Civil Service Examinations Scheduled

Madison County Personnel Department

(Wampsville, NY – March 2013) The Madison County Personnel Department announced recently the schedule of upcoming Civil Service examinations. The eligible lists established as a result of these examinations will be used to fill present and future vacancies as they occur in the applicable departments.

Applications will be accepted until March 22 for the May 11 examination for highway crew supervisor (65-065 open competitive, 71-834 promotion). Where a vacancy exists, preference in certification from the promotional eligible list will be given. The open competitive eligible list will be certified after the promotional list has been exhausted.

Candidates may only file for one examination, so read qualifications carefully.

This position supervises the activities of a work crew involved in highway and bridge construction and maintenance. The duties involve responsibility for the efficient and economical use of workers, materials and equipment in the construction and maintenance activities of the county Highway Department. The work is carried out in accordance with established departmental policies and procedures.

The work is performed under the general supervision of the highway operations manager or designee with leeway allowed for exercise of independent judgment regarding the details of the work. Supervision is exercised over the work of subordinate personnel. The incumbent does related work as required.

Minimum qualifications:

Open competitive: Three years of full-time paid experience or its part-time equivalent in the construction or maintenance of bridges and paved highways.

Promotion: Limited to current employees of the Madison County Highway Department with at least three years of continuous permanent class status as a full-time motor equipment operator or heavy equipment operator in the department; or at least three (3) years of continuous permanent class status as a full-time Automotive Mechanic in the department by the date of the written exam.

Possession of an appropriate driver’s license issued by the state Department of Motor Vehicles is required at the time of appointment.

Open competitive candidates are required to complete a pre-placement physical and controlled substances screening when offered a full-time permanent or contingent permanent appointment.

Applications will be accepted until March 22 for the May 11 examination for senior highway crew supervisor (65-664 open competitive, 71-840 promotion). Where a vacancy exists, preference in certification from the promotional eligible list will be given. The open competitive eligible list will be certified after the promotional list has been exhausted.

Candidates may only file for one examination, so read qualifications carefully.

This position supervises the activities of work crews involved in highway and bridge construction and maintenance. The duties involve responsibility for the efficient and economical use of workers, materials and equipment in the construction and maintenance activities of the county Highway Department. The work is carried out in accordance with established departmental policies and procedures.

The work is performed under the general supervision of the highway operations manager or designee with leeway allowed for exercise of independent judgment regarding the details of the work. This class may be distinguished from the Highway Crew Supervisor in that the incumbent has the authority to supervise and direct Highway Crew Supervisors, Head Auto Mechanics and other subordinate personnel. The incumbent does related work as required.

Minimum qualifications:

Open competitive: Four years of full-time paid experience or its part-time equivalent in the construction or maintenance of bridges and paved highways, one year of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity.

Promotion: Limited to current employees of the Madison County Highway Department with at least one year of full-time permanent competitive class status as a highway crew supervisor.

Applications will be accepted until March 22 for the May 11 examination for highway operations manager (68-907 open competitive, 72-706 promotion). Where a vacancy exists, preference in certification from the promotional eligible list will be given. The open competitive eligible list will be certified after the promotional list has been exhausted.

Candidates may only file for one examination, so read qualifications carefully.

This managerial position involves responsibility for planning, directing and evaluating construction and maintenance projects on county highways. The incumbent coordinates and directs the work of construction and maintenance crews in all phases of road construction and maintenance such as installation of drainage structures, grading, laying of foundation, paving, landscaping, and snow and ice removal activities.

Responsibilities also include participation in departmental policy development and reorganization. The work is performed under the general supervision of the Highway Department superintendent with wide leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment in the completion of work responsibilities. Supervision is exercised over subordinate highway department employees including head automotive mechanics, highway crew supervisors, equipment operators, automotive mechanics and laborers. The incumbent performs related work as required.

Minimum qualifications:

Open competitive: Five years of full-time paid experience or its part-time equivalent in the construction or maintenance of bridges and paved highways, two years of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity.

Promotion: Limited to current employees of the Madison County Highway Department with at least two years of continuous permanent competitive class status as a highway crew supervisor or at least one year of continuous permanent competitive class status as a Senior Highway Crew Supervisor who also meets the open competitive qualifications.

Applications will be accepted until April 12 for the June 1 open competitive examination for public safety communicator (68-511).

The work involves responsibility for the operation of telecommunication equipment/network computer database systems used in the dispatching of law enforcement, firefighting and EMS agencies, strictly adhering to all Federal Communications Commission that encompass the use of said equipment. A high degree of accuracy, speed and alertness is required in emergency situations, while taking appropriate action in accordance with departmental, county, state and federal policy/procedures and regulations.

Employees in this class are required to assist with training, development and evaluation of new personnel including the development and maintenance of policies and procedures. A public safety communicator also performs a variety of administrative tasks in the county’s Communications Center. The work is performed on an assigned shift under the general supervision of the E911 director, and the direct supervision of a senior public safety communicator in accordance with established policies and procedures. A public safety communicator does related work as required.

Minimum qualifications:

(A) Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and two years of fulltime paid clerical experience, or its part-time equivalent, which shall have involved the operation of a personal computer and related peripheral equipment; or

(B) Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and six months of full-time paid experience, or its part-time and/or volunteer equivalent, in the operation of two-way radio equipment or emergency communication equipment in a commercial, military, or public setting.

(C) An equivalent combination of training and experience as outlined in (A) and (B) above.

A minimum of 12 semester credit hours in a computer science, management information systems or a closely related field may be substituted for the two years of experience.

Submit an unofficial college transcript with application if substituting credit hours for experience.

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 at www.madisoncounty.ny.gov. Applications must be received or postmarked no later than 5 p.m. on the last filing date.

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