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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Special Board of Estimate and Contract Meeting

A special meeting of Board of Estimate and Contract will be held on Friday, July 1, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. in the Mayor’s Conference Room for the purpose of adopting salary resolutions and any other business that may be presented at said meeting.

 

George W. Brown

City Clerk

Examination Youth Case Manager Open-Competitive Exam #69-745

EXAMINATION

YOUTH CASE MANAGER

    OPEN-COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION #69-745

DATE OF EXAMINATION:      SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016

PLACE OF EXAMINATION:    AB Davis Middle SchoolMount Vernon, New York @ 8:30 A.M.

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE:   SEPTEMBER 14, 2016 at 3:00pm –no exceptions

SALARY RANGE:   $36,540 – $41,454

This list will be used to fill vacancies as they occur in the City of Mount Vernon Youth Bureau.    

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must be a resident of the City of Mt. Vernon for not less than one year immediately preceding the date of the written examination.

REQUIREMENTS FOR TAKING THE EXAM:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with major course work in education, social work, psychology, sociology, or a closely related field PLUS One year of experience working with the youth that shall have involved career counseling and/or case management: OR                                                                                                                                                                
  • Associates Degree with major course work as stated in (a) above; PLUS Three years of experience ; OR    
  • Graduation from High School or possession of an equivalency diploma issued by the New York State Education Department; PLUS Five years of the above mentioned experience.

NOTE: For appointment from the resulting eligible list, applicants with a foreign high school diploma must submit a course by course evaluation of their educational credentials. You must pay the required evaluation fee. Evaluations will be accepted from services such as: WORLD EDUCATION SERVICES, INC., P.O. BOX 5087, NEW YORK, NY 10274 – 212-966-6311, GLOBE LANGUAGE SERVICES, INC. 319 BROADWAY #200, NEW YORK, NY 10027, 212-227-1994, OR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC. P.O. BOX 3665, CULVER CITY, CA. 90231.

DUTIES: Under the direction of the Youth Bureau, provides career counseling, intensive job readiness, job search and placement assistance, case management and training and follow up services to Workforce Innovations Opportunities (WIOA) eligible youth within Mount Vernon. Serves as a liaison to the WDAY partnership and conducts supervisory activities to various subcontractors. Does related work as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Candidates must have ability to screen for eligibility; work with disconnected youth; experience in employment and training services; skilled in job search; understanding grant requirements and computer programs; good knowledge and understanding of the City’s youth population; good knowledge of the cultural diversity of the City; good organizational skills; ability to work independently; ability to establish and maintain community relations; ability to work with diverse populations, including at risk individuals; ability to speak in public and communicate ideas to diverse audiences; good written and verbal communication skills; self motivation; time management skills; tact and courtesy; integrity and physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.                                                                                                                                                                    

SUBJECTS OF EXAMINATION: The written test will cover knowledge, skills and/or abilities in the following areas:

                                    1) EDUCATING AND INTERACTING WITH THE PUBLIC;

2) INTERVIEWING;                                                         

3) PREPARING WRITTEN MATERIAL;                                              

4) PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF EMPLOYMENT   COUNSELING.

EXPANDED SCOPE STATEMENT:

  • EDUCATING AND INTERACTING WITH THE PUBLIC – These questions test for knowledge of techniques used to interact effectively with individuals and/or community groups, to educate or inform them about topics of concern, to publicize or clarify agency programs or policies, to negotiate conflicts or resolve complaints, and to represent one’s agency or program in a manner in keeping with good public relations practices. Questions may also cover interacting with others in cooperative efforts of public outreach or service.
  • INTERVIEWING – These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices employed in obtaining information from individuals through structured conversations. These questions require you to apply the principles, practices and techniques of effective interviewing to hypothetical interviewing situations. Included are questions that present a problem arising from an interviewing situation, and you must choose the most appropriate course of action to take.
  • PREPARING WRITTEN MATERIAL – These questions test for the ability to present information clearly and accurately, and to organize paragraphs logically and comprehensibly. For some questions, you will be given information in two or three sentences followed by four restatements of the information. You must then choose the best version. For other questions, you will be given paragraphs with their sentences out of order. You must then choose, from four suggestions, the best order for the sentences.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
  • PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF EMPLOYMENT COUNSELING – These questions test for knowledge and understanding of principles, practices and techniques of employment counseling in individual and group settings. Questions may cover such topics as assessing customers’ job-related skills and abilities matching customers with appropriate training and employment opportunities; matching customers with special incentive programs; assisting customers to develop job search skills and career plans; working with customers and employers to develop appropriate job opportunities; utilizing public employment service programs; applying department policies and program knowledge to counseling and working with special applicant groups; and establishing, maintaining and terminating the customer-counselor relationship.

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

candidates may find information in the publication “How to take a written test” helpful in preparing for this test.

This publication is available on line at www.cs.ny.gov/testing/localtestguides.cfm

CALCULATORS ARE PERMITTED FOR THIS EXAMINATION: Devices with typewriter keyboards, spell checkers, personal digital assistants, address books, language transistors, dictionaries or any similar devices are prohibited.

Candidates are required to attain a final average rating of 70 in order to be eligible to have their name placed on the eligible list established as a result of this examination. Life on the list will be stated at the time the list is established.

APPLICATION FEE: A $15.00 NON-REFUNDABLE FILING FEE IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EXAMINATION FOR MOUNT VERNON RESIDENTS. The applicable fee is required and must accompany your application. If your application is received without the required fee, it will be considered incomplete and you will not be admitted to the examination. Only MONEY ORDERS will be accepted for the applications fee. The money order should be made payable to the City of Mount Vernon and be sure to write the examination number on the money order. CASH OR CHECKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Because NO REFUND will be made, you are urged to compare your qualifications carefully with the requirements for admission.

