IMPORTANT: Please read through the posting as it contains important information concerning this exam including residency requirements and minimum qualifications. At the end of the posting, you will find a link to the application packet. Completed applications must be printed, signed and mailed in to the Personnel Office by the filing deadline.
Exam Number 19112
This Exam Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019.
Next Exam Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020.
CONTINUOUS RECRUITMENT: Applications for this title are accepted continuously and exams are given every year. Applicants applying up to two weeks prior to the exam date will be allowed to take the exam on that date. Successful candidates will have their names placed on the eligible list in order of their final score, regardless of the date on which they take the test. A candidate's eligibility for appointment begins within one month after the exam and will remain in effect for 4 years. Candidates already on the list may take the exam again to improve their listed score. The Commission reserves the right to terminate or modify this Continuous Recruitment program at any time.
STUDY GUIDES: Study guides prepared by the NYS Department of Civil Service are available for this exam from the Civil Service Office or the Civil Service website. See the contact information at the end of this posting.
LOCATION OF EXAM: To be announced.
APPLICATION FEE: A nonrefundable application fee of $25.00 is required for each separately numbered examination for which you apply. The required fee(s) must accompany your application(s). Please make your personal check or money order payable to Glen Cove Municipal Civil Service Commission. Please write your name and examination number(s) on the check or money order. Cash will not be accepted. This fee may be waived. See the Application Fee Waiver section of this posting for details. Applicants who do not submit the required fee or receive a waiver of application fee will be denied admission to the test. Applicants whose personal check is returned for whatever reason will be assessed an additional administrative charge of $35.00. Applicants whose personal checks are returned are to pay the required fee and administrative charge before being admitted to the exam, or they will be denied admission to the exam. If an application is disapproved, your fee will not be refunded. You should carefully review the announced minimum qualifications and any residency requirements. Applications received after the above posted last filing date will not be accepted.
OF POSITION/VACANCY: The list established from this exam can be used to fill any current or anticipated full-time or
part-time vacancy in the
SALARY: $38,937 to $60,692 (2016 annual salary for City)
GENERAL RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS:
Candidates must be legal residents of
the City of
NOTE: Civil Service Law allows the appointing authority to give preference to candidates who are residents of the City of Glen Cove. To be included in this certification of residents, a candidate must be a resident of Glen Cove at the time of the initial certification of residents until appointment.
Posts to journal or ledger accounts from appropriation, expense, invoice, payroll, receipts, voucher records and other original entry media;
Prepares summary statements of ledger balances;
Receives remittances by mail or in person, verifies amount, computes interest and penalties and posts to book of original entry;
Issues receipts for monies received;
Compiles payroll data, prepares and checks payrolls;
Assists in maintaining labor, material and operational cost records;
Verifies and reconciles account balances according to a prescribed procedure;
Sorts, indexes and files requisitions, vouchers, ledger cards and other materials;
Compiles data for and prepares simple financial and statistical reports;
Classifies constantly recurring receipts and expenditures and distributes costs according to prescribed code;
Reviews and checks routine account keeping records and reports for arithmetical and clerical accuracy, completeness and proper extension;
Operates computing, calculating, check writing and other office machines;
Operates a computer terminal to enter data directly into the computer.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
(A) Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma OR;
(B) One year of paid full-time or equivalent part-time experience in maintaining financial accounts and records.
SUBJECT OF EXAMINATION:
There will be a written test that you must pass in order to be considered for appointment. The written test will be for knowledge, skills and/or abilities in such areas as:
1. CLERICAL OPERATIONS WITH LETTERS AND NUMBERS:
These questions test your skills and abilities in clerical operations involving alphabetizing, comparing, checking and counting. The questions require you to follow the specific directions given for each question which may involve alphabetizing, comparing, checking and counting given groups of letters and/or numbers.
2. ARITHMETIC COMPUTATION WITHOUT CALCULATORS:
These questions test your ability to do addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Questions may also involve fractions, decimals, averages, and percents. You may NOT use a calculator or any other type of calculating device to answer these questions or any other questions in the written test.
3. ARITHMETIC REASONING:
These questions test your ability to solve an arithmetic problem presented in sentence or short paragraph form. You must read the problem, understand the situation presented, decide what must be done to solve it, and apply the appropriate arithmetic operation(s) in the appropriate order in order to determine the correct solution. Knowledge of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division is necessary. Questions may also involve the use of percents, decimals, and fractions.
The use of calculators or slide rules is PROHIBITED.
