OPEN-COMPETITIVE – EXAM 66-048
TRAINING & EVALUATION ONLY
FILING DEADLING: AUGUST 31, 2016
SALARY RANGE: FOR FULL TIME POSITIONS: $55,616 – $69,690
The eligible list established from this examination will be used to fill appropriate vacancies in the City of Mount Vernon Public Library.
A PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATION IS BEING HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THIS OPEN-COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION. THE LIST RESULTING FROM THE PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATION MUST BE USED BEFORE THE OPEN-COMPETITIVE LIST.
RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS: THERE ARE NO RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS POSITION.
ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING FOR EXAMINATION: Candidates must meet the following requirements on or before the date of filing applications.
Master’s Degree in Librarianship from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the New York State Department of Education: AND 2 years of professional library experience subsequent to MLS; AND
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTANCE OF APPLCIATIONS: Eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian’s Professional certificate at the time of application; possession of the certificate at the time of appointment.
SUBJECTS AND SCOPE OF EXAMINATION: There will be no written or oral test for this examination. If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will receive a rating based upon an evaluation of your training and experience against the duties of the position being tested.
Candidates must first complete an examination application and return it to the City of Mount Vernon, Civil Service Office on or before the filing date of August 31, 2016.
Approved candidates will be sent a notice containing directions to a website address needed to complete a Training and Experience Questionnaire.
The Training and Experience Questionnaire will be available on October 1, 2016 and approved candidates will be required to complete and submit this questionnaire between October 31, 2016 and midnight of October 31, 2016. NOTE: Candidates will not be able to claim any credit for training and experience gained after the application filing deadline of August 31, 2016.
Candidates who fail to submit a questionnaire by midnight October 31, 2016 will not receive a rating.
DUTIES: Performs professional library duties; supervises professional, paraprofessional, clerical and volunteer staff. The work involves performance of librarian duties in an assigned unit and generally involves planning, directing and supervising a specialized unit such as circulation, technical or audiovisual services. General supervision is received from a higher level librarian or administrative director. Does related work as required.
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING IN LIBRARY SCIENCE: On the questionnaire you will be required to provide information on all courses you claim for credit in the categories in Breadth of Professional Training in Library Science and Breadth of Non-Library Science Education. Please provide course descriptions for all such courses claimed for credit. The following five subcategories will be used to evaluate your Breadth of Professional Training in Library Science: (1) Non-Book Studies; (2) Electronic Data Processing Studies; (3) Management/Administrative Studies; (4) Special Population Reader Services Studies; (5) Bibliographic and Reference Services Studies.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Good knowledge of modern principles and practices of library science; good knowledge of on-line collection issues for a specific knowledge of bibliographic tools and sources; good knowledge of library materials; good knowledge of modern library organizations, procedures, policies, aims and services; skill and accuracy in the performance of technical library tasks; ability to perform as a team member in the planning and implementation of automation or other library programs; ability to think critically; ability to understand the needs of library patrons and groups and to prescribe information of materials accordingly; ability to carry out library policies and procedures; ability to read and comprehend library literature and research; ability to express ideas clearly and effectively both orally and in writing to groups and individuals; ability to plan, coordinate and supervise the work of others; tact and courtesy in dealing with staff and the public.
APPLICATION FEE: A $15.00 NON-REFUNDABLE FILING FEE IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EXAMINATION FOR MOUNT VERNON RESIDENTS. A $25.00 NON-REFUNDABLE FEE IS REQUIRED FOR NON-RESIDENTS. The applicable fee is required and must accompany your application. If your application is received without the required fee, it will be considered incomplete. Only MONEY ORDERS will be accepted for the applications fee. The money order should be made payable to the City of Mount Vernon and be sure to write the examination number on the money order. CASH OR CHECKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Because NO REFUND will be made, you are urged to compare your qualifications carefully with the requirements for admission.
For applications go to the Civil Service office Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm or send a stamped self-addressed legal-sized envelope to the Civil Service Commission, Room 103, City Hall, 1 Roosevelt Square, Mt. Vernon, New York 10550. You may also obtain applications from our website @www.cmvny.com.
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE CIVIL SERVICE OFFICE WITH YOUR FILING FEE. APPLICATIONS RECEIVED VIA MAIL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IF POSTMARKED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE DEADLINE OF AUGUST 31, 2016.
FEE WAIVER INFORMATION: A waiver of the application fee will be allowed if you are unemployed and are primarily responsible for the support of a household. In addition, a waiver of the application fee will be allowed if you are determined eligible for Medicaid, receiving Supplemental Security Income payment, or Public Assistance. All claims for an application fee waiver are subject to verification. If you can verify eligibility for the application fee waiver, you must complete a “Request for Application Fee Waiver” form. This form is available in the Civil Service Office. You must submit the completed fee waiver form with your completed application.
Applications are available in the Mount Vernon Municipal Civil Service Commission Office Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM or send a self-addressed, legal-sized envelope to the Civil Service Commission, Room 103 – City Hall, One Roosevelt Square, Mount Vernon, NY 10550. Applicants may also obtain applications from the City of Mount Vernon’s website at www.cmvny.com. All applications must be returned to the Civil Service Commission Office on or before the application deadline date.
Any applicant wishing to claim veteran’s credits must do so at the time of filing his/her application. You must submit form MSB-332 VP-1 along with your DD214 (Discharge).
In conformance with Section 85-a of the Civil Service Law, children of firefighters and police officers killed in the line of duty shall be entitled to receive an additional TEN POINTS in a competitive examination for original appointment IN THE SAME MUNICIPALITY IN WHICH HIS/HER PARENT HAS SERVED. If you are qualified to participate in this examination and are a child of a firefighter or police officer killed in the line of duty in this municipality, please inform this office of this matter when you submit your application for examination. A candidate claiming such credit has a minimum
of two months from the application deadline to provide the necessary documentation to verify additional credit eligibility6. However, no credit may be added after the eligible list has been established.
It is the responsibility of the candidate to notify the Civil Service Office of any change in name or address.
No attempt will be made to locate candidates who have moved.
THE CITY OF MOUNT VERNON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER