Consultant In Physical Standards & Safety
- Evaluation of Training and Experience To Be Held During
- July 2021
- Applications Must Be Submitted or Postmarked By
- May 12, 2021
|Exam Number||Exam Title||Salary||Salary Grade||Non−Refundable Processing Fee (Waivers available)|
|28-419||Consultant In Physical Standards & Safety||$69,603||SG-22||$40|
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.
On or before June 30, 2021, you must have seven years of experience in:
- technical building construction or building code enforcement related activities such as inspecting materials and work products at building construction projects for adherence to contracts and to acceptable construction practices to ensure that quality, safety and other standards are maintained; OR
- reviewing construction plans, architectural drawings and specifications and consulting with architects and engineers; OR
- providing engineering services including consultation, evaluation, planning, systems design, engineering surveys, or project oversight to ensure work conforms to accepted engineering standards; OR
- performing professional architectural work in planning and design for the creation, construction, alteration, rehabilitation or restoration of buildings and facilities, or performing technical reviews of consultants' drawings and related details for such factors as compliance with appropriate codes, laws, regulations, and standards; OR
- providing technical assistance and training in code enforcement and administration, and life safety code and fire prevention, and inspecting new and existing construction for compliance with approved plans and specifications and the New York State Uniform Fire, Building, and Energy Codes.
Either 1. an associate's degree may substitute for two years of the experience described above;
Or 2. a bachelor's degree may substitute for four years of the experience described above.
Examples of qualifying experience might include performing those duties normally associated with working as an architectural engineer, civil engineer, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, building code enforcement officer, or fire protection specialist.
Non-qualifying experience: Experience as a property manager or building superintendent.
- Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education. If your degree was awarded by an educational institution outside the United States and its territories, you must provide independent verification of equivalency. You can write to the Examination Information Desk of the NYS Department of Civil Service for a list of acceptable companies who provide this service. This information can also be found on the Internet at http://www.cs.ny.gov/jobseeker/degrees.cfm. You must pay the required evaluation fee. If you are applying on the Internet, you must mail the independent verification of equivalency to the New York State Department of Civil Service, Albany, New York 12239. Attention: S2-MXT.
- Appropriate part-time and volunteer experience, which can be verified, will be accepted on a prorated basis.
- New York State residence is not required.
The Positions These positions exist in the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) in Albany and New York City only.
As a Consultant in Physical Standards and Safety in the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance's Division of Shelter Oversight and Compliance, you would oversee and monitor the development of new facilities; review construction plans for new and existing facilities; make recommendations for the approval or disapproval of physical plant requirements presented in shelter applications or operational plans; and inspect facilities for compliance with physical plant and safety laws, rules, and regulations, and to provide technical assistance. You would conduct site visits to determine cost and feasibility of construction plans; monitor construction phases of individual projects; review construction plans, drawings, and specifications; represent the Division of Shelter Oversight and Compliance at design meetings, and pre-bid site reviews with contractors; and meet with facility operators, architects, engineers, and contractors.
Subject of Examination
There will be no written test. The test will consist of an evaluation of your education and experience.
If you meet the Minimum Qualifications you will be sent a supplemental questionnaire to complete and return. The questionnaire is your test. The questionnaire will be used to evaluate your education and experience against the general background/critical activities of the position. This questionnaire will be the only basis for rating your education and experience.
Your final score must be 70 or higher in order to pass. Your final score on the eligible list will be determined after adding any wartime Veterans' and Civil Service Law Section 85-a credits.
Email Communication: 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 e-mail address, phone number and mailing address current by logging into https://www.cs.ny.gov/home/myaccount.
How To Apply
You Can Also
- Download examination application NYS-APP form; or
- Email email@example.com to request NYS-APP forms; or
- Obtain an NYS-APP form from a State agency or facility personnel/business office; or
- Request NYS-APP form by calling the Department of Civil Service in the Albany area at 518-457-2487 or toll free at 1-877-697-5627.
The NYS Department of Civil Service reserves the right to reject for lateness or to accept applications filed after the advertised filing period. All statements you make on your application are subject to investigation.
|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.
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.
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.
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.
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