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Examination Data Processing Supervisor Promotional Exam #71-193

 

EXAMINATION

DATA PROCESSING SUPERVISOR

 PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATION #71-193

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:     $72,000.00

 AT PRESENT, THERE IS ONE VACANCY IN THE MOUNT VERNON CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT.

MUST BE EMPLOYED IN THE MOUNT VERNON CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT IN A PERMANENT COMPETITIVE CLASS POSITION FOR NOT LESS THAN ONE YEAR AND MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS.

REQUIREMENTS FOR TAKING THE EXAM:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Computer Science, Information Technology or a closely related field; PLUS 4 years of recent experience (gained in the last 8 years) where the primary function was in Human Resources data management which must have included specialized experience in the design of relational databases and queries for computer software and the proficient use of multiple versions of MS Office Suite products, e.g. MS Access, MS Excel, NS Word; OR
  • An Associate’s Degree in Business, Computer Science, Information Technology or a closely related field; PLUS 6 years of the experience as noted in (a) above;
  • Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma issued by the New York State Education Department; PLUS 8 years of the experience as noted 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: Under general supervision of The Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources and the Associate Superintendent of Human Resources, incumbent in this class is responsible for the management and support of all Human Resources data information systems and software applications generating databases used throughout the school district and for confidential negotiations. This may include, but not limited to: Microsoft Access and Excel, MUNIS, AESOP, Applitract, SQL, Power Point, NYSED Application Business Portal, and all versions of Windows in a workstation end user environment. This position is responsible for designing and customizing databases and queries to meet various user needs in regards to the collection, analysis, reporting and sharing of automated data. This is a technical professional level position with access to all Human Resources-related automated data maintained throughout the school district, including confidential data on students, teachers and support staff. Trains staff when necessary. Supervision may be exercised over support staff. Does related work as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of and demonstrated ability to successfully self-direct accurate and timely acquisition of proficiency with database applications for micro/minicomputers including a combination of the following (see above); strong ability to analyze problems in a logical and systemic manner; proven ability to design relational databases; ability to program, upgrade and customize databases to user defined needs and validate successful changes; proven ability to design advanced queries for the purpose of user-defined reporting requirements; good command of the English language; good ability to understand and complex oral and written directions; ability to lead, organize, manage and complete projects accurately and in a timely manner; ability to validate and cross-reference multiple data sources; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and collaboratively with instructional, administrative, technical and support staff in order to provide user training; ability to coordinate work of others; initiative; creativeness; dependability; ability to work well with others; ability to work extended hours to insure that the system is continuously operational and responsive to the department’s schedule 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) PRINCIPLES OF DATA BASES FOR MICROCOMPUTERS;

              2) DATA PROCESSING CONCEPTS AND TERMINOLOGY;           

              3) PREPARING WRITTEN MATERIAL;

              4) PROGRAMMING TECHNIQUES AND CONCEPTS;

              5) PRINCIPLES OF PROVIDING USER SUPPORT.

EXPANDED SCOPE STATEMENT:

PRINCIPLES OF DATA BASES FOR MICROCOMPUTERSThese questions test for a basic background in the design and use of databases on microcomputers. They cover such topics as database terminology and concepts, analyzing a database project, planning the database, organizing the data, designing entry forms, accessing and manipulating the data, generating reports and performing backups.

 

  • DATE PROCESSING CONCEPTS AND TERMINOLOGY – These questions are designed to test for knowledge of computer characteristics and operations that is relevant for computer programming and analysis. They may cover, but not necessarily be confined to, basic terminology of data processing, data entry, data access and data communications; basic characteristics of storage media and data bases; types of data processing (e.g., time-sharing), the functions of operating systems and hierarchies of computer memory.

 

  • 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.

 

  • PROGRAMMING TECHNIQUES AND CONCEPTS – These questions test for basic structures of higher-level computer programming languages and their applications. They cover such subjects as programming techniques and terminology, program documentation and flowchart interpretation.

 

  • 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 types of situations; troubleshooting techniques; and how to gather, organize and make available technical information needed to provide support.

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

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.

