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Amended Examination Housing Specialist Open-Competitive Exam#61-212

EXAMINATION

HOUSING SPECIALIST      

                                         OPEN-COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION #61-212

DATE OF EXAMINATION:          SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017

PLACE OF EXAMINATION:       TO BE ANNOUNCED

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: APRIL 20, 2017 at 3:00pm –no exceptions

SALARY:                                      $50,074.68 – $69,522.92

There is one vacancy in the Mount Vernon Department of Planning & Community Development.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must be a resident of 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 1 year of experience working in a housing program, performing duties related to affordable housing.                                                                                                                                                          

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 a professional position with the responsibility for assisting with problems relating to housing issues. The incumbent counsels and interviews community residents and implements and coordinates the City’s Housing Programs. While the ability to exercise independent judgment and make independent decisions is required, direct supervision is received from the Commissioner or his/her designee. Does related work as required.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must have a good knowledge of housing programs and housing subsidies; good knowledge of the principles, practices, procedures and legislation of housing laws; good knowledge of current issues, developments and resolutions relating to housing discrimination; good knowledge of investigative and interviewing principles, practices and techniques; ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; good knowledge of the English language; ability to establish effective working relationships; ability to plan and organize; ability to deal with persons of diverse economic, social and ethnic backgrounds; initiative; tact and courtesy; ability to effectively use computer applications; reliability; good judgment; ability to make decisions; neatness of appearance 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) INTERVIEWING;                          

              2) PREPARING WRITTEN MATERIAL;       

              3) UNDERSTANDING AND INTERPRETING NUMERICAL DATA RELATED TO COMMUNITY

                 DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING;

             4) UNDERSTANDING, INTERPRETING AND APPLYING HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

                 LAWS, RULES AND REGULATIONS.

EXPANDED SCOPE STATEMENT:

 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. UNDERSTANDING AND INTERPRETING NUMERICAL DATA RELATED TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING – These questions test for the ability to understand and interpret numerical data related to community development and housing.       The data will be presented in formats such as tables and charts. All the information needed to answer the questions will be provided in the data presented. You may be required to perform basic mathematical functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and to calculate averages and percents. You should bring with you a hand-held battery or solar-powered calculator for use on t his test. You will not be permitted to use the calculator function of your cell phone or other electronic devices.

 

  1. UNDERSTANDING, INTERPRETING AND APPLYING HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT LAWS, RULES AND REGULATIONS – These questions test for the ability to understand, interpret, and apply a variety of federal and State housing and community development laws, rules and regulations. You will be provided with a brief reading selection based on or extracted from a passage of legal text. You must read the selection and then answer one or more questions based on that selection. All the information needed to answer the questions will be provided in the reading selection.

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

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. The applicable fee is required and must accompany your application and a fee of $25.00 for non residents. If your application is received without the required fee, it will be considered incomplete and you will not be admitted to the examination. If a fee waiver is being requested, proof of documentation qualifying you for the waiver must accompany the application. 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 and proof of documentations qualifying you for the waiver must accompany the application. 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 along with proof of documentations qualifying you for the waiver.

 

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 OFFICE WITH YOUR FILING FEE. Applications received via mail will not be accepted if postmarked after the closing date deadline of APRIL 12, 2017.

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.

VETERAN’S CREDITS: Veterans or disabled veterans who are eligible for additional credits must submit an application for veteran’s credits with the application for examination or at any time between the dates of their application for examination and the date of the establishment of the resulting eligible list. Applications for Veteran’s credit are available in the Civil Service Office. DD214 (Discharge papers must also be submitted). Veteran’s credits can only be added to a passing score on the examination.

 

Effective January 1, 1998, the State Constitution was amended to permit a candidate currently in the armed forces to apply for and be conditionally granted veteran’s credits in examinations. Any candidate who applies for such credit must provide proof of military status to receive the conditional credit. NO CREDIT MAY BE GRANTED AFTER THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE ELIGIBLE LIST. It is the responsibility of the candidate to provide appropriate documentary proof indicating that the service was in time of war, as defined in Section 85 of the Civil Service Law, and that the candidate received an honorable discharge or was released under honorable conditions in order to be certified at a score including veteran’s credits.

 

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.