FEE WAIVER INFORMATION: A waiver of the application fee will be allowed if you are unemployed and are primarily responsible for the support of a household. In addition, a waiver of the application fee will be allowed if you are determined eligible for Medicaid, receiving Supplemental Security Income payment, or Public Assistance. All claims for an application fee waiver are subject to verification. If you can verify eligibility for the application fee waiver, you must complete a “Request for Application Fee Waiver” form. This form is available in the Civil Service Office. You must submit the completed fee waiver form with your completed application.

Applications are available in the Mount Vernon Municipal Civil Service Commission Office Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM or send a self-addressed, legal-sized envelope to the Civil Service Commission, Room 103 – City Hall, One Roosevelt Square, Mount Vernon, NY 10550. Applicants may also obtain applications from the City of Mount Vernon’s website at www.cmvny.com. All applications must be returned to the Civil Service Commission Office on or before the application deadline date.

For applications go to the Civil Service Office Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm or send a stamped self-addressed, legal-sized envelope to the Civil Service Commission, Room 103, City Hall, 1 Roosevelt Square, Mt. Vernon, New York 10550. You may also obtain applications from our website @www.cmvny.com. ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE CIVIL SERVICE OFFICE WITH YOUR FILING FEE. Applications received via mail will not be accepted if postmarked after the closing date deadline of September 14, 2016.

RELIGIOUS OBSERVERS AND DISABLED PERSONS: If special arrangements for testing are required, please indicate this on your application and submit on a separate sheet of paper and attach it to your application at time of submission. You will be notified of the alternate test date which will take place in City Hall.

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 (10) POINTS in a competitive examination for original appointment in the same municipality in which his/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 (2) 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.

ALTERNATE TEST DATE POLICY: Alternate test(s) date(s) may be arranged upon review of the circumstances according to the alternate Test Date Policy adopted April 14, 2008 by the Civil Service Commission. Under specific circumstances an alternate test date may be arranged. Your request with written documentation must be received in the Mt. Vernon Civil Service office no later than two (2) weeks preceding the examination. If an emergency prevents you from appearing for the examination, please notify the Civil Service office in writing no later than the Friday before the test date and provide verifiable documentation of the reason. A determination will be made as to if an alternate test date will be scheduled.

APPLYING FOR CIVIL SERVICE EXAMS IN MULTIPLE JURISDICTIONS WHEN EXAMS ARE SCHEDULED ON THE SAME DATE: If you have applied for any other Civil Service Exams for employment with New York State or any other local government jurisdiction, you must make arrangements to take all the exams at one test site. If you have applied for both State and Local government exams, you must make arrangements to take all your exams at the State exam center by calling the State to make the arrangements, no later than two weeks before the test date.

SPECIAL REQUEST FOR MAKE UP EXAM DUE TO MILITARY DUTY: A make-up test will be available for written or any other portion of the test for persons who are in the activity military. A person eligible for military make-up test does not have to wait until discharge from active duty to take the test. Applicant must submit to this office a copy of a military order, DD214, or any other military document that substantiates active military service prior to the make-up test.

It is the responsibility of the candidate to notify the Civil Service Office of any change in name or address.

No attempt will be made to locate candidates who have moved.

                        THE CITY OF MOUNT VERNON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

06/30/16

2016 Fireworks Show Video

Fireworks came back to Mount Vernon for the first time in over sixty years. As a toast to the graduating high school seniors and in tribute to our nation’s independence, Mayor Thomas hosted fireworks on the field behind Mount Vernon High School.

Please click here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxolkWJRuWI&feature=youtu.be) to catch highlights from the show. We look forward to seeing you next year!

City Council Public Hearing Notice

The City of Mount Vernon is authorized pursuant to New York State Real Property Tax Law, Section 467-b to adopt legislation to enact the Disability Rent Increase Exemption (“DRIE”)-a program that provides a tax abatement for rent controlled and rent regulated property occupied by persons with disabilities.  Real Property Tax Law § 467-b also authorizes the City of Mount Vernon to establish DRIE income eligibility requirements up to the maximum statutory limit of $50,000 per year combined household income.

In order to receive public input, the Mount Vernon City Council will hold a public hearing to determine whether the City Code should be amended to establish the DRIE program and, if so, what the income eligibility limit should be. 

The public hearing will be held on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 in the City Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 1 Roosevelt Square, Mount Vernon, New York 10550 at 7:00 p.m.

 

Contact Person:

George W. Brown, City Clerk, Mount Vernon City Council

1 Roosevelt Square-City Hall

Mount Vernon, New York 10550

(914) 665-2352 (phone)

 

Dated: June 24, 2016

George W. Brown

City Clerk

 

 

Examination Senior Typist Open-Competitive/Decentralized Exam#2016-3

EXAMINATION

SENIOR TYPIST  

OPEN-COMPETITIVE/DECENTRALIZED – EXAM #2016-3 

DATE OF EXAMINATION:          Saturday, SEPTEMBER 17, 2016

PLACE OF EXAMINATION:        AB Davis Middle SchoolMount Vernon, New York @ 8:30 A.M.

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE:      AUGUST 16, 2016 at 3:00pm –no exceptions

SALARY RANGE:       $39,225 – $52,047

 The eligible list established from this examination will be used to fill appropriate vacancies in the City of Mount Vernon City School District. A promotional examination is being given on the same date as this open-competitive examination. The promotional list will be used before the open-competitive one is used.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must be residents of the City of Mount Vernon for at least one year immediately preceding the date of the written examination and continuously up to and including the date of appointment.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING FOR EXAMINATION:

  • Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma recognized by the New York State Department of Education or supplemented by a course in typing and computers; OR
  • Three years of experience in office work which shall have included typing on a computer: OR      
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience as described in A and B above.

NOTE: For appointment from the resulting eligible list, applicants with a foreign high school diploma must submit a course by course evaluation of their educational credentials. You must pay the required evaluation fee. Evaluations will be accepted from services such as: WORLD EDUCATION SERVICES, INC., P.O. BOX 5087, NEW YORK, NY 10274 – 212-966-6311, GLOBE LANGUAGE SERVICES, INC. 319 BROADWAY #200, NEW YORK, NY 10027, 212-227-1994, OR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC. P.O. BOX 3665, CULVER CITY, CA. 90231. 

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Working from rough draft or from data personally developed in accordance with established routine; types statistical tabulation and data, form letters, memoranda, vouchers, reports, requisitions and other materials. Reviews accounts, reports and other documents form completeness, accuracy and conformity with established procedures; indexes and files documents and correspondence; searches, locates records, etc. Operates a computer, adding machine, calculator, copy machine, scanner and other office equipment. Types at least 40 words per minute with accuracy on a computer.   Does related work as required.        

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of office terminology, equipment and procedures; reasonable knowledge of business arithmetic and English; ability to type from clear copy or rough draft at a reasonable rate of speed; ability to write legibly; computer literate; clerical aptitude; mental alertness; ability to get along well with others; neatness of appearance; integrity; initiative; resourcefulness; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.      

SUBJECTS OF EXAMINATION: The written test will cover knowledge, skills and/or abilities in the following areas:

1) SPELLING;                                                                

2) GRAMMAR, USAGE AND PUNCTUATION;                            

3) KEYBOARDING PRACTICES;    

4) OFFICE RECORD KEEPING.                            

EXPANDED SCOPE STATEMENT:

  • SPELLING – These questions test your ability to spell words that are used in written business communications.
  • GRAMMAR, USAGE AND PUNCTUATION – The grammar and usage questions test for the ability to apply basis rules of grammar and usage. The punctuation questions test for a knowledge of the correct placement of punctuation marks in sentences.
  • KEYBOARDING PRACTICES – The questions test for a knowledge of preferred practices in such areas as letter format, capitalization, hyphenation, plurals, possessives, word division, word and figure styles for numbers and common proofreading tasks. In addition, you will be asked questions about how to correct the errors in the passage.
  • OFFICE RECORD KEEPING – These questions evaluate your ability to perform common office record keeping tasks. The test consists of two or more “sets” of questions, each set concerning a different problem. Typical record keeping problems might involve the organization or collation of data from several summarizing data using totals, subtotals, averages and percents. 

NOTE: Candidates who receive a passing score (70%) on the written exam must also qualify on a performance test in typing at the required speed of 40 standard words per minute. However, the written score will be used to determine the final test scores and their names will be placed on the eligible list by the written test score. The performance test will be given on a computer and at later date.

Calculators are pERMITTED for this examination: DEVICES WITH TYPEWRITER KEYBOARDS, SPELL CHECKERS, PERSONAL DIGITAL ASSISTANTS, ADDRESS BOOKS, LANGUAGE TRANSISTORS, DICTIONARIES OR ANY SIMILAR DEVICES ARE PROHIBITED.

APPLICATION FEE: A $15.00 NON-REFUNDABLE FILING FEE IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EXAMINATION. The applicable fee is required and must accompany your application. If your application is received without the required fee, it will be considered incomplete and you will not be admitted to the examination. Only MONEY ORDERS will be accepted for the applications fee. The money order should be made payable to the City of Mount Vernon and be sure to write the examination number on the money order. CASH OR CHECKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Because NO REFUND will be made, you are urged to compare your qualifications carefully with the requirements for admission.

For applications go to the Civil Service office Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm or send a stamped self-addressed legal-sized envelope to the Civil Service Commission, Room 103, City Hall, 1 Roosevelt Square, Mt. Vernon, New York 10550. You may also obtain applications from our website @www.cmvny.com.   ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE CIVIL SERVICE OFFICE WITH YOUR FILING FEE. APPLICATIONS RECEIVED VIA MAIL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IF POSTMARKED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE DEADLING OF AUGUST 16, 2016.

FEE WAIVER INFORMATION: A waiver of the application fee will be allowed if you are unemployed and are primarily responsible for the support of a household. In addition, a waiver of the application fee will be allowed if you are determined eligible for Medicaid, receiving Supplemental Security Income payment, or Public Assistance. All claims for an application fee waiver are subject to verification. If you can verify eligibility for the application fee waiver, you must complete a “Request for Application Fee Waiver” form. This form is available in the Civil Service Office. You must submit the completed fee waiver form with your completed application.

Applications are available in the Mount Vernon Municipal Civil Service Commission Office Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM or send a self-addressed, legal-sized envelope to the Civil Service Commission, Room 103 – City Hall, One Roosevelt Square, Mount Vernon, NY 10550. Applicants may also obtain applications from the City of Mount Vernon’s website at www.cmvny.com. All applications must be returned to the Civil Service Commission Office on or before the application deadline date.

Any applicant wishing to claim veteran’s credits must do so at the time of filing his/her application. You must submit form MSB-332 VP-1 along with your DD214 (Discharge).

SPECIAL REQUEST FOR MAKE-UP EXAM DUE TO ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY: A make-up test will be available for written and performance test for person who is in the active military. A person eligible for military make-up test does not have to wait until discharge from active duty to take the test. Applicant must submit to this office a copy of military order, DD214, or other official military document that substantiates active military service PRIOR to the make-up test. 

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/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 eligibility6. However, no credit may be added after the eligible list has been established.

RELIGIOUS OBSERVERS AND DISABLED PERSONS: If special arrangements for testing are required, please indicate this on your application and submit on a separate sheet of paper and attach it to your application at time of submission. You will be notified of the alternate test date which will take place in City Hall.