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 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

Examination Home Delivered Meal Coordinator Open-Competitive Exam#69-111

 

HOME DELIVERED MEAL COORDINATOR

   OPEN-COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION #69-111

 

DATE OF EXAMINATION:          SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2016

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

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: SEPTEMBER 28, 2016 at 3:00pm –no exceptions

SALARY RANGE:                       $46,605.72 – $61,101.31

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

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

REQUIREMENTS FOR TAKING THE EXAM:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and one year of work experience in food service or senior citizen work related work; OR                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
  • An Associate’s Degree and two years of experience in food service or senior citizen related work.                                    

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

DUTIES: Under the supervision of the Nutrition Program Director, an incumbent of this position coordinates the various activities necessary for the provision of home delivered meals. Does related work as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Some knowledge of business arithmetic and English; ability to read, write, speak understand and communicate in English sufficiently to perform the essential duties of this position; ability to supervise the work of others; ability to keep simple records and submit reports; ability to use computer applications software; ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions; ability to interact well with people of various ages (senior citizens, drivers and facility staff); resourcefulness, tact and courtesy; honesty; 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) NAME AND NUMBER CHECKING;

              2) OFFICE RECORD KEEPING;

              3) OPERATIONS WITH LETTERS AND NUMBERS.

EXPANDED SCOPE STATEMENT:

  • 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 how the entry in the first column compared 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.
  • OFFICE RECORD KEEPING – These questions test your ability to perform common office record keeping tasks. The test consists of two or more “sets” of questions, each set concerning a different problem. Typical record keeping problems might involve the organization or collation of data from several sources; scheduling; maintaining a record system using running balances; or completion of a table summarizing data using totals, subtotals, averages and percents 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.
  • OPERATIONS WITH LETTERS AND NUMBERS – These questions test for skills and abilities in clerical operations involving alphabetizing, 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 letter and/or numbers.

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 SEPTEMBER 28, 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

08/09/16

 

Examination Senior Clerk open-Competitive Exam#64-730

EXAMINATION

SENIOR CLERK

                                                      OPEN-COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION #64-730

DATE OF EXAMINATION:             SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2016

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

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE:  SEPTEMBER   28, 2016 at 3:00pm –no exceptions

SALARY RANGE:                          $49,628 – $64,524

This list will be used to fill vacancies as they occur in the City School District 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; PLUS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
  • Three years of complex clerical experience which shall have included some work in keeping financial records.

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 an important clerical position involving responsibility for the performance of a number of varied or unrelated clerical tasks which require the exercise of independent judgment and a general understanding of specific laws, office rules, and procedures and polices. Immediate supervision may be exercised over the work of one or more clerical assistants. Does related work as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Good knowledge of procedures used in keeping financial accounts and records; good knowledge of business arithmetic and good command of the English language; knowledge in the use of a personal computer; ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written directions; clerical aptitude; mental alertness; good judgment; tact and courtesy; honesty; 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) NAME AND NUMBER CHECKING;

              2) OFFICE RECORD KEEPING;

              3) OPERATIONS WITH LETTERS AND NUMBERS.

EXPANDED SCOPE STATEMENT:

  • 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 how the entry in the first column compares with the entry in the second column and possibly the third. You will be instructed to mark your answers according to a designed code provided in the directions.
  • OFFICE RECORD KEEPING – These questions test your ability to perform common office record keeping tasks. The test consists of two or more “sets” of questions, each set concerning a different problem. Typical record keeping problems might involve the organization or collation of data from several sources; scheduling; maintaining a record system using running balances; or completion of a table summarizing data using totals, subtotals, averages and percents. YOU SHOULD BRING WITH YOU A HAND-HELD BATTERY-OR-COLAR-POWERED CALCULATOR FOR USE ON THIS TEST. YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO USE THE CALCULATOR FUNCTION ON YOUR CELL
  • OPERATIONS WITH LETTERS AND NUMBERS – These questions test for skills and abilities in clerical operations involving alphabetizing, 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.

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 SEPTEMBER 28, 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

08/09/16

Civil Service Commission Emergency Meeting

CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

2016 NOTICE OF Emergency MEETING

All meetings are open to the public and will take place at City Hall in the Civil Service Office located on the 1st floor Room #103 at 8:30am unless otherwise noted.

 If you would like to speak at the meeting, please come into the Civil Service Office, Room 103 to sign up.

