NEW YORK STATE
January 21, 2006
Postmarked No Later Than
|This is an Archived Announcement.
The application filing date has passed.
One Processing Fee MUST Accompany
Your Application For Either One Or Two
Of The Examinations At Each Level.
Appointees who work in the five boroughs of New York City or in Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, or Westchester Counties will receive an additional $1,264 annual downstate adjustment (to increase to $1,302 effective April 1, 2006). Appointees who work in Dutchess, Orange, or Putnam Counties will receive an additional $632 annual Mid-Hudson adjustment (to increase to $651 effective April 1, 2006).
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES
Many of these positions require extensive field work, some of which might include nights and weekends within assigned regions or areas. Some appointees will be required to possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State at the time of appointment, or continuously thereafter, or otherwise demonstrate their ability to meet the transportation needs of the job as some work responsibilities may include travel to areas not served by public transportation.
Because exposure to potentially hazardous substances may be involved in some of these positions, candidates who accept appointment may be required to wear personal protective equipment, undergo pre-employment and periodic health evaluations and receive specific immunizations. After appropriate training, appointees to any of these titles may be required to take blood samples or inject immunization vaccines.
The nature of the assignments of these positions is such that considerable interpersonal contact on sensitive topics is required.
Number of years of experience needed:
For Numbers 24-520 and 24-521: three years
Substitution: College study in areas other than as noted above may be substituted for up to two years of experience for Numbers 24-250 and 24-521, and up to three years for Number 24-522, and up to four years for Number 24-523. Study is substituted at the rate of 15 credits equaling six months of experience.
Non-qualifying experience: Examples of non-qualifying experience include, but are not limited to, experience in building maintenance or housekeeping or experience of a clerical or secretarial nature.
THE POSITIONS: These positions exist in the New York State Department of Health in Albany, Erie, Jefferson, Monroe, Nassau, New York, Onondaga, Rensselaer, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. Currently there are 30 vacancies in Albany, 5 in Erie, 8 in Monroe, 1 in Nassau, 3 in New York, 8 in Onondaga, 5 in Rensselaer, 2 in Suffolk, and 5 in Westchester County at various levels. The lists established as the result of these examinations will be used to fill positions which may be established at additional geographic locations in New York State during the life of these lists.
SUBJECT OF EXAMINATION: There will be a written test which you must pass in order to be considered for appointment. The written test is designed to test for knowledge, skills and/or abilities in such areas as:
For Examination Numbers 24-520 , 24-521, 24-522 and 24-523:
In addition to the above, for Examination Numbers 24-522 and 24-523:
In addition to the above, for Examination Number 24-523:
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' and Civil Service Law Section 85-a credits to your final passing score.
DUTIES: Public Health Representatives duties may include providing support and guidance to local public health programs, medical facilities, providers and local health departments, supporting collaborative relationships between providers; ensuring compliance with public health law and mandated federal and state reporting requirements, and involvement in a wide variety of public health outreach, prevention, referral, case and contract management and education activities. Positions in this title series may also participate in responding to public health emergencies.
Specifically, Public Health Representative 1’s participate in limited scope public health investigations; assist in the delivery of public health education and outreach programs; support public health registries, conduct on-site medical record reviews, conduct interviews to gather information on chronic or communicable diseases or genetic conditions and/or may be responsible for contacting the public, providers or agencies to provide information or referrals about public health issues and problems, and assist in the agency’s response to public health emergencies.
Public Health Representative 2’s, in addition to the duties noted above, work with greater independence, providing technical assistance to grant-funded programs/projects; conducting education or training programs for the general public, providers and public health officials; collecting and reviewing data on specific program areas; preparing written reports; providing counseling to individuals focusing on disease prevention strategies and promoting good health and wellness through the areas of nutrition, maternal and child health, injury prevention, and other public health interventions.
Public Health Representative 3’s perform many of the above duties and may also oversee small public health program areas or a component of a large program including supervision of staff. They oversee and direct field investigations and contact follow-up, assigning staff caseloads and monitoring records and reports to ensure consistency of service. They assist in the administration of grants and contracts; provide assistance to county health departments and assist in the programmatic management of public health programs, evaluating the programs’ effectiveness and modifying as necessary.
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.
RELIGIOUS ACCOMMODATION: Most written tests are held on Saturdays. If you cannot take the test on the announced test date, due to a conflict with a religious observance or practice, check the box under "Religious Accommodation." We will make arrangements for you to take the test on a different date (usually the following day).
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS IN TESTING: In addition, it is the policy of the Department of Civil Service, in accordance with the New York State Human Rights Law and 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.
|This is an Archived Announcement.
The application filing date has passed.