ALTERNATE TEST DATE POLICY: Alternate test(s) date(s) may be arranged upon review of the circumstances according to the alternate Test Date Policy adopted April 14, 2008 by the Civil Service Commission. Under specific circumstances an alternate test date may be arranged. Your request with written documentation must be received in the Mt. Vernon Civil Service office no later than two (2) weeks preceding the examination. If an emergency prevents you from appearing for the examination, please notify the Civil Service office in writing no later than the Friday before the test date and provide verifiable documentation of the reason. A determination will be made as to if an alternate test date will be scheduled.

It is the responsibility of the candidate to notify the Civil Service Office of any change in name or address.

No attempt will be made to locate candidates who have moved. 

                        THE CITY OF MOUNT VERNON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

06/23/16

Examination Senior Typist Promotional/Decentralized Exam #2016-2

EXAMINATION

SENIOR TYPIST

                                                                PROMOTIONAL/DECENTRALIZED – EXAM #2016-2

DATE OF EXAMINATION:           Saturday, SEPTEMBER 17, 2016

PLACE OF EXAMINATION:         AB Davis Middle SchoolMount Vernon, New York @ 8:30 A.M.

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE:    AUGUST 16, 2016 at 3:00pm –no exceptions

SALARY RANGE:    $39,225 – $52,047

The eligible list established from this examination will be used to fill appropriate vacancies in the City of Mount Vernon City School District.

PROMOTIONALQUALIFICATIONS:   Must have served continuously on a permanent basis in the competitive class for not less than six months as a Typist immediately preceding the date of the written examination in the Mount Vernon City School District. 

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING FOR EXAMINATION:

  • Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma recognized by the New York State Department of Education or supplemented by a course in typing and computers; OR
  • Three years of experience in office work which shall have included typing on a computer: OR      
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience as described in A and B above.

NOTE: For appointment from the resulting eligible list, applicants with a foreign high school diploma must submit a course by course evaluation of their educational credentials. You must pay the required evaluation fee. Evaluations will be accepted from services such as: WORLD EDUCATION SERVICES, INC., P.O. BOX 5087, NEW YORK, NY 10274 – 212-966-6311, GLOBE LANGUAGE SERVICES, INC. 319 BROADWAY #200, NEW YORK, NY 10027, 212-227-1994, OR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC. P.O. BOX 3665, CULVER CITY, CA. 90231.

 EXAMPLES OF WORK: Working from rough draft or from data personally developed in accordance with established routine; types statistical tabulation and data, form letters, memoranda, vouchers, reports, requisitions and other materials. Reviews accounts, reports and other documents form completeness, accuracy and conformity with established procedures; indexes and files documents and correspondence; searches, locates records, etc. Operates a computer, adding machine, calculator, copy machine, scanner and other office equipment. Types at least 40 words per minute with accuracy on a computer.   Does related work as required.        

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of office terminology, equipment and procedures; reasonable knowledge of business arithmetic and English; ability to type from clear copy or rough draft at a reasonable rate of speed; ability to write legibly; computer literate; clerical aptitude; mental alertness; ability to get along well with others; neatness of appearance; integrity; initiative; resourcefulness; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.      

SUBJECTS OF EXAMINATION: The written test will cover knowledge, skills and/or abilities in the following areas:

1) SPELLING;                                                                 

2) GRAMMAR, USAGE AND PUNCTUATION;                            

3) KEYBOARDING PRACTICES;    

4) OFFICE RECORD KEEPING.                            

EXPANDED SCOPE STATEMENT:

  • SPELLING – These questions test your ability to spell words that are used in written business communications.
  • GRAMMAR, USAGE AND PUNCTUATION – The grammar and usage questions test for the ability to apply basis rules of grammar and usage. The punctuation questions test for a knowledge of the correct placement of punctuation marks in sentences.
  • KEYBOARDING PRACTICES – The questions test for a knowledge of preferred practices in such areas as letter format, capitalization, hyphenation, plurals, possessives, word division, word and figure styles for numbers and common proofreading tasks. In addition, you will be asked questions about how to correct the errors in the passage.
  • OFFICE RECORD KEEPING – These questions evaluate your ability to perform common office record keeping tasks. The test consists of two or more “sets” of questions, each set concerning a different problem. Typical record keeping problems might involve the organization or collation of data from several summarizing data using totals, subtotals, averages and percents.

NOTE: Candidates who receive a passing score (70%) on the written exam must also qualify on a performance test in typing at the required speed of 40 standard words per minute. However, the written score will be used to determine the final test scores and their names will be placed on the eligible list by the written test score. The performance test will be given on a computer and at later date.

Calculators are pERMITTED for this examination: DEVICES WITH TYPEWRITER KEYBOARDS, SPELL CHECKERS, PERSONAL DIGITAL ASSISTANTS, ADDRESS BOOKS, LANGUAGE TRANSISTORS, DICTIONARIES OR ANY SIMILAR DEVICES ARE PROHIBITED.

APPLICATION FEE: A $25.00 NON-REFUNDABLE FILING FEE IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EXAMINATION. The applicable fee is required and must accompany your application. If your application is received without the required fee, it will be considered incomplete and you will not be admitted to the examination. Only MONEY ORDERS will be accepted for the applications fee. The money order should be made payable to the City of Mount Vernon and be sure to write the examination number on the money order. CASH OR CHECKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Because NO REFUND will be made, you are urged to compare your qualifications carefully with the requirements for admission.

For applications go to the Civil Service office Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm or send a stamped self-addressed legal-sized envelope to the Civil Service Commission, Room 103, City Hall, 1 Roosevelt Square, Mt. Vernon, New York 10550. You may also obtain applications from our website @www.cmvny.com.   ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE CIVIL SERVICE OFFICE WITH YOUR FILING FEE. APPLICATIONS RECEIVED VIA MAIL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IF POSTMARKED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE DEADLING OF AUGUST 16, 2016.

FEE WAIVER INFORMATION: A waiver of the application fee will be allowed if you are unemployed and are primarily responsible for the support of a household. In addition, a waiver of the application fee will be allowed if you are determined eligible for Medicaid, receiving Supplemental Security Income payment, or Public Assistance. All claims for an application fee waiver are subject to verification. If you can verify eligibility for the application fee waiver, you must complete a “Request for Application Fee Waiver” form. This form is available in the Civil Service Office. You must submit the completed fee waiver form with your completed application.

Applications are available in the Mount Vernon Municipal Civil Service Commission Office Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM or send a self-addressed, legal-sized envelope to the Civil Service Commission, Room 103 – City Hall, One Roosevelt Square, Mount Vernon, NY 10550. Applicants may also obtain applications from the City of Mount Vernon’s website at www.cmvny.com. All applications must be returned to the Civil Service Commission Office on or before the application deadline date.

Any applicant wishing to claim veteran’s credits must do so at the time of filing his/her application. You must submit form MSB-332 VP-1 along with your DD214 (Discharge).

SPECIAL REQUEST FOR MAKE-UP EXAM DUE TO ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY: A make-up test will be available for written and performance test for person who is in the active military. A person eligible for military make-up test does not have to wait until discharge from active duty to take the test. Applicant must submit to this office a copy of military order, DD214, or other official military document that substantiates active military service PRIOR to the make-up test.

RELIGIOUS OBSERVERS AND DISABLED PERSONS: If special arrangements for testing are required, please indicate this on your application and submit on a separate sheet of paper and attach it to your application at time of submission. You will be notified of the alternate test date which will take place in City Hall.

ALTERNATE TEST DATE POLICY: Alternate test(s) date(s) may be arranged upon review of the circumstances according to the alternate Test Date Policy adopted April 14, 2008 by the Civil Service Commission. Under specific circumstances an alternate test date may be arranged. Your request with written documentation must be received in the Mt. Vernon Civil Service office no later than two (2) weeks preceding the examination. If an emergency prevents you from appearing for the examination, please notify the Civil Service office in writing no later than the Friday before the test date and provide verifiable documentation of the reason. A determination will be made as to if an alternate test date will be scheduled.

It is the responsibility of the candidate to notify the Civil Service Office of any change in name or address.

No attempt will be made to locate candidates who have moved.

                        THE CITY OF MOUNT VERNON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

06/23/16

Examination Traffic Maintenance Technician Open-Competitive Examination #62-692

EXAMINATION

TRAFFIC MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

OPEN-COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION #62-692

 

DATE OF EXAMINATION:    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2016

PLACE OF EXAMINATION:   AB Davis Middle SchoolMount Vernon, New York @ 8:30 A.M.

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE:   AUGUST 10, 2016 at 3:00pm –no exceptions

SALARY RANGE:     $53,120.95 – $73,640.57

 This list will be used to fill vacancies as they occur in the City of Mount Vernon Police Department.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must be a resident of the Westchester County for not less than one year immediately preceding the date of the written examination.

REQUIREMENTS FOR TAKING THE EXAM:

 Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma issued by the New York State Education Department; PLUS                                                            

  • Five years of experience in electronic trouble shooting and repair, maintenance and design of solid statement equipment, one year of which shall have involved traffic planning, engineering or a related field; OR
  • Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered two year college with an Associate’s Degree in electrical technology and three years of experience as described in (b) above; OR
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience as described above to indicate ability to do the work.

NOTE: For appointment from the resulting eligible list, applicants with a foreign high school diploma must submit a course by course evaluation of their educational credentials. You must pay the required evaluation fee. Evaluations will be accepted from services such as: WORLD EDUCATION SERVICES, INC., P.O. BOX 5087, NEW YORK, NY 10274 – 212-966-6311, GLOBE LANGUAGE SERVICES, INC. 319 BROADWAY #200, NEW YORK, NY 10027, 212-227-1994, OR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC. P.O. BOX 3665, CULVER CITY, CA. 90231.

DUTIES: This is skilled electronic work involving responsibility for maintaining and repairing traffic signal equipment. Employees in this class are not only responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of electro-mechanical and sold-state traffic signal devises; but also gather factual traffic data and prepare related studies and reports regarding traffic flow and street usage. The work is performed under general supervision in accordance with established policies and procedures. Directs and reviews the work of assigned work crew including paint shop. Does related work as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Good knowledge of the installation, maintenance and repair of electro-mechanical, solid-state based traffic control devices; good knowledge of federal and state manuals of uniform traffic control devices; good knowledge of traffic ordinances; good knowledge of the practices and procedures in gathering traffic data; working knowledge of New York State Vehicle and Traffic Laws; ability to compile and analyze traffic data; ability to prepare reports, charts and graphs and to use mechanical drawing instruments; ability to communicate verbally and in writing; ability to understand and carry out complex written and oral directions; computer literate; good judgment; accuracy; willingness to work outdoors in varying conditions; ability to get along well with others; tact and courtesy and physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.                                                                                                

SUBJECTS OF EXAMINATION: The written test will cover knowledge, skills and/or abilities in the following areas:

                                    1) BASIC PRINCIPLES OF ELECTRICITY;

2) PRINCIPLES, PRACTICES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT OF THE ELECTRICAL TRADE;  

3) OPERATION, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF TRAFFIC SIGNALS AND ELECTRICAL CONTROL EQUIPMENT;

4) BASIC ELECTRONICS, INCLUDING CIRCUITRY, SCHEMATICS, WIRING DIAGRAMS

AND TOOLS AND TEST EQUIPMENT.

