiological recordings at the Erie County Medical Center Corporation; 

Performs standard EEG recording (awake and sleep, electrocerebral inactivity evaluations) using digital EEG or analogy equipment;

Prepares patient for testing by instructing them on how to relax and cooperate for effective results; explains recording procedure;

Summarizes the patient’s neurologic status and clinical history from the chart, patient, family member or caregiver;

Adapts methods and instrumentation to obtain optimal results based on history, clinical observation and EEG findings;

Provides appropriate patient care and details observations of clinical manifestations during seizure and other patient emergency situations;

Records computer-averaged electrical responses to visual, auditory, or somatosenory stimuli (evoked potentials); determines during averaging that recordings are of adequate technical quality;

Performs ambulatory EEG recording;

Carries out EEG or evoked potential monitoring procedures during surgery;

Ensures electrical safety of the patient at all times;

Keeps equipment in clean operating condition; performs maintenance and minor repairs of laboratory equipment and reports the need for major repairs;

Participates in conferences, technical meetings and other educational activities;

Serves as in-service instructor for junior staff, technologist trainees.

Qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Candidates must meet the following requirements on or before July 31, 2017:

Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and either:

A) Possession of a certification as an Evoked Potential Technologist issued by the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologist; or

B) Possession of a certification as an EEG Technologist issued by the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologist; or:

C) Possession of a certification as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist issued by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists and one (1) year of experience performing sleep studies; or:

D) One (1) year of experience as an EEG Technologist, including evoked potential studies.

Notes:

NOTE: Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full-time experience requirements.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

A medical examination may be required before appointment.

VETERANS: PROOF OF SERVICE MUST BE SUBMITTED BEFORE LIST IS ESTABLISHED TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL POINTS. (See application for more information.)

NOTICES TO APPEAR FOR THE EXAMINATION ARE MAILED APPROXIMATELY ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE EXAMINATION DATE
NO CELL PHONES ARE PERMITTED AT THE EXAM SITE.

Examination date:

September 1, 2017

Applications Must Be Postmarked By:

July 31, 2017

The New York State Department of Civil Service has not prepared a test guide for this examination. 

 

Subjects of Examination:

Scope of the Examination:  There will be no written or oral test for this examination.  If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will receive a rating based upon an evaluation of your training and experience against the duties of the position being tested. 

Candidates must first complete an examination application and return it to the Erie County Department of Personnel on or before the last filing date of July 31, 2017

Approved candidates will be sent a notice containing directions to a website address needed to complete a Training and Experience Questionnaire. 

The Training and Experience Questionnaire will be available on September 1, 2017 and approved candidates will be required to complete and submit this questionnaire between September 1, 2017, and midnight September 30, 2017.*

NOTE:  Candidates will not be able to claim any credit for training or experience gained after the application filing deadline of July 31, 2017.  Candidates who fail to submit a questionnaire by midnight, September 30, 2017, will not receive a rating.

NOTICE TO CANDIDATES WHO ARE ALSO TAKING ANOTHER CIVIL SERVICE EXAM(S) ON THIS DATE (See Below)
(IF YOU ARE TAKING 2 OR MORE ERIE COUNTY EXAMS ON THIS DATE IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO CALL)
INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES

APPLICATION FORMS: You may obtain these forms in person at the Erie County Personnel Department, Rath County Office Building, 95 Franklin St., Buffalo. Forms are also available in the libraries and at Town, Village and School District administrative offices.

Mail your application form when completed to the Erie County Department of Personnel, 95 Franklin St., Buffalo, NY 14202.

Candidates who submit incomplete applications and documentation may be disqualified. The Erie County Department of Personnel reserves the right to reject for lateness or to accept applications filed after the advertised filing period.

MILITARY STATUS: Active duty military personnel may file an application for this exam. A special military make-up examination will be conducted for any member of the armed forces of the United States who has duly filed a timely application but who was deprived of the opportunity to compete in the scheduled exam due to active military duty. Special conditions apply to these requests and may be reviewed at the Erie County Department of Personnel.

VETERANS: Disabled and non-disabled veterans as defined in Section 85, New York State Civil Service Law, will have 10 and 5 points, respectively added to their earned scores if successful in the examination. You must claim these credits when you file application but you have an option to waive them any time prior to appointment. If you have already used these credits for a permanent position in NYS, you may not claim them again.

