Mount Vernon, NY (January 23, 2017) – The City of Mount Vernon has issued a winter weather advisory for 3:00pm Monday, January 23rd until 6:00am Tuesday, January 24. A severe coastal storm will be approaching the region this evening bringing high winds, heavy rain with the potential for flooding, low temperatures in the mid 20’s and possible snow flurries.
REVISED PICK-UP SCHEDULE for January 5th & 6th.
Thursday January 5th
NORTHSIDE – Recyclables
SOUTHSIDE – Garbage & Rubbish
Friday January 6th
NORTHSIDE – Garbage & Rubbish
SOUTHSIDE – Recyclables
CHRISTMAS TREE PICK-UPS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Monday January 9th
Tuesday January 10th
All Pick-ups will return to the regularly scheduled days next week.
The new 2017 DPW Sanitation Schedules are available online (cmvny.com) & at City Hall – Room 108, Monday thru Friday between 8:30AM – 4:30PM.
Sorry for the inconvenience and Thank you for your cooperation!
E X A M I N A T I O N
OPEN-COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION #69-109
DATE OF EXAMINATION: Saturday, March 18, 2017 @ 8:30 a.m.
PLACE OF EXAMINATION: TO BE ANNOUNCED – Mount Vernon, NY
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: February 15, 2017 @ 3:00pm sharp
SALARY RANGE: $62,365.88 – $90,918.95 (City – 2017 salary)
$58,661.00 – $85,518.00 (City School District – 2015 salary)
The eligible list established from this examination will be used to fill appropriate vacancies as they occur in the City of Mount Vernon and the Mount Vernon City School District.
RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must be residents of New York State at time of filing application.
Applications are available in the Mount Vernon Municipal Civil Service Commission Office Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM or send a self-addressed, legal-sized envelope to the Civil Service Commission, Room 103 City Hall, One Roosevelt Square, Mount Vernon, NY 10550. Applicants may also obtain applications from the City of Mount Vernon’s website at www.cmvny.com. All applications must be returned to the Civil Service Commission Office on or before the application deadline date, FEBRUARY 15, 2017.
Applications received via mail will not be accepted if postmarked after the closing date deadline of FEBRUARY 15, 2017.
APPLICATION FEE INFORMATION: A non-refundable fee of $15.00 is required for this examination for Mt. Vernon residents. The application fee for non-residents is $25.00. The required fee must accompany your application. MONEY ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED and MUST BE MADE PAYABLE TO: THE CITY OF MOUNT VERNON. CASH AND CHECKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. If you are disqualified from or fail to appear for the examination, your fee will NOT be returned.
FEE WAIVER INFORMATION: A waiver of the application fee will be allowed if you are unemployed and are primarily responsible for the support of a household. In addition, a waiver of the application fee will be allowed if you are determined eligible for Medicaid, receiving Supplemental Security Income payments, or Public Assistance. All claims for an application fee waiver are subject to verification. If you can verify eligibility for the application fee waiver, you must complete a “Request for Application Fee Waiver” form. This form is available in the Civil Service Office. You must submit the completed fee waiver form with your completed application.
ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
NOTE: For appointment from the resulting eligible list, applicants with a foreign high school diploma must submit a course by course evaluation of their educational credentials. You must pay the required evaluation fee. Evaluations will be accepted from services such as: WORLD EDUCATION SERVICES, INC., P.O. BOX 5087, NEW YORK, NY 10274-212-966-6311, GLOBAL LANGUAGE SERVICES, INC., 319 BROADWAY #200, NEW YORK, NY 10027, 212-227-1994, OR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION RESEARCH FOUNDATION,INC. P.O. 3665, CULVER CITY, CA. 90231.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURE OF THE CLASS: This position involves performing professional accounting duties in the development, examination, review, analysis or supervision of financial and accounting records. Knowledge of agency policies and procedures or a relevant body of laws and regulations is required. Work is performed under general direction of a higher level administrative employee with wide leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment in planning and carrying out assignments. Supervision is exercised over Accountants and clerical support staff. Does related work as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of general governmental accounting; thorough knowledge of financial administration including budgeting and reporting; good knowledge of office terminology; practices and procedures; good knowledge of business arithmetic and English; working knowledge of trends and current developments in the field of accounting; working knowledge of the computerized application of accounting systems, both mainframe and personal computers; ability to analyze and evaluate accounting problems to devise solutions; ability to plan and supervise the work of others; ability to plan and analyze financial and statistical records, reports and statements; ability to prepare and present complex oral and written reports clearly and accurately; ability to operate computer terminal; ability to perform close, detail work involving considerable visual effort and strain; accuracy, good judgment and physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
SUBJECTS OF EXAMINATION: The written test will cover knowledge, skills and/or abilities in the following areas:
EXPANDED SCOPE STATEMENT:
The New York State Department of Civil Service has not prepared a test guide for this examination. However, candidates may find information in the publication ‘How to take a written test” helpful in preparing for this test. This publication is available on line at: www. cs.ny.gov/testing/localtestguides.cfm
CALCULATORS ARE ALLOWED FOR THIS EXAMINATION. DEVICES WITH TYPEWRITER KEYBOARDS, SPELL CHECKERS, PERSONAL DIGITAL ASSISTANTS, ADDRESS BOOKS, LANGUAGE TRANSISTORS, DICTIONARIES OR ANY SIMILAR DEVICES ARE PROHIBITED.
Candidates are required to attain a final average rating of 70% in order to have their names placed on the eligible list established as a result of this examination. This examination will be announced and will be rated in accordance with Section 23-2 of the Civil Service Law. The provisions of the New York State Civil Service Law, Rules and Regulations dealing with the rating of examinations will apply to this examination.
Any applicants wishing to claim veteran’s credits must do so at the time of filing his/her application. You must submit your form DD214 (discharge).
APPLYING FOR CIVIL SERVICE EXAMS IN MULTIPLE JURISDICTIONS WHEN EXAMS ARE SCHEDULED ON THE SAME DATE: If you have applied for any other Civil Service Exams for employment with NY State or any other local government jurisdiction, you must make arrangements to take all the exams at ONE test site. If you have applied for both STATE and LOCAL government exams, you must arrange to take all your exams at the STATE exam center by calling (518) 457-7022 no later than two (2) weeks before the test date.
RELIGIOUS OBSERVERS AND DISABLED PERSONS: If special arrangements for testing are required, please indicate this on your application and submit on a separate sheet of paper and attach it to your application at time of submission. You will be notified of the alternate test date which will take place in City Hall.
ALTERNATE TEST DATE POLICY: Alternate test(s) date(s) may be arranged upon review of the circumstances according to the alternate Test Date Policy adopted April 14, 2008 by the Civil Service Commission. Under specific circumstances an alternate test date may be arranged. Your request with written documentation must be received in the Mt. Vernon Civil Service office no later than two (2) weeks preceding the examination. If an emergency prevents you from appearing for the examination, please notify the Civil Service office in writing no later than the Friday before the test date and provide verifiable documentation of the reason. A determination will be made as to if an alternate test date will be scheduled.
SPECIAL REQUEST FOR MAKE-UP EXAM DUE TO ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY: A make-up test will be available for this examination for persons who are in the active military. A person eligible for military make-up test does not have to wait until discharge to take the test. Applicant must submit to this office a copy of military orders or other official military document that substantiates active military service prior to the make-up test.
In conformance with Section 85-a of the Civil Service Law, children of firefighters and police offices killed in the line of duty shall be entitled to receive an additional ten points in a competitive examination for original appointment in the same municipality in which his/her parent has served. If you are qualified to participate in this examination, please inform this office of this matter when you submit your application. A candidate claiming such credit has a minimum of two months from the application deadline to provide the necessary documentation to verify credit eligibility. However, no credit may be added after the eligible list has been established.
It is the responsibility of the candidate to notify the Civil Service Office of any change in name or address. No attempt will be made to locate candidates who have moved.
THE CITY OF MOUNT VERNON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER