Interdepartmental promotion examination open to all qualified employees of New York State
Maintenance Supervisor 2/3/4
- Written Test To Be Held
- June 6, 2015*
You may be assigned to either Saturday or Sunday.
Please refer to the information below.
- Applications Must Be Submitted or Postmarked By
- April 22, 2015
|Exam Number||Exam Title||Open to Employees of||Salary||Salary Grade||Non−Refundable Processing Fee|
|37-294||Maintenance Supervisor 2||Multiple Agencies||$49,488||G-17||$15|
|37-295||Maintenance Supervisor 3||Multiple Agencies||$55,126||G-19||$20|
|37-296||Maintenance Supervisor 4||Multiple Agencies||$61,022||G-21||$20|
*Due to the size of the candidate population for this test date, you may be assigned to either Saturday, June 6, 2015, or Sunday, June 7, 2015, 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.
For Promotion in State Departments, Facilities, and Agencies
- Within Promotion Units
- Within Entire Departments
- To Other Departments
On or before June 6, 2015, you must be a qualified employee of New York State and have had three months permanent competitive, non-competitive, or 55-b/55-c service as:
For No. 37-294:
Either A. a Maintenance Supervisor 1, Plant Utilities Engineer 2, or Public Buildings Manager 1;
Or B. an Asbestos Control Supervisor; Building Maintenance Supervisor 1; Carpenter; Electrician; Electronic Equipment Mechanic; General Mechanic; Grounds Construction Supervisor; Head Janitor; Locksmith; Machinist; Mason and Plasterer; Motor Equipment Maintenance Supervisor 1 or 2; Motor Equipment Mechanic; Painter; Park Sanitation Superintendent; Park Supervisor 1 or 2; Plant Utilities Engineer 1; Plumber and Steamfitter; Refrigeration Mechanic; Roofer and Tinsmith; Senior Filter Plant Operator; Supervising Carpenter; Supervising Electrician; Supervising Mason and Plasterer; Supervising Painter; Supervising Plumber and Steamfitter; Supervisor, General Services Grounds Operations and Horticulture 1; Supervisor Grounds; Vocational Instructor (all levels);** Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator 3; or Welder.
For No. 37-295:
Either A. a Building Maintenance Supervisor 2, Maintenance Supervisor 2, Plant Utilities Engineer 2, Public Buildings Manager 1, or Public Buildings Manager 2;
Or B. an Asbestos Control Supervisor; Building Construction Program Manager 1; Building Maintenance Supervisor 1; Building Restoration Specialist; Carpenter; Chief Janitor; Electrician; Electronic Equipment Mechanic; General Mechanic; Grounds Construction Supervisor; Head Janitor; Locksmith; Machinist; Maintenance Supervisor 1; Mason and Plasterer; Motor Equipment Maintenance Supervisor 1 or 2; Motor Equipment Mechanic; Painter; Park Sanitation Superintendent; Park Supervisor 2; Plant Utilities Engineer 1; Plumber and Steamfitter; Refrigeration Mechanic; Regional Park Maintenance Supervisor; Roofer and Tinsmith; Senior Filter Plant Operator; Supervising Carpenter; Supervising Electrician; Supervising Mason and Plasterer; Supervising Painter; Supervising Plumber and Steamfitter; Supervisor, General Services Grounds Operation and Horticulture 2; Supervisor Grounds; Vocational Instructor (all levels);** Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator 3; or Welder.
For No. 37-296:
Either A. a Maintenance Supervisor 3, Plant Utilities Engineer 3, or Public Buildings Manager 2;
Or B. a Building Maintenance Supervisor 2; Building Restoration Specialist; Chief Janitor; Maintenance Supervisor 1 or 2; Motor Equipment Maintenance Supervisor 3; Park Sanitation Superintendent; Plant Utilities Engineer 2; Public Buildings Manager 1; Regional Park Maintenance Supervisor; Supervising Carpenter; Supervising Electrician; Supervising Mason and Plasterer; Supervising Plumber and Steamfitter; Supervisor, General Services Grounds Operations and Horticulture 2; or Vocational Instructor 3 or 4.**
If you were permanently appointed to a qualifying title on or before March 6, 2015, and have served continuously in this title since that date, you are eligible to file for this examination.
**Certified in and teaching the following programs (some of these programs have been renamed and would be appropriate under either the old or new name): Air Conditioning and Refrigeration/Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration; Carpentry; Electrical/Electrical Trades; Electrical Electronic Occupations; Machine Shop/Machine Tool Operations-Machine Shop; Masonry; Painting and Decoration/Residential-Commercial Building Maintenance and Remodeling; Plumbing; Sheet Metal; and Welding/Welding and Fabrication.
Eligibles who met the ���B��� qualifications, and who are subsequently appointed to an ���A��� title may request to have their name 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 2.
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.
Order of Certification
The order of certification of this eligible list will be:
- Department "A" eligibles
- Department "All" eligibles
- Interdepartmental "A" eligibles
- Interdepartmental "All" eligibles
- 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.
- 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.
- These examinations are 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.
- Background Investigation/Justice Center Review: The names of all prospective employees will be:
- Checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s);
- Investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC). All convictions must be reported. Conviction of a felony or misdemeanor or any falsified or omitted information may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of state and federal laws; and may be:
- Screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees whose names appear on the SCR may be barred from appointment.
- Medicaid and Medicare: In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.
- These positions require travel. Appointees will be required to have a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State or otherwise demonstrate their capacity to meet the transportation needs of the job.
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. Building maintenance and repair - These questions test for knowledge of the basic principles, practices and techniques essential to the proper maintenance and repair of various types of buildings, including such areas as building maintenance, preventive maintenance, and minor repair of building structures, electrical, and plumbing systems. This may include maintenance and repair of roofs, windows, walls, floors, millwork, insulation, masonry, pipes and valves, electrical wiring and switches, and painting. Questions may also include topics such as the proper tools and materials used in building maintenance and repair work as well as proper and safe practices and techniques when using these tools and materials.||X||X||X|
|2. Building trades, including mechanical and electrical - These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices involved in overseeing physical plant facilities and may include such areas as maintenance and repair activities involving carpentry, electrical systems, plumbing and sanitary systems, heating and ventilating systems, painting, masonry work, roofing, and similar types of physical plant maintenance and upkeep.||X||X||X|
|3. Work scheduling - These questions test for knowledge of the principles used in developing and implementing work plans and for the ability to arrange work assignments in a manner that will achieve work goals while staying within scheduling criteria. This may include setting up vacation or work schedules, taking into consideration such factors as seniority, work skills, duty hours, and shift coverage.||X||X||X|
|4. Review and interpretation of plans and specifications, the preparation of estimates, and oversight of contract compliance - These questions test for the ability to read and understand typical building plans, layouts, and technical specifications; the ability to calculate accurate estimates of material and labor costs, to oversee construction contracts, and to manage contract compliance.||X||X||X|
|5. Operation and maintenance of heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems - These questions test for knowledge of basic principles, practices and techniques essential to the correct operation and maintenance of heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, including such areas as air supply and exhaust systems, circulating fan capacities, building ventilation requirements, steam, hot water, and hot air heating systems boiler operation; the refrigeration cycle, types and characteristics of refrigerants, troubleshooting air conditioning system problems, and proper maintenance of air conditioning systems.||X||X||X|
|6. 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|
|7. Installation, repair and maintenance of water and wastewater systems - These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices involved in installing, repairing, and maintaining water distribution and wastewater systems in a physical plant setting including pumping systems, piping, valves, and fittings used and proper troubleshooting and maintenance techniques.||X||X|
|8. 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.
As a Maintenance Supervisor 2, you would supervise the operation and maintenance of the physical plant of small state facilities, off-site facilities, or community residences. You would prepare or supervise the preparation of detailed plans, specifications, and estimates for small alteration and repair projects. You would supervise and inspect the execution of plans and instruct subordinates and contractors in general building construction and maintenance. You would prepare reports and identify mechanical and maintenance needs. Maintenance of roads, grounds, fleet management, and related equipment may also be your responsibility.
As a Maintenance Supervisor 3, you would be a second-level supervisor in medium-sized state facilities, off-site facilities, or community residences. Your tasks would be similar to a Maintenance Supervisor 2 except that larger programs are involved.
As a Maintenance Supervisor 4, you would be a second-level supervisor; however, a Maintenance Supervisor 4 is assigned to the largest state facilities with large numbers of workers and projects. You would act as assistant to the Plant Superintendent or the Director of the physical plant.
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. Outside of the Albany area, call toll free at 1-877-697-5627. 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.
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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