Senior Transportation Analyst
- Written Test To Be Held
- August 13, 2022
- Applications Must Be Submitted or Postmarked By
- June 29, 2022
|Exam Number||Exam Title||Open to Employees of||Salary||Salary Grade||Non−Refundable Processing Fee (Waivers available)|
|38-793||Senior Transportation Analyst||Multiple Agencies||*||SG-23||$20|
|Salary Grade||* Salary|
|Equated to G-23||$74,731 (Thruway Authority)|
Please be advised that effective December 1, 2021 the New York State Department of Civil Service has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination/testing policy for in-person examinations administered at a New York State test center. For more information, you can access the full policy on the Department of Civil Service website.
Due to current testing space limitations, candidates may need to travel to one of the following test sites to take this examination: Albany, Buffalo, Nyack, Port Jefferson, Poughkeepsie, Syracuse, and an additional downstate location. Candidates will be notified of their test site location on their admission notice.
Promotion examination open to all qualified employees of the New York State Department of Transportation and the New York State Thruway Authority.
For Promotion in State Departments, Facilities, and Agencies
1. Within Promotion Units 2. Within Entire Departments 3.To Other Departments
Positions at the New York State Department of Transportation exist statewide and positions at the New York State Thruway Authority exist only in Albany County.
On or before August 13, 2022, you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Transportation or New York State Thruway Authority and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Transportation Analyst, Transportation Analyst Trainee 1, Transportation Analyst Trainee 2, Intermodal Transportation Specialist 1, Intermodal Transportation Specialist 1 (Rail Safety), Intermodal Transportation Specialist 1 (Motor Carrier Safety), Intermodal Transportation Specialist 1 (Bus System Safety), Senior Capital Program Analyst, Program Research Specialist 2 (Transportation), Mapping Technologist 2, Senior Administrative Analyst, Assistant Engineer (Civil/Transportation), Construction Specialist 1 (Transportation),* or Assistant Engineer (Civil).**
Only the title or titles listed are qualifying.
If you were permanently appointed to a qualifying title on or before May 13, 2022, 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 the service at the full performance level, successful candidates will be qualified for appointment from the eligible list.
As a Senior Transportation Analyst, you would design and direct transportation studies; develop new data analysis methods, projects, and programs; and prepare reports of resultant findings from collection and analysis of transportation statistics and information. You would analyze project and program accomplishments related to specific transportation system goals and objectives, and determine potential impact on social, economic, and ecological factors. Additionally, you would provide program support, including the development, review, and analysis of complex studies; document management procedures, update planning guidance and assist in planning development. You may review state and federal legislation and rulemaking and collaborate with other geographic regions, state and federal agencies to support new and growing initiatives. You may facilitate regional requests for funding of capital projects; administer federal- and state-funded programs and conduct fiscal constraint analyses required to maintain federal funding.
Subject of Examination
To be considered for appointment to this title, you must pass the written test. The written test evaluates your knowledge, skills, and/or abilities in the following areas:
- Transportation planning and program development, including sociological, economic, design, and environmental factors - These questions test for knowledge of the concepts, design issues, terminology, and proper practices utilized in the transportation planning and analysis fields, including how best to improve the quality of life, the economy, and the environment through transportation planning programs and projects.
- The transportation planning process, including federal and New York State statutes and regulations - These questions test for comprehensive knowledge of the transportation planning and analysis fields, for familiarity with the legislative regulations that govern various transportation and transit programs, and for familiarity with the processes used to obtain and monitor funding for the operation of these programs.
- Collection and analysis of transportation (esp. highway) data for use in system and performance measurement, planning, and project management - These questions test for knowledge of the proper procedures and methods used to gather, evaluate, organize, report, and utilize various types of technical data and information related to highway transportation systems and projects, including the use of fundamental statistical concepts and analyses.
- 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.
- 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.
If you pass, your seniority credit(s), if any, will be included in the computation of your final score. Your final score on the eligible list will be determined after adding any wartime Veterans' credits.
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.
Note: The Department of Civil Service may administer tests either online or with paper booklets and answer sheets.
Admission to the Test: If approved, you will receive an admission notice which will indicate your assigned test date and the way your test will be administered. Your test may be administered with paper and pencil or online at a state test site using a State-provided Chromebook. You cannot request to change your scheduled day or request a specific type of test administration.
Applicants are required to have a Personal NY.gov account and keep their email address up to date. The Department of Civil Service and other state agencies will communicate with you through email correspondence. This may include the notification of your test arrangements, 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
|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. Any past due application processing fees must be paid in full prior to submitting an application. Please email FeeUnitMail@cs.ny.gov regarding inquiries about any past due 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.|
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
The use of cell phones, beepers, headphones, or any electronic or other communication devices at your personal testing site or in the test room, hallways, restrooms, building, grounds, or other areas, except as expressly authorized by the Department of Civil Service, could result in your disqualification.
*Revised Material 6/17/22
**Revised Material 6/27/22
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