Emergency Civil Service Meeting to be held

July 29, 2016 @ 8:30am

 

Examination Police Captain Promotional Exam #76-426

POLICE CAPTAIN

PROMOTIONAL Exam # 76-426 

 EXAMINATION DATE:            SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2016 at 8:30 A.M.

PLACE OF EXAMINATION:       AB DAVIS MIDDLE SCHOOL                                          

FILING DEADLINE:                      AUGUST 11, 2016 AT 4:00 P.M. NO EXCEPTIONS

SALARY:                                         $132,278.00

REQUIREMENTS FOR TAKING THE EXAM: One year of satisfactory permanent competitive class experience as a Police Lieutenant with the City of Mount Vernon Police Department immediately preceding the date of the exam.

DUTIES: Under general direction, unless detailed to act in a higher rank, commands or administers a unit, squad, bureau, or office, or occupies a position which, in the opinion of the Police Commissioner, requires the assignment of a Captain, because of its importance or responsibilities; performs related work as required.

SUBJECTS OF EXAMINATION: Written test will cover knowledge, skills and/or abilities in such areas as:

  1. Law Enforcement Methods and Practices;
  2. New York State Laws;
  3. Planning, Supervising and Administering Police Programs and Activities;
  4. Understanding and Interpreting Written Material;
  5. Preparing Written Material in a Police Setting;

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

SENIORITY: One (1) point will be given for each creditable five-year period to the date of the examination. DAYS ARE NOT COMPUTED – MONTHS ONLY.

Less than 1 yr..0 pts                             1 yr. Up to 6 yrs..1 pt.                                Over 6 yrs. Up to 11 yrs..2 pts.

Over 11 yrs. Up to 16 yrs..3 pts           Over 16 yrs. Up to 21 yrs..4 pts.    Over 21 yrs. Up to 26 yrs..5 pts.

Over 26 yrs. Up to 31 yrs..6 pts.

Rating of seniority is based on the length of continuous competitive class service in the Mount Vernon Police Department.

CALCULATORS ARE PROHIBITED FOR THIS EXAMINATION

APLICATION FEE: A $25.00 FILING FEE IS REQUIRED FOR THIS PROMOTIONAL EXAM FOR MT. VERNON RESIDENTS. A $75.00 FILING FEE IS REQUIRED FOR THIS PROMOTIONAL EXAM FOR NON-RESIDENTS. THE APPLICABLE FEE IS REQUIRED AND MUST ACCOMPANY YOUR APPLICATION. IF YOUR APPLICATION IS RECEIVED WITHOUT THE REQUIRED FEE, IT WILL BE CONSIDERED INCOMPLETE AND YOU WILL NOT BE ADMITTED TO THE EXAMINATION. ONLY MONEY ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THE APPLICATION FEE. THE MONEY ORDER SHOULD BE MADE PAYABLE TO THE CITY OF MOUNT VERNON AND WRITE THE EXAMINATION NUMBER ON THE MONEY ORDER. CASH AND CHECKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. AS NO REFUND WILL BE MADE, YOU ARE URGED TO COMPARE YOUR QUALIFICATIONS CAREFULLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION.

RELIGIOUS OBSERVERS AND DISABLED PERSONS: If special arrangements for testing are required, please indicate so on a separate sheet and attach to your application.

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 any emergency prevents you from appearing for the examination, please notify the civil service office at (914) 665 -2357 no later than 9:00 am on the Monday following the test date, (Tuesday if Monday is a legal holiday), and provide verifiable documentation of the reason. A determination will be made as to if an alternate test date well be scheduled.

VETERAN’S CREDIT: Veterans or disabled veterans who are eligible for additional credit must submit an application for veteran’s credit with their 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 from this 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 credit 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 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 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.

EXPANDED SCOPE STATEMENT

LAW ENFORCEMENT METHODS AND PRACTICES: These questions test for knowledge of accepted police methods and practices and/or their application to situations in the police field. The questions are a sampling of the various knowledge that police personnel may be required to possess in the course of their day-to-day work-related activities.

  1. NEW YORK STATE LAWS: These questions test for knowledge of the laws in effect on January 1

     2016 that law enforcement personnel may encounter in the course of their day-to-day work-related

     activities. The questions are a sampling of job-related sections of the Penal Law, Criminal Procedure

     Law, Vehicle and Traffic Law, Family Court Act and other laws relevant to law enforcement in New

     York State.

