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Mount Vernon West DGEIS Public Hearing Jan 27, 2016 7 pm

The Mount Vernon West Rezoning Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) is available for public review.  A public hearing is scheduled on the document in City Council Chambers on Wednesday January 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm. 

A copy of the DGEIS is available at the Office of the City Clerk and available for download at the link below:

Mount Vernon West DGEIS

If you would like to submit any comments, please forward them to:

George Brown
City Clerk
1 Roosevelt Square
Mount Vernon, NY 10701

or by email at gwbrown@cmvny.com

“What’s the Word?”….ARTS ON THIRD!

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On Sunday, September 6th, between 12 noon and 7:00 pm, Mount Vernon’s Mayor Ernest Davis with the Mount Vernon Arts Council and Montefiore Hospital present its seventh annual “Arts On Third” Arts Festival in Mount Vernon New York.  Arts on Third has established itself as Westchester County’s largest and most prestigious cultural celebration.

“Arts On Third”  attracts over 75,000 attendees and this year boasts three exciting stages: The Headliner Stage, The Power Industry Stage hosted by Power 105  FM and The Cultural Stage.

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Headlining this year  is Mount Vernon’s own Al. B. Sure, Sure, a former Mount Vernon High School QB, went on to become a three time Grammy nominated R & B singer and a major producer during the “ New Jack Swing” era.  He is credited for introducing recording artists, Jodeci , Tevin Campbell  ,Faith Evans, Dave Hollister, Case, and Usher to the music world. Doug E. Fresh, The World’s Greatest Entertainer, and crowd favorite, is a producer, business man and is known as the original “Human Beat Box” who has been a performer at the festival since its inception; and Tito Puente, Jr , son of the incomparable band leader Tito Puente is back by popular demand. He is keeping the legacy alive through performances of his father’s classic hits , as well as his original mambo compositions.

Also, on the playbill are Jazz musician, Tex Allen,  Rap Pioneer Roxanne Shante, reggae artists, Red Fox, Jahteff and Little John, Cece Peniston (Finally), Pop Dollarz, GQ of “Disco Nights” fame, singer/actress, Cheryl “Pepsi” Riley and Desi Arnaz’ and Lucille Ball’s grandson, composer Joe Luckinbill.

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The Cultural Stage captures the diverse make up and talents of the Mount Vernon community. One of the highlights of the “Cultural Stage” is Phyllis Yvonne Stickney and her brother, Timothy Stickney .  Ms. Stickney,  best known and respected for her work in film, stage, television and comedy, will perform an excerpt from “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf.”. Floyd Cromwell will be holding off stage auditions for “For Colored Girls as well and excerpts from the gospel musicals “Black Nativity” and Who Side Are you On? will also be performed. VH1’s “Black Ink Crew” will make a special appearance as well.
Other artists scheduled for the cultural stage are: Venezuelan violinist, Yamileth Furchi, owner and operator of the Alamo Restaurant who has played the violin since she was 12 and grew up helping develop the renowned integrated Venezuelan orchestral system,  Ballet Folklorico Nuevo Amanecer, a traditional Mexican Dance company,The Irish Step Dancers, The Korean Fan Dancers who wowed the crowd at the Festival Kick-Off at Maggie Spillane’s and Italian Opera singer Nathan Resika who has been praised for his “sonorous” voice by critics and colleagues alike.  

The free family friendly event spans over six city blocks with various activities such as the Children’s Village featuring interactive games, arts & crafts and storytelling; Artists Row where visual artists exhibit their handcrafted art and authors are on hand for book signings and readings: the Pedestrian Mall with over 100 merchandise vendors and the “Healthy Living Pavilion” for attendees to receive free screenings and obtain holistic health and wellness information.  Sports entertainment includes 2 olympic size rings; each ring has exhibitions of : boxing, martial arts ,body building and wrestling. This year’s wrestling will include FBI (The Full Bloooded IItalians) and former WWE Champion and recognized body builder “Mr. Atlas.

This year’s health focus is “Domestic Violence Awareness”. Every minute, 20 people are victims of  intimate partner abuse.   85 percent of domestic abuse victims are women and 15 percent  are men. Mount Vernon ranks high among domestic violence incidents in Westchester County.  The “Arts on Third”  health focus is to shed light on this fact, encourage the community to break the silence and aid in ending the violence. It takes all of our voices to stop domestic violence.

So where’s the place to be on September 6th?  Mount Vernon…Third Street between 1st and 5th aves.   “What’s the Word?ARTS ON THIRD”!!!!!

“Arts on Third” was founded in 1999 as the catalyst for redevelopment, sense of community pride and promoting the arts.  For more information on “Arts on Third” call (914) 699-7230 or log on to http://www.artsonthird.com.   For sponsorship opportunities, please email jwilliams@cmvny.com or sharris@cmvny.com.

