Promotion Opportunities in Transportation Management
- Written Test To Be Held
- September 09, 2017
- Applications Must Be Submitted or Postmarked By
- July 26, 2017
|Exam Number||Exam Title||Open to Employees of||Salary||Salary Grade||Non−Refundable Processing Fee (Waivers available)|
|37-868||Promotion Opportunities in Transportation Management at G-27/M-2||Transportation, Dept of||*||G-27/M-2||$25|
|37-869||Promotion Opportunities in Transportation Mangement at G-29/M-3||Transportation, Dept of||*||G-29/M-3||$25|
|37-870||Promotion Opportunities in Transportation Management at M-4||Transportation, Dept of||$104,640||M-4||$25|
|37-871||Promotion Opportunities in Transportation Management at M-5||Transportation, Dept of||$116,189||M-5||$25|
|37-872||Promotion Opportunities in Transportation Management at M-6||Transportation, Dept of||$128,643||M-6||$25|
|37-873||Promotion Opportunities in Transportation Management at M-7||Transportation, Dept of||$141,800||M-7||$25|
|Salary Grade||Beginning Salary|
Promotion examination open to all qualified employees of the New York State Department of Transportation.
On or before September 9, 2017, you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Transportation and have had three months of permanent competitive service as follows:
For No. 37-868: in a position allocated to G-23 or higher.
For No. 37-869: in a position allocated to G-23 or higher.
For No. 37-870: in a position allocated to G-27/M-2 or higher.
For No. 37-871: in a position allocated to G-27/M-2 or higher.
For No. 37-872: in a position allocated to G-29/M-3 or higher.
For No. 37-873: in a position allocated to M-4 or higher.
If you were permanently appointed to a qualifying title on or before June 9, 2017, 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
On or before the date of appointment, you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Transportation and have had permanent competitive service as follows:
For No. 37-868: one year in a position allocated to G-23 or higher*.
For No. 37-869: one year in a position allocated to G-27/M-2 or two years in a position allocated to G-23 or higher*.
For No. 37-870: one year in a position allocated to G-29/M-3 or two years in a position allocated to G-27/M-2*.
For No. 37-871: one year in a position allocated to G-29/M-3 or higher or two years in a position allocated to G-27/M-2*.
For No. 37-872: one year in a position allocated to M-4 or higher or two years in a position allocated to G-29/M-3*.
For No. 37-873: one year in a position allocated to M-4 or higher*.
*In addition, you must possess a New York State Professional Engineering license with current registration for Engineering Management titles and Transportation Maintenance Engineer 1, 2, or 3, or a New York State Professional Landscape Architect license with current registration for Landscape Architecture positions. At the time of appointment to these positions, you will have to demonstrate to the Department of Transportation that you are currently registered as a Professional Engineer or Landscape Architect with New York State. If you are not registered at that time, your name will be inactivated and you will NOT be certified for appointment until you renew your registration and send a copy of it to the NYS Department of Civil Service, Albany, NY 12239, Attn: S2SEH. Continued employment in a position requiring either a Professional Engineer license or Professional Landscape Architect license is dependent upon maintaining New York State licensure and registration. Failure to maintain the required license with current registration may result in action being taken to remove you from the position.
|IMPORTANT: Unless waived, you must pay the non-refundable processing fee. For information on fee waivers, visit https://www.cs.ny.gov/examannouncements/types/oc/appinfo.cfm##Fee. It is important that you 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.|
Titles Filled from these Examinations
37-868 TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT POSITIONS AT G-27/M-2: Associate Landscape Architect; Associate Transportation Analyst; Professional Engineer 2 (Civil/Transportation); Professional Engineer 2 (Civil/Materials); Professional Engineer 2 (Civil/Structural); Professional Engineer 2 (Civil/Geotechnical); Engineering Research Specialist 2; Environmental Specialist 3; Intermodal Transportation Specialist 3; Intermodal Transportation Specialist 3 (Motor Carrier Safety); Intermodal Transportation Specialist 3 (Rail Safety); Motor Equipment Manager 2; Principal Capital Program Analyst; Principal Engineering Materials Analyst; and Transportation Maintenance Engineer 1.
37-869 TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT POSITIONS AT G-29/M-3: Chief Mapping Technologist; Chief of Pavement Management Systems; Professional Engineer 3 (Civil/Transportation); Real Estate Officer 2; Transportation Maintenance Engineer 2; Regional Manager Transportation 1; Principal Landscape Architect; and Transportation Manager 1.
37-870 TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT POSITIONS AT M-4: Assistant Director Metropolitan TPA; Professional Engineer 4 (Civil/Transportation); Professional Engineer 4 (Civil/Structural); Environmental Specialist 4; Real Estate Officer 3; Transportation Maintenance Engineer 3; Regional Manager Transportation 2; and Transportation Manager 2.
37-871 TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT POSITIONS AT M-5: Professional Engineer 5 (Civil/Transportation); Director Engineering Materials; Director Motor Equipment Management; Director NYC Program Planning and Management; Director NYC Structures Engineering; Regional Director Transportation 1; and Transportation Manager 3.
37-872 TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT POSITIONS AT M-6: Professional Engineer 6 (Civil/Transportation); Regional Director Transportation 2; Deputy Director NYC Region; and Transportation Manager 4.
37-873 TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT POSITIONS AT M-7: Deputy Chief Engineer Facilities Design; Deputy Chief Engineer Research; Director Transportation Maintenance; Transportation Manager 5; and Regional Director Transportation 3.
ALL PREVIOUS ELIGIBLE LISTS FOR THE TITLES LISTED ON THIS PAGE WILL EXPIRE 30 DAYS AFTER LIST ESTABLISHMENT FROM THE NEW EXAMINATIONS. YOU MUST APPLY FOR THIS EXAMINATION SERIES TO CONTINUE ELIGIBILITY FOR APPOINTMENT TO ANY TITLE LISTED ON THIS PAGE.
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. Effectively interacting with others - These questions test candidates' knowledge of techniques used to interact effectively with a variety of individuals, to provide information about topics of concern, to publicize or clarify agency programs or policies, and to negotiate conflicts or resolve complaints. Sample test material for Effectively interacting with others is available.||X||X||X||X||X|
|2. 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. Sample test material for Preparing reports and official documents is available.||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|3. Administrative principles for managers - 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 organizational units; as well as the delegation of authority and responsibility. Sample test material for Administrative principles for managers is available.||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|4. 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. Sample test material for Administrative supervision is available.||X||X||X||X|
|5. Understanding and interpreting tabular material - These questions test your ability to understand, analyze, and use the internal logic of data presented in tabular form. You may be asked to perform tasks such as completing tables, drawing conclusions from them, analyzing data trends or interrelationships, and revising or combining data sets. The concepts of rate, ratio, and proportion are tested. Mathematical operations are simple, and computational speed is not a major factor in the test. You should bring with you a hand-held battery- or solar-powered calculator for use on this test. You will not be permitted to use the calculator function of your cell phone. Sample test material for Understanding and interpreting tabular material is available.||X||X|
|6. Evaluating conclusions based on factual information - These questions test your ability to evaluate and draw conclusions from factual information presented. Each question consists of a set of factual statements and a conclusion. You will be asked to determine whether the conclusion can be proven to be true by the facts, proven to be false by the facts, or if the facts are inadequate to prove the conclusion. Sample test material for Evaluating conclusions based on factual information is available.||X||X|
|7. Analyzing and evaluating information - 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; suggesting or evaluating possible conclusions; and applying logical principles to information provided. Sample test material for Analyzing and evaluating information is available.||X||X||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
SELECTIVE CERTIFICATION: Approved applicants will have an opportunity to complete one online education and experience questionnaire that will be used for all titles on this announcement. Information provided on the questionnaire is subject to verification and may be used to qualify candidates for positions requiring specific education and experience beyond the minimum qualifications. Prior to the date of the written test, approved applicants will receive, via email, information about the process of completing the online questionnaire and when it will be available. It is very important that you provide an up-to-date email address on your application as you will receive important communication via email, including any potential opportunities to update the online education and experience questionnaire. All approved candidates are encouraged to complete the questionnaire to maximize opportunities for appointment; only candidates who complete the questionnaire and receive a passing score on the written examination will be considered for positions being filled through the use of selective certification. This questionnaire will NOT be scored and must be completed within the required time period. Final scores for the Promotion Opportunities in Transportation Management examinations are based only on the written test. Names of candidates who pass the examination, but do not complete this questionnaire, will appear on the general eligible list only.
CERTIFICATION OF ELIGIBLE LISTS: When filling vacancies, the Department of Transportation will have two options. One option is to request a general certification of the eligible list which will include all candidates, by score. Or if it is determined that specific education and experience, beyond the minimum qualifications, is required for a position, the Department of Transportation has the option to request a selective certification of the eligible list (see above). The selective certification will filter the results of the written test based on the responses to the online questionnaire. The selective certification will contain only the names of candidates who meet the specialized requirements, ranked by score. Final scores are based on the results of the written test.
Test Guide & Sample Test Material
A General Guide to Written Tests is available at http://www.cs.ny.gov/testing/statetestguides.cfm. Sample Test Material for the subject areas described above is also available where indicated and at http://www.cs.ny.gov/testing/sampletestmat.cfm.
Important: The Department of Civil Service and other state agencies may communicate with you through email correspondence. This may include the notification of your examination results and canvassing you for interest in appointment. It will be important for you to keep your email address, phone number and mailing address current by logging into https://www.cs.ny.gov/home/myaccount.
How To Apply
If you do not receive a 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 unlawful 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 considered a qualified employee eligible to compete in this examination, you must be employed in, or on leave from, 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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