Senior Superintendent of Construction
- Written Test To Be Held
- March 3, 2018*
You may be assigned to either Saturday or Sunday.
Please refer to the information below.
- Applications Must Be Submitted or Postmarked By
- January 17, 2018
|Exam Number||Exam Title||Salary||Salary Grade||Non−Refundable Processing Fee (Waivers available)|
|26-431||Senior Superintendent of Construction||$58,501||G-19||$40|
|26-459||Assistant Superintendent Of Construction||$47,085||G-15||$35|
* Due to the size of the candidate population for this test date, you may be assigned to either Saturday, March 3, 2018, or Sunday, March 4, 2018, to take your test. Your admission notice will tell you where and when you are scheduled to appear. You cannot request a day in advance or change your scheduled day.
|IMPORTANT: Unless waived, you must pay the non-refundable processing fee. For information on fee waivers, visit https://www.cs.ny.gov/examannouncements/types/oc/appinfo.cfm##Fee. It is important that you verify that you entered the correct examination number and title on your online or paper application prior to submitting. If you apply online, you should immediately review your email confirmation notice to verify that you applied for the correct examination. If you do not receive a confirmation number after submitting your online application, your application was NOT received by the Department of Civil Service. No late applications will be accepted after the filing deadline has passed.|
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 March 3, 2018, you must have:
For No. 26-459:
Either 1. an associate's degree in engineering, engineering technology, architecture, architectural technology, or construction technology AND one year of qualifying experience as described below;**
Or 2. three years of qualifying experience as described below.**
For No. 26-431:
Either 1. an associate's degree in engineering, engineering technology, architecture, architectural technology, or construction technology AND three years of qualifying experience as described below;**
Or 2. five years of qualifying experience as described below.**
**Experience assisting in the management of multi-trade construction projects from inception to completion to include cost estimating, construction planning and scheduling; contract document reading and interpretation, including agreement and conditions, plans and specifications; and construction inspection to ensure compliance with building codes for construction projects.
Non-Qualifying Experience: Experience in constructing one single-family dwelling.
If you expect to meet the educational requirements by September 30, 2018, you can be admitted to the written test, but you cannot be considered for appointment until you submit proof of successful completion of the educational requirement to the Appointing Authority at the time of the employment interview. Failure to meet the educational requirements by September 30, 2018 may result in your removal from the eligible list.
- 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 NYS Department of Civil Service for a list of acceptable companies who provide this service. This information can also be found on the Internet at http://www.cs.ny.gov/jobseeker/degrees.cfm. You must pay the required evaluation fee. If you are applying on the Internet, you must mail the independent verification of equivalency to the NYS Department of Civil Service, Albany, New York 12239. Attention: S2LAK.
- A promotion examination is also being held for the Senior Superintendent of Construction. If you are eligible for appointment from a promotion list, you may not be appointed in your own agency from the list resulting from this examination open to the public.
- Although a promotion examination is being held, it is expected that appointments will be made as the result of the examination open to the public.
- Travel Requirement: Travel is required and could be extensive. Appointees to these positions are required to have a driver's license valid in New York State to operate a motor vehicle or otherwise demonstrate their capacity to meet the transportation needs of the job.
- 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 Office of General Services, the Department of Environmental Conservation, and the Division of Housing and Community Renewal.
As an Assistant Superintendent of Construction, you would perform and/or oversee construction supervision and inspection of medium sized or a medium sized portion of large building construction projects to ensure adherence to specifications, contracts and good work standards. You may be reassigned on a temporary or permanent basis to any project in the state regardless of location. At the Department of Environmental Conservation, you would perform similar duties for buildings and other structures which include, but are not limited to, dams, bridges, and boat launches. You may be reassigned on a temporary or permanent basis to any project in the state regardless of location.