  1. PLANNING, SUPERVISING AND ADMINISTERING POLICE PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES: These questions test for a knowledge of the principles and practices involved in managing an organizational segment of a police department in New York State and directing the activities of subordinate staff, including subordinate supervisor. These questions cover such areas as planning, controlling, directing, organizing, and coordinating the activities of the organizational section.       Questions also cover the personal interactions between and upper-level supervisor and subordinate supervisors in the accomplishment of objective, and deal with issues of work assignment, job performance, and training.
  2. UNDERSTANDING AND INTERPRETING WRITTEN MATERIAL: These questions test how well you comprehend written material. You will be provided with brief reading selections and will be asked questions about the selections. All the information required to answer the questions will be presented in the selections; you will not be required to have any special knowledge relating to the subject areas of the selections.
  3. PREPARING WRITTEN MATERIAL IN A POLICE SETTING: These questions test for the ability to prepare the types of reports and communications that police personnel write. The content is appropriate for the ranks/levels being tested. Some questions test for the ability to present information clearly and accurately. They consist of restatements of information given in note form. You must choose the best version from each set of four choices. Other questions test for the ability to organize paragraphs. They consist of paragraphs with their sentences out of order. For each of the paragraphs you must choose from four suggestions, the best order for the sentences.

The final rating key for this examination will be established by the State Civil Service Commission prior to the testing date, upon recommendation of a committee of police experts who will review all questions for appropriateness and accuracy. There will be no review of the questions by candidates. This committee was selected with the assistance of, and the endorsement of the Police Conference of New York, Inc., the New York State Association of Police Benevolent Associations, Inc., and the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police, Inc.

A Guide for the Written Test for Second-and-Third- Line Police Supervisors is available at the New York State website:www.cs.ny.gov/testing/localtestguides.efm. Candidates not having access to a computer or the internet may request copy of the test guide from the municipal civil service office conducting this examination using the contact information found elsewhere on this announcement.

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.

7/19/16             THE CITY OF MOUNT VERNON IS AN EQUAL OPPORUTNITY EMPLOYER

 

Examination Librarian II Promotional Exam #76-506 Training & Evaluation Only

EXAMINATION

LIBRARIAN II  

PROMOTIONAL – EXAM 76-506

TRAINING & EVALUATION ONLY

FILING DEADLING: AUGUST 31, 2016

SALARY RANGE: FOR FULL TIME POSITIONS: $55,616 – $69,690

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

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS: THERE ARE NO RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS POSITION.                                                                                                                                     

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

Master’s Degree in Librarianship from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the New York State Department of Education: AND 2 years of professional library experience subsequent to MLS; AND

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTANCE OF APPLCIATIONS: Eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian’s Professional certificate at the time of application; possession of the certificate at the time of appointment.

REQUIREMENTS FOR PROMOTION: Six months as a Librarian I in the City of Mount Vernon Library at the time of examination.

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 August 31, 2016.

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 October 1, 2016 and approved candidates will be required to complete and submit this questionnaire between October 31, 2016 and midnight of October 31, 2016.  NOTE: Candidates will not be able to claim any credit for training and experience gained after the application filing deadline of August 31, 2016.          

Candidates who fail to submit a questionnaire by midnight October 31, 2016 will not receive a rating.

DUTIES: Performs professional library duties; supervises professional, paraprofessional, clerical and volunteer staff. The work involves performance of librarian duties in an assigned unit and generally involves planning, directing and supervising a specialized unit such as circulation, technical or audiovisual services. General supervision is received from a higher level librarian or administrative director. Does related work as required.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING IN LIBRARY SCIENCE: On the questionnaire you will be required to provide information on all courses you claim for credit in the categories in Breadth of Professional Training in Library Science and Breadth of Non-Library Science Education. Please provide course descriptions for all such courses claimed for credit. The following five subcategories will be used to evaluate your Breadth of Professional Training in Library Science: (1) Non-Book Studies; (2) Electronic Data Processing Studies; (3) Management/Administrative Studies; (4) Special Population Reader Services Studies; (5) Bibliographic and Reference Services Studies.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Good knowledge of modern principles and practices of library science; good knowledge of on-line collection issues for a specific knowledge of bibliographic tools and sources; good knowledge of library materials; good knowledge of modern library organizations, procedures, policies, aims and services; skill and accuracy in the performance of technical library tasks; ability to perform as a team member in the planning and implementation of automation or other library programs; ability to think critically; ability to understand the needs of library patrons and groups and to prescribe information of materials accordingly; ability to carry out library policies and procedures; ability to read and comprehend library literature and research; ability to express ideas clearly and effectively both orally and in writing to groups and individuals; ability to plan, coordinate and supervise the work of others; tact and courtesy in dealing with staff and the public.

