NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Radiation Emergency Response Specialist, Bureau of Environmental Sciences and Engineering in New York, New York

Job Description

The mission of the Division of Environmental Health (EH) is to protect and reduce incidence of illness and injury caused by environmental health hazards and promote the health of all New Yorkers through the services provided by the seven Bureaus that comprise the Division: Division Management, Child Care, Food Safety Community Sanitation, Environmental Disease and Injury, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Veterinary and Pest Control Services, and Environmental Surveillance and Policy. The Office of Radiological Health inspects x-ray equipment and radioactive material facilities throughout New York City to ensure compliance with public health and safety regulations. This position will be 100% Grant funded.


  • Research the use and application of software to perform radiological assessments for incident response, and the transitioning of DOHMH to using RadResponder and other shared data platforms to maintain data on radiological materials in NYC. Help maintain and update data on ORH radioactive materials licensees.

  • Offer subject matter expertise to the Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response (OEPR) and other outside agencies to support the development of radiological remediation and mitigation plans and efforts, ensuring the ability to properly characterize the extent of contamination, monitor the efficacy of remediation efforts, and design environmental assessment plans to perform clearance for re-occupancy.

  • Review and interpret technical documents, and participate in the development of written response plans.

  • Support the ORH radioactive materials program by reviewing applications for radioactive materials licenses and license amendments.

  • Support the maintenance and calibration of ORH radiation detection equipment.

Minimum Qual Requirements

  1. For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A master's degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or in public health. To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have:
  2. A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or
  3. A master's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or
  4. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least a master's degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in "2" above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in "1" and "2" above.

NOTE: Probationary Period Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.

Preferred Skills

  • Excellent verbal, written, quantitative, and computer skills.

  • Experience with collection and analysis of environmental monitoring/sampling data.

  • Some experience with GIS and database design/management desirable.

  • Experience or background in radiation / health physics a plus.

Additional Information


Please note: If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as:

  • A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license.

  • Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.

  • Current Resume

  • Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)

Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting’s “Minimum Qualification Requirements” section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.

If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment. By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.


The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements.

Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:

To Apply

Apply online with a cover letter to In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 342585.

We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply.

All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.

Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

Job ID: 342585

# of Positions: 1

Business Title: Radiation Emergency Response Specialist, Bureau of Environmental Sciences and Engineering


Title Classification: Non-Competitive

Job Category: Health

Career Level: Experienced (non-manager)

Work Location: 1 Court Square, Queens

Division/Work Unit: Radiation Equipment

Title Code No: 2174402

Level: 02

Proposed Salary Range: $ 70,286.00 - $ 84,753.00 (Annual)

POSTING DATE: 05/04/2018

POST UNTIL: 08/31/2018