Equipment Operator Instructor
- Performance Test To Be Held
- April 2019
- Applications Must Be Submitted or Postmarked By
- February 20, 2019
|Exam Number||Exam Title||Salary||Salary Grade||Non−Refundable Processing Fee (Waivers available)|
|28-413||Equipment Operator Instructor||$42,986||G-13||$35|
|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.|
TESTING FOR THIS TITLE WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE POUGHKEEPSIE, SARATOGA, SYRACUSE, LAKEVILLE, AND LONG ISLAND AREAS ONLY.
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 April 30, 2019, you must have:
1. four years experience in the operation and maintenance of at least THREE of the following types of self propelled heavy construction equipment: cranes, excavators, graders, pavement wideners, industrial or crawler-type tractors, large dump trucks with a plow and wing configuration, pavers, front end loaders, and backhoes; AND
2. six months experience as a RECOGNIZED INSTRUCTOR in the operation and maintenance of complex heavy construction equipment or trucks over thirteen tons in weight. A recognized instructor is someone who has provided classroom, shop, over-the-road or work site training on complex heavy equipment.
Important: You must indicate on your application the types of equipment that you have had experience operating and maintaining. You must also indicate the types of equipment for which you have served as a recognized instructor.
License Requirement: At the time of appointment and continuously thereafter, you must have a valid New York State Class A commercial driver's license without an air brake restriction. A valid New York State Class B commercial driver's license without an air brake restriction, or its equivalent from another state or territory, will be required at the time of the performance test.
- Appropriate part-time and volunteer experience, which can be verified, will be accepted on a prorated basis.
- New York State residence is not required.
- Occasional overnight travel may be required.
These positions exist in the New York State Department of Transportation at various locations throughout the state.
As an Equipment Operator Instructor, you would conduct equipment operator assessment, certification, and training programs on a regularly scheduled basis within a Department of Transportation Region. Specialized training sessions may be occasionally required in other regions throughout the state. Training will be performed on a wide variety of self-propelled construction equipment as well as large dump trucks with plow and wing. In addition, you would compile and maintain records of training activities and prepare other reports as required by the Supervising Equipment Operator Instructor. You would also conduct individual training sessions for equipment operators to prepare them for the Department of Motor Vehicles Commercial Drivers Licensure Test.
Subject of Examination
There will be a performance test which you must pass in order to be considered for appointment. The performance test is designed to evaluate, against the general background of the position, the ability to:
- Conduct an instruction session.
- Present ideas clearly and effectively.
- Operate a large-duty dump truck.
Testing will be conducted in Poughkeepsie, Saratoga, Syracuse, Lakeville, and Long Island areas only.
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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