APPLICATION FEE: A $15.00 NON-REFUNDABLE FILING FEE IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EXAMINATION FOR MOUNT VERNON RESIDENTS. A $25.00 NON-REFUNDABLE FEE IS REQUIRED FOR NON-RESIDENTS. The applicable fee is required and must accompany your application. If your application is received without the required fee, it will be considered incomplete. 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 AUGUST 31, 2016.

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

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

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

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

07/20/16

Examination Librarian III Promotional – Exam 76-507 Training & Evaluation Only

 

LIBRARIAN II  

   PROMOTIONAL – EXAM 76-506

TRAINING & EVALUATION ONLY

FILING DEADLING: AUGUST 31, 2016

SALARY RANGE: FOR FULL TIME POSITIONS: $55,616 – $69,690

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

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS: THERE ARE NO RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS POSITION.                                                                                                                                     

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

Master’s Degree in Librarianship from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the New York State Department of Education: AND 2 years of professional library experience subsequent to MLS; AND

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTANCE OF APPLCIATIONS: Eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian’s Professional certificate at the time of application; possession of the certificate at the time of appointment.

REQUIREMENTS FOR PROMOTION: Six months as a Librarian I in the City of Mount Vernon Library at the time of examination.

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 August 31, 2016.

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 October 1, 2016 and approved candidates will be required to complete and submit this questionnaire between October 31, 2016 and midnight of October 31, 2016.  NOTE: Candidates will not be able to claim any credit for training and experience gained after the application filing deadline of August 31, 2016.          

Candidates who fail to submit a questionnaire by midnight October 31, 2016 will not receive a rating.

DUTIES: Performs professional library duties; supervises professional, paraprofessional, clerical and volunteer staff. The work involves performance of librarian duties in an assigned unit and generally involves planning, directing and supervising a specialized unit such as circulation, technical or audiovisual services. General supervision is received from a higher level librarian or administrative director. Does related work as required.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING IN LIBRARY SCIENCE: On the questionnaire you will be required to provide information on all courses you claim for credit in the categories in Breadth of Professional Training in Library Science and Breadth of Non-Library Science Education. Please provide course descriptions for all such courses claimed for credit. The following five subcategories will be used to evaluate your Breadth of Professional Training in Library Science: (1) Non-Book Studies; (2) Electronic Data Processing Studies; (3) Management/Administrative Studies; (4) Special Population Reader Services Studies; (5) Bibliographic and Reference Services Studies.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Good knowledge of modern principles and practices of library science; good knowledge of on-line collection issues for a specific knowledge of bibliographic tools and sources; good knowledge of library materials; good knowledge of modern library organizations, procedures, policies, aims and services; skill and accuracy in the performance of technical library tasks; ability to perform as a team member in the planning and implementation of automation or other library programs; ability to think critically; ability to understand the needs of library patrons and groups and to prescribe information of materials accordingly; ability to carry out library policies and procedures; ability to read and comprehend library literature and research; ability to express ideas clearly and effectively both orally and in writing to groups and individuals; ability to plan, coordinate and supervise the work of others; tact and courtesy in dealing with staff and the public.

APPLICATION FEE: A $15.00 NON-REFUNDABLE FILING FEE IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EXAMINATION FOR MOUNT VERNON RESIDENTS. A $25.00 NON-REFUNDABLE FEE IS REQUIRED FOR NON-RESIDENTS. The applicable fee is required and must accompany your application. If your application is received without the required fee, it will be considered incomplete. 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 AUGUST 31, 2016.

