Madison County announces exam

Applications are being accepted through Aug. 25 for the Oct. 14 examination for Office Assistant I. Minimum qualifications are graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma.

The work involves responsibility for the performance of standard clerical tasks. Specific duties vary with the needs of the department. Procedures are usually fixed using clearly defined agency guidelines, procedures and instructions.

Detailed instructions are given for new or difficult assignments and independent judgment may be exercised in specific cases. Work is reviewed by direct observation, checking completed work, periodic or spot-checks, cross-checking or other steps in the clerical process.

This position differs from an Office Assistant II in that the duties of an Office Assistant I involve less complex operations than an Office Assistant II and tend to be more routine in nature. Supervision over the work of others is not a responsibility of employees in this class. The incumbent does related work as required.

“A Guide for Taking the Written Test for Entry-Level Clerical Series” can be downloaded from and “Civil Service Examinations – How to Take a Written Test” can be downloaded at

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 may also be downloaded at the Personnel Department’s web page at Applications must be received or postmarked no later than 5 p.m. on the last filing date.

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