New York State of Opportunity

Warehouse Supervisor

Written Test To Be Held
April 25, 2020
You may be assigned to either Saturday or Sunday.
Please refer to the information below.
Applications Must Be Submitted or Postmarked By
March 11, 2020

 

Exams Included on This Announcement
Exam Number Exam Title Salary Salary Grade Non−Refundable Processing Fee (Waivers available)
26-779 Warehouse Supervisor $56,604 SG-18 $35
26-780 Warehouse Manager $73,284 SG-23 $40
You may be assigned to either Saturday or Sunday to take your test. The Department of Civil Service reserves the right to administer tests either online or with paper booklets and answer sheets. Your admission notice will tell you whether your test will be administered online. 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.

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Minimum Qualifications

On or before April 25, 2020, you must have:

For No. 26-779:

Either 1. six years of experience managing a warehouse of at least 40,000 square feet that includes oversight of inventory; development and implementation of shipping and receiving work schedules and assignments; coordination and enforcement of operational, personnel and safety policies and procedures, and logistics. One year of this experience must have included supervising warehouse staff and two years of this experience must have included operating a forklift;

Or 2. an associate degree in business, logistics, supply chain management, or warehouse management AND four years of experience managing a warehouse of at least 40,000 square feet that includes oversight of inventory; development and implementation of shipping and receiving work schedules and assignments; coordination and enforcement of operational, personnel and safety policies and procedures, and logistics. One year of this experience must have included supervising warehouse staff and two years of this experience must have included operating a forklift;

Or 3. a bachelor???s degree in business, logistics, supply chain management, or warehouse management AND two years of experience managing a warehouse of at least 40,000 square feet that includes oversight of inventory; development and implementation of shipping and receiving work schedules and assignments; coordination and enforcement of operational, personnel and safety policies and procedures, and logistics. One year of this experience must have included supervising warehouse staff and two years of this experience must have included operating a forklift.

For No. 26-780:

Either 1. seven years of experience managing a warehouse of at least 40,000 square feet that includes oversight of inventory; development and implementation of shipping and receiving work schedules and assignments; coordination and enforcement of operational, personnel and safety policies and procedures, and logistics. Two years of this experience must have included supervising warehouse staff and two years of this experience must have included operating a forklift;

Or 2. an associate degree in business, logistics, supply chain management, or warehouse management AND five years of experience managing a warehouse of at least 40,000 square feet that includes oversight of inventory; development and implementation of shipping and receiving work schedules and assignments; coordination and enforcement of operational, personnel and safety policies and procedures, and logistics. Two years of this experience must have included supervising warehouse staff and two years of this experience must have included operating a forklift;

Or 3. a bachelor???s degree in business, logistics, supply chain management, or warehouse management AND three years of experience managing a warehouse of at least 40,000 square feet that includes oversight of inventory; development and implementation of shipping and receiving work schedules and assignments; coordination and enforcement of operational, personnel and safety policies and procedures, and logistics. Two years of this experience must have included supervising warehouse staff and two years of this experience must have included operating a forklift;

If you expect to meet the educational requirements by September 30, 2020, 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, 2020 may result in your removal from the eligible list.

Notes:

  1. 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: S2LAK.
  2. Appropriate part-time and volunteer experience, which can be verified, will be accepted on a prorated basis.
  3. New York State residence is not required.

The Positions:

These positions exist at the Office of General Services. Currently there is one position of Warehouse Manager in Albany, New York. Currently there are five positions of Warehouse Supervisor. Four are located in Albany, New York and one is in West Brentwood, New York.

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Duties

As a Warehouse Supervisor, you would be responsible for the daily administration, supervision, and management of one or more centralized warehouse/distribution centers. You would collaborate with New York State agencies to assess and organize assigned space to achieve the most efficient use of the space possible; serve as the primary liaison with those agency partners to direct the transition of assets into centralized warehouse/distribution center locations managed by the Office of General Services; manage the distribution of publications and materials for tenant agencies; and supervise warehouse/distribution center staff.

As a Warehouse Manager, you would oversee all Office of General Services-managed warehouse/distribution centers and provide direct supervision to Warehouse Supervisors. You would collaborate with New York State agencies to continuously identify opportunities to reduce the State???s warehouse/distribution center footprint, and manage the transition of assets into Office of General Services consolidated locations.

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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
26-77926-780
1. Principles and practices of storeskeeping and inventory control - These questions will test for candidates' knowledge of the principles guiding large scale storeskeeping operations and their ability to put them into practice. Some of the areas covered may include analysis of rates of use, the determination of reorder points, choosing locations for the storage of goods, and determining how to handle stock to maximize the efficiency of the operation. Some arithmetic computation may be necessary. X
2. Understanding and interpreting written material - These questions test for the ability to understand and interpret written material. You will be presented with brief reading passages and will be asked questions about the passages. You should base your answers to the questions only on what is presented in the passages and not on what you may happen to know about the topic. X
3. 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. XX
4. Ensuring effective inter/intra agency communications - These questions test for understanding of techniques for interacting effectively with individuals and agencies, to educate and inform them about topics of concern, to clarify agency programs or policies, to negotiate conflicts or resolve complaints, and to represent one's agency or program in a manner in keeping with good public relations practices. Questions may also cover interacting with the staff of one's own agency and/or that of other agencies in cooperative efforts of public outreach or service. XX
5. Evaluating conclusions in light of known facts - These questions will consist of a set of facts and a conclusion. You must decide if the conclusion is proved by the facts, disproved by the facts or if the facts are not sufficient to prove or disprove the conclusion. The questions will not be specific to a particular field. X
6. Understanding and interpreting tabular material - These questions test your ability to understand, analyze, and use the internal logic of data presented in tabular form. You may be asked to perform tasks such as completing tables, drawing conclusions from them analyzing data trends or interrelationships, and revising or combining data sets. The concepts of rate, ratio, and proportion are tested. Mathematical operations are simple, and computational speed is not a major factor in the test. 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. X
7. Preparing written material - These questions test for the ability to present information clearly and accurately, and to organize paragraphs logically and comprehensibly. For some questions, you will be given information in two or three sentences followed by four restatements of the information. You must then choose the best version. For other questions, you will be given paragraphs with their sentences out of order. You must then choose, from four suggestions, the best order for the sentences. 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.

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How To Apply

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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 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.

S2/TB1 LAK-dah
Issued: 02/07/2020

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