EXPANDED SCOPE STATEMENT: 

  • BASIC PRINCIPLES OF ELECTRICITY – These questions test for knowledge of basic electrical principles including such areas as electric circuit wiring, grounding and insulation; relationships between voltage, current and resistance in electrical circuits; characteristics of direct current and alternating current circuits; and properties of series and parallel electrical circuits.
  • PRINCIPLES, PRACTICES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT OF THE ELECTRICAL TRADE – These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices of the electrical trade, including such areas as tools and equipment used, proper electrical circuit wiring procedures, and appropriate methods of providing safe, efficient and effective electrical service.
  • OPERATION, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF TRAFFIC SIGNALS AND ELECTRICAL CONTROL EQUIPMENT – These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices involved in the operation, maintenance and repair of various types of traffic signals and related electrical control equipment; and may include such areas as the physical characteristics of traffic signals; proper electronic sequencing, control and operation of traffic signals; operation of traffic detector circuits; and application of the standards of the New York State Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices to traffic signals.
  • BASIC ELECTRONICS, INCLUDING CIRCUITRY, SCHEMATICS, WIRING DIAGRAMS AND TOOLS AND TEST EQUIPMENT USED IN ELECTRONIC REPAIR – These questions test for knowledge of the concepts, principles and practices involved in basic electronics, including circuitry, schematics and writing diagrams, and the tools and equipment used in the repair of electronic equipment; and may include such areas as the concepts of voltage, current and resistance; the identification and function of circuit and solid state components; the ability to interpret electronic schematics and wiring diagrams; and identification of the appropriate tools, test equipment and procedures to use in troubleshooting, maintaining and repairing electronic equipment.

The New York State Department of Civil Service has not prepared a test guide for this examination. However, candidates may find information in the publication “How to take a written test” helpful in preparing for this test. This publication is available on line at: www.cs.ny.gov/testing/localtestguides.cfm

Calculators are PERMITTED for this examination: DEVICES WITH TYPEWRITER KEYBOARDS, SPELL CHECKERS, PERSONAL DIGITAL ASSISTANTS, ADDRESS BOOKS, LANGUAGE TRANSISTORS, DICTIONARIES OR ANY SIMILAR DEVICES ARE PROHIBITED.

Candidates are required to attain a final average rating of 70 in order to be eligible to have their name placed on the eligible list established as a result of this examination. Life on the list will be stated at the time the list is established.

APPLICATION FEE: A $15.00 NON-REFUNDABLE FILING FEE IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EXAMINATION FOR MOUNT VERNON RESIDENTS. A $25.00 non-refundable fee is required for this examination for non-residents. The applicable fee is required and must accompany your application. If your application is received without the required fee, it will be considered incomplete and you will not be admitted to the examination. Only MONEY ORDERS will be accepted for the applications fee. The money order should be made payable to the City of Mount Vernon and be sure to write the examination number on the money order. CASH OR CHECKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Because NO REFUND will be made, you are urged to compare your qualifications carefully with the requirements for admission.

FEE WAIVER INFORMATION: A waiver of the application fee will be allowed if you are unemployed and are primarily responsible for the support of a household. In addition, a waiver of the application fee will be allowed if you are determined eligible for Medicaid, receiving Supplemental Security Income payment, or Public Assistance. All claims for an application fee waiver are subject to verification. If you can verify eligibility for the application fee waiver, you must complete a “Request for Application Fee Waiver” form. This form is available in the Civil Service Office. You must submit the completed fee waiver form with your completed application.

Applications are available in the Mount Vernon Municipal Civil Service Commission Office Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM or send a self-addressed, legal-sized envelope to the Civil Service Commission, Room 103 – City Hall, One Roosevelt Square, Mount Vernon, NY 10550. Applicants may also obtain applications from the City of Mount Vernon’s website at www.cmvny.com. All applications must be returned to the Civil Service Commission Office on or before the application deadline date.

For applications go to the Civil Service Office Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm or send a stamped self-addressed, legal-sized envelope to the Civil Service Commission, Room 103, City Hall, 1 Roosevelt Square, Mt. Vernon, New York 10550. You may also obtain applications from our website @www.cmvny.com. ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE CIVIL SERVICE OFFICE WITH YOUR FILING FEE. Applications received via mail will not be accepted if postmarked after the closing date deadline of August 10, 2016. 

RELIGIOUS OBSERVERS AND DISABLED PERSONS: If special arrangements for testing are required, please indicate this on your application and submit on a separate sheet of paper and attach it to your application at time of submission. You will be notified of the alternate test date which will take place in City Hall.

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 (10) POINTS in a competitive examination for original appointment in the same municipality in which his/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 (2) 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.

ALTERNATE TEST DATE POLICY: Alternate test(s) date(s) may be arranged upon review of the circumstances according to the alternate Test Date Policy adopted April 14, 2008 by the Civil Service Commission. Under specific circumstances an alternate test date may be arranged. Your request with written documentation must be received in the Mt. Vernon Civil Service office no later than two (2) weeks preceding the examination. If an emergency prevents you from appearing for the examination, please notify the Civil Service office in writing no later than the Friday before the test date and provide verifiable documentation of the reason. A determination will be made as to if an alternate test date will be scheduled.

APPLYING FOR CIVIL SERVICE EXAMS IN MULTIPLE JURISDICTIONS WHEN EXAMS ARE SCHEDULED ON THE SAME DATE: If you have applied for any other Civil Service Exams for employment with New York State or any other local government jurisdiction, you must make arrangements to take all the exams at one test site. If you have applied for both State and Local government exams, you must make arrangements to take all your exams at the State exam center by calling the State to make the arrangements, no later than two weeks before the test date.

SPECIAL REQUEST FOR MAKE UP EXAM DUE TO MILITARY DUTY: A make-up test will be available for written or any other portion of the test for persons who are in the activity military. A person eligible for military make-up test does not have to wait until discharge from active duty to take the test. Applicant must submit to this office a copy of a military order, DD214, or any other military document that substantiates active military service prior to the make-up test.