In conformance with section 85-a of the Civil Service Law, CHILDREN OF FIREFIGHTERS AND POLICE OFFICERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY shall be entitled to receive an additional ten points in a competitive examination for original appointment in the same municipality in which his or her parent has served. If you are qualified to participate in this examination and are a child of a firefighter or police officer killed in the line of duty in this municipality, please inform this office of this matter when you submit your application for examination. A candidate claiming such credit has a minimum of two months from the application deadline to provide the necessary documentation to verify additional credit eligibility. However, no credit may be added after the eligible list has been established.

SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS: Applicants whose religious beliefs prevent their taking examinations before sundown on Saturday and physically handicapped candidates who require special examination facilities should so inform the Erie County Department of Personnel, by a separately mailed letter at the earliest possible date before the test.

MULTIPLE 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, so they can make arrangements for taking all tests at one test site. **For this exam, please complete and submit an Erie County EXAMS CROSS-FILER Form with your Erie County exam application to alert Erie County Civil Service about your additional exams being held at other locations on the same day.** The Cross-Filer Form is found online at: www2.erie.gov/employment/index.php?q=applications or call (716) 858-8484. All examinations for positions in State government will be held at a State examination center. You will be advised by letter when and where to report for your examinations.

ADMISSION TO EXAMINATION: Notice to appear for the test will be conditional as review of application for minimum requirements may not be made until after the written test. Call or write this Department if you have not received your notice 3 days before the date of the test. You may not be admitted to the examination room without official notice.

RATINGS REQUIRED: Tests are rated on a scale of 100 with a passing mark at 70. Unless the announcement states otherwise, you must pass the written test and the oral test, if any. Test instructions may further divide the tests into parts and set minimum standards for each part.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: If a subject of the examination, training and experience may not be rated if all passing candidates are expected to be immediately reachable for appointment. If rated, training and experience will be based on the statements in your application subject to verification. If this examination includes a qualifying written test, candidates admitted to the test will have conditional approval only. Final decision regarding the qualifications of candidates rests with the New York State Department of Civil Service.

MEDICAL EXAMINATION: You may be required to take a medical examination to determine if you are medically and physically capable of performing the duties of the position. In accordance with State Law, Governor’s Executive Order 6, and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended the County of Erie does not discriminate against handicapped persons in access to employment, during employment, or in any of its programs and activities.

VERIFICATION OF QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates may be investigated or called for an interview to verify information contained on the application. Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience may be pro-rated toward meeting full-time experience requirements.

ELIGIBLE LIST: The eligible list resulting from an examination may also be used for appointment to the same title or to any other title deemed to be similar and appropriate. Eligible lists are active for a minimum of one year and a maximum of four years from the date established.

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: Candidates may be subject to a thorough background investigation to determine suitability for appointment. Applicants may be required to authorize access to educational, employment, criminal history and other records check as part of such investigation. Criminal convictions or other offense are subject to evaluation and may result in disqualification. Applicant will be required to submit the necessary fees for the fingerprint processing, where required.

**IMPORTANT APPLICATION FEE - READ CAREFULLY**

A $20.00 filing fee is required for this exam. The required fee must accompany your application. Send or bring check or money order made payable to Erie County Personnel Department and write the examination number(s) on your check or money order. Do not send or bring cash, as the County cannot be responsible for cash payment. As no refund will be made, you are urged to compare your qualifications carefully with the requirements for admission and file only for those examinations for which you are clearly qualified.

APPLICATION FEE WAIVER: A waiver of application fee will be allowed if you are unemployed and primarily responsible for the support of a household. In addition, a waiver of application fee will be allowed if you are determined eligible for Medicaid, or receiving Supplemental Security Income payments, or Public Assistance (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families/Family Assistance or Safety Net Assistance) or are certified Job Training Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act eligible through a State or local social service agency.

All claims for application fee waiver are subject to verification. If you can verify eligibility for application fee waiver, complete a “Request for Application Fee Waiver and Certification: form and submit it with your application by the close of business on the Application Deadline as listed on the Examination Announcement. The form is available at the Erie County Personnel Department, 95 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY (Room 604) or can be downloaded from the County’s website at www.erie.gov. Click on “County Departments and Agencies”, then “Erie County Civil Service.”

This examination is prepared and rated by the New York State Department of Civil Service,
and held in compliance with the New York State Civil Service Law
and the rules and regulations of the New York State Department of Civil Service.

Frequently Requested Information

Contact

Phone: (716) 858-8484
Erie County Civil Service Exam Line: (716) 858-8729

Edward A. Rath County Office Building
95 Franklin Street, 6th Floor
Buffalo, New York 14202