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 18053
This Exam Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018.
Next Exam Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019.
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.
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 $20.00. 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.
LOCATION 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
SALARY: $38,170 (2015-2016 annual salary)
GENERAL RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS: Candidates
must be legal residents of the City of
RIGHT TO REQUEST CONSIDERATION OF PROMOTIONAL
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
(A) One (1) year of experience in building cleaning and maintenance activities OR;
(B) One (1) year of experience as a carpenter, plumber, electrician, painter or steam boiler fireman OR;
(C) Any equivalent combination of training and experience sufficient to indicate ability to do the work.
Sweeps, mops, washes walls, dusts, and performs other cleaning duties;
Empties waste baskets and disposes of rubbish;
Replaces light bulbs, towels, soap and other supplies;
Cuts grass, trims shrubbery, rakes leaves and generally maintains grounds;
Paints rooms and equipment;
Repairs furniture and makes plumbing and electrical repairs;
Operates a low-pressure boiler;
Directs traffic for protection of school children;
Removes snow and ice from steps and sidewalks;
Does semi-skilled repair and maintenance tasks.
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. CLEANING TOOLS AND THEIR USES:
These questions test your knowledge of various cleaning tools and equipment commonly used by janitors and custodians on the job. You are shown drawings of various tools and equipment. You will be required to recognize the tools and know their proper uses in order to answer the questions correctly.
2. TOOLS USED FOR MINOR MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR:
These questions test your knowledge of various tools and equipment. You are shown drawings of tools and equipment used in minor mechanical, electrical, plumbing and carpentry repair. You will be required to recognize the tools and know their proper uses in order to answer the questions correctly.
3. HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUES IN CUSTODIAL WORK:
These questions test your knowledge of basic proper safety and health practices in areas of cleaning, building operation and maintenance and other areas relevant to custodians and janitors at the entrance level. You are presented with drawings showing situations of health and safety, which can be found in the work area. You are required to recognize any unhealthy, unsafe, or otherwise hazardous conditions and know how to correct them in order to answer the questions.
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.
The use of solar or battery operated calculators are recommended. Devices with typewriter keyboards such as computers, spell-checkers, personal digital assistants, address books, language translators, dictionaries, or any similar devices are prohibited.
MULTIPLE 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.
CANDIDATES/MILITARY MEMBERS: Applicants
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
Veterans or 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 January 1, 1998, the State Constitution was amended to permit a candidate currently in the armed forces to apply for and be conditionally granted Veteran’s Credits in examinations. Any candidate who applies for such credit must provide proof of military status to receive additional credit. No credit may be granted after the establishment of the list. It is the responsibility of the candidate to provide appropriate documentary proof indicating that the service was in time of war as defined in Section 85 of the Civil Service Law and that the candidate either received an honorable discharge or was released under honorable conditions in order to be certified at a score including the Veteran’s credit.
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: www.CityofGlenCoveNY.org
OR: From the office of: The Glen Cove Municipal Civil Service Commission, City of Glen Cove, City Hall, 9 Glen Street, Glen Cove, NY 11542
During: Any weekday (except holidays). Between the hours of: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday 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 eligible for
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 5:00 p.m. 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