Madison County Personnel Department

(Wampsville, NY – Nov. 2012) The Madison County Personnel Department announced recently it will host examinations for the following positions:

Applications will be accepted through Nov. 28 for the Jan. 12 examination for accountant (open competitive) and accountant (promotion). The position involves responsibility for performing multiple fund accounting with county departments and funds.

This class differs from that of junior accountant by virtue of the more complex accounting procedures performed and the increased level of responsibilities. Work is performed under the general supervision of the department head with leeway allowed to exercise independent judgment. An accountant performs related work as required.

Minimum qualifications for the open competitive exam includes either (A) graduation from a regionally accredited or New York state-registered four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration or closely related field and one year of full-time paid or its part-time equivalent, experience in multiple fund accounting or financial auditing; or (B) graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and five (5) years of full-time paid, or its part-time equivalent, experience in multiple fund accounting or financial auditing; or (C) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B) above.

The promotion exam is limited to employees with at least two years of full-time continuous permanent competitive class status in the title of junior accountant in the Treasurer’s Department by the date of the written exam. Seniority points will be added to the written test score of candidates who pass the written test in accordance with county policy. Rating is based on the length of continuous permanent classified service. A copy of the seniority policy is available from the Madison County Personnel/Civil Service Department or a copy is posted on the Madison County Personnel Department’s intranet page.

Applications will be accepted through Nov. 21 for the Jan. 12 examination for associate planner.

This position exists in the Madison County Planning Department and involves responsibility for performing complex duties in the field of municipal, regional or community planning. The incumbent develops, designs and implements these studies on an assigned wide range of complex community planning issues.

This position differs from that of senior planner by virtue of greater scope of project responsibility. The work involves considerable contact with local public officials and contractors concerning proposed projects in their jurisdictions, along with involvement with professional and civic organizations to outline the implications concerned. The work is performed under direct supervision of the planning director with considerable leeway allowed for the exercise of independent decision-making. Does related work as required. Performs related duties as required.

Minimum qualifications include either (A) graduation from a regionally accredited or New York state-registered college or university with a master’s degree in community or regional planning, environmental studies or a field related to planning and two years of full-time paid experience, or its part-time/volunteer equivalent, in the field of municipal, regional, or community planning; or (B) graduation from a regionally accredited or New York state registered college or university with a master’s degree in architecture, landscape architecture, civil or environmental engineering, economics, geography, public administration, or a closely related field, and three (3) years of experience, as defined in (A) above; or (C) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York state-registered four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in planning, environmental studies, architecture, landscape architecture, civil or environmental engineering, economics, geography, public administration or closely related field, and three (3) years of experience, as defined in (A) above; or (D) graduation from a regionally accredited or New York state-registered two-year college or university with a associate’s degree in architectural technology, engineering science, construction technology, or closely related field, and five (5) years of experience, as defined in (A) above; or (E) graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and seven (7) years of experience, as defined in (A) above; (F) an equivalent combination of training and experience, as defined by the limits of (A) through (E) above.

Applications will be accepted through Nov. 21 for the open competitive examination for planner trainee. The work involves responsibility for performing entry-level work in the collection, preparation and compilation of data as it is applied to municipal, regional or community planning. An employee in this class performs routine planning in assisting a higher-level planner in the preparation and execution of planning and zoning projects.

Within the job concept, assignments may increase in complexity and responsibility as employees increase in professional competence. The work is performed under the direct supervision of a senior planner or associate planner. The incumbent does related work as required.

Minimum qualifications include either (A) graduation from a regionally accredited or New York state-registered four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in planning, environmental studies, architecture, landscape architecture, civil or environmental engineering, economics, geography, public administration or a closely related field; or (B) graduation from a regionally accredited or New York state-registered college with an associate’s degree and two years of full-time paid, or its part-time equivalent, paraprofessional or professional level work experience in regional, county, community or municipal planning; (C) graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and four years of the above work experience; or (D) an equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A), (B) and (C) above.

Applications may be obtained and must be filed in the Madison County Personnel/Civil Service Department, County Office Building, P.O. Box 636, Wampsville, N.Y. 13163. Phone (315) 366-2341. Applications can also be downloaded at the Personnel Department’s website www.madisoncounty.ny.gov . Applications must be received or postmarked no later than 5 p.m. on the last filing date.

By martha

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