As a Senior Superintendent of Construction, you would perform and/or oversee construction supervision and inspection on large building projects to ensure adherence to specifications, contracts, and good work standards. You would prepare or supervise the preparation of construction reports and expedite the execution of contracts. You may be reassigned on a temporary or permanent basis to any project in the state regardless of location. You may also supervise Assistant or Junior Superintendents of Construction or contractors. At the Department of Environmental Conservation, you would perform similar duties for buildings and other structures which include, but are not limited to, dams, bridges, and boat launches. You may be reassigned on a temporary or permanent basis to any project in the state regardless of location.
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 Nos.|
|1. Architectural drawings, including plans, elevations, sections, details and estimates - These questions test for the ability to read, analyze, and perform computations based on technical drawings of various types of buildings and related facilities. Knowledge of basic estimating techniques and how building construction materials are utilized on specified projects is required.||X|
|2. Principles and practices of building construction - These questions test for knowledge of the concepts, proper procedures, and computations used in the construction and renovation of buildings and related facilities, including structural members, roofs, walls, windows, doors, insulation, foundations, exterior features, and site work.||X||X|
|3. Building construction materials and standards, and their applications - These questions test for knowledge of the various types, uses, and proper installation procedures involving materials used in the construction and renovation of buildings and building sites, including applicable quality standards, materials specifications, and building requirements, and their proper application to the building process.||X||X|
|4. Inspection and supervision of building construction projects - These questions test for knowledge of the appropriate principles and methods to use when inspecting and overseeing construction work on various building related projects, including proper adherence to plans and specifications, resolving technical, safety, and scheduling problems, dealing with contractors and workers, interpreting and implementing materials requirements and testing procedures, and inspection record keeping.||X||X|
|5. Mechanical and electrical systems in buildings - These questions test for knowledge of the concepts, proper procedures, typical materials, and standards used in the construction and rehabilitation of mechanical and electrical systems found in buildings and related facilities, including sanitary, plumbing, HVAC systems, lighting and wiring, and related safety and health issues.||X||X|
|6. Drawings, specifications and contract documents - These questions test for knowledge of typical building construction contract and specification requirements; and the ability to read, analyze, and perform computations and quantity and cost estimates based upon technical drawings and plans of various types of buildings and related structures.||X|
|7. Coordination and oversight of multiple-contract projects - These questions test for knowledge of the concepts, terminology, proper procedures, and computations used in the planning, scheduling, and supervision of complex building related projects and contractual agreements, and may cover such areas as scheduling techniques including the critical path method; the contract change order process; and the proper resolution of technical, financial, and contractor related problems.||X|
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.
Important: The Department of Civil Service and other state agencies may communicate with you through email correspondence. This may include the notification of your examination results and canvassing you for interest in appointment. It will be important for you to keep your email address, phone number and mailing address current by logging into https://www.cs.ny.gov/home/myaccount.
How To Apply
If you do not receive a 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 employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, arrest and/or criminal conviction record, or any other category protected by law, 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.
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
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 provide equal opportunity. Persons with disabilities who require an accommodation to participate in an examination must note this on their application. Further information is available from the Test Administration Unit of the Department of Civil Service. In the Albany area, call 518-457-2487. Outside of the Albany area, call toll free at 1-877-697-5627. For TDD services, call NY Relay at 711 (requires a fee) or 1-800-662-1220.
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, email us at AdmissionNotices@cs.ny.gov. Please provide your first and last name, address, and the last four digits of your social security number, and we will provide you with the information you need to attend your written test. If you have an issue other than not receiving your admission notice, please contact our office at (518) 474-6470 in the Albany area or toll free at 1-877-697-5627. Please leave a clear concise message and provide your first and last name, last four digits of your social security number and a daytime phone number.
Taking State and Local Examinations Scheduled for the Same Day
If you have applied to take a written test announced by either one or several local jurisdictions (county, town, city) scheduled to be held on the same test date as this written test, you must notify each of the local jurisdictions 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. For your convenience, contact information for all local civil service agencies is available on our website at: https://www.cs.ny.gov/jobseeker/local.cfm.
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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