EXAMINATIONS SCHEDULED FOR THE SAME DAY:
If you have applied for any other civil service examinations to be given on the same test date for employment with
If you have applied for both State and local government examinations, you must make arrangements to take all your examinations at the State examination center by calling (518) 474-6470 in the Albany area or toll free at 1-877-697-5627 [press 2, then press 1], no later than two weeks before the test date.
If you have applied for another local government examination with another local civil service agency, call or write to each civil service agency to make arrangements. You must make your request for these arrangements no later than two weeks before the date of the examinations. You must notify all local government civil service agencies with whom you have filed an application of the test site at which you wish to take your examination.
RELIGIOUS ACCOMMODATION/DISABLED CANDIDATES/MILITARY MEMBERS:
whose religious observances, religious practices or military service prevent
their taking examinations on the scheduled date and disabled candidates who
require special accommodations to take the test should indicate the need for special
arrangements by checking the “Special Arrangement” box on the front of the
applications. Candidates who are called to military service after filing an application
should send a request for an alternate test date to the City of
MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS:
If you apply for an examination during the filing period but are on active military duty on the date the examination is scheduled, you may request a military makeup examination. You must contact The City of Glen Cove Municipal Civil Service Commission for more information. If you are on active duty or discharged after the filing period has begun, you may apply for the examination up to ten days before the date of the test.
This examination will be prepared and rated in accordance
with Section 23(2) of the Civil Service Law.
The provisions of
disabled veterans who are eligible for additional credit must submit an
application for Veteran’s credit with their application for examination or at
any time between the date of the application for examination and the date of
the establishment of the resulting eligible list. Applications for Veteran’s credits are
available from this office. Effective
CHILDREN OF FIREFIGHTERS AND POLICE OFFICERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY:
In conformance with section 85-a of the Civil Service Law, children of firefighters and police officers killed in the line of duty shall be entitled to receive an additional ten points in a competitive examination for original appointment in the same municipality in which his or her parent has served. If you are qualified to participate in this examination and are a child of a firefighter or police officer killed in the line of duty in this municipality, please inform this office of this matter when you submit your application for examination. A candidate claiming such credit has a minimum of two months from the application deadline to provide the necessary documentation to verify additional credit eligibility. However, no credit may be added after the eligible list has been established.
Applicants may be required to undergo a State and national criminal history background investigation, which will include a fingerprint check, to determine suitability for appointment. Failure to meet the standards for the background investigation may result in disqualification.
Requirements for Appointment in
Per Chapter 180 of the Laws of 2000, and by Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, to be employed in a position designated by a school district as involving direct contact with students, a clearance for employment from the State Education Department is required. Eligible candidates may be required to pay a fingerprint-processing fee associated with this special requirement.
APPLICATIONS / GENERAL INFORMATION / INSTRUCTIONS:
Application forms may be obtained from the City of Glen Cove Website:
OR: From the office of: The Glen Cove Municipal Civil Service Commission
During: Any weekday (except holidays). Between the hours of:
OR: by sending a stamped ($.55) self-addressed legal sized envelope with the applicants name and address on it, requesting an application for the examination.
The applicant should make certain every question on the application is answered, and that the application is complete in all respects. All statements made by the candidates in their application are subject to verification. Candidates will be notified of the disposition of their applications. The Glen Cove Municipal Civil Service Commission does not acknowledge receipt of applications and does not accept responsibility for non-delivery or postal delay.
WAIVER: A waiver of application fee will be allowed
if you are unemployed and primarily responsible for the support of a
household. In addition, a waiver of
application fee will be allowed if you are determined
ALTERNATE TEST DATES:
Alternate test dates may be arranged upon review of the circumstances according to the Alternate Test Date Policy established by this department. Under specific circumstances an alternate test date may be arranged. Your request with written documentation must be received in the Civil Service Office no later than (10) ten business days preceding the examination date. If an emergency prevents you from appearing for the examination, please notify this office no later than on the Monday following the test date providing verifiable documentation of the reason. A determination will be made if you will be allowed an alternate test date.
You will be notified of the time and place of the examination. If you have not received your notice to appear for the written test five (5) days before the date of the examination, call the Glen Cove Municipal Civil Service Commission at (516) 676-4814. Do not interpret a notice to appear for the examination to mean that you have been found to meet fully the announced requirements. Applicants are admitted to the examination on the basis of statements made on their application. These statements may not be reviewed and/or verified until after the examination has been given. At that time, those candidates who are disqualified after taking the test will not receive a score.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS:
It is the responsibility of the candidate to notify the Glen Cove Municipal Civil Service Commission of any change in name or address. No attempt will be made to locate any candidate who has moved.
The City of