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

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

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

 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

07/20/16

Examination Librarian II open-competitive Exam #66-048 Training & Evaluation Only

EXAMINATION

LIBRARIAN II    

OPEN-COMPETITIVE – EXAM 66-048

 TRAINING & EVALUATION ONLY

 FILING DEADLING: AUGUST 31, 2016

SALARY RANGE: FOR FULL TIME POSITIONS: $55,616 – $69,690

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

A PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATION IS BEING HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THIS OPEN-COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION. THE LIST RESULTING FROM THE PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATION MUST BE USED BEFORE THE OPEN-COMPETITIVE LIST.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS: THERE ARE NO RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS POSITION.                                                                                                                                       

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

Master’s Degree in Librarianship from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the New York State Department of Education: AND 2 years of professional library experience subsequent to MLS; AND

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTANCE OF APPLCIATIONS: Eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian’s Professional certificate at the time of application; possession of the certificate at the time of appointment.

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 August 31, 2016.

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 October 1, 2016 and approved candidates will be required to complete and submit this questionnaire between October 31, 2016 and midnight of October 31, 2016.  NOTE: Candidates will not be able to claim any credit for training and experience gained after the application filing deadline of August 31, 2016.          

Candidates who fail to submit a questionnaire by midnight October 31, 2016 will not receive a rating.

DUTIES: Performs professional library duties; supervises professional, paraprofessional, clerical and volunteer staff. The work involves performance of librarian duties in an assigned unit and generally involves planning, directing and supervising a specialized unit such as circulation, technical or audiovisual services. General supervision is received from a higher level librarian or administrative director. Does related work as required.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING IN LIBRARY SCIENCE: On the questionnaire you will be required to provide information on all courses you claim for credit in the categories in Breadth of Professional Training in Library Science and Breadth of Non-Library Science Education. Please provide course descriptions for all such courses claimed for credit. The following five subcategories will be used to evaluate your Breadth of Professional Training in Library Science: (1) Non-Book Studies; (2) Electronic Data Processing Studies; (3) Management/Administrative Studies; (4) Special Population Reader Services Studies; (5) Bibliographic and Reference Services Studies.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Good knowledge of modern principles and practices of library science; good knowledge of on-line collection issues for a specific knowledge of bibliographic tools and sources; good knowledge of library materials; good knowledge of modern library organizations, procedures, policies, aims and services; skill and accuracy in the performance of technical library tasks; ability to perform as a team member in the planning and implementation of automation or other library programs; ability to think critically; ability to understand the needs of library patrons and groups and to prescribe information of materials accordingly; ability to carry out library policies and procedures; ability to read and comprehend library literature and research; ability to express ideas clearly and effectively both orally and in writing to groups and individuals; ability to plan, coordinate and supervise the work of others; tact and courtesy in dealing with staff and the public.

APPLICATION FEE: A $15.00 NON-REFUNDABLE FILING FEE IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EXAMINATION FOR MOUNT VERNON RESIDENTS. A $25.00 NON-REFUNDABLE FEE IS REQUIRED FOR NON-RESIDENTS. The applicable fee is required and must accompany your application. If your application is received without the required fee, it will be considered incomplete. 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 AUGUST 31, 2016.

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

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

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

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

07/20/16

Examination Recreation Assistant Open-Competitive Exam#65-178

  • EXAMINATION

    RECREATION ASSISTANT

        OPEN-COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION #65-178

     

    DATE OF EXAMINATION:           SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2016

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

    APPLICATION CLOSING DATE:    SEPTEMBER 28, 2016 at 3:00pm –no exceptions

    SALARY RANGE:      $29,783 – $44,216

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

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

    REQUIREMENTS FOR TAKING THE EXAM:

    • Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma issued by the New York State Education Department; PLUS four years of recreation experience which shall have involved the use of a computer, facilities management, including two years of experience dealing directly with the public and/or in the field of recreation.                                                              

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

    DUTIES: Under the general supervision, incumbents in this class perform a wide variety of general office and/or recreation program areas including functions of a complex nature associated with assisting in planning, developing, coordinating and implementing various programs and client services. This position required skill in the operation of a computer using various software application, specifically Microsoft Office suite (e.g. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Incumbents in this position have a considerable amount of public contact in person and over the phone. Does related work as required.

