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Electroencephalographic Technician (Safety) (7990)

Electroencephalographic Technician (Safety)

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: TC72
  • Class Code: 7990
  • Established: 09/06/2000
  • Revised: --
  • Title Changed: --


Under the direction of a staff physician, to maintain and operate electroencephalographic equipment; to assist in laboratory research work involving the recording and interpretation of electroencephalographic records; and to do other related work.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This class is distinguished from other Electroencephalographic Technician classes by the custody requirements imposed by the forensic nature of the patients in the State hospitals and the security features of these facilities.

Typical Tasks

Operates electroencephalographic equipment; makes necessary adjustments and repairs; assists in the installation of new equipment; records electroencephalograms and, as required, electrocardiograms; reads, tabulates, and interprets recordings; makes observations and prepares reports on findings; assists in laboratory research and electrodiagnosis of epilepsy, mental disorders, organic brain defects, muscular tension and fatigue, abnormal behavior tendencies, and the effects of shock therapy and related assignments; keeps the laboratory stock room; files; does other clerical work; accounts for instruments or equipment that could be used by patients as weapons; and observes and intervenes as necessary in patient behavior that could lead to injury of patients, employees, or the general public.

Minimum Qualifications

One year of experience in an electrophysiological laboratory.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Electroencephalographic equipment and its operation and maintenance; methods of recording electroencephalograms and electrocardiograms; methods of reading, tabulating, and interpreting electroencephalographic records; recent trends in the field of electroencephalography.


Ability to: Communicate effectively at a level required for successful job performance; maintain and repair electroencephalographic equipment; assist in research work in an electroencephalographic laboratory; keep records and make reports.

Additional Desirable Qualification

Education equivalent to completion of the 12th grade.

Special Physical Characteristics

Possession and maintenance of sufficient strength, agility, and endurance to perform during physically, mentally, and emotionally stressful and emergency situations encountered on the job without endangering the health and well-being of the incumbent, fellow employees, patients, or the public.

  Updated: 6/3/2012
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