It is the responsibility of the candidate to notify the Civil Service Office of any change in name or address.

No attempt will be made to locate candidates who have moved.

                        THE CITY OF MOUNT VERNON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

06/22/16

Examination – Communications Specialist Open-Competitive Exam #69-348

EXAMINATION

COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

           OPEN-COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION #69-348

DATE OF EXAMINATION:         SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2016

PLACE OF EXAMINATION:     AB Davis Middle SchoolMount Vernon, New York @ 8:30 A.M.

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE:   AUGUST 10, 2016 at 3:00pm –no exceptions

SALARY RANGE:            $39,409.00 – $57,353.77

This list will be used to fill vacancies as they occur in the City of Mount Vernon Police Department.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must be a resident of the City of Mt. Vernon for not less than one year immediately preceding the date of the written examination.

REQUIREMENTS FOR TAKING THE EXAM:

  • Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma issued by the New York State Education Department; PLUS                                                          
  • One year of experience in a full time paid position in an office environment which shall have included operation of a computer.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

NOTE: For appointment from the resulting eligible list, applicants with a foreign high school diploma must submit a course by course evaluation of their educational credentials. You must pay the required evaluation fee. Evaluations will be accepted from services such as: WORLD EDUCATION SERVICES, INC., P.O. BOX 5087, NEW YORK, NY 10274 – 212-966-6311, GLOBE LANGUAGE SERVICES, INC. 319 BROADWAY #200, NEW YORK, NY 10027, 212-227-1994, OR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC. P.O. BOX 3665, CULVER CITY, CA. 90231.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT TO THIS POSITION:

  • Acceptable hearing; 500-2,000 Hertz (cycles per second), Max loss 45 db; 600 db Max loss at 3,000 hz.
  • Fingerprinting of both hands.
  • Psychological/psychiatric examination to determine the applicant’s proclivity to remain calm during stressful situations, and his/her ability to function in an emergency.

This position will require an 8 hour workday and 3 rotating shifts, namely; (1) 8 am to 4 pm; (2) 4 pm to Midnight and (3) Midnight to 8 am.

DUTIES: This position involves responsibility for receiving, relaying and recording Police Department communications and for dispatching Police and other emergency units as required. The incumbent also receives, records and files all incidents and complaints received at Police Headquarters and transmits and receives data through the New York State Police Information Network System (NYSZPIN) in accordance with department policy and procedures. The work is performed under the general supervision of uniformed personnel. Does related work as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Good knowledge of the operation of a two-way radio, telephone equipment teletype/NYSPIN codes, abbreviations and formats; good knowledge of the geography of the City; good knowledge of business English; ability to operate teletype and computer terminals in the transmission and receipt of messages; ability to prepare accurate and concise messages and reports; ability to maintain records and files; ability to speak clearly and distinctly; ability to perform calmly and efficiently in emergency situations; ability to write legibly; good hearing; good clearly aptitude, tact and courtesy; ability to work well with others and physical condition commensurate with the demands of the positions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

SUBJECTS OF EXAMINATION: The written test will cover knowledge, skills and/or abilities in the following areas:

                                    1) CODING/DECODING INFORMATION;

2) FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS (MAPS);                                          

3) RETAINING AND COMPREHENDING SPOKEN INFORMATION FROM CALLS FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES;

4) NAME AND NUMBER CHECKING;

5) UNDERSTANDING AND INTERPRETING WRITTEN MATERIAL.  

EXPANDED SCOPE STATEMENT: 

  • CODING/DECODING INFORMATION – These questions test for the ability to follow a set of coding rules.

Some questions will require you to code information by converting certain information into letters and numbers.

Only questions will require you to decode information by determining if the information that has already been

converted into letters or numbers is correct. Complete directions will be provided; no previous knowledge of or

training in any coding system is required. 

  • FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS (MAPS) – These questions test your ability to follow physical/geographic directions using street maps or building maps. You will have to read and understand a set of directions and then use them on a simple map.  

RETAINING AND COMPREHENDING SPOKEN INFORMATION FROM CALLS FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES –                                                                                                                                                              These questions test for your ability to retain specific information that is heard in calls for emergency service, such as a street address, or to comprehend spoken information from emergency service calls, such as determining the location of a site in relation to landmarks. Simulated 911 calls will be played on audio CD. Immediately following each call, candidates are given audio instructions identifying which questions they are to answer within the test booklet. The questions that candidates are directed to answer for each simulated call will not be in sequential order. Candidates will need to retain and comprehend the information and instruction provided in this portion of the test to respond appropriately to the questions asked and to determine which questions to answer. The time allotted to answer these questions will be limited. At the end of each answer period, the CS will automatically play the next call. Note paper will be provided. Candidates will be permitted to take notes and to refer to them when answering the questions.

  • NAME AND NUMBER CHECKING – These questions test for the ability to distinguish between sets of words, letters, and/or numbers that are almost alike. Material is usually presented in two or three columns, and you will have to determine how the entry in the first column compares with the entry in the second column and possibly the third. You will be instructed to mark your answers according to a designed code provided in the directions.
  • UNDERSTANDING AND INTERPRETING WRITTEN MATERIAL – These questions test how well you comprehend written material. You will be provided with brief reading selections and will be asked questions about the selections. All the information required to answer the questions will be presented in the selections; you will not be required to have any special knowledge relating to the subject areas of the selections.        

The listening test (LT) is held on the same day as the written test, September 10, 2016. The PTM911 is a performance test held only for individuals who pass the written test.

PERFORMANCE TEST: A performance test will also be held at a later date, to be announced. The written test will be a ranking test and the performance test will be a qualifying (pass/fail) test. You must pass both the written and performance tests to be considered for appointment. You will not be called to the performance test unless you have passed the written test. Since the performance test is qualifying (pass/fail), if you pass the performance test your final score for the examination will be the same score that you achieve on the written test. Candidates may be invited to the performance test in the order of the scores they achieve on the written test. The City reserves the right to give the performance test to only as many candidates as are needed to fill available vacancies. The test will be administered on a conventional personal computer (PC). You will be using a conventional (PC) keyboard, but you will not be using a mouse.

The test consists of three parts, each preceded by a separate practice session. It will test your ability to enter the kinds of information that dispatchers and related personnel must process for fire, police and emergency medical services. You will not need any specific information prior to the test; rather, complete onscreen instructions will tell you all you need to know in order to take the test. In order to pass, you must enter the data at a rate of 6,000 keystrokes per hour (which is equal to typing approximately 20 words per minute), with an accuracy rate of at least 97.5%. Candidates who fail the performance test will be permitted a retest, which may be given on the same day as the original performance test.

The New York State Department of Civil Service has not prepared a test guide for this examination. However, candidates may find information in the publication “How to take a written test” helpful in preparing for this test. This publication is available on line at: www.cs.ny.gov/testing/localtestguides.cfm

Calculators are PERMITTED for this examination: DEVICES WITH TYPEWRITER KEYBOARDS, SPELL CHECKERS, PERSONAL DIGITAL ASSISTANTS, ADDRESS BOOKS, LANGUAGE TRANSISTORS, DICTIONARIES OR ANY SIMILAR DEVICES ARE PROHIBITED.

Candidates are required to attain a final average rating of 70 in order to be eligible to have their name placed on the eligible list established as a result of this examination. Life on the list will be stated at the time the list is established.

APPLICATION FEE: A $15.00 NON-REFUNDABLE FILING FEE IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EXAMINATION FOR MOUNT VERNON RESIDENTS. The applicable fee is required and must accompany your application. If your application is received without the required fee, it will be considered incomplete and you will not be admitted to the examination. Only MONEY ORDERS will be accepted for the applications fee. The money order should be made payable to the City of Mount Vernon and be sure to write the examination number on the money order. CASH OR CHECKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Because NO REFUND will be made, you are urged to compare your qualifications carefully with the requirements for admission.

FEE WAIVER INFORMATION: A waiver of the application fee will be allowed if you are unemployed and are primarily responsible for the support of a household. In addition, a waiver of the application fee will be allowed if you are determined eligible for Medicaid, receiving Supplemental Security Income payment, or Public Assistance. All claims for an application fee waiver are subject to verification. If you can verify eligibility for the application fee waiver, you must complete a “Request for Application Fee Waiver” form. This form is available in the Civil Service Office. You must submit the completed fee waiver form with your completed application.

Applications are available in the Mount Vernon Municipal Civil Service Commission Office Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM or send a self-addressed, legal-sized envelope to the Civil Service Commission, Room 103 – City Hall, One Roosevelt Square, Mount Vernon, NY 10550. Applicants may also obtain applications from the City of Mount Vernon’s website at www.cmvny.com. All applications must be returned to the Civil Service Commission Office on or before the application deadline date.

For applications go to the Civil Service Office Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm or send a stamped self-addressed, legal-sized envelope to the Civil Service Commission, Room 103, City Hall, 1 Roosevelt Square, Mt. Vernon, New York 10550. You may also obtain applications from our website @www.cmvny.com. ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE CIVIL SERVICE OFFICE WITH YOUR FILING FEE. Applications received via mail will not be accepted if postmarked after the closing date deadline of August 10, 2016.

RELIGIOUS OBSERVERS AND DISABLED PERSONS: If special arrangements for testing are required, please indicate this on your application and submit on a separate sheet of paper and attach it to your application at time of submission. You will be notified of the alternate test date which will take place in City Hall.

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 (10) POINTS in a competitive examination for original appointment in the same municipality in which his/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 (2) 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.

ALTERNATE TEST DATE POLICY: Alternate test(s) date(s) may be arranged upon review of the circumstances according to the alternate Test Date Policy adopted April 14, 2008 by the Civil Service Commission. Under specific circumstances an alternate test date may be arranged. Your request with written documentation must be received in the Mt. Vernon Civil Service office no later than two (2) weeks preceding the examination. If an emergency prevents you from appearing for the examination, please notify the Civil Service office in writing no later than the Friday before the test date and provide verifiable documentation of the reason. A determination will be made as to if an alternate test date will be scheduled.

APPLYING FOR CIVIL SERVICE EXAMS IN MULTIPLE JURISDICTIONS WHEN EXAMS ARE SCHEDULED ON THE SAME DATE: If you have applied for any other Civil Service Exams for employment with New York State or any other local government jurisdiction, you must make arrangements to take all the exams at one test site. If you have applied for both State and Local government exams, you must make arrangements to take all your exams at the State exam center by calling the State to make the arrangements, no later than two weeks before the test date.

SPECIAL REQUEST FOR MAKE UP EXAM DUE TO MILITARY DUTY: A make-up test will be available for written or any other portion of the test for persons who are in the activity military. A person eligible for military make-up test does not have to wait until discharge from active duty to take the test. Applicant must submit to this office a copy of a military order, DD214, or any other military document that substantiates active military service prior to the make-up test.

It is the responsibility of the candidate to notify the Civil Service Office of any change in name or address.

No attempt will be made to locate candidates who have moved.

                        THE CITY OF MOUNT VERNON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

06/21/16

Real Estate Committee Meeting – June 24, 2016 – CANCELED

Please be advised that the regular meeting of the Real Estate Committee scheduled to be held on Friday, June 24, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. in the Memorial Room, Second Floor, City Hall, Mount Vernon, New York, has been CANCELED.

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD MEETING – JUNE 22, 2016

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