Food Service Worker 2
- Written Test To Be Held
- March 16, 2019
- Applications Must Be Submitted or Postmarked By
- January 23, 2019
|Exam Number||Exam Title||Salary||Salary Grade||Non−Refundable Processing Fee (Waivers available)|
|26-565||Food Service Worker 2||$36,051||G-9||$25|
|*Due to the size of the candidate population for this test date, you may be assigned to either Saturday, March 16, 2019, or Sunday, March 17, 2019, 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 16, 2019, you must have had two years of qualifying experience in commercial or institutional food preparation or food service. Please see examples of qualifying experience below as you must sufficiently provide the details of the experience as you complete the application.
- EXAMPLES OF QUALIFYING EXPERIENCE: Commercial or institutional food service includes but is not limited to employment in a hospital, nursing home, or school cafeteria; residential dining hall; restaurant; or diner. Experience must have included responsibility for food preparation, food service, and ordering of food and non-food supplies. Vagueness or omissions of the details of the experience on the application will not be interpreted in your favor.
- EXAMPLES OF NON-QUALIFYING EXPERIENCE: Non-qualifying food service experience includes but is not limited to waiting tables (waiter/waitress/server), greeting and seating guests (host/hostess), clearing and cleaning tables (bussing), serving beverages (bartender), cashier, dishwasher, or cleaning staff.
- SUBSTITUTION for the QUALIFYING EXPERIENCE: Appropriate** formal culinary arts or food service training which resulted in a certificate or degree may be credited towards the above experience as follows:
Either 1: a six-month certificate training program** - up to six months of the required experience;
Or 2: a one-year certificate training program** - up to one year of the required experience;
Or 3: an associate degree** or higher in culinary arts or food service from a regionally accredited college or university - up to two years of the required experience.
**Appropriate formal food service training programs are programs accredited by one of the following: American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC) or non-degree programs recognized by the American Culinary Federation Foundation Educational Assurance program or programs accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT). You must indicate the training certificate or degree information on the application.
- Although a promotion examination is being held, it is expected that appointments will be made as the result of this examination open to the public.
- 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.
- Appropriate part-time and volunteer experience, which can be verified, will be accepted on a prorated basis.
- New York State Residence is not required.
- Background Investigation/Justice Center Review: In some agencies, the names of all prospective employees will be:
- Checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s);
- Investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC). 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 will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of state and federal laws;
and may be:
- Screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees whose names appear on the SCR may be barred from appointment.
You will be responsible for payment of all required fees.
These positions exist in facilities of the Office of Mental Health, Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, Office For People With Developmental Disabilities, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services at Montour Falls, Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, Office of Children and Family Services, New York State School for the Blind at Batavia, New York State School for the Deaf at Rome, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse, Department of Health at Helen Hayes Hospital at West Haverstraw, Veterans Home at Oxford, Veterans Home at New York City, Veterans Home at Batavia, and Veterans Home at Montrose.
As a Food Service Worker 2, depending on the size and type of setting, your responsibilities may include food preparation, serving food, sanitation and hygiene, ordering food and supplies in accordance with established purchasing guidelines, and supervision of Food Service Workers 1. Depending on the agency or facility, you may also supervise inmates, residents, or other individuals; and be required to submit written reports and documents regarding such activities. In some facilities computer literacy, using spreadsheets, and reading charts may be required.
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:
- Arithmetic computations related to food service - These questions test for the ability to perform basic arithmetic computations using addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, simple fractions, and cooking measurement equivalents. You should bring with you a hand-held battery- or solar-powered calculator for use on this test. You will not be permitted to use the calculator function of your cell phone.
- Overseeing food service operations - These questions test your ability to assess the management and performance of food service operations in maintaining standards of quality, sanitation, and service. Questions may cover such topics as food service management practices, large scale food preparation equipment and techniques, sanitation standards for food service premises, holding and serving prepared foods, storing and handling food products, and sources of food contamination and foodborne illnesses.
- Supervision and training - These questions test for the knowledge required by a supervisor to set goals, plan and organize work, train workers in how to do their jobs, and direct workers towards meeting established goals. The supervisory questions cover such areas as assigning and reviewing work, evaluating performance, maintaining work quality, motivating employees, increasing efficiency, and dealing with problems that may arise on the job. The training questions cover such areas as determining the necessity for training, selecting appropriate training methods, and evaluating the effectiveness of training.
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
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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