IMPORTANT: Please read through the posting as it contains important information concerning this exam including application deadlines 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.
Real Property Appraisal Aide
Exam Number 71705
EXAM DATE: Saturday, June 1, 2019.
LAST FILING DATE: Applications must be received by or postmarked by the close of business on Friday, April 26, 2019.
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 (exception: if you apply for a promotional exam and there is an open-competitive exam being held on the same day with the same title, upon passing the examination, your name will be entered on both eligible lists at no additional fee). 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.
LOCATION OF POSITION/VACANCY: The list established from this exam can be used to fill any current or anticipated vacancy in the City of Glen Cove. Currently, there is one vacancy for a full-time position.
Please note that Civil Service Examinations may be held to establish eligible lists in titles for which there are no currently vacant positions.
SALARY: $52,130 to $84,448 (annually)
Current employees with two years of permanent competitive class service as a Senior Assessment Clerk or in the department or agency in which the promotion is sought.
Assists with data collection and other assessment duties; Evaluates all types of real estate, reviews appraisals with local officials, makes preliminary reviews and analyzes appraisal reports from outside appraisers; Prepares original written detailed reports; Reviews deeds and other property records to extract pertinent information; Maintains files, property record cards and related property assessment materials; Assists the Board of Assessment Review; Makes recommendations to the Assessor regarding exemptions; Assists in matters relating to public relations; Confers with taxpayers complaints and grievance procedures; Handles correspondence and telephone messages; Performs the duties of the Senior Assessment Clerk.
The New York State Department of Civil Service has not prepared a test guide for this examination. However,candidates may find information in the publication "How to take a written test" helpful in preparing for this test. This publication is available on line at: https://www.cs.ny.gov/testing/testguides.cfm .
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. Data collection
These questions test for a knowledge of the variables that are collected for residential, commercial, vacant and farm properties.
Hypothetical situations may be used to test for candidate knowledge, skill, and ability in this area.
The majority of these questions are based on the terms, concepts, and principles of data collection that are contained in the Department of Taxation and Finances' data collection manuals which can be found at www.tax.ny.gov/research/property/assess/manuals/assersmanual.htm .
2. Preparing written material
These questions test for the ability to present information clearly and accurately, and to organize paragraphs logically and comprehensibly. For some questions, you will be given information in two or three sentences followed by four restatements of the information. You must then choose the best version. For other questions, you will be given paragraphs with their sentences out of order. You must then choose, from four suggestions, the best order for the sentences.
3. Principles and techniques of real property appraisal
These questions test for a knowledge of principles and practices used in the appraisal of agricultural, commercial, and residential real property including knowledge of the three approaches to value; sales comparison, income, and cost estimation.
Special emphasis will be placed upon the ability to analyze market data and develop land schedules, market models, and income models for use in mass appraisal.
4. Principles, practices and theory of real property assessment
These questions test for a knowledge of the equalization rate process, the assessors' calendar, the content of the assessment roll, and the exemptions from real property taxes in New York State. These questions will also test for the ability to use public relations skills when confronted by individuals in your municipality.
5. Understanding and interpreting abstracts, deeds, and other documents related to real property
These questions test for the ability to understand and apply information contained in documents related to real property and include examples, illustrations and applications of laws and procedures in relation to the reading and interpretation of title abstracts, deeds and other related documents.
The use of solar or battery operated calculators is recommended. Devices with typewriter keyboards such as computers, spell-checkers, personal digital assistants, address books, language translators, dictionaries, or any similar devices are 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 New York State or any other local government jurisdiction excluding New York City, you must make arrangements to take all the examinations at one test site.
If you have applied for both State and local government
examinations, you must notify Glen Cove
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:
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. The New York State Department of Civil Service Commission will approve any reasonable request for accommodations by disabled candidates. Candidates who are called to military service after filing an application should send a request for an alternate test date to the City of Glen Cove Municipal Civil Service Commission as soon as possible before the test date.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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 Glen Cove is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer