New York State of Opportunity

New York State Department of Civil Service announces Continuous Recruitment Examination Open to All Qualified Individuals

Optician

Applications Accepted
Continuously
Tests To Be Held
Periodically

 

Exams Included on This Announcement
Exam Number Exam Title Salary Grade Beginning Salary Job Rate
20-269 Optician G-12 $39,825 $51,021

NO APPLICATION PROCESSING FEE REQUIRED

Appointees who work in the five boroughs of New York City or in Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, or Westchester Counties will receive an additional $3,026 annual downstate adjustment.

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Minimum Qualifications

On or before the date of filing your application, you must have, or be eligible for, a license to practice as an Optician in New York State.

Notes

  1. Appropriate part-time and volunteer experience, which can be verified, will be accepted on a prorated basis.
  2. New York State residence is not required.
  3. If you have not obtained your license, you will not be considered for appointment until you submit proof of license to the College of Optometry.

The Positions

This position exists only in New York City (Manhattan) at the State University of New York, College of Optometry.

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Duties

As an Optician, you would be required to fit patients with eyeglasses when needed. These duties encompass fitting facial measurements to the proper frame size and lens requirements, ordering the proper frame and lenses, checking prescriptions for accuracy upon return from the laboratory, and dispensing the prescription with all necessary and subsequent frame adjustments and required modifications.

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Subject of Examination

There will be no written test. If you meet the Minimum Qualifications your training and experience will be evaluated against the general background/critical activities of the position. It is essential that you describe your training and experience as completely as possible on the NYS-APP Open Competitive Examination Application form. Ambiguity, vagueness or omissions will not be decided in your favor. Do NOT send resumes. If you need more space, attach additional 8½ x 11” sheets, following the same format used on the application form. Additional unsolicited information will not be accepted after the last day for filing.

Your final score must be 70 or higher in order to pass. Rank on the eligible list will be determined after adding any wartime veterans��� and Civil Service Law Section 85-a credits to your final passing score.

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How to Apply

Where to Apply

State University of New York
College of Optometry
Personnel Office
33 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

The College of Optometry has an ongoing need for persons qualified for appointment to this position and will accept applications at any time and will rate applications whenever additional eligibles are needed. Applications received after a rating is completed will be retained for the next rating. For information about this examination, write to the College of Optometry at the address shown above or call 212-938-5882.

Retest Policy

Qualified candidates may file as frequently as once a year, but a new application is required each time. Appeal of ratings will not be allowed as the opportunity for retest exists.

Additional Information

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.

Appointment to many positions in State government require candidates to undergo an investigative screening. This may include a thorough character investigation, a Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Record History Check, a Child Abuse Registry clearance, or other similar procedures. Candidates may be fingerprinted and may be required to pay any necessary fees for that procedure. Depending on the nature of the job, the criminal convictions discovered, or any falsified or omitted information revealed, the investigative findings may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment.

Eligibility for Employment

You must be legally eligible to work in the United States at the time of appointment and throughout your employment with New York State. If appointed, you must produce documents that establish your identity and eligibility to work in the United States, as required by the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, and the Immigration and Nationality Act.

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.

New York State Residence Is Not Required For Most Positions

However, you must be eligible for employment in the United States.

Continuous Recruitment/Eligible Lists

Candidates who meet the qualification and pass this examination will have their names placed on the eligible list in the order of final scores, regardless of the date on which they filed or took the test. Generally, the names of qualified candidates will remain on the eligible list for one year. Appeal of ratings will not be allowed as the opportunity for retest exists. The Department of Civil Service reserves the right to terminate this special recruitment program.

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Reissued: 8/17

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