Relive the Arts on Third Experience in 2014 (Video courtesy of the Yonkers Voice)

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Arts on Third Newsletter

Arts on 3rd Newsletter

On September 22, 2013, Westchester’s premier and largest arts and entertainment festival will kick off its 12th year. The festival, which began with a humble attendance of approximately 3500 people, has grown to over 40,000 festival goers. The arts on third festival began in 1999 as a precursor to Mayor Ernest D. Davis vision to transform 3rd Street into an arts district. Mayor Davis then formed a task force to research the development of an arts district. This blue ribbon task force, called the Third Street Task Force was composed of each sector of the community and became the impetus behind the Arts On Third Festival. Art was the vehicle used to revitalized the area and as a catalyst to social change. The festival brings together hundreds of volunteers and is the largest, single community effort in Westchester, New York.

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City Council Public Hearing Notice

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

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

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

 

Contact Person:

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

1 Roosevelt Square-City Hall

Mount Vernon, New York 10550

(914) 665-2352 (phone)

 

Dated: June 24, 2016

George W. Brown

City Clerk

 

 

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

EXAMINATION

SENIOR TYPIST  

OPEN-COMPETITIVE/DECENTRALIZED – EXAM #2016-3 

DATE OF EXAMINATION:          Saturday, SEPTEMBER 17, 2016

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

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

SALARY RANGE:       $39,225 – $52,047

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

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

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING FOR EXAMINATION:

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

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

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

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

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

1) SPELLING;                                                                

2) GRAMMAR, USAGE AND PUNCTUATION;                            

3) KEYBOARDING PRACTICES;    

4) OFFICE RECORD KEEPING.                            

EXPANDED SCOPE STATEMENT:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In conformance with Section 85-a of the Civil Service Law, children of firefighters and police officers killed in the line of duty shall be entitled to receive an additional TEN POINTS in a competitive examination for original appointment IN THE SAME MUNICIPALITY IN WHICH HIS/HER PARENT HAS SERVED. If you are qualified to participate in this examination and are a child of a firefighter or police officer killed in the line of duty in this municipality, please inform this office of this matter when you submit your application for examination. A candidate claiming such credit has a minimum

of two months from the application deadline to provide the necessary documentation to verify additional credit eligibility6. However, no credit may be added after the eligible list has been established.

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

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

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

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

                        THE CITY OF MOUNT VERNON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

06/23/16

Examination Senior Typist Promotional/Decentralized Exam #2016-2

EXAMINATION

SENIOR TYPIST

                                                                PROMOTIONAL/DECENTRALIZED – EXAM #2016-2

DATE OF EXAMINATION:           Saturday, SEPTEMBER 17, 2016

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

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

SALARY RANGE:    $39,225 – $52,047

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

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

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING FOR EXAMINATION:

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

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

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

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

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

1) SPELLING;                                                                 

2) GRAMMAR, USAGE AND PUNCTUATION;                            

3) KEYBOARDING PRACTICES;    

4) OFFICE RECORD KEEPING.                            

EXPANDED SCOPE STATEMENT:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                        THE CITY OF MOUNT VERNON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

06/23/16

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

EXAMINATION

TRAFFIC MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

OPEN-COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION #62-692

 

DATE OF EXAMINATION:    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

REQUIREMENTS FOR TAKING THE EXAM:

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                    1) BASIC PRINCIPLES OF ELECTRICITY;

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

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

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

AND TOOLS AND TEST EQUIPMENT.

EXPANDED SCOPE STATEMENT: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                        THE CITY OF MOUNT VERNON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

06/22/16

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

EXAMINATION

COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

           OPEN-COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION #69-348

DATE OF EXAMINATION:         SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

REQUIREMENTS FOR TAKING THE EXAM:

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT TO THIS POSITION:

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

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

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

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

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

                                    1) CODING/DECODING INFORMATION;

2) FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS (MAPS);                                          

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

4) NAME AND NUMBER CHECKING;

5) UNDERSTANDING AND INTERPRETING WRITTEN MATERIAL.  

EXPANDED SCOPE STATEMENT: 

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

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

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

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

training in any coding system is required. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                        THE CITY OF MOUNT VERNON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

06/21/16

Real Estate Committee Meeting – June 24, 2016 – CANCELED

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

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD MEETING – JUNE 22, 2016

June 22, 2016

The Mount Vernon West Rezoning FGEIS is now available

The Mount Vernon West Rezoning FGEIS Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement is now available. Click here to download.

Notice of Regular Meeting of IDA Board – Revised 6/20

Mount Vernon Industrial Development Agency

Notice of Regular Meeting of IDA Board

Location: Mayor’s Conference Room, 1 Roosevelt Sq, Mount Vernon, NY 10550

Time: Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 2:00pm

City Council Committee Meeting

The next City Council Committee Meeting, scheduled to be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, will begin at 6:00 p.m.  The meeting will be located in the City Council Committee Room, Second Floor.

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