Department of Civil Service announces
Promotion Examinations
Open to State Employees

Oral Test To Be Held

Week of JUNE 2-6, 2003

Applications MUST Be
No Later Than

May 19, 2003


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Examination Number and Title



To apply for this examination See "How to Apply" Below


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS EXAMINATION: On or before June 6, 2003, 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 follows:

For No. 39-604: as a Chief Personnel Examiner
For No. 39-605: as a Chief Personnel Examiner or Principal Personnel Examiner

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.

SUBJECT OF EXAMINATION: There will be an oral test which you must pass in order to be considered for appointment. The oral test is designed to evaluate against the general background of the positions:

  1. Problem Analysis and Solution Skills – including competencies such as: identifying and analyzing organizational problems and implications; determining priorities and solutions; recognizing alternative courses of action; making decisions; adjusting decisions and solutions to changing situations; recognizing and resolving conflicting information; allocating organizational resources; and moving the organization toward its goals.
  2. Oral Communication Skills – including competencies such as: presenting the organization's vision and mission to others; explaining the analysis of organizational problems and implications; discussing alternatives, solutions to problems; logic, clarity, and conciseness of presentation; descriptive language appropriate to the audience; and ease of discussion interaction.
  3. Interpersonal and Staff Management Skills – including competencies such as: dealing positively and effectively with others; encouraging a work environment that fosters innovation; assuming appropriate role in the organization; keeping organizational goals in mind while balancing the needs and interests of others; establishing networks with key individuals and groups; involving relevant parties in decision making; monitoring the quality, quantity and timeliness of staff work; challenging staff to do good work; and promoting teamwork.

Final passing scores will be computed using your score of 70 or higher on the oral test. Rank on the eligible list will be determined by your final passing score and adding any additional wartime veterans' credits.

The Oral Test will be held in Albany only.

SENIORITY: The relative importance of length of service in preparing candidates for these management-level positions will not add to the ability of the examination to make merit distinctions necessary for promotion. Therefore, there will be no credit granted for seniority in this examination.

DUTIES: Working as a team, the Director, Division of Testing Services, the Assistant Director, Testing Services, and Testing Services Program Manager will coordinate the management and direction of the Division of Testing Services in the development, administration, and validation of State and local examination programs.


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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.
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 in 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, marital status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.
Reasonable Accommodations in Testing: In addition, it is the policy of the Department of Civil Service, in accordance with 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 enjoy equal opportunity. Persons with disabilities who require an accommodation to participate in an examination must note this on their applications. Further information is available from the Special Arrangements Unit of the Department of Civil Service at (518) 457-3416 or TDD (telecommunications device for the deaf) (518) 457-8480.
Issued: 5/13/03
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