New York State Department of Civil Service Announces Open-Competitive Examination Open to the Public
Nutrition Program Manager 1/2
- Written Test To Be Held
- April 02, 2011
- Applications Must Be Submitted or Postmarked By
- February 28, 2011
|Exam Number||Exam Title||Salary||Salary Grade||Fee|
|25-445||Nutrition Program Manager 1||$81,856||G-27||$45|
|25-446||Nutrition Program Manager 2||*||*||$45|
Appointees who work in the five boroughs of New York City or in Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, or Westchester Counties will receive an additional $3,026 annual downstate adjustment. Appointees who work in Dutchess, Orange, or Putnam Counties will receive an additional $1,513 annual mid-Hudson adjustment.
On or before April 2, 2011, you must have:
For Number 25-445: A bachelor's degree and five years of professional administrative work experience in one or a combination of the following settings: in a governmental agency's public health nutrition program and/or in a governmental agency sponsored or funded public health nutrition program. This experience must have involved responsibility for nutrition program management* and supervision of professional staff. One year of the required five years of experience must have involved second-level supervision.**
For Number 25-446: A bachelor's degree and six years of professional administrative work experience in one or a combination of the following settings: in a governmental agency's public health nutrition program and/or in a governmental agency sponsored or funded public health nutrition program. This experience must have involved responsibility for nutrition program management* and supervision of professional staff. Two years of the required six years of experience must have involved second level supervision.**
Substitution for both examinations: A master's degree in public health, public administration, health administration, health services administration, health education, community health, nutrition, or dietetics may be substituted for one year of the general (not second-level supervisory) experience.
* The nutrition program management experience must include at least five of the following responsibilities:
- preparation of a Request for Proposal/Request for Application and managing a procurement process;
- development of policy and/or procedures to implement policy;
- grant and/or contract oversight;
- fiscal management, budgeting, or managing the use of program funds and revenue;
- staffing/staff development;
- governmental communications/relations;
- management of information systems;
- program planning and implementation; and/or
- program evaluation and monitoring.
When describing your experience on the application form indicate the five or more areas in which you have nutrition program management experience and provide a brief description of each of those areas of experience.
Experience limited to administrative support of public health programs such as personnel, budgeting, or health care finance is not qualifying, nor is the management or provision of direct medical or dietetic services in an institutional or facility setting (such as prisons, developmental centers, or community residences).
** Second-level supervision must have included supervision of professional staff, who in turn supervise lower-level professional staff. When describing your second-level supervisory experience include the titles of the professional staff you directly and indirectly supervised.
- Appropriate part-time and volunteer experience, which can be verified, will be accepted on a prorated basis.
- New York State residence is not required.
These positions exist in the New York State Department of Health and are located in Albany and New York City. Should positions be established at additional locations, the eligible lists resulting from these examinations will be used to fill those positions.
As a Nutrition Program Manager 1, you would oversee the daily management of a nutrition program unit or a small nutrition program, including supervising staff and managing resources. You would develop and implement program policies, procedures, and guidelines for a nutrition program; oversee program review and management evaluation processes; and develop and implement internal administrative policies and procedures.
As a Nutrition Program Manager 2, you would oversee the daily management of a large nutrition program, or oversee multiple nutrition programs or units, or serve as an Assistant Director in a larger or more complex nutrition program. You would implement and ensure adherence to federal and state regulations and requirements; provide contract oversight to nutrition program grants; and oversee nutrition program implementation and participation. You would also represent the Department of Health and nutrition programs in discussions/negotiations or clarification of program implementation with governmental agencies that provide program funding.
Subject of Examination
|There will be an evaluation of education and experience and 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:
The scope of the written test to be held on April 2, 2011:
|For Examination Numbers|
|1. Written expression: creating and reviewing written material - These questions test for the writing skills that managers use in composing their own reports and correspondence as well as in reviewing documents produced by others. Both sentence skills and paragraph skills are addressed. The specific points tested include grammar, usage, punctuation, sentence structure, appropriate and correct content, editing, and organizing sentences into well-constructed paragraphs. Sample test material for Written expression: creating and reviewing written material(52KB) is available.||X||X|
|2. Analyzing information in text, data, images, or symbols - These questions will test for the ability to analyze, interpret, and draw reasonable conclusions from information presented in text, data, images, or symbols. Analysis may involve identifying a significant problem or issue; focusing on relevant data and text; identifying trends, relationships, and significant features; assessing relevant alternatives; and suggesting or evaluating possible conclusions. Sample test material for Analyzing information in text, data, images, or symbols(17KB) is available.||X||X|
|3. Logical reasoning - These questions will test for the ability to reason logically by interpreting statements in an accurate and reasonable manner; identifying the logical relationships between related statements; determining the conclusions that can correctly be drawn as a result of information presented; distinguishing between relevant and irrelevant information; and applying principles of logic to information provided. Sample test material for Logical reasoning(14KB) is available.||X||X|
|4. Administrative management of work and resources - These questions will test for the ability to provide administrative management, involving oversight of multiple work units, sections, or a multi-level organizational component, by planning, implementing, and evaluating work initiatives; researching and analyzing work demands, strategies, issues, and problems; organizing and scheduling work assignments; monitoring quality, quantity, and timeliness of work; designing and implementing action plans; identifying resources to meet demands and resolve work-related problems; utilizing resources (financial, human, technology, or other) for maximum efficiency and effectiveness; and aligning work plans with organizational mission and function. Sample test material for Administrative management of work and resources(75KB) is available.||X||X|
|5. Direct supervision of staff - These questions will test for the ability to provide direct, first-line supervision of staff assigned to a single work unit or project, by influencing and developing constructive work relationships with staff, peers, supervisors, customers, and others; successfully communicating and interacting with others for the purpose of accomplishing work; evaluating personal strengths, limitations, and interests against work demands; developing and empowering others to achieve a high level or work performance; providing guidance and training on work-related topics; promoting teamwork; building coalitions; managing conflict; acknowledging and rewarding good work; and modeling professional and ethical behavior. Sample test material for Direct supervision of staff(41KB)is available.||X|
|6. Administrative supervision of staff - These questions will test for the ability to provide administrative supervision to staff assigned to multiple work units, sections, or a multi-level organizational component, by influencing and developing constructive work relationships with staff, peers, supervisors, customers, and others; successfully communicating and interacting with others for the purpose of accomplishing work; evaluating personal strengths, limitations, and interests against work demands; developing and empowering others to achieve a high level of work performance; providing guidance and training on work-related topics; promoting teamwork; building coalitions; managing conflict; acknowledging and rewarding good work; and modeling professional and ethical behavior. Sample test material for Administrative supervision of staff(56KB) is available.||X|
|7. Educating and interacting with the public - These questions test for knowledge of techniques used to interact effectively with individual citizens and/or community groups, to educate or inform them about topics of concern, to publicize or clarify agency programs or policies, to negotiate conflicts or resolve complaints, and to represent one's agency or program in a manner in keeping with good public relations practices. Questions may also cover interacting with others in cooperative efforts of public outreach or service. Sample test material for Educating and interacting with the public(14KB) is available.||X|
The scope of the evaluation of education and experience:
If you receive a passing score on the written test held on April 2, 2011, you will be sent a supplemental questionnaire to complete and return. The questionnaire will be used to evaluate the level, length, and relevance of your education and experience against the general background/critical activities of the position.
Passing scores on the written test, and the evaluation of education and experience, will be equally weighted when computing final scores.
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.
Test Guide and Sample Test Material
A General Guide to Written Tests is now available. Sample Test Material for the subject areas described above is also available. You may request a copy of the test guide and sample test material by e-mail at email@example.com or by calling the Exams Information Desk at the Department of Civil Service in the Albany area at 518-457-6216 or outside of the Albany area toll free at 1-877-697-5627.
How To Apply
If you do not receive a confirmation number after submitting your online application, your application was NOT processed.
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.
Appointment to many positions in State government require candidates to undergo an investigative screening. This may include a thorough character investigation, a Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Record History Check, a Child Abuse Registry clearance, or other similar procedures. Candidates may be fingerprinted and may be required to pay any necessary fees for that procedure. Depending on the nature of the job, the criminal convictions discovered, or any falsified or omitted information revealed, the investigative findings may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment.
Eligibility for Employment
You must be legally eligible to work in the United States at the time of appointment and throughout your employment with New York State. If appointed, you must produce documents that establish your identity and eligibility to work in the United States, as required by the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, and the Immigration and Nationality Act.
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 518-457-2487 [press 2, then press 2] in the Albany area, toll free at 1-877-697-5627 [press 2, then press 2], or via TDD (telecommunications device for the deaf) at 518-457-8480.
Cell Phones or Electronic/Communication Devices at the Test Site
Do not bring cell phones, beepers, headphones, or any electronic or other communication devices to the test site. The use of such devices at the test site in the test room, hallways, restrooms, building, grounds, or other areas could result in your disqualification.
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