Maintenance Supervisor 1 (Building)
- Written Test To Be Held
- October 13, 2018
- Applications Must Be Submitted or Postmarked By
- August 29, 2018
|Exam Number||Exam Title||Salary||Salary Grade||Non−Refundable Processing Fee (Waivers available)|
|26-604||Maintenance Supervisor 1 (Building)||$47,204||Equated to G-15||$35|
|26-605||Maintenance Supervisor 2 (Building)||$58,553||Equated to G-19||$40|
|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 October 13, 2018, you must have:
For No. 26-604: five years of journey-level experience as a Carpenter, Electrician, General Mechanic, Refrigeration Mechanic, HVAC Technician, Mason and Plasterer, Painter, Plumber, Machinist, Steamfitter, Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, or Roofer and Tinsmith. One year of the five years must have been supervising* employees engaged in one or more of the above fields.
For No. 26-605: six years of journey-level experience as a Carpenter, Electrician, General Mechanic, Refrigeration Mechanic, HVAC Technician, Mason and Plasterer, Painter, Plumber, Machinist, Steamfitter, Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, or Roofer and Tinsmith. Two years of the six years must have been supervising* employees engaged in one or more of the above fields. One year of that supervisory experience must have included the coordination of a minimum of three building or maintenance trades.
*Supervision is defined as assigning and reviewing work; evaluating performance; implementing procedural change; maintaining work standards; motivating and developing subordinates; increasing efficiency; and dealing with problems of absenteeism, morale, and discipline.
Substitution: Successful completion of post high school technical or vocational training related to the building trades may be substituted for the non-supervisory trades experience on a year-for-year basis up to two years.
- Experience limited to automotive or custodial experience is NOT qualifying.
- A promotion examination is also being held for these positions. 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.
- You must possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State at the time of appointment and continuously thereafter. Some positions require a commercial driver?s license (CDL).
- Appropriate part-time and volunteer experience, which can be verified, will be accepted on a prorated basis.
- New York State residence is not required.
THE POSITIONS:These positions exist in the New York State Thruway Authority at various locations throughout the state.
As a Maintenance Supervisor 1 (Building), you would supervise the maintenance, repair, operation, construction, and reconstruction of buildings and equipment at all facilities within a division including the electrical, mechanical, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and water and wastewater treatment systems. You would plan and estimate major repair and construction projects including materials and work schedules. You would use automated computer systems in the performance of your duties.
As a Maintenance Supervisor 2 (Building), you would plan, direct, and evaluate the supervision of maintenance, repair, operation, construction, and reconstruction of buildings and equipment at all facilities within a division including the preventive maintenance program. You would plan and direct the operation and installation of electrical, mechanical, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and water and wastewater treatment systems; estimate the extent of major repair projects and required materials; and prepare periodic reports of maintenance and repair programs and condition reports of equipment and systems. You would also oversee and ensure the maintenance of security systems and safety procedures for Thruway facilities and equipment. You would use automated computer systems in the performance of your duties.
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|
|1. Supervision - These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices employed in planning, organizing, and controlling the activities of a work unit toward predetermined objectives. The concepts covered, usually in a situational question format, include such topics as assigning and reviewing work; evaluating performance; maintaining work standards; motivating and developing subordinates; implementing procedural change; increasing efficiency; and dealing with problems of absenteeism, morale, and discipline.||X|
|2. Administrative supervision - These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices involved in directing the activities of a large subordinate staff, including subordinate supervisors. Questions relate to the personal interactions between an upper level supervisor and his/her subordinate supervisors in the accomplishment of objectives. These questions cover such areas as assigning work to and coordinating the activities of several units, establishing and guiding staff development programs, evaluating the performance of subordinate supervisors, and maintaining relationships with other organizational sections.||X|
|3. Review and interpretation of plans and specifications, and the preparation of estimates - These questions test for the ability to read and understand typical building plans, layouts, and technical specifications; and for the ability to calculate accurate estimates of material and labor costs.||X||X|
|4. Work planning and scheduling - These questions test for knowledge of the principles used in developing and implementing work plans and for the ability to arrange work assignments in a manner that will achieve work goals while staying within scheduling criteria. This may include setting up vacation or work schedules, taking into consideration such factors as seniority, work skills, duty hours, and shift coverage.||X||X|
|5. Accident prevention and control - These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices of accident prevention and control and may cover such areas as causes of accidents, accident rates, behavior and attitudes of workers and supervisors, accident investigations and interviewing techniques, and types of accident prevention and safety programs.||X||X|
|6. Maintenance management and energy conservation - These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices involved in managing a building maintenance and energy conservation program including such areas as determining the need for and scheduling building repairs; proper building maintenance techniques; and effective energy conservation practices for buildings, including optimal heating plant and cooling system operation.||X||X|
|7. Operation, construction, alteration, and maintenance of physical plants, including mechanical and electrical equipment - These questions test for knowledge of the methods and materials used in the construction, alteration, maintenance and repair of physical plant facilities including such areas as building foundation and framing, building hardware, insulation, and roofing; and building plumbing, electrical, sanitary, and heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems.||X||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 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 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.
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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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