CUSTODIAN/BUILDINGS & GROUNDS MAINTAINER, #69717 OPEN COMPETITIVE

Please note that we are no longer accepting applications for this examination / job!

Civil Service Job: Yes

Filing Date:

Applications received by mail must be postmarked no later than Friday, December 2, 2016

Exam Date:

Examinations will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017

Salary:

$13.66, and $15.57 per hour following satisfactory completion of 26 weeks employment

Information on the CUSTODIAN/BUILDINGS & GROUNDS MAINTAINER, #69717 OPEN COMPETITIVE position

Vacancy: Resulting Eligible List may be used to fill vacancies which may occur within the Olean City School District, Olean, NY 

Salary: $13.66, and $15.57 per hour following satisfactory completion of 26 weeks employment.

Final Filing Date: December 2, 2016

Applications received by mail Must Be postmarked no later than December 2, 2016.

Examination Date: January 21, 2017

 

Fee Required: The State Civil Service Law requires our office to collect a processing fee from each applicant.  The amount of the fee is fifteen dollars ($15) per applicant for Each examination applied for, payable at the time of filing of the application form, by check (personal or certified) or money order, payable to the “Cattaraugus County Treasurer”.  Cash Will Not Be Accepted.  Applicants whose personal checks are returned for insufficient funds will not be considered as candidates for this exam or subsequent exams until such time as restitution is made.  Applicants must record the Examination Number(s) and Title(s) on their checks.  Refunds of fees will not be issued to applicants who are disqualified for not meeting the minimum qualifications for admittance to the examination, who file their application after the final filing date or who do not appear for testing on the scheduled test date.  Therefore, Do Not Apply for an examination if you are not sure that you meet the minimum qualifications.  Application fees shall be waived for candidates that are unemployed and primarily responsible for the support of a household or are receiving public assistance.  Please contact this office for an Application Fee Waiver Request and Certification Form, or download from our website at: www.cattco.org.

 

Residency: Preference in appointment may be given to successful candidates who have been, at the time of examination and for at least one month prior thereto, a resident of the jurisdiction in which the vacancy exists.

Duties: The work involves responsibility for the security, safety and cleanliness and the maintenance and repair of municipal buildings and grounds and other property.  The incumbent locks and unlocks buildings, oversees the cleaning and maintenance of buildings and grounds and maintains an inventory of supplies, materials and equipment.  The incumbent also serves as a lead person and participates in and oversees semi-skilled building and grounds maintenance and repair.  The work is performed under the general supervision of a higher-level employee with leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out the details of the work.  A Custodian/Building & Grounds Maintainer does related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications: EITHER: A. Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and four (4) years of experience cleaning buildings and performing semi-skilled building and grounds maintenance and repair; OR B. Six (6) years of experience defined in A.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Must possess and maintain a New York State Driver’s License and the availability of an appropriate vehicle in meeting the transportation requirements of the job.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT FOR APPOINTMENT IN SCHOOL DISTRICTS / BOCES: Per regulations of the Commissioner of Education, to be employed in a position designated by a school district or BOCES as involving direct contact with students, a clearance for employment from the State Education Department is required.

Note: Experience as referenced above refers to full time paid experience.  Paid experience gained on a part-time basis will be pro-rated to determine eligibility.   Therefore, candidates must be specific when reporting number of hours worked.

 

Subjects of Examination: A written test designed to evaluate knowledge, skills and /or abilities in the following areas:

1. Ability to read and follow written instructions - These questions test for the ability to read, understand and apply written instructions for performing tasks similar to those encountered on the job. All the information needed to answer these questions will be provided in the test booklet.

2. Building cleaning - These questions test for knowledge of basic principles and practices of building cleaning. They cover such areas as equipment, tools, supplies, methods and procedures for cleaning different types of surfaces and materials under various, commonly occurring circumstances.

3. Building operation and maintenance I - These questions test for knowledge of the basic principles, practices and techniques essential to the correct operation and maintenance of public buildings. They cover such areas as building maintenance; preventive maintenance, and minor repair of electrical and plumbing systems; methods and equipment for snow removal; building safety and equipment storage.

A Guide for the Written Test for High-level Custodians/Janitors is available at the New York State website:www.cs.ny.gov/testing/localtestguides.cfm . Candidates not having access to a computer or the internet may request copy of the test guide from the municipal civil service office conducting this examination using the contact information found elsewhere on this announcement.

 

Candidates are allowed to use quiet, hand-held, solar or battery powered calculators.  Devices with typewriter keyboards, spell checkers, personal digital assistants, address books, language translators, dictionaries or any similar devices are prohibited.

