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

Capital Facilities Regional Manager 2

Written Test To Be Held
February 23, 2008
Applications Must Be Submitted or Postmarked By
January 14, 2008


Exams Included on This Announcement
Exam Number Exam Title Open to Employees of Salary Salary Grade
35-967 Capital Facilities Regional Manager 2 P&R Parks and Rec,Office of $85,867 M-4

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Minimum Qualifications

On or before February 23, 2008, you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and have a New York Sate license and current registration as a professional engineer, professional architect, or professional landscape architect, AND

Either A. three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Capital Facilities Regional Manager 1.

Or B. three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as an Associate Park Engineer, Associate Landscape Architect, or Associate Architect.

If you were permanently appointed to a qualifying title on or before November 23, 2007, and have served continuously in this title since that date, you are eligible to file for this examination.


This exam has special minimum qualifications in addition to the usual "time in service requirement." If you are filing on the Internet, please list you professional Engineer, Architect, or Landscape Architect license number online. If you are applying on an XD-5 Application Card, you must list your professional license number on the application card. Attach additional sheets to your application if needed.

Qualifying Experience for Appointment from the Eligible List

  1. After one year of service described in the "A" minimum qualifications above, successful candidates will be qualified for appointment from the eligible list.
  2. After two years of service described in the "B" minimum qualifications above, successful candidates will be qualified for appointment from the eligible list.

Order of Certification

The order of certification of this eligible list will be:

  1. "A" eligibles
  2. "All" eligibles

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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:

  1. Planning and design of recreational and park-related facilities - These questions test for knowledge of the concepts, procedures, terminology, and computations used to plan and design recreational and park-related facilities.
  2. Environmental impact analysis, including identification, evaluation and mitigation of the effects of changes to the environment - These questions test for knowledge of concepts, ecological principles, and procedures used in environmental impact analysis for parks and related facilities, including such areas as identification and characteristics of impacted ecosystems; sources and effects of pollutants and human activities on various environments; techniques and procedures used in impact investigation, identification, control and remediation; and the analysis and review process.
  3. Plans, specifications, estimates, cost effectiveness evaluations, contracts and contract administration - These questions test for the ability to read and interpret construction drawings and technical specifications; calculate cost and quantity estimates; develop cost/benefit analyses; and prepare and administer construction contracts.
  4. Program planning, project management and scheduling - These questions test for knowledge of the concepts, terminology, proper procedures, and computations used in the development, scheduling and oversight of various types of park-related programs and contractural agreements for construction and renovations projects, including scheduling techniques such as the critical path method.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Administration - These questions test for knowledge of the managerial functions involved in directing an organization or an organizational segment. These questions cover such areas as: developing objectives and formulating policies; making decisions based on the context of the administrator's position and authority; forecasting and planning; organizing; developing personnel; coordinating and informing; guiding and leading; testing and evaluating; and budgeting.

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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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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