 

02/22/17             THE CITY OF MOUNT VERNON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

AMENDED EXAMINATION LIBRARY ASSISTANT OPEN-COMPETITIVE EXAM#64-082

AMENDED

EXAMINATION

LIBRARY ASSISTANT

OPEN-COMPETITIVE – EXAM 64-082

TRAINING & EVALUATION ONLY

FILING DEADLING: MAY 1ST, 2017

SALARY RANGE: $44,692 – $58,105

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

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS: CANDIDATES MUST BE A RESIDENT OF THE CITY OF MOUNT VERNON FOR NOT LESS THAN ONE YEAR PRECEDING THE FILING DEADLING DATE.                                                                    

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING FOR EXAMINATION: Candidates must meet the following requirements on or before the date of filing applications.

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EXAMINATION HOUSING SPECIALIST Open-Competitive Examination #61-212

EXAMINATION

HOUSING SPECIALIST

     OPEN-COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION #61-212

DATE OF EXAMINATION:          SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017

PLACE OF EXAMINATION:       TO BE ANNOUNCED

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: APRIL 12, 2017 at 3:00pm –no exceptions

SALARY:                                      $50,074.68 – $69,522.92

There is one vacancy in the Mount Vernon Department of Planning & Community Development.

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 1 year of experience working in a housing program, performing duties related to affordable housing.                                                                                                                                                          

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 a professional position with the responsibility for assisting with problems relating to housing issues. The incumbent counsels and interviews community residents and implements and coordinates the City’s Housing Programs. While the ability to exercise independent judgment and make independent decisions is required, direct supervision is received from the Commissioner or his/her designee. Does related work as required.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must have a good knowledge of housing programs and housing subsidies; good knowledge of the principles, practices, procedures and legislation of housing laws; good knowledge of current issues, developments and resolutions relating to housing discrimination; good knowledge of investigative and interviewing principles, practices and techniques; ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; good knowledge of the English language; ability to establish effective working relationships; ability to plan and organize; ability to deal with persons of diverse economic, social and ethnic backgrounds; initiative; tact and courtesy; ability to effectively use computer applications; reliability; good judgment; ability to make decisions; neatness of appearance 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) INTERVIEWING;                          

              2) PREPARING WRITTEN MATERIAL;       

              3) UNDERSTANDING AND INTERPRETING NUMERICAL DATA RELATED TO COMMUNITY

                 DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING;

           4) UNDERSTANDING, INTERPRETING AND APPLYING HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

                 LAWS, RULES AND REGULATIONS.

EXPANDED SCOPE STATEMENT:

 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. UNDERSTANDING AND INTERPRETING NUMERICAL DATA RELATED TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING – These questions test for the ability to understand and interpret numerical data related to community development and housing.       The data will be presented in formats such as tables and charts. All the information needed to answer the questions will be provided in the data presented. You may be required to perform basic mathematical functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and to calculate averages and percents. You should bring with you a hand-held battery or solar-powered calculator for use on t his test. You will not be permitted to use the calculator function of your cell phone or other electronic devices.

 

  1. UNDERSTANDING, INTERPRETING AND APPLYING HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT LAWS, RULES AND REGULATIONS – These questions test for the ability to understand, interpret, and apply a variety of federal and State housing and community development laws, rules and regulations. You will be provided with a brief reading selection based on or extracted from a passage of legal text. You must read the selection and then answer one or more questions based on that selection. All the information needed to answer the questions will be provided in the reading selection.

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

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. 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. If a fee waiver is being requested, proof of documentation qualifying you for the waiver must accompany the application. 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 and proof of documentations qualifying you for the waiver must accompany the application. 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 along with proof of documentations qualifying you for the waiver.

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 OFFICE WITH YOUR FILING FEE. Applications received via mail will not be accepted if postmarked after the closing date deadline of APRIL 12, 2017.

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.%3

EXAMINATION – Inventory Control Clerk Open-Competitive #60-714

EXAMINATION

INVENTORY CONTROL CLERK

                                         OPEN-COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION #60-714

DATE OF EXAMINATION:          SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017

PLACE OF EXAMINATION:       TO BE ANNOUNCED

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: APRIL 12, 2017 at 3:00pm –no exceptions

SALARY:                                      $48,000.00       

There is one vacancy in the Mount Vernon City School District.                            