 

Participation in Multiple Examinations: If you have applied for both State and local government examinations, you must notify the Cattaraugus County Civil Service Office of your intent to take both a State and a local government examination. When taking both a State and a local government examination you will be required to take all your examinations at a State examination center.  You will be advised by letter when and where to report for your examinations.

If you have applied for another local government examination with another local civil service agency, call or write each civil service agency to make arrangements.  You must notify all government civil service agencies with whom you have filed an application of the test site at which you wish to take your examinations.

 

Saturday Sabbath Observers – Handicapped Persons:  If special arrangements for testing are required, please indicate this on your application(s).

 

Candidates Please Note: Your application for this test is part of the examination process.  Applications must be completely filled out with all pertinent information stated.  The Commission does not refer to other applications on file for additional information.  Applications which do not show training and/or experience to meet the minimum qualifications will be disapproved. Vagueness and ambiguity will not be resolved in your favor.

 

Veterans: Disabled and non-disabled war veterans who are eligible for additional credits must submit an application for veterans’ credits.  Candidates who wish to claim veterans’ credits on an examination should request an application and information sheet from the Cattaraugus County Civil Service Commission.  Veterans’ application forms will also be available upon request at the examination center.  The completed forms must be received before the eligible list for the examination is established in order to utilize additional credits.

Effective January 1, 2014, War-time Veterans who previously used non-disabled veterans credits for appointment or promotion and are subsequently certified by the Veteran’s Administration as a disabled veteran may again be eligible for additional exam credits.  To apply for subsequent disabled veteran credits, complete the Veteran Credit application and check the applicable box, additionally you are required to follow the directions below regarding Disabled Veterans credits.

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 credit in examinations.  Any candidate who applies for such credit must provide proof of military status to receive the conditional 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 Civil Service Law, and that the candidate received an honorable discharge or was released under honorable conditions in order to be certified at a score including veteran’s credits.

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.

This examination is being prepared and rated by the New York State Civil Service Department in accordance with Section 23-2 of the Civil Service Law.  The provisions of the New York State Civil Service Rules and Regulations dealing with the rating of examinations will apply to this examination.

 

Applications will be accepted up to December 2, 2016, and may be obtained from the Cattaraugus County Civil Service website at: www.cattco.org/jobs.

 

Cattaraugus County - An Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Issued: November 2, 2016

Complete Job Description & Qualifications

Download the following file for the complete job description and qualifications for the CUSTODIAN/BUILDINGS & GROUNDS MAINTAINER, #69717 OPEN COMPETITIVE position.

PARTICIPATION IN MULTIPLE EXAMINATIONS: If you have applied for both State and Local government examinations, you must take all your examinations at the State examination center. You will be advised by letter when and where to report for your examinations.

If you have applied for another local government examination with another local civil service agency, call or write each civil service agency to make arrangements. You must notify all government civil service agencies with whom you have filed an application of the test site at which you wish to take your examination.

SATURDAY SABBATH OBSERVERS - HANDICAPPED PERSONS: If special arrangements for testing are required, please indicate this on your application(s).

CANDIDATES PLEASE NOTE: Your application for this test is part of the examination process. Applications must be completely filled out with all pertinent information stated. The Commission does not refer to other applications on file for additional information. Applications which do not show training and/or experience to meet the minimum qualifications will be disapproved. Vagueness and ambiguity will not be resolved in your favor.

VETERANS: Disabled and non-disabled war veterans who are eligible for additional credits must submit an application for veterans' credits. Candidates who wish to claim veterans' credits on an examination should request an application and information sheet from the Cattaraugus County Civil Service Commission. Veterans' application forms will also be available upon request at the examination center. The completed forms must be received before the eligible list for the examination is established in order to utilize additional credits.

Effective January 1, 2014, War-time Veterans who previously used non-disabled veterans credits for appointment or promotion and are subsequently certified by the Veteran's Administration as a disabled veteran may again be eligible for additional exam credits. To apply for subsequent disabled veteran credits, complete the Veteran Credit application and check the applicable box, additionally you are required to follow the directions below regarding Disabled Veterans credits.

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 credit in examinations. Any candidate who applies for such credit must provide proof of military status to receive the conditional 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 Civil Service Law, and that the candidate received an honorable discharge or was released under honorable conditions in order to be certified at a score including veteran's credits.

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.

Applications

Applications for CUSTODIAN/BUILDINGS & GROUNDS MAINTAINER, #69717 OPEN COMPETITIVE will be accepted up to Friday, December 2, 2016, and may be obtained by downloading from the following links.

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