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

EXAMINATION

HOUSING SPECIALIST      

                                         OPEN-COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION #61-212

DATE OF EXAMINATION:          SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017

PLACE OF EXAMINATION:       TO BE ANNOUNCED

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

SALARY:                                      $50,074.68 – $69,522.92

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

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

REQUIREMENTS FOR TAKING THE EXAM:

Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma issued by the New York State Education Department; PLUS 1 year of experience working in a housing program, performing duties related to affordable housing.                                                                                                                                                          

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

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

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

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

              1) INTERVIEWING;                          

              2) PREPARING WRITTEN MATERIAL;       

              3) UNDERSTANDING AND INTERPRETING NUMERICAL DATA RELATED TO COMMUNITY

                 DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING;

             4) UNDERSTANDING, INTERPRETING AND APPLYING HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

                 LAWS, RULES AND REGULATIONS.

EXPANDED SCOPE STATEMENT:

 INTERVIEWING – These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices employed in obtaining information from individuals through structured conversations. These questions require you to apply the principles, practices, and techniques of effective interviewing to hypothetical interviewing situations.       Included are questions that present a problem arising from an interviewing situation, and you must choose the most appropriate course of action to take.

 

  1. PREPARING WRITTEN MATERIAL – These questions test for the ability to present information clearly and accurately, and to organize paragraphs logically and comprehensibly. For some questions, you will be given information in two or three sentences followed by four restatements of the information. You must then choose the best version. For other questions, you will be given paragraphs with their sentences out of order. You must then choose, from four suggestions, the best order for the sentences.

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Applications are available in the Mount Vernon Municipal Civil Service Commission Office Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM or send a self-addressed, legal-sized envelope to the Civil Service Commission, Room 103 – City Hall, One Roosevelt Square, Mount Vernon, NY 10550. Applicants may also obtain applications from the City of Mount Vernon’s website at www.cmvny.com.  ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE CIVIL SERVICE OFFICE WITH YOUR FILING FEE. Applications received via mail will not be accepted if postmarked after the closing date deadline of APRIL 12, 2017.

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

Department of Recreation: The Amazing NINA SIMONE

Mayor Richard Thomas, City of Mount Vernon NY, Friends of Mount Vernon Arts, Recreation & Youth Programs(MVARYP), Bridge To Africa 360 Degrees, and Presbyterian Jazz Society (PJS) of Mount Vernon, New York

proudly present:

The Amazing NINA SIMONE

THOMAS 2017 - Nina Simone4 PROGRAM draft

A Film Documentary from writer/director JEFF L. LIEBERMAN

Enjoy Q&A Discussion with SAM WAYMON (brother of Nina Simone) & JEFF L. LIEBERMAN and enjoy the musical tunes of SAM WAYMON

SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017

$5.00 Donation @ 5:00pm @ The Doles Center Theatre, 250 South 6th Avenue

With musical proclamations like “Mississippi Go#dam” and an iconic style, Nina Simone, whom once called Mount Vernon NY home – was both loved and feared throughout the 1960s for her outspoken vision of Black Freedom.  Today, Nina is more popular years after her death than ever before. President Barack Obama listed “Sinnerman” in his top 5 favorite songs, and whether re-mixed, re-sampled or in its pure form, Nina’s music continues to empower people around the world with its unrelenting appeal for justice. With new insights into her musical journey from Classical Music and the segregated South, the worlds of Jazz and Civil Rights, through her erratic behavior and self-exile, Nina’s legacy is chartered all the way to the place where she found freedom.                – Written by Anonymous … www.imdb.com/title/tt3531790/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ov_pl

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Also, visit Mount Vernon Dept of Recreation‘s FACEBOOK page for ongoing information:

https://www.facebook.com/MVRECREATION/

Mount Vernon City Hall | One Roosevelt Square | Department of Recreation | Office #11 – Ground Floor | Weekdays 8:30am-4:30pm | 914-665-2420

Department of Recreation: Casino Day Trip ~ MOHEGAN SUN

Mayor Richard Thomas

Mount Vernon Department of Recreation, MOUNT VERNON SENIOR PROGRAM

invite you to attend a day trip at:

MOHEGAN SUN CASINO at Pocono Downs

SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017

THOMAS 2017- aging - DOLES casino mohegan sun poconos

Departs the Doles Center, 250 South 6th Avenue @ 8:00am SHARP

Donation: $40.00 per person/Non-refundable ($25.00 to play ~ $5.00 towards your food purchase)

Deadline: All monies due by Thursday, April 6, 2017

Trip is for ages 60yrs + … For additional information, plz call Mrs. Eulah Myers, Recreation Leader @ 914.665.2447

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Also, visit Mount Vernon Dept of Recreation ‘s FACEBOOK page for ongoing information:

https://www.facebook.com/MVRECREATION/

Department of Recreation: Clinic ~ TENNIS FRIDAYS

Mayor Richard Thomas

City of Mount Vernon NY

Mount Vernon Department of Recreation

present

TENNIS FRIDAYS 

Tennis Center | 431 Garden Avenue | 914-514-7180

The fundamentals of tennis are taught

Boys, Girls: Ages 7-17 years old & Adults

Beginners: 5:00pm-6:30pm

Advance: 6:30pm-8:00pm

Adults: 8:00pm-9:30pm 

APRIL 7, 2017 – JUNE 23, 2017

Fee: $100.00 per person/per session | 10-weeks

THOMAS 2017 - tennis - FRIDAYS CUT

 MOUNT VERNON CITY HALL | One Roosevelt Square

 Ground Floor – Office #11

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 Also, visit Mount Vernon Dept of Recreation ‘s FACEBOOK page for ongoing information:

https://www.facebook.com/MVRECREATION/

Mount Vernon City Hall | One Roosevelt Square | Department of Recreation | Office #11 – Ground Floor | Weekdays 8:30am-4:30pm

Department of Recreation: Clinic YOUTH ~ SOCCER

Mayor Richard Thomas

City of Mount Vernon NY

Mount Vernon Department of Recreation

present

SOCCER CLINIC

Sports Underdome / Hutch Field

Recreational Soccer Instructors: BACKYARD SPORTS

Mondays 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Girls & Boys ages 5 – 17 years old

Mount Vernon Resident’s Fee: $30.00 per child/per session

Non-Resident’s Fee: $40.00 per child/per session

APRIL 7, 2017 – JUNE 5, 2017

THOMAS 2017 - soccer clinic CUT


MOUNT VERNON CITY HALL

One Roosevelt Square | Ground Floor – Office #11

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Also, visit Mount Vernon Dept of Recreation‘s FACEBOOK page for ongoing information:

https://www.facebook.com/MVRECREATION/

Mount Vernon City Hall | One Roosevelt Square | Department of Recreation | Office #11 – Ground Floor | Weekdays 8:30am-4:30pm

Department of Recreation: After-School Programs ~ AFTER THE BELL

Mayor Richard Thomas

City of Mount Vernon NY

Mount Vernon Department of Recreation

present

After-School Programs

* AFTER THE BELL *

Holmes Elementary School | 195 North Columbus Avenue | 10552

Homework help and Band Clinic

Mondays & Wednesdays 3:30pm – 6:00pm

Grades: 3rd – 6th

MOUNT VERNON RESIDENTS ONLY

Fee: $100.00 per child/full session

APRIL 4, 2017 – JUNE 7, 2017

THOMAS 2017 - AFTER THE BELL holmes CUT

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Pennington Elementary School | 20 Fairway Street | 10552

Homework help and Sport Activities

Mondays – Fridays 3:30pm – 6:00pm

Grades: K – 6th

MOUNT VERNON RESIDENTS ONLY

Fee: $450.00 per child/per session

APRIL 3, 2017 – JUNE 9, 2017

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Columbus Elementary School | 455 North High Street | 10552

Homework help and Sport Activities

Mondays – Thursdays 3:30pm – 6:00pm

Grades: K – 6th

MOUNT VERNON RESIDENTS ONLY

Fee: $350.00 per child/per session

APRIL 3, 2017 – JUNE 8, 2017

THOMAS 2017 - AFTER THE BELL columbus CUT

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MOUNT VERNON CITY HALL

One Roosevelt Square | Ground Floor – Office #11


Also, visit Mount Vernon Dept of Recreation‘s FACEBOOK page for ongoing information:

https://www.facebook.com/MVRECREATION/

Mount Vernon City Hall | One Roosevelt Square | Department of Recreation | Office #11 – Ground Floor | Weekdays 8:30am-4:30pm | 914-665-2420

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

AMENDED

EXAMINATION

LIBRARY ASSISTANT

OPEN-COMPETITIVE – EXAM 64-082

TRAINING & EVALUATION ONLY

FILING DEADLING: MAY 1ST, 2017

SALARY RANGE: $44,692 – $58,105

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

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

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

Bachelor’s Degree from

EXAMINATION HOUSING SPECIALIST Open-Competitive Examination #61-212

EXAMINATION

HOUSING SPECIALIST

     OPEN-COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION #61-212

DATE OF EXAMINATION:          SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017