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 1 year of experience working in an office ordering essential facilities supplies and equipment, which shall have included resolving accounts payable discrepancies related to ordering and experience using the Munis software or comparable requisition program.      

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 supervision, the incumbent in this class is responsible for the maintenance of a perpetual inventory of materials, supplies and equipment, including parts of equipment, utilized by staff members on the School District’s custodial, maintenance and grounds departments, including the receiving and inspection of delivered items. Will also be responsible for sorting, organizing and overseeing the distribution of the materials, supplies and equipment to and within the various school buildings. Supervision is not a responsibility of this position, but the incumbent may serve in a lead capacity to ensure proper accounting and distribution of the materials. Does related work as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must have a good knowledge of the methods used in keeping records of purchases and payments for materials and supplies by means of a manual and/or automated record system; good knowledge of the fundamentals and inventory record keeping; good command of the English language and arithmetic and computation skills; ability to use computer systems and applications designed for maintaining good inventory control; ability to establish good working relationships with others; ability to communicate well both orally and in writing; ability to follow complex oral and written directions; attention to detail; clerical aptitude; ability to compile and analyze data; dependability; honesty; initiative 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) ARITHMETIC COMPUTATIONS WITH CALCULATOR;

              2) KEEPING SIMPLE INVENTORY RECORDS; 

              3) NAME AND NUMBER CHECKING.

EXPANDED SCOPE STATEMENT:

  1. ARITHMETIC COMPUTATIONS WITH CALCULATOR – These questions test for the ability to use a calculator to do basic computations. Questions will involve addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.       You may also be asked to calculate averages, to use percents, and to round an answer to the nearest whole number. You should bring with you a hand-held battery-or-solar-powered calculator for use on this test. You will not be permitted to use the calculator function on your cell phone.
  2. KEEPING SIMPLE INVENTORY RECORDS – These questions test for the ability to follow instructions in keeping simple inventory records of different materials received and distributed from a central location.   The ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide will be required. You may have to compute total costs from quantities (number of units) and cost or price per unit… Knowledge of specific record keeping systems and techniques will not be needed.
  3. NAME AND NUMBER CHECKING – These questions test for the ability to distinguish between sets of words, letters and/or numbers that are almost exactly alike. Material is usually presented in two or three columns, and you will have to determine who 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.

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

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.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. If a fee waiver is being requested, proof of documentation qualifying you for the waiver must accompany the application. 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 and proof of documentations qualifying you for the waiver must accompany the application. 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 along with proof of documentations qualifying you for the waiver.

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 OFFICE WITH YOUR FILING FEE. Applications received via mail will not be accepted if postmarked after the closing date deadline of APRIL 12, 2017.

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.

VETERAN’S CREDITS: Veterans or disabled veterans who are eligible for additional credits must submit an application for veteran’s credits with the application for examination or at any time between the dates of their application for examination and the date of the establishment of the resulting eligible list. Applications for Veteran’s credit are available in the Civil Service Office. DD214 (Discharge papers must also be submitted). Veteran’s credits can only be added to a passing score on the examination.

Effective January 1, 1998, the State Constitution was amended to permit a candidate currently in the armed forces to apply for and be conditionally granted veteran’s credits in examinations. Any candidate who applies for such credit must provide proof of military status to receive the conditional credit. NO CREDIT MAY BE GRANTED AFTER THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE ELIGIBLE LIST. It is the responsibility of the candidate to provide appropriate documentary proof indicating that the service was in time of war, as defined in Section 85 of the Civil Service Law, and that the candidate received an honorable discharge or was released under honorable conditions in order to be certified at a score including veteran’s credits.

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.

 

02/08/17          THE CITY OF MOUNT VERNON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

EXAMINATION SENIOR ACCOUNTANT OPEN-COMPETITIVE EXAM #69-109

E X A M I N A T I O N

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

OPEN-COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION #69-109

DATE OF EXAMINATION:                           Saturday, March 18, 2017 @ 8:30 a.m.

PLACE OF EXAMINATION:                        TO BE ANNOUNCED – Mount Vernon, NY

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE:               February 15, 2017 @ 3:00pm sharp

SALARY RANGE:    $62,365.88 – $90,918.95 (City – 2017 salary)

                                  $58,661.00 – $85,518.00 (City School District – 2015 salary)

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

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must be residents of New York State at time of filing application.

