Interdepartmental Promotion Examination Open To All Qualified Employees of New York State
Multimedia Production Program Specialist 1/2
- Written Test To Be Held
- February 05, 2011
- Applications Must Be Submitted or Postmarked By
- December 27, 2010
|Exam Number||Exam Title||Open to Employees of||Salary||Salary Grade||Fee|
|36-533||Multimedia Production Program Specialist 1||Multiple Agencies||$51,268||G-18||$15|
|36-534||Multimedia Production Program Specialist 2||Multiple Agencies||$66,375||G-23||$20|
For Promotion in State Departments, Facilities, and Agencies
- Within Promotion Units
- Within Entire Departments
- To Other Departments
On or before February 5, 2011, you must be a qualified employee of New York State and have had three months of permanent competitive, non-competitive, or 55-b/55-c service as follows:
For Number 36-533: Audiovisual Production Specialist, Artist Designer 3, Photographer 3, or Audiovisual Training and Production Specialist.
For Number 36-534: Multimedia Production Program Specialist 1, Video Production Specialist, Photographer 4, Artist Designer 4, or Assistant Supervisor Audiovisual Training and Production.
If you were permanently appointed to a qualifying title on or before November 5, 2010, 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
After one year of the service described in the Minimum Qualifications, successful candidates will be qualified for appointment from the eligible list.
- In accordance with Section 52.11 of the Civil Service Law, individuals serving permanently in the non competitive or labor class in a qualifying title (including those serving under Section 55-b/55-c) who otherwise meet the requirements for taking this examination are eligible to compete in this promotion examination.
- This examination is being held on a promotion and open-competitive basis. If you are admitted to the promotion examination 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.
- If you do not receive a confirmation number after submitting your online application, your application was NOT processed.
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. Computer applications in graphic design for print or web - These questions test for knowledge of basic concepts and techniques used to create and manipulate text and graphics for different types of media. Questions may cover such aspects as choosing size, format, layout, and design of text and graphics being prepared for printing or web display. Questions will be of a general nature, familiarity with a specific system or software is not required.||X||X|
|2. Educating and interacting with the public - These questions test for 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|
|3. Grammar, usage, punctuation, and editing - These questions test for the ability to generate, prepare, and edit written documents. Some questions test for a knowledge of grammar, usage, punctuation, and sentence structure. Others test for the ability to edit sentences to produce correct, clear, concise copy.||X||X|
|4. Marketing - These questions test for knowledge of principles and practices of marketing, particularly as related to promoting a product or service. Topics may include marketing and promoting various resources through specific programs, determining targeted groups of interest through research and data analysis, planning and implementing a marketing program, and measuring the effectiveness of the marketing effort.||X|
|5. Producing multimedia materials - These questions will test familiarity with common principles, techniques, and equipment related to producing multimedia materials. Emphasis will be on the production of videotaped programs, segments, or promotional pieces for broadcast or the web. Topics may include planning programs; developing scripts; assessing a site; working with cast and crew; and considerations of lighting, sound, timing, or editing. Questions may also cover preparing or acquiring related audiovisual aids such as artwork, photographs, slides, or music.||X||X|
|6. 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|
|7. Promoting and publicizing a program - These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices related to promoting and publicizing a program or service in order to attract customers, clients, or participants. Questions may cover such topics as researching and setting promotion objectives, appealing to various target audiences, and producing and distributing informational materials.||X|
|8. Supervision and training - These questions test for the knowledge required by a supervisor to set goals, plan and organize work, train workers in how to do their jobs, and direct workers towards meeting established goals. The supervisory questions cover such areas as assigning and reviewing work, evaluating performance, maintaining work quality, motivating employees, increasing efficiency, and dealing with problems that may arise on the job. The training questions cover such areas as determining the necessity for training, selecting appropriate training methods, and evaluating the effectiveness of training.||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.
As a Multimedia Production Program Specialist 1, you would plan, develop, coordinate, and produce a broad range of multimedia services intended to communicate and support an agency's programs and initiatives. These services may include graphic design for the web, graphic design for print, graphic design for exhibits and displays, photographic services, script writing, storyboarding, copy editing, and production of audiovisual files (audiovisual recording and editing) for broadcast and the web. In addition, you might prepare and use digital files in printing, web design, broadcast, CD/DVD/Blu-ray, webcasts, and/or satellite feed.
As a Multimedia Production Program Specialist 2, you would plan, develop, coordinate, produce, and approve a broad range of multimedia services intended to communicate and support an agency's programs and initiatives. These services may include graphic design for the web, graphic design for print, graphic design for exhibits and displays, photographic services, script writing, storyboarding, copy editing, and production of audiovisual files (audiovisual recording and editing) for broadcast and the web. In addition, you might prepare and use digital files in printing, web design, broadcast, CD/DVD/Blu-ray, webcasts, and/or satellite feed. You may also train staff and supervise the work of subordinate technical personnel.
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 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.
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.
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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