OPEN-COMPETITIVE – EXAM 60-916
TRAINING & EVALUATION ONLY
FILING DEADLING: FEBRUARY 14, 2017
The eligible list established from this examination will be used to fill appropriate vacancies in the City of Mount Vernon City School District.
RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS: APPLICANTS MUST BE A RESIDENT OF THE CITY OF MOUNT VERNON FOR NOT LESS THAN ONE YEAR BY THE DATE OF APPLICATION.
ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING FOR EXAMINATION: Candidates must meet the following requirements on or before the date of filing applications.
Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in a health related field; PLUS two years of athletic training experience where the primary function of the position was providing athletic injury management, emergency care, first aid, evaluation and rehabilitation to athletics.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTANCE OF APPLCIATIONS: Must be a certified athletic trainer and possess certification in first aid and CPR per New York State Education Regulations and must possess a valid New York State Driver’s License.
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 February 14, 2017.
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 March 1, 2017 and approved candidates will be required to complete and submit this questionnaire between March 1, 2017 and midnight of March 31, 2017. NOTE: Candidates will not be able to claim any credit for training and experience gained after the application filing deadline of February 14, 2017.
Candidates who fail to submit a questionnaire by midnight March 31, 2017 will not receive a rating.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Good knowledge of first aid procedures; ability to establish a positive learning environment that promotes a high level of achievement for all students while considering background and developmental level of the individual students; ability to main accurate records of injury reports, referrals, treatment records, etc.; ability to maintain accurate and complete student documentation as required by law, district policy and administrative regulations and maintain appropriate levels of confidentiality; ability to learn and understand the New York State Education Department regulations; tact and courtesy; discretion; initiative; good and independent judgment; good organization skills; ability to set work priorities and follow up on assignments; good command of the English language; ability to follow complex oral and written instructions; ability to provide athletic training services for all home and away athletic contests; ability to communicate with others; good mobility skills and physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
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. 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 FEBRUARY 14 2017.
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