Applications are available in the Mount Vernon Municipal Civil Service Commission Office Monday through Friday from 8:30 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, FEBRUARY 15, 2017.

Applications received via mail will not be accepted if postmarked after the closing date deadline of FEBRUARY 15, 2017.

APPLICATION FEE INFORMATION: A non-refundable fee of $15.00 is required for this examination for Mt. Vernon residents. The application fee for non-residents is $25.00. The required fee must accompany your application. MONEY ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED and MUST BE MADE PAYABLE TO: THE CITY OF MOUNT VERNON. CASH AND CHECKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. If you are disqualified from or fail to appear for the examination, your fee will NOT be returned.

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 payments, 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.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

  • Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, business or public administration, economics or a related field, including or supplemented by 18 credit hours in accounting; AND two years of accounting or auditing experience involving the maintenance of auditing or double entry books of a business, or in the maintenance of governmental agency books involving appropriation accounting and the preparation of budget and financial reports; OR
  • Completion of a minimum of 60 semester credit hours at a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university including or supplemented by 18 semester credit hours in accounting AND four years of the experience as described in (A) above; OR
  • An equivalency combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of 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, GLOBAL LANGUAGE SERVICES, INC., 319 BROADWAY #200, NEW YORK, NY 10027, 212-227-1994, OR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION RESEARCH FOUNDATION,INC. P.O. 3665, CULVER CITY, CA. 90231.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURE OF THE CLASS: This position involves performing professional accounting duties in the development, examination, review, analysis or supervision of financial and accounting records. Knowledge of agency policies and procedures or a relevant body of laws and regulations is required. Work is performed under general direction of a higher level administrative employee with wide leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment in planning and carrying out assignments. Supervision is exercised over Accountants and clerical support staff. Does related work as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of general governmental accounting; thorough knowledge of financial administration including budgeting and reporting; good knowledge of office terminology; practices and procedures; good knowledge of business arithmetic and English; working knowledge of trends and current developments in the field of accounting; working knowledge of the computerized application of accounting systems, both mainframe and personal computers; ability to analyze and evaluate accounting problems to devise solutions; ability to plan and supervise the work of others; ability to plan and analyze financial and statistical records, reports and statements; ability to prepare and present complex oral and written reports clearly and accurately; ability to operate computer terminal; ability to perform close, detail work involving considerable visual effort and strain; accuracy, good judgment 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. GENERAL ACCOUNTING;              
  2. GENERAL AUDITING;      
  3. GOVERNMENTAL ACCOUNTING;
  4. PREPARING WRITTEN MATERIAL;
  5. SUPERVISION;
  6. UNDERSTANDING AND INTERPRETING TABULAR MATERIAL.

EXPANDED SCOPE STATEMENT:

  • GENERAL ACCOUNTING These questions test for a knowledge of the general accounting principles and practices used in the preparation of financial statements, in the recording and reporting of financial transactions, and in financial decision-making. Candidates will be required to demonstrate a current knowledge of General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAS). Knowledge of computerized information systems as it applies to accounting may be required.
  1. GENERAL AUDITING – These questions test for knowledge of the principles and procedures involved in substantiating and examining transactions and financial statements.       It will require a knowledge of auditing techniques and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS).       Knowledge of the use of computerized accounting or auditing systems as it pertains to auditing may be required. Questions relating to internal controls applicable to manual and computerized accounting systems may be included.            
  2. GOVERNMENTAL ACCOUNTING – These questions test for a knowledge of the accounting practices employed to provide financial information used in determining and forecasting the condition of governmental units, and used for monitoring governmental performance, in terms of legal, contractual and fiduciary requirements. These questions will test for knowledge of and familiarity with common governmental funds, appropriation and encumbrance accounting, accounting for revenue and expenditures, and other aspects of accounting relating to the government sector.
  3. 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.
  4. SUPERVISION – These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices employed in planning, organizing, and controlling the activities of a work unit toward predetermined objectives. The concepts covered usually in a situational question format, include such topics as assigning and reviewing work; evaluating performance, maintaining work standards; motivating and developing subordinates; implementing procedural change, increasing efficiency; and dealing with problems of absenteeism, morale and discipline.
  5. UNDERSTANDING AND INTERPRETING TABULAR MATERIAL – These questions test your ability to understand, analyze and use the internal logic of data presented in tabular form.       You may be asked to perform tasks such as completing tables, drawing conclusions from them, analyzing data trends to interrelationships, and revising or combining data sets.       The concepts of rate, ratio, and proportion are tested. Mathematical operations are simple, and computational speed is not a major factor in the test. You should bring with you a hand-held battery – or – solar-powered calculator for use on this test. You will not be permitted to use the calculator function on your cell phone.

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 ALLOWED 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 have their names placed on the eligible list established as a result of this examination. This examination will be announced and will be rated in accordance with Section 23-2 of the Civil Service Law. The provisions of the New York State Civil Service Law, Rules and Regulations dealing with the rating of examinations will apply to this examination.

Any applicants wishing to claim veteran’s credits must do so at the time of filing his/her application. You must submit your form DD214 (discharge).

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 NY 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 arrange to take all your exams at the STATE exam center by calling (518) 457-7022 no later than two (2) weeks before the test date.

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.

SPECIAL REQUEST FOR MAKE-UP EXAM DUE TO ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY: A make-up test will be available for this examination for persons who are in the active military. A person eligible for military make-up test does not have to wait until discharge to take the test. Applicant must submit to this office a copy of military orders 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 offices 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, please inform this office of this matter when you submit your application. A candidate claiming such credit has a minimum of two months from the application deadline to provide the necessary documentation to verify credit eligibility.   However, no credit may be added after the eligible list has been established.

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

12/28/16

Examination Custodian-Library o/c decentralized-Exam#2017-4

EXAMINATION

CUSTODIAN – LIBRARY  

OPEN-COMPETITIVE/DECENTRALIZED – EXAM #2017 – 4

DATE OF EXAMINATION:    Saturday, February 4, 2017

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

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE:    January 4, 2017 @ 3:00pm –no exceptions

SALARY RANGE:     $43,088 – $54,450

 The eligible list established from these examinations will be used to fill appropriate vacancies in the City of Mount Vernon Public Library.    

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must be residents of the City of Mount Vernon for not less than 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; PLUS
  • ONE year of experience in janitorial/custodial duties.                                                                                  

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: Performs janitorial/custodial tasks, such as sweeping, mopping and dusting, snow clearing, trash removal, facility upkeep, rearranging furniture, setting up for special events. Makes carpentry, plumbing and other building repairs.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Good knowledge of building cleaning practices, supplies and equipment and ability to use them economically and efficiently; good knowledge of the operation and maintenance of steam boiler equipment; ability to make semi-skilled mechanical repairs; ability to understand and follow simple oral and written directions; willingness to perform janitorial tasks, must be able to lift 50 pounds; ability to get along well with others; must be able to perform the duties of a rigorous work schedule, which includes lifting, loading and unloading. While performing the duties of this job, occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to electrical components; thoroughness; dependability; physical conditional 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) CLEANING TOOLS AND THEIR USES;                                                 

2) TOOLS USED FOR MINOR MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR;              

3) HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUES USSUES IN CUSTODIAL WORK.

EXPANDED SCOPE STATEMENT:

  • CLEANING TOOLS AND THEIR USES – These questions test your knowledge of various cleaning tools and equipment commonly used by janitors and custodians on the job. You are shown drawings of various tools and equipment. You will be required to recognize the tools and know their proper uses in order to answer the questions correctly.
  • TOOLS USED FOR MINOR MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR – These questions test your knowledge of various tools and equipment. You are shown drawings or tools and equipment used in minor mechanical, electrical, plumbing and carpentry repair. You will be required to recognize the tools and know their proper uses in order to answer the questions correctly.
  • HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUES IN CUSTODIAL WORK These questions test your knowledge of basic proper safety and health practices in areas of cleaning, building operation and maintenance and other areas relevant to custodians and janitors at the entrance level. You are presented with drawings showing situations of health and safety, which can be found in the work area. You will be required to recognize any unhealthy, unsafe, or otherwise hazardous conditions and know how to correct them in order to answer the questions.

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 DEADLINE OF JANUARY 4, 2017.

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.

11 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

11/21/16

Examination Custodian-City-School District o/c decentralized Exam#2017-3

EXAMINATION

CUSTODIAN – CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT    

OPEN-COMPETITIVE/DECENTRALIZED – EXAM #2017 – 3

DATE OF EXAMINATION:      Saturday, February 4, 2017

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

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE:    January 4, 2017 @ 3:00pm –no exceptions

SALARY RANGE:       $42,129 – $55,114

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

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must be residents of the City of Mount Vernon for not less than 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; PLUS
  • ONE year of experience in building cleaning and maintenance work, or as a carpenter, plumber, electrician, painter, or steam boiler fireman.

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: Assists in routine floor maintenance (sweeping, mopping, waxing, etc.); high and low dusts woodwork, furniture, equipment and other articles; washes windows, walls, blackboards, sinks and other fixtures; empties waste baskets and disposes of rubbish; cleans snow and ice from walkways; cuts grass, trims shrubbery, rakes leaves and generally maintains grounds; operates low pressure boilers; checks gauges of boiler for proper pressure; checks safety valves and water pressure valves of boiler; cleans oil filters, nozzles, and electric eye of boiler; flushes boiler down; cleans fire tube or water tube boiler and paints rooms and equipment and assists in minor building repairs.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Good knowledge of building cleaning practices, supplies and equipment and ability to use them economically and efficiently; good knowledge of the operation and maintenance of steam boiler equipment; ability to make semi-skilled mechanical repairs; ability to understand and follow simple oral and written directions; willingness to perform janitorial tasks, thoroughness; dependability; physical conditional 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) CLEANING TOOLS AND THEIR USES;                                                  

2) TOOLS USED FOR MINOR MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR;              

3) HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUES USSUES IN CUSTODIAL WORK.

EXPANDED SCOPE STATEMENT:

  • CLEANING TOOLS AND THEIR USES – These questions test your knowledge of various cleaning tools and equipment commonly used by janitors and custodians on the job. You are shown drawings of various tools and equipment. You will be required to recognize the tools and know their proper uses in order to answer the questions correctly.
  • TOOLS USED FOR MINOR MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR – These questions test your knowledge of various tools and equipment. You are shown drawings or tools and equipment used in minor mechanical, electrical, plumbing and carpentry repair. You will be required to recognize the tools and know their proper uses in order to answer the questions correctly.
  • HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUES IN CUSTODIAL WORK These questions test your knowledge of basic proper safety and health practices in areas of cleaning, building operation and maintenance and other areas relevant to custodians and janitors at the entrance level. You are presented with drawings showing situations of health and safety, which can be found in the work area. You will be required to recognize any unhealthy, unsafe, or otherwise hazardous conditions and know how to correct them in order to answer the questions.

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 JANUARY 4, 2017.

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.

11 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

11/21/16

Examination Typist open-competitive decentralized Exam #2017-1 Spanish Speaking Exam #2017-2 Portuguese Speaking

AMENDED

EXAMINATION

TYPIST    

OPEN-COMPETITIVE/DECENTRALIZED – EXAM #2017 -1 (SPANISH SPEAKING

OPEN-COMPETITIVE/DECENTRALIZED – EXAM #2017-2 (PORTUGUESE SPEAKING)

 

DATE OF EXAMINATION:            Saturday, JANUARY 21, 2017

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

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE:    DECEMBER 21, 2016 @ 3:00pm –no exceptions

SALARY RANGE:     $38,308 – $50,181

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

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must be residents of the City of Mount Vernon for not less than 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; PLUS
  • ONE year of experience in office work which shall have included clerical work and working on 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.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Good knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment; reasonable knowledge of business arithmetic and English; ability to read, write and converse fluently in both Spanish/Portuguese and English languages; ability to read, speak and listen to the Spanish/Portuguese language at a level sufficient to pass a Spanish/Portuguese proficiency test ; ability to type from clean copy or rough draft at a minimum acceptable rate of 35 words per minute on a typewriter or personal computer; ability to get along well with others; tact and courtesy and physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Communicates orally and in writing and can prepare final documents in both languages; types forms, form letters, invoices, resolutions, vouchers, records, reports and index cards and similar materials; transcribes longhand copy; relieves switchboard operator; addresses envelopes on a typewriter or computer; sorts correspondence, vouchers and similar materials; acts as receptionist, directing calls to the proper person or office; operates all office machine.          

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

1) SPELLING;                                                                

2) ALPHABETIZING;                                          

3) CLERICAL OPERATIONS WITH LETTERS AND NUMBERS.

EXPANDED SCOPE STATEMENT:

  • SPELLING – These questions test your ability to spell words that are used in written business communications.
  • ALPHABETIZING –   These questions test your ability to file material in alphabetical order.
  • CLERICAL OPERATIONS WITH LETTERS AND NUMBERS – These questions test your skills and abilities in clerical operations involving, comparing, checking and counting. The questions require you to follow the specific directions given for each question which may involve alphabetizing, comparing, checking and counting given groups of letters and/or numbers.

 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 35 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.

SPANISH/PORTUGUESE ORAL PROFICIENCY TEST: Candidates will be subject to a Spanish/Portuguese Language Oral Proficiency examination as prescribed by New York State Department of Civil Service. The Spanish/Portuguese Language Proficiency Test for this examination will be held at a later date. This examination will evaluate proficiency of listening and reading comprehension as well as oral abilities.

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 DECEMBER 21, 2017.

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.

11 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

11/21/16

Examination Athletic Trainer Open-Competitive Exam #60-916

EXAMINATION

ATHLETIC TRAINER

OPEN-COMPETITIVE – EXAM 60-916 

TRAINING & EVALUATION ONLY

 FILING DEADLING: FEBRUARY 14, 2017

SALARY: $40,000.00

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

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS: APPLICANTS MUST BE A RESIDENT OF THE CITY OF MOUNT VERNON FOR NOT LESS THAN ONE YEAR BY THE DATE OF APPLICATION.                                                                          

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING FOR EXAMINATION: Candidates must meet the following requirements on or before the date of filing applications.

Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in a health related field; PLUS two years of athletic training experience where the primary function of the position was providing athletic injury management, emergency care, first aid, evaluation and rehabilitation to athletics.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTANCE OF APPLCIATIONS: Must be a certified athletic trainer and possess certification in first aid and CPR per New York State Education Regulations and must possess a valid New York State Driver’s License.

SUBJECTS AND SCOPE OF 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 City of Mount Vernon, Civil Service Office on or before the filing date of February 14, 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 March 1, 2017 and approved candidates will be required to complete and submit this questionnaire between March 1, 2017 and midnight of March 31, 2017.  NOTE: Candidates will not be able to claim any credit for training and experience gained after the application filing deadline of February 14, 2017.        

Candidates who fail to submit a questionnaire by midnight March 31, 2017 will not receive a rating.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Good knowledge of first aid procedures; ability to establish a positive learning environment that promotes a high level of achievement for all students while considering background and developmental level of the individual students; ability to main accurate records of injury reports, referrals, treatment records, etc.; ability to maintain accurate and complete student documentation as required by law, district policy and administrative regulations and maintain appropriate levels of confidentiality; ability to learn and understand the New York State Education Department regulations; tact and courtesy; discretion; initiative; good and independent judgment; good organization skills; ability to set work priorities and follow up on assignments; good command of the English language; ability to follow complex oral and written instructions; ability to provide athletic training services for all home and away athletic contests; ability to communicate with others; good mobility skills and physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

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. 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 DEADLINE OF FEBRUARY 14 2017.      

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).

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.

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

11/18/16

Examination Network Administrator open-competitive Exam #65-210

EXAMINATION

NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR

                                                      OPEN-COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION #65-210

DATE OF EXAMINATION:              SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2016

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

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE:             NOVEMBER 9, 2016 @ 3:00pm –no exceptions

SALARY RANGE:    $78,058.57 – $86,703.47

 At the present time, there is one vacancy in the City of Mount Vernon.

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; AND EITHER                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or closely related field and two years of experience managing LAN and/or WAN networks; OR
  • An Associate’s Degree and three years of experience as stated in (a) 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.

DUTIES: Has overall responsibility for the coordination and operation of a computer network and personnel providing technical support for computers, networks and their operating systems. Under the general supervision of a higher level position, an incumbent of this class is responsible for administering a municipality’s wide area computer network. This position is responsible for making recommendations concerning the planning of the computer based networks in various locations. The incumbent is responsible for coordinating the response to service calls from officers and may trouble shoot problems on the network and/or over the phone. Supervision is exercised over positions responsible for providing technical support for the installation and maintenance of computers, computer networks and their operating systems. Does related work as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Good knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures involved with computers and area networks; good knowledge of the various applications and other software required to maintain computer and area operating systems; good knowledge of DOS; good knowledge of LAN and WAN systems configuration; knowledge of wiring for the purpose of connecting personal computers to the network; knowledge of the use, function and potential of mainframe applications; ability to plan and direct the technical work of lower level technical personnel; ability to identify and resolve user problems; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; initiative; patience; tact and courtesy; sound judgment 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) OPERATION, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF MICROCOMPUTERS AND RELATED EQUIPMENT;

              2) PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF LAN ADMINISTRATION;

              3) PRINCIPLES OF NETWORKED COMMUNICATIONS;

              4) PROJECT MANAGEMENT;

              5) PRINCIPLES OF PROVIDING USER SUPPORT;

             6) SUPERVISION;

             7) SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN.

EXPANDED SCOPE STATEMENT:

OPERATION, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF MICROCOMPUTERS AND RELATED EQUIPMENT – These questions test for knowledge of the operating principles of microcomputer systems and related peripheral equipment, including appropriate troubleshooting, maintenance and repair procedures for these systems and this equipment.

 

  • PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF LAN ADMINISTRATION – These questions test for knowledge of procedures and terminology applicable to administering a local area network (LAN). They cover such subjects as installing, configuring and upgrading a network; establishing user accounts and assigning access rights; monitoring network performance and troubleshooting; dividing networks and linking to other networks; creating and documenting procedures for users; and establishing and maintaining network security. The questions are not specific to any particular LAN.

 

  • PRINCIPLES OF NETWORKED COMMUNICATIONS – These questions test for basic concepts and terminology of data communications. They cover such subjects as data communications, types of networks, modems, security, protocols, topologies, transmission media, wiring, installation and troubleshooting. The questions are general in scope and are not specific to any vendor or system.

 

  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT – These questions are designed to test for techniques and concepts of project management. They may cover, but not necessarily be confined to, management of systems development, management by objectives, project scheduling and control techniques (e.g. PERT), characteristics of organizations and of the systems life cycle, and the development of data processing standards.

 

  • PRINCIPLES OF PROVIDING USER SUPPORT – These questions test for knowledge and skill in working in a user support situation. They cover such subjects as how to communicate effectively with users requesting help; how to deal with different type of situations; troubleshooting techniques; and how to gather, organize and make available technical information needed to provide support.

 

  • SUPERVISION – These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices employed in planning, organizing, and controlling the activities of a work unit toward predetermined objectives. The concepts covered, usually in a situational question format, include such topics as assigning and reviewing work; evaluating performance; maintaining work standards; motivating and developing subordinates; implementing procedural change; increasing efficiency and dealing with problems of absenteeism morale and discipline.

 

  • SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN – These questions test for techniques and concepts of computer systems analysis and design. They cover such subjects as feasibility and applications studies, systems development tools and software, the systems of life cycle, types of systems (e.g. client/server, Web-based), controls, and systems documentation, testing and implementation.

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 9:00 am to 4:00 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 NOVEMBER 9, 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.

 

VETERAN’S CREDITS: Veterans or disabled veterans who are eligible for additional credits must submit an application for veteran’s credits with the application for examination or at any time between the dates of their application for examination and the date of the establishment of the resulting eligible list. Applications for Veteran’s credit are available in the Civil Service Office. DD214 (Discharge papers must also be submitted). Veteran’s credits can only be added to a passing score on the examination.

 

Effective January 1, 1998, the State Constitution was amended to permit a candidate currently in the armed forces to apply for and be conditionally granted veteran’s credits in examinations. Any candidate who applies for such credit must provide proof of military status to receive the conditional credit. NO CREDIT MAY BE GRANTED AFTER THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE ELIGIBLE LIST. It is the responsibility of the candidate to provide appropriate documentary proof indicating that the service was in time of war, as defined in Section 85 of the Civil Service Law, and that the candidate received an honorable discharge or was released under honorable conditions in order to be certified at a score including veteran’s credits.

 

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

09/13/16

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