    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Good knowledge of modern office terminology, procedures and business English; computer applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar and e-mails; good knowledge of desktop publishing, scheduling and/or facilities management; familiarity with a variety of recreation programs, ability to plan, organize and prioritize work flow; ability to maintain records and prepare reports; ability to deal effectively with the public under stressful situations; integrity; clerical aptitude; ability to understand both oral and written directions; resourcefulness; accuracy; tact and courtesy; and physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.                                                                                                                                                                     

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

                                             1) OFFICE RECORD KEEPING;                  

    2) PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF LEISURE RECREATION;                    

    3) WORKING WITH PEOPLE TO FACILITATE RECREATION AND/OR LEISURE ACTIVITES.    

    EXPANDED SCOPE STATEMENT:

    • EDUCATING AND INTERACTING WITH THE PUBLIC – These questions test your ability to perform common office record keeping tasks. The test consists of two or more “sets” of questions, each set concerning a different problem. Typical record keeping problems might involve the organization or collation of data from several sources; scheduling; maintaining a record system using running balances; or completion of a table summarizing data using totals, subtotals, averages and percents. 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.
    • PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF LEISURE RECREATION – These questions test for a knowledge of the basic concepts and common practices employed in the planning and implementation of leisure-time recreation programs in athletics, social activities and vocational interests. Questions may cover such areas as program/activity planning for the major user groups, program/activity planning for people with special needs; operation of recreation areas, recreation center buildings, and specialized recreation facilities (pools, tennis courts, etc.); and scheduling of activities.
    • WORKING WITH PEOPLE TO FACILITATE RECREATION AND/OR LEISURE ACTIVITIES – These questions will test for the knowledge and abilities necessary to work with individuals of all backgrounds in the context of providing recreation and leisure activities. Questions may cover such areas as: human behavior and development, handling difficult situations, engaging and motivating participants, building rapport with participants, working with volunteers and planning appropriate activities for participant groups.    

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    For applications go to the Civil Service Office Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm or send a stamped self-addressed, legal-sized envelope to the Civil Service Commission, Room 103, City Hall, 1 Roosevelt Square, Mt. Vernon, New York 10550. You may also obtain applications from our website @www.cmvny.com. ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE CIVIL SERVICE OFFICE WITH YOUR FILING FEE. Applications received via mail will not be accepted if postmarked after the closing date deadline of SEPTEMBER 28, 2016.

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

    In conformance with Section 85-a of the Civil Service Law, children of firefighters and police officers killed in the line of duty shall be entitled to receive an ADDITIONAL TEN (10) POINTS in a competitive examination for original appointment in the same municipality in which his/her parent has served. If you are qualified to participate in this examination and are a child of a firefighter or police officer killed in the line of duty IN THIS MUNICIPALITY, PLEASE INFORM THIS OFFICE OF THIS MATTER WHEN YOU SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION FOR EXAMINATION. A candidate claiming such credit has a minimum of two (2) months from the application deadline to provide the necessary documentation to verify additional credit eligibility. However, no credit may be added after the eligible list has been established.

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

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

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

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

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

                            THE CITY OF MOUNT VERNON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

    07/20/16

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

EXAMINATION

YOUTH CASE MANAGER

    OPEN-COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION #69-745

DATE OF EXAMINATION:      SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016

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

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

SALARY RANGE:   $36,540 – $41,454

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

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

REQUIREMENTS FOR TAKING THE EXAM:

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

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

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

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

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

                                    1) EDUCATING AND INTERACTING WITH THE PUBLIC;

2) INTERVIEWING;                                                         

3) PREPARING WRITTEN MATERIAL;                                              

4) PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF EMPLOYMENT   COUNSELING.

EXPANDED SCOPE STATEMENT:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In conformance with Section 85-a of the Civil Service Law, children of firefighters and police officers killed in the line of duty shall be entitled to receive an ADDITIONAL TEN (10) POINTS in a competitive examination for original appointment in the same municipality in which his/her parent has served. If you are qualified to participate in this examination and are a child of a firefighter or police officer killed in the line of duty IN THIS MUNICIPALITY, PLEASE INFORM THIS OFFICE OF THIS MATTER WHEN YOU SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION FOR EXAMINATION. A candidate claiming such credit has a minimum of two (2) months from the application deadline to provide the necessary documentation to verify additional credit eligibility. However, no credit may be added after the eligible list has been established.

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

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

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

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

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

                        THE CITY OF MOUNT VERNON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

06/30/16

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