New York State Department of Civil Service Announces Examinations Open to All Qualified Individuals

AIDS Program Manager 2/3

Written Test To Be Held
December 06, 2008
Applications Must Be Submitted or Postmarked By
October 20, 2008


Exams Included on This Announcement
Exam Number Exam Title Open to Employees of Salary Salary Grade
35-408 AIDS Program Manager 2 Health,Department of $84,656 G-29
35-409 AIDS Program Manager 3 Health,Department of $91,096 M-4

Promotion Examination Open To All Qualified Employees of the New York State Department of Health

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Minimum Qualifications

On or before December 6, 2008, you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Health and have had permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as follows:

For Number 35-408: three months as an AIDS Program Manager 1.*

For Number 35-409: either three months as an AIDS Program Manager 2;* OR two years as an AIDS Program Manager 1.**

* If you were permanently appointed to a qualifying title on or before September 6, 2008, and have served continuously in this title since that date, you are eligible to file for this examination.

** If you were permanently appointed to a qualifying title on or before January 6, 2007, and have served continuously in this title since that date, you are eligible to file for this examination.

Qualifying Experience for Appointment from the Eligible List

For Number 35-408: After one year of the service described in the Minimum Qualifications, successful candidates will be qualified for appointment from the eligible list.

For Number 35-409: After one year of service as an AIDS Program Manager 2 or two years of service as an AIDS Program Manager 1, successful candidates will be qualified for appointment from the eligible list.


These examinations are being held on a promotion and open-competitive basis. If you are admitted to these promotion examinations under anticipated eligibility (i.e., you do not have the required one year of Qualifying Experience For Appointment From The Eligible List) and if you meet the open-competitive minimum qualifications, you may also be admitted to the open-competitive examination. To be admitted, you must apply for the open-competitive examination according to the instructions given on the open-competitive announcement. Once you meet the required one year of qualifying service for appointment from the promotion list, you will not be eligible for appointment from the open competitive eligible list.

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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
35-408 35-409
1. Educating and interacting with the public - These questions test for a knowledge of techniques used to interact effectively with individual citizens and/or community groups, to educate or inform them about topics of concern, to publicize or 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 others in cooperative efforts of public outreach or service. X X
2. HIV/AIDS Program Management and Administration - These questions test for knowledge of principles, concepts, and techniques involved in the direction of HIV/AIDS service programs in New York State. Candidates will be required to answer factual and situational questions that assess expertise and skills in such areas as: developing HIV/AIDS program and fiscal policy recommendations; planning, designing and managing HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support service programs; evaluating the effectiveness of HIV/AIDS programs and services; designing and implementing third-party reimbursement structures for HIV/AIDS treatment and services; managing the allocation of funding; governmental and non-governmental communication and relations; and leading and providing direction to accomplish the mission and goals of the AIDS Institute. X X
3. Preparing reports and official documents - These questions test for the ability to prepare reports and other official documents for use within and among governmental agencies, in legal or regulatory settings, or for dissemination to the public. Some questions test for a knowledge of grammar, usage, punctuation, and sentence structure. Others test for the ability to present information clearly and accurately, to use the proper tone, and to organize paragraphs logically and comprehensibly. X X
4. 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 X

If you pass, your seniority credit(s), if any, will be included in the computation of your final score. Rank on the eligible list will be determined after adding any wartime veterans' credits to your final passing score.

Credit for Seniority

Seniority is credited at the rate of one credit for each five-year period (or fraction thereof), excluding the first year of service.

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As an AIDS Program Manager, you would manage programs through which HIV/AIDS services are delivered to New York State residents or programs through which education and training are delivered to HIV/AIDS service providers. This responsibility may be accomplished through monitoring trends in the epidemic; forming partnerships with providers and communities directly affected; and identifying strategies for the development, implementation, promotion, and evaluation of HIV/AIDS services. You would also direct staff in developing HIV/AIDS service programs, coordinating services, educating health care professionals and the public, and furnishing technical assistance and support to service providers.

These positions have increasing responsibilities at higher levels. AIDS Program Managers 2, serve primarily as Bureau or Office Directors. AIDS Program Managers 3, serve primarily as Division Directors or in the Executive Office as Deputy Directors with responsibility for specific policy and program areas.

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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 in employment, compensation and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

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

In addition, 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 enjoy equal opportunity. Persons with disabilities who require an accommodation to participate in an examination must note this on their applications. Further information is available from the Special Arrangements Unit of the Department of Civil Service at 518-457-2487 [press 2, then press 2] in the Albany area, toll free at 1-877-697-5627 [press 2, then press 2], or via TDD (telecommunications device for the deaf) at 518-457-8480.

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, call 518-474-6470 in the Albany area or toll free at 1-877-697-5627 [press 2, then press 1].

Multiple Examinations Scheduled for the Same Day

With the exception of written tests announced by New York City, if you have applied to take a written test announced by a local jurisdiction (county, town, city) scheduled to be held on the same test date as this written test, you must call 518-474-6470 in the Albany area or toll free at 1-877-697-5627 [press 2, then press 1], 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.

Eligibility for Examination

To be eligible to compete in this examination, you must be employed in the specified department or agency on a permanent or contingent permanent basis in the competitive class, or in the non-competitive class or labor class if specifically noted on this announcement (or be on an appropriate preferred list), and have the specified time in the specified title or salary grade. You may not compete in a test for a title if you are permanently employed in that title (unless you are still on probation) or in a higher direct line of promotion.

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Issued: 9/12/08

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