New York State of Opportunity

Electronic Toll Maintenance Technician

Written Test To Be Held
August 11, 2018
Applications Must Be Submitted or Postmarked By
June 27, 2018


Exams Included on This Announcement
Exam Number Exam Title Salary Salary Grade Non−Refundable Processing Fee (Waivers available)
26-537 Electronic Toll Maintenance Technician $61,246 Equated to G-15 $35

IMPORTANT: Unless waived, you must pay the non-refundable processing fee. For information on fee waivers, visit 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.


Back To Top

Minimum Qualifications

On or before August 11, 2018, you must have:

Either 1. three years of experience in the installation, maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting of complex* electrical/electronic equipment such as computer hardware, network hardware, or similar equipment involving work with electrical/electronic control circuits;

Or 2. 60 college semester credit hours including at least 15 college semester credit hours in electrical engineering, electronic engineering, electrical technology, computer technology, automotive technology, electrical construction and maintenance, or electronic technology AND one year of the experience described in #1 above;

Or 3. military training/rating in an electronics field including completion of an electronic rating school program (see Note 2 below) AND one year of the experience described in #1 above;

Or 4. graduation from a high school technical electrical/electronics education program or a BOCES program recognized by the New York State Education Department (see Note 3 below) AND one year of the experience described in #1 above.

*Complex electrical/electronic equipment contains solid state electronic circuitry, printed circuit boards, switches and relays; computer and network hardware includes ethernet data converters, serial servers, network switches, routers and hubs.

Non-Qualifying Experience: Experience as a telephone, cable TV, or power company line person/laborer or network administrator WILL NOT qualify for this examination.

Additional Requirements:

  1. You must possess a valid New York State Commercial Driver���s License (CDL-B), at the time of appointment and continuously thereafter.
  2. You must pass a physical exam and be certified to climb bridges by the New York State Bridge Authority at the time of appointment and continuously thereafter.

If you expect to meet the educational requirements by January 31, 2019, 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 January 31, 2019 may result in your removal from the eligible list.


  1. Your college credit, high school diploma or equivalency diploma must have been awarded by a college, university, high school or educational institution accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education. If your college credit or high school diploma 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 You must pay the required evaluation fee. If you are applying on the Internet, you must email the independent verification of equivalency to the Attn: LJW.
  2. If you possess the military training/rating requirements and an honorable discharge, a copy of your DD214 must be submitted by either faxing it to (518) 473-7042 or emailing it to Attn: LJW
  3. Inquiries regarding BOCES and high school technical electrical/electronics education programs recognized by the NYS Education Department should be directed to the NYS Education Department by: voice: (518) 486-1547 or website: Link) or mailing address: Career and Technical Education Office, Room 315EB, State Education Building, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12234.
  4. Background Investigation: Because of the nature of the position there is an investigative screening that may include a thorough character investigation. All convictions must be reported. Conviction of a felony or misdemeanor or any falsified or omitted information may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case is determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of state and federal laws. Fingerprinting is required.
  5. Appropriate part-time and volunteer experience, which can be verified, will be accepted on a prorated basis.
  6. New York State residence is not required.

The Positions

These positions exist in the New York State Bridge Authority in Highland ONLY.

Back To Top


As an Electronic Toll Maintenance Technician, you would install, modify, troubleshoot, maintain and repair complex electronic toll collection and audit systems and equipment; install, maintain, repair, overhaul, test and/or modify various ITS elements such as Dynamic Message Signs, the Highway Advisory Radio System, Traffic Data Systems, Weather Information Systems, Closed Circuit Television Cameras and traffic control warning signs; install, maintain, repair, overhaul, test and/or modify various other equipment such as electronic time clocks, network ethernet data converters, switches and hubs, operate a variety of technician hand tools and electronic test equipment such as multimeters, oscilloscopes, radio frequency (RF) power meters, fiber optic light meters and visual fault locators; complete administrative paperwork as necessary to document work; maintain tour-of-duty records and prepare reports in connection with maintenance activities; and requisition supplies and spare and replacement parts. NOTE: You may be required to perform work while on ladders up to 14 feet high, on lift platforms 25-30 feet high, and on buckets attached to trucks up to 65 feet high. You will also need to climb stairs to work on large over-the-road VMS signs up to 20 feet and you may be required to work on catwalks under and on structures over bridges, climb stairs over open water and/or work on the top of 20 foot high toll canopies. You will be required to park on the shoulder of the highway in order to access roadside devices, working next to free-flowing traffic passing at highway speeds that can exceed 65 mph. You will be required to work in all types of conditions, including inclement weather such as extreme wind, cold and heat as well as rain and snow storms. YOU WILL ALSO BE REQUIRED TO WORK IN SMALL DIAMETER TUNNELS AND OTHER RESTRICTIVE SPACES.

Back To Top

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:

  1. Operation, maintenance, and repair of personal computers and related equipment - These questions test for knowledge of the operating principles of personal computer systems and related peripheral equipment, including appropriate troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair procedures for these systems and this equipment.
  2. Electrical, electronic, and magnetic devices - These questions test for knowledge of the operation of various types of electrical, electronic, and magnetic devices such as logic circuits, relays, switches, voltage converters, resistors, capacitors, inductors, batteries, and similar types of devices.
  3. Basic electrical and electronic circuits and computations - These questions test for knowledge of the principles of operation of basic electrical and electronic devices and circuits, including calculations involving current, capacitance, resistance, and voltage; and reading and interpreting circuit diagrams.
  4. Use of electronic test equipment in the troubleshooting of electronic equipment - These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices of servicing electronic equipment and circuits, including troubleshooting, maintenance, repair, and the proper use of electronic test equipment.
  5. Plans and wiring schematics - These questions test for knowledge of the purposes and proper use of various types of electrical system plans and wiring diagrams; and for the ability to read and understand electrical system schematics and wiring diagrams.

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

Back To Top

How To Apply

This announcement is for viewing purposes only.

If you do not receive a confirmation number after submitting your online application, your application was NOT processed.

Additional Information

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.

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

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 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:

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.

S2/TC3 LJT-vla
Issued: 05/25/2018

This announcement is subject to amendment or cancellation without notice. Do not copy it, or post it to any other site, but link to it instead.

Back To Top