Promotion Examination Open To All Qualified Employees of the New York State Office of Mental Health
Standards Compliance Analyst 3/4 (Mental Health)
- Written Test To Be Held
- December 01, 2012
- Applications Must Be Submitted or Postmarked By
- October 18, 2012
|Exam Number||Exam Title||Open to Employees of||Salary||Salary Grade||Fee|
|36-779||Standards Compliance Analyst 3 (Mental Health)||Mental Health, Office of||*||G-27/M-2||$25|
|36-780||Standards Compliance Analyst 4 (Mental Health)||Mental Health, Office of||$82,363||M-3||$25|
On or before December 1, 2012, you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Office of Mental Health and have had three months permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as follows:
For Number 36-779:
Either A. Standards Compliance Analyst 2 (Mental Health) or Standards Compliance Analyst 2;
Or B. Mental Health Program Specialist 2 or Mental Health Program Specialist 3.
For Number 36-780:
Either A. Standards Compliance Analyst 3 (Mental Health) or Standards Compliance Analyst 3;
Or B. Mental Health Program Specialist 3.
If you were permanently appointed to a qualifying title on or before September 1, 2012, 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 service in the qualifying titles above, successful candidates will be qualified for appointment from the eligible list. Eligibles who meet the "B" qualifications and who are subsequently appointed to an "A" title may request to have their names added to the "A" list when they have the one year of service required for appointment. The request should be submitted in writing to the Department of Civil Service, Albany, New York 12239. Attention: Staffing Section 1.
Order of Certification
The order of certification of this eligible list will be:
- "A" eligibles
- "All" eligibles
- These examinations are for employees of the Office of Mental Health only. If you are an employee of the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities, you should go to the announcement for examinations Number 36-776, Standards Compliance Analyst 2 (Developmental Disabilities), Number 36-777, Standards Compliance Analyst 3 (Developmental Disabilities), and Number 36-778, Standards Compliance Analyst 4 (Developmental Disabilities).
- Applications must be postmarked or submitted online by October 15, 2012. Late applications will NOT be accepted.
- If you do not receive a confirmation number after submitting your online application, your application was NOT processed.
- Travel Requirements: Appointment to certain positions requires extensive travel and overnight stays within a designated area of assignment. Appointees to these positions may be required to operate a motor vehicle or otherwise demonstrate their capacity to meet the transportation needs of the job. If the position requires that you operate a motor vehicle, you must possess a driver's license valid in New York State at the time of appointment and continuously thereafter. Field work and travel expenses are reimbursed on a fixed schedule.
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. Analyzing information in text, data, images, or symbols - These questions test for the ability to analyze, interpret, and draw reasonable conclusions from information presented in text, data, images, or symbols. Analysis may involve identifying a significant problem or issue; focusing on relevant data and text; identifying trends, relationships, and significant features; assessing relevant alternatives; and suggesting or evaluating possible conclusions.||X||X|
|2. Ensuring effective inter/intra agency communications - These questions will test candidates' 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.||X||X|
|3. 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||X|
|4. 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 correct grammar, usage, punctuation, and sentence structure. Others test for the ability to use the proper tone and to express information clearly and accurately.||X||X|
|5. 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.||X|
|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 interaction 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|
|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.||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 Standards Compliance Analyst 3 (Mental Health), you would supervise and oversee multi-disciplinary teams of mental health professionals who review operating certificate applications; supervise on site inspection teams; develop policies, procedures, standards, and regulations; handle the most complex and difficult cases and issues; and, when assigned to a field office may serve as the deputy field office director.
As a Standards Compliance Analyst 4 (Mental Health), you would function as the deputy director of the Bureau of Inspection and Certification (BIC) and direct and coordinate day to day activities between OMH field offices and the BIC; make final decisions on the disposition of operating certificates and prior approval review applications.
How To Apply
If you do not receive a confirmation number after submitting your online application, your application was NOT processed.
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 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, 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
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 [press 2, then press 2]. Outside of the Albany area, call toll free at 1-877-697-5627 [press 2, then press 2]. 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, 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
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: http://www.cs.ny.gov/jobseeker/local.cfm
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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