PLACE OF EXAMINATION:       TO BE ANNOUNCED

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

SALARY:                                      $50,074.68 – $69,522.92

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

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

REQUIREMENTS FOR TAKING THE EXAM:

Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma issued by the New York State Education Department; PLUS 1 year of experience working in a housing program, performing duties related to affordable housing.                                                                                                                                                          

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

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

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

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

              1) INTERVIEWING;                          

              2) PREPARING WRITTEN MATERIAL;       

              3) UNDERSTANDING AND INTERPRETING NUMERICAL DATA RELATED TO COMMUNITY

                 DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING;

           4) UNDERSTANDING, INTERPRETING AND APPLYING HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

                 LAWS, RULES AND REGULATIONS.

EXPANDED SCOPE STATEMENT:

 INTERVIEWING – These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices employed in obtaining information from individuals through structured conversations. These questions require you to apply the principles, practices, and techniques of effective interviewing to hypothetical interviewing situations.       Included are questions that present a problem arising from an interviewing situation, and you must choose the most appropriate course of action to take.

 

  1. PREPARING WRITTEN MATERIAL – These questions test for the ability to present information clearly and accurately, and to organize paragraphs logically and comprehensibly. For some questions, you will be given information in two or three sentences followed by four restatements of the information. You must then choose the best version. For other questions, you will be given paragraphs with their sentences out of order. You must then choose, from four suggestions, the best order for the sentences.

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Applications are available in the Mount Vernon Municipal Civil Service Commission Office Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM or send a self-addressed, legal-sized envelope to the Civil Service Commission, Room 103 – City Hall, One Roosevelt Square, Mount Vernon, NY 10550. Applicants may also obtain applications from the City of Mount Vernon’s website at www.cmvny.com.  ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE CIVIL SERVICE OFFICE WITH YOUR FILING FEE. Applications received via mail will not be accepted if postmarked after the closing date deadline of APRIL 12, 2017.

RELIGIOUS OBSERVERS AND DISABLED PERSONS: If special arrangements for testing are required, please indicate this on your application and submit on a separate sheet of paper and attach it to your application at time of submission. You will be notified of the alternate test date which will take place in City Hall.%3

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

EXAMINATION

INVENTORY CONTROL CLERK

                                         OPEN-COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION #60-714

DATE OF EXAMINATION:          SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017

PLACE OF EXAMINATION:       TO BE ANNOUNCED

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

SALARY:                                      $48,000.00       

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

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

REQUIREMENTS FOR TAKING THE EXAM:

Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma issued by the New York State Education Department; PLUS 1 year of experience working in an office ordering essential facilities supplies and equipment, which shall have included resolving accounts payable discrepancies related to ordering and experience using the Munis software or comparable requisition program.      

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

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

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

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

              1) ARITHMETIC COMPUTATIONS WITH CALCULATOR;

              2) KEEPING SIMPLE INVENTORY RECORDS; 

              3) NAME AND NUMBER CHECKING.

EXPANDED SCOPE STATEMENT:

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

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

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

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

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

Applications are available in the Mount Vernon Municipal Civil Service Commission Office Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM or send a self-addressed, legal-sized envelope to the Civil Service Commission, Room 103 – City Hall, One Roosevelt Square, Mount Vernon, NY 10550. Applicants may also obtain applications from the City of Mount Vernon’s website at www.cmvny.com.  ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE CIVIL SERVICE OFFICE WITH YOUR FILING FEE. Applications received via mail will not be accepted if postmarked after the closing date deadline of APRIL 12, 2017.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Civil Service Commission Meeting Schedule for 2017

Listed below is the Civil Service Commission’s monthly meeting schedule for 2017.

Please note special meetings may be scheduled to address urgent matters. When such occurs, a meeting notice will be posted on the City of Mount Vernon’s website, www.cmvny.com. In the event a public hearing becomes necessary, the Commission will adhere to the contractual obligation of providing 30 days advance notice to the labor unions.

All meetings are open to the public and will convene at 4:30 PM at City Hall in the Memorial Room located on the 2nd Floor.

If you would like to speak at the meeting, please submit your request with outline of the concern in writing to the Civil Service Office, Room #103 at least 10 days before the scheduled meeting.

January 11, 2017

July 19, 2017

February 15, 2017

August 16, 2017

March 22, 2017

September 20, 2017

April 19, 2017

October 18, 2017

May 17, 2017

November 15, 2017

June 21, 2017

December 13, 2017

 

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