Promotion Examination Open To All Qualified Employees of the New York State Department of Civil Service
Associate/Principal Classification and Pay Analyst
- Written Test To Be Held
- May 3, 2014 and May 17, 2014+
- Applications Must Be Submitted or Postmarked By
- March 19, 2014
|Exam Number||Exam Title||Open to Employees of||Salary||Salary Grade||Non−Refundable Processing Fee|
|37-083||Associate Classification and Pay Analyst||Civil Service, Department of||$61,993||G-23||$20|
|37-084||Principal Classification and Pay Analyst||Civil Service, Department of||$74,210||M-2||$25|
THE WRITTEN TEST FOR THESE EXAMINATIONS REQUIRES CANDIDATE
PARTICIPATION ON TWO TEST DATES
+ Due to the size of the candidate population for the May 17, 2014 test date, you may be assigned to either Saturday, May 17, 2014, or Sunday, May 18, 2014, to take your test. Your admission notice will tell you where and when you are scheduled to appear. You cannot request a day or time in advance or change your scheduled day or time.
NOTE: Multiple examinations are being announced for promotion opportunities within the Department of Civil Service. You may also wish to consider applying for the following examinations as noted below:
No. 37-076 Associate Staffing Services Representative
No. 37-077 Associate Staffing Services Representative (Attendance and Leave)
No. 37-078 Principal Staffing Services Representative
No. 37-081 Associate Municipal Personnel Consultant
No. 37-079 Associate Personnel Examiner
No. 37-080 Principal Personnel Examiner
On or before May 3, 2014, you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Civil Service and have had permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as described below:
For Number 37-083:
Either A. three months as a Senior Classification and Pay Analyst or Classification and Pay Analyst Trainee 1 or Trainee 2;
Or B. three months as a Senior Staffing Services Representative, Staffing Services Representative Trainee 1 or Trainee 2, Senior Staffing Services Representative (Attendance and Leave), Staffing Services Representative Trainee 1 or Trainee 2 (Attendance and Leave), Senior Affirmative Careers Program Specialist, Affirmative Careers Program Specialist Trainee 1 or Trainee 2, Senior Personnel Examiner, Personnel Examiner Trainee 1 or Trainee 2, Senior Municipal Personnel Consultant, or Municipal Personnel Consultant Trainee 1 or Trainee 2, Engineering Personnel Examiner 2.
For Number 37-084: three months as an Associate Classification and Pay Analyst.
If you were permanently appointed to a qualifying title on or before February 3, 2014, 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 37-083: After one year of service at the full performance level Grade 18 or Grade 20 for Engineering Personnel Examiner 2 as described in the minimum qualifications, successful candidates will be qualified for appointment from the eligible list.
For Number 37-084: After one year of service in a qualifying title as described in the minimum qualifications, successful candidates will be qualified for appointment from the eligible list.
Important: As the processing fee is non-refundable, 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.
Order of Certification
The order of certification of these eligible lists will be:
- "A" eligibles
- "All" eligibles
Subject of Examination
|The examination consists of a written test that you must pass in order to be considered for appointment. The written test will be held on May 3, 2014 and May 17, 2014 †(or May 18, 2014). Candidates are required to participate on both test dates. The written test is designed to test for knowledge, skills, and/or abilities in such areas as:||For Examination Numbers|
|Subject areas to be held on May 3, 2014:|
|1. Laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and practices relating to the activities of the Division of Classification and Compensation - These questions will test for the knowledge of the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and practices pertaining to the activities of the Division of Classification and Compensation. Topics may include, but are not necessarily limited to: Statutory Authority (CSL ��118); Position Classification (classification, reclassification, reallocation); Jurisdictional Classification (the Classified Service, i.e., competitive, non-competitive, exempt, labor, and the Unclassified Service); Temporary and Seasonal Positions; NYSTEP; Appeals (CSL ��120 & ��130.5); Traineeships; Special Salary Treatments (CSL ��130.4 - Increased Hiring Salaries; CSL ��130.6 - Shift Pay Differentials; CSL ��130.7 - Geographic Pay Differentials; CSL ��130.9 - Hazardous Duty Differential/Safety Incentive Differential; CSL �� 130.13 - Occupational Pay Differentials; CSL ��131.1a - Appointments Above the Minimum Hiring Rate); Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining (Out-of-Title Work Grievances, Salary Schedules, Negotiating Units); Decentralization; DOB Policies and Procedures (BPRM Items #D-300 and #D-310); and Appointments and Transfers (CSL ��52.6, ��70.1, ��70.4, ��64.3, ��123).||X||X|
|2. Applied classification principles, practices, processes, and issues - These questions will test for the ability to demonstrate professional judgment in handling job-related problems and situations involving principles, practices, processes, and issues relating to the activities of the Division of Classification and Compensation. The problems and situations presented may involve and/or reference topics such as agency assignment, case management, and consultation with operating agencies; research and comparative analysis; agency/employee/represented organization requests; new operating agency program initiatives; title consolidation; pay equity; classification standards; job audits, occupational studies, and salary surveys; Civil Service Commission business; as well as topics listed above in the subtest on Laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and practices of the Division of Classification and Compensation.||X||X|
|Subject areas to be held on May 17, 2014:|
|1. Analyzing and evaluating information - These questions will 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; suggesting or evaluating possible conclusions; and applying logical principles to information provided.||X||X|
|2. Written expression - These questions test for the writing skills used in composing memos, reports and correspondence, as well as in reviewing documents produced by others. Both sentence skills and paragraph skills are addressed. The specific points tested include grammar, usage, punctuation, sentence structure, appropriate and correct content, editing, and organizing sentences into well-constructed paragraphs.||X||X|
|3. Supervision - These questions test for the 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 work-related problems, including problems of absenteeism, morale, and discipline.||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.
Associate Classification and Pay Analysts independently review and complete the most complex classification actions; serve as lead analysts for major classification studies and projects; represent the agency on inter- and intradepartmental committees concerned with resolving broad issues in personnel administration or labor relations; manage large scale occupational studies of classes and class series to determine title consolidation opportunities and allocation changes; meet with executive and management staff of client agencies to discuss classification requests, anticipated or proposed changes in organizations and staff, and other personnel matters; may serve as Division experts about certain occupations and classification and compensation issues; and may supervise lower level staff.
Principal Classification and Pay Analysts review incoming title and salary requests to determine the scope and depth of analysis needed and assign cases to staff, making suggestions regarding the conduct of the analysis; provide supervision, guidance, and assistance to staff in conducting fact gathering and analysis; review staff work for completeness, clarity, soundness of conclusions, and analysis; review staff work for completeness, clarity, soundness of conclusions, and practicality of recommended courses of action; personally conduct the analysis of requests about policy making positions and major reorganizations or requests where decisions may have major ramifications; and participate in or conduct conferences with agency and departmental staff. When assigned to special studies activities, manage research and salary surveys for the Division and the preparation and approval of classification standards and specifications.
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.
+ Revised: 2/28/14
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