Examination Posting

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.

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THE GLEN COVE MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION

Announces Promotional Examinations for

 

Librarian II      Exam Number 73597

 

AND

Librarian III      Exam Number 73598

 

 

About this series:     You must be a current Librarian in the Glen Cove Library to qualify for this examination.  Applications for these titles are accepted continuously.  These examinations are an evaluation of a candidates training and experience that must be submitted online through a computer.  Approved applicants will receive instructions for the examination upon approval of their application, and they will have 30 days to complete the online questionnaire.  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.  

 

 

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 vacancy in the Glen Cove Library.  Please note that Civil Service Examinations may be held to establish eligible lists in titles for which there are no currently vacant positions.

 

 

SALARY:         LIBRARIAN II            $59,000 to $77,000 (2013 Rates)

 

                        LIBRARIAN III          $67,000 to $87,000 (2013 Rates)

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 

LIBRARIAN II:          

Open to current employees with six months permanent competitive class service as a Librarian I in the Glen Cove Library. 

 

 

LIBRARIAN III:

Open to current employees with six months permanent competitive class service as a Librarian II in the Glen Cove Library. 

 

 

DUTIES:

 

LIBRARIAN II:     

Recommends, plans, implements new types of service based on patron needs;

Assigns duties, supervises and evaluates departments or unit staff;

Implements and/or enhances library automation projects and services;

Provides reference and reader's advisory services to library users;

Performs original cataloging and classification and may design appropriate systems of information organization and retrieval methods;

Performs varied and/or specialized professional library work in collection development, including acquisition, evaluation and selection, discarding, weeding and withdrawal of library materials;

Develops and conducts programs, tours, book talks, multi-media programs, story and picture book hours;

Develops and administers grants;

Complies bibliographies and functions as a subject specialist;

Performs on-line database searches and search training;

Serves as a liaison for library services to community groups and/or other libraries;

Designs and produces public relations and library instruction materials;

Prepares statistical and narrative reports of activities, memoranda, and correspondence;

Supervises the work of professional, paraprofessional, clerical and volunteer personnel;

Keeps informed of professional developments through participation in professional organizations, systems meetings, workshops, continuing education courses and reading professional materials. 

 

LIBRARIAN III:     

Determines priorities in terms of material to be purchased and may implement collection evaluation systems;

Evaluates the effectiveness of the library's services in relation to the changing needs of the users;

Recommends plans for and implements new types of services;

Functions as branch or major department head;

Recommends policy for directly supervised and related service units;

Makes administrative decisions for assigned area;

Participates in staff selection and training as necessary;

Assists in the preparation of budget proposals and estimates for the assigned unit;

Plans, implements and/or enhances library automation projects and services;

Develops policies for classification and subject cataloging of library materials and may implement technical services cataloging and work flow procedures involving technologies;

Performs varied and/or specialized professional library work in collection development, including acquisition; evaluation and selection, and weeding of library materials;

Develops and conducts programs, tours, book talks, multi-media programs, story and picture book hours;

Serves as liaison for library services with community groups and other libraries;

Develops and administers grants and grant programs;

Plans public relation programs and prepares publicity materials;

Provides reference and reader's advisory services to library users;

Performs on-line database searches and search training;

Prepares statistical and narrative reports of activities, memoranda, and correspondence;

Supervises subordinate professional and clerical staff by making assignments, observing work activity, and reviewing reports;

Keeps informed of professional developments through participation in professional organizations, system meetings, workshops, continuing education courses and reading professional materials.

 

 

SUBJECT OF EXAMINATION:

There will be no written or oral test for these examinations.  If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will receive a rating based upon an evaluation of your training and experience against the duties of the position being tested.

 

Candidates must first complete an examination application and return it to the Personnel Office in City Hall at 9 Glen Street, Glen Cove, NY (11542).  Approved candidates will be sent a notice containing directions to a website address needed to complete a Training and Experience Questionnaire. 

 

The Training and Experience Questionnaire will be available after 9/1/2013, and approved candidates will be required to complete and submit this questionnaire within 30 days of receiving the directions notice.  NOTE: Candidates may be credited with training and experience gained up to the date the Training and Experience Questionnaire was submitted.



This examination will be prepared and rated in accordance with Section 23(2) of the Civil Service Law.  The provisions of New York State Civil Service Law and the City of Glen Cove Civil Service Rules and Regulations dealing with the preparation and rating of examinations will apply to this examination.

 

 

SENIORITY CREDIT:

Seniority is based on the length of continuous permanent classified service in the jurisdiction in which promotion is sought, with points added to an eligible’s passing score for each appropriate five-year period or fraction thereof in accordance with the following schedule:

 

Less than (1) one year                                            0 points

1 year to 6 years                                                      1 points

Over 6 years to 11 years                                        2 points

Over 11 years to 16 years                                      3 points

Over 16 years up to 21 years                                4 points

                        Over 21 years up to 26 years                                5 points

 

When an examination is open to incumbents of non-competitive class positions, seniority would be based on time spent in a title or titles eligible to take the examination in accordance with the above schedule.

 

 

VETERAN’S CREDIT:

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.

 

 

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 from the posting date through the last filing deadline (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 position.  Applications received/postmarked after the filing deadline will not be accepted.

 

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.

 

 

APPLICATION FEE 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 Medicaid, or receiving Supplemental Security Income payments, or Public Assistance (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families/Family Assistance or Safety Net Assistance) or are certified Job Training Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act eligible through a State or local social service agency.  All claims for application fee waiver are subject to verification.  If you can verify eligibility for application fee waiver, complete a “Request for Application Fee Waiver and Certification” form and submit it with your application by the close of business on the Application Deadline as listed on the Examination Announcement. “Request for Application Fee Waiver and Certification” forms are available at the Civil Service Office or on-line at:

www.cityofglencoveny.org /forms/waiver.doc

 

 

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 Glen Cove is an

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

 

 

(Issued 8/20/13)

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