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Department of Civil Service Announces
Examination Open to All Qualified Individuals

 Written Test To Be Held


September 21, 2002

Rescheduled to October 5, 2002.
In all other respects this announcement remains unchanged.

Applications MUST Be
No Later Than
JULY 29, 2002


archived statement
This is an Archived Announcement.
The application filing date has passed.

Examination Number and Title



 Non-Refundable Processing Fee





If parenthetics are established for these titles, the eligible lists resulting from these
examinations will be canvassed for candidates meeting the parenthetical minimum qualifications.

Appointees in the New York City area (Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, Richmond [Staten Island], Rockland, Suffolk and Westchester Counties) will receive an additional $1,200 annual location pay differential.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: On or before September 20, 2002, you must have a bachelor's degree AND professional administrative work experience in a governmental agency's community health/preventive health program, including program management* and supervision of professional staff, as shown below:

For No. 24-138: six years of general administrative experience, three of which must have included second level supervision** and program management*;
For No. 24-137: five years of general administrative experience, two of which must have included supervision and program management*

* Program management responsibilities must have involved oversight of the design and/or implementation of public health outreach and prevention or chronic disease or communicable disease surveillance or control programs focusing on the delivery of public health services to the general public. This experience must include at least five+ of the following responsibilities:

Experience limited to administrative support of public health programs such as personnel, budgeting or health care finance is not qualifying, nor is the provision of medical services to a fixed population

**Second level supervision must have included supervision of professional staff who in turn supervise professional staff.


  1. You must clearly demonstrate on your OC-APP exactly how your experience meets the minimum qualifications.
  2. Your degree must have been awarded by a regionally accredited college or university or one recognized by the NYS Education Department as following acceptable educational practices. If your degree was awarded by an educational institution outside the United States and its territories, you must provide independent verification of equivalency. You can write to the Examination Information Desk of the Department of Civil Service for a list of acceptable companies who provide this service. This information is also available here.. You must pay the required evaluation fee.
  3. You may file for these examinations by completing one OC-APP application form. Unless you are eligible for a fee waiver, the indicated processing fee must be submitted for each examination listed on your application.
  4. Appropriate part-time and volunteer experience, which can be verified, will be accepted on a prorated basis.
  5. New York State residence is not required.

THE POSITIONS: These positions exist in the NYS Department of Health in Albany, Buffalo, Hauppauge, New Rochelle, New York City, Rochester, Syracuse and Troy.

DUTIES: As a Community Health Program Manager, you would provide administrative and programmatic direction to a major public health/preventive health program or to multiple regional-based public health programs++. You would direct staff in a variety of activities such as public health outreach, control of disease outbreaks, disease surveillance, coordination of public health programs and services with other State agencies and local health units, and provision of technical assistance and oversight to public health service providers. Community Health Program Managers 2 are assigned to larger, more complex or to a broader range of public health programs.

SUBJECTS OF EXAMINATION: There will be a written test and an evaluation of training and experience.

Scope of Written Test for September 21, 2002: The written test is designed to test for knowledge, skills and/or abilities in such areas as:

Scope of Evaluation of Training and Experience: During Fall 2002 you will be sent a supplemental questionnaire to complete and return. The questionnaire will be used to evaluate your training and experience against the general background/critical activities of the position. This questionnaire will be the only basis for rating your training and experience.

Final passing scores will be computed by equally weighting your score on the written test and your score of 70 or higher on the rating of training and experience.

Your final score must be 70 or higher in order to pass. Rank on the eligible list will be determined after adding any wartime veterans credits to your final passing score.

NOTE TO STATE EMPLOYEES: You MUST take the written test even if you have participated in prior years' Promotion Test Batteries. Banked Promotion Test Battery scores cannot be used for this open-competitive examination. Likewise, your score on the written test will not be banked. If you qualify for the Mid-Level Managers and Administrators Promotion Test Battery you MUST file a separate application for the Mid-Level Managers and Administrators Promotion Test Battery if you want to bank the score from this test holding.

Approximately three days before the written test, you will receive a test admission notice of the time and place for you to take the written test on September 21, 2002.

If you have not received your notice to appear for the written test three days before the date of the test, call this Department at:

(518) 457-5483 for Albany area candidates
(518) 457-6556 for New York City area candidates
(518) 457-7022 for all other candidates

Test Guide: There will be a Test Guide which will be available to all candidates prior to the written test. This publication will provide an overview of the test process as well as detailed information about written simulation tests. Candidates will not be permitted to bring the Guide with them into the written test.

Beginning the third week in August a copy of the Guide will be mailed to you. If you do not receive a copy, call the Department of Civil Service Examination Information Desk (518) 457-6216 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. weekdays.

The Test Guide will also be available here.

archived statement
This is an Archived Announcement.
The application filing date has passed.

ADMISSION TO EXAMINATION: Notice to appear for the test may be conditional as review of applications may not be made until after the test. If you have not received your notice to appear for the written test three days before the date of the test, call (518) 457-5483 if taking the test in Albany; (518) 457-6556 for New York City Test Center; (518) 457-7022 for all other Test Centers.
NEW YORK STATE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: It is the policy of the State of New York to provide for and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.
Saturday religious observers applying for examinations which have written tests scheduled to be held on a Saturday and who need special testing arrangements must note this on their applications.
Reasonable Accommodations in Testing: In addition, it is the policy of the Department of Civil Service, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, to provide qualified persons with disabilities equal employment opportunity and equal opportunity to participate in and receive the benefits, services, programs, and activities of the Department. It is the policy of the Department to provide such persons reasonable accommodations and reasonable modifications as are necessary to enjoy equal opportunity. Persons with disabilities who require an accommodation to participate in an examination must note this on their applications. Further information is available from the Special Arrangements Unit of the Department of Civil Service at (518) 457-3416 or TDD (telecommunications device for the deaf) (518) 457-8480.
MULTIPLE EXAMINATIONS SCHEDULED FOR THE SAME DAY: With the exception of written tests announced by New York City, if you have applied to take a written test announced by a local jurisdiction (county, town, city) scheduled to be held on the same test date as this written test, you must call (518) 457-7022 no later than two weeks before the test date to make arrangements for taking all tests at one test site. All tests will be held at the State examination center.
S1/TBS JBR-map Issued: 6/14/02

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