Conservation Operations Supervisor 1
- Written Test To Be Held
- June 01, 2019
- Applications Must Be Submitted or Postmarked By
- April 17, 2019
|Exam Number||Exam Title||Salary||Salary Grade||Non−Refundable Processing Fee (Waivers available)|
|26-672||Conservation Operations Supervisor 1||$40,324||G-11||$25|
|26-673||Conservation Operations Supervisor 2||$50,547||G-15||$35|
|26-674||Conservation Operations Supervisor 3||$66,052||G-21||$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 June 1, 2019, you must have:
For No. 26-672: three years of experience in general construction or maintenance.
For No. 26-673:
Either 1. three years of experience in building maintenance, mechanical maintenance, or construction; one year of which must have been in estimating, supervising, and planning and assigning work;
Or 2. two years of experience in building maintenance, mechanical maintenance, or construction; one year of which must have been in estimating, supervising, and planning and assigning work, AND an associate's or higher level degree in civil engineering technology, construction technology, construction engineering technology, electrical technology, electrical engineering technology, engineering technology, industrial technology, industrial engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology, or mechanical technology.
For No. 26-674:
Either 1. four years of experience in building maintenance, mechanical maintenance, or construction; two years of which must have been in budgeting, supervising, planning, assigning work, evaluating employees, and contract preparation and oversight;
Or 2. three years of experience in building maintenance, mechanical maintenance, or construction; two years of which must have been in budgeting, supervising, planning, assigning work, evaluating employees, and contract preparation and oversight, AND an associate's or higher level degree in civil engineering technology, construction technology, construction engineering technology, electrical technology, electrical engineering technology, engineering technology, industrial technology, industrial engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology, or mechanical technology.
If you expect to meet the educational requirements by September 30, 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 September 30, 2019, may result in your removal from the eligible list.
- Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university 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 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 New York State Department of Civil Service, Albany, New York 12239. Attention: S2KXM.
- Promotion examinations are 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.
- Although promotion examinations are being held, it is expected that appointments will be made as the result of these examinations open to the public.
- Work performed on a seasonal basis will be prorated.
- These positions require travel, often to remote areas, to monitor and evaluate projects. At the time of appointment, you will be required to possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State or otherwise demonstrate you ability to meet the transportation needs of the job.
- Qualifying 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 Department of Environmental Conservation.
As a Conservation Operations Supervisor 1, you would be a working supervisor of one or more small crews responsible for completing a variety of tasks. These tasks include the maintenance, operation, rehabilitation, improvement, or construction of department structures and facilities; including buildings and grounds, trail and road systems, recreation facilities, environmental education centers, fish hatcheries, water access sites, state forests, wildlife management areas, or automotive maintenance centers. Duties may include the operation of a variety of power driven and self-propelled mechanical equipment.
As a Conservation Operations Supervisor 2, you would supervise several work crews at multiple locations in the repair and maintenance of agency buildings and facility infrastructure. These tasks include the maintenance, operation, rehabilitation, improvement, or construction of department structures and facilities; including buildings and grounds, trail and road systems, recreation facilities, environmental education centers, fish hatcheries, water access sites, state forests, wildlife management areas, or automotive maintenance centers. Duties may include establishing work schedules, observing work in progress, distributing equipment and materials, purchasing and maintaining inventory of supplies, maintaining cost account records, and preparing written reports. If assigned to the recreation program, you may supervise one or more campgrounds or day use facilities; participate in the recruiting, hiring, training, and evaluation of staff; or prepare, coordinate, and manage various contracts.
As a Conservation Operations Supervisor 3, you would be responsible for supervising a variety of skilled and unskilled staff and directing work in support of various department programs. Tasks include directing the maintenance, operation, rehabilitation, improvement, or construction of department structures and facilities; including buildings and grounds, trail and road systems, recreation facilities, environmental education centers, fish hatcheries, water access sites, state forests, wildlife management areas, or automotive maintenance centers. Duties may include coordinating maintenance and construction projects; supervising building management services; supervising automotive repair centers; providing oversight to operation of recreation facilities; coordinating flood emergency operations; monitoring purchases and expenditures; and preparing, coordinating, and managing various contracts.
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. Tools and their uses - These questions test for knowledge of the various types of tools used in environmental conservation facilities for maintenance and repair work, including the proper use of these tools.||X|
|2. 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||X|
|3. Health and safety in the workplace - These questions test for knowledge of, and the ability to apply, safety principles involved in workplace operations, including the safe use of work equipment; maintaining the overall health and safety of workers; and accident prevention in the work environment.||X||X||X|
|4. Maintenance and support of Environmental Conservation field operations - These questions test for knowledge of the methods, materials and equipment used in the construction, reconstruction and repair of park buildings, roadways and trails, flood control and drainage structures, campsites, boat launches and related facilities, including forestry terminology and techniques.||X||X||X|
|5. Technical plans, specifications and estimates, and cost accounting - These questions test for the ability to properly prepare, read and interpret technical drawings, maps and information, to calculate cost and quantity estimates, and to keep accurate records of supplies, equipment and project costs.||X||X|
|6. Scheduling work and equipment - These questions test for knowledge of work scheduling principles and for the ability to arrange work and equipment assignments in a manner that will achieve work goals while staying within scheduling criteria. This may include setting up vacation and work schedules, taking into consideration such factors as seniority, work skills, duty hours and shift coverage.||X||X|
|7. Construction management, including contract preparation and administration - These questions test for knowledge of the concepts, terminology and proper procedures used in the planning, scheduling and oversight of construction and maintenance projects and contractual agreements.||X|
|8. 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|
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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