Canal Maintenance Supervisor 1
- Written Test To Be Held
- March 3, 2018**
You may be assigned to either Saturday or Sunday.
Please refer to the information below.
- Applications Must Be Submitted or Postmarked By
- January 17, 2018
|Exam Number||Exam Title||Open to Employees of||Salary||Salary Grade||Non−Refundable Processing Fee (Waivers available)|
|38-057||Canal Maintenance Supervisor 1||Canal Corporation||*||Equated G-14||$15|
|38-058||Canal Maintenance Supervisor 2||Canal Corporation||$47,654||Equated to G-17||$15|
|Salary Grade||* Beginning Salary|
|Equated to G-14||$18.87/hr.|
|** Due to the size of the candidate population for this test date, you may be assigned to either Saturday, March 3, 2018, or Sunday, March 4, 2018, to take your test. Your admission notice will tell you where and when you are scheduled to appear. You cannot request a day in advance or change your scheduled day.|
|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.|
On or before March 3, 2018, you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Canal Corporation and have had three months of permanent competitive, non-competitive including 55-b/55-c, or labor class service as follows:
For No. 38-057: Carpenter, Chief Lock Operator, Construction Equipment Operator (Heavy), Crane and Shovel Operator, Electrician, Machinist, Maintenance Assistant, Maintenance Assistant (Mechanic), Mason and Plasterer, Motor Equipment Mechanic, Motorized Scow Operator, Plumber and Steamfitter, Steel Fabricator, or Welder.
For No. 38-058: Canal Maintenance Supervisor 1, Carpenter, Chief Lock Operator, Crane and Shovel Operator, Electrician, Machinist, Mason and Plasterer, Motor Equipment Mechanic, Plumber and Steamfitter, Steel Fabricator, or Welder.
Only the title(s) listed is qualifying for this examination(s).
If you were permanently appointed to a qualifying title on or before December 3, 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
For No. 38-057: After one year of the service described in the Minimum Qualifications, successful candidates will be qualified for appointment from the eligible list.
For No. 38-058: After one year of the service as a Canal Maintenance Supervisor 1, successful candidates will be qualified for appointment from the eligible list. After two years of service as a Carpenter, Chief Lock Operator, Crane and Shovel Operator, Electrician, Machinist, Mason and Plasterer, Motor Equipment Mechanic, Plumber and Steamfitter, Steel Fabricator, or Welder, 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.
- You must possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State at the time of appointment and continuously thereafter.
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. 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|
|2. Maintenance and repair of hydraulic and mechanical equipment used on canals - These questions test for knowledge of the typical hydraulic and mechanical equipment found on canals including identification, uses of this equipment and the proper operation and maintenance of such equipment as pumps, motors, bearings, cables, and gates.||X||X|
|3. Welding, cleaning and painting steel - These questions test for knowledge of the proper procedures used in working on steel structures, including proper cleaning, painting, cutting and welding techniques and procedures.||X||X|
|4. General construction, inspection, repair & maintenance of floating plants, banks, movable bridges, locks, dams, piles & other canal structures - These questions test for knowledge of the proper construction, inspection, maintenance and repair procedures to use on the canal infrastructure, including pile driving, concrete mixing and placement, lock-wall, valve and gate maintenance, embankment and dam repair, and floating plant operation.||X||X|
|5. Work Planning and 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|
|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 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|
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 Canal Maintenance Supervisor 1, you would supervise and assist laborers and skilled tradesworkers doing general construction and repair work in the maintenance of canal banks, locks, and structures. This work includes such jobs as building concrete walls, dams, dikes, and other canal structures; repairing bridge flooring, dams, gates, and valve machinery; pile driving; cutting brush; sand blasting; cleaning ditches and culverts; and doing related maintenance work.
As a Canal Maintenance Supervisor 2, you would be responsible for the maintenance of canals and canal structures in an assigned section and supervising a number of labor crews in maintaining and repairing locks, canals, bridges, reservoirs, gates, valves, feeder lines, and canal channels. You would also investigate complaints, accidents, and boat collisions; prepare estimates of labor and materials; keep time, material, and progress records; provide immediate supervision to major repair projects; and inspect smaller repair projects.
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, arrest and/or criminal conviction record, or any other category protected by law, 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, email us at AdmissionNotices@cs.ny.gov. Please provide your first and last name, address, and the last four digits of your social security number, and we will provide you with the information you need to attend your written test. If you have an issue other than not receiving your admission notice, please contact our office at (518) 474-6470 in the Albany area or toll free at 1-877-697-5627. Please leave a clear concise message and provide your first and last name, last four digits of your social security number and a daytime phone number.
Taking State and Local 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: https://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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