Electronic Equipment Technician #65571

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Civil Service Job: Yes

Filing Date:

Applications received by mail must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Exam Date:

Examinations will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2010


$29,250 per year

Information on the Electronic Equipment Technician #65571 position


1 position, Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), Olean, NY

Fee Required

The State Civil Service Law requires our office to collect a processing fee from each applicant. The amount of the fee is ten dollars ($10) 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. 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 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.


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.


This is technical work involving responsibility for the repair, operation, installation, and maintenance of a wide variety of audio-visual, television, microcomputers and peripherals, film projectors, video cassette recorders, electronic data processing, and other electronic equipment. The employee in this class is assigned to a repair shop but may be called upon to make on-site repair visits to various component school districts. The work is performed under general supervision. An Electronic Equipment Technician does related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications: Either:

A. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with at least an Associate’s Degree in electronic technology or closely related field and one (1) year of experience in electronic repair;


B. Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and three (3) years experience in electronic repair.

Note: Applicants who will complete educational requirements by December 31, 2009, will be permitted to take the examination but will not be eligible for permanent appointment unless proof of fulfilling the education requirements has been furnished to this office prior to the establishment of the eligible list.

Special requirement for appointment in school districts and 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.

Subject of Examination

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

  1. Basic electronics, including circuitry, schematics and wiring diagrams - These questions test for knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices involved in basic electronics, including circuitry, schematics, and wiring diagrams; and may include such areas as the concepts of voltage, current, and resistance; the identification and function of circuit and solid state components; and the ability to interpret electronic schematics and wiring diagrams.
  2. Use of electronic test equipment - These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices involved in the use of electronic test equipment, including identification and proper selection of electronic test equipment.
  3. Repair, maintenance, and operating characteristics of electronic equipment - These questions test for knowledge of the operating characteristics, proper maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of electronic equipment.
  4. Operation, maintenance and repair of microcomputers and related equipment - These questions test for knowledge of the operating principles of microcomputer systems and related peripheral equipment, including appropriate troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair procedures for these systems and this equipment.
  5. Operation and maintenance of televisions, videotape recording systems and other audio visual equipment - These questions test for knowledge of the operating principles involved with television, video tape, and related audio-visual systems and equipment, including appropriate troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair procedures for these systems and equipment.

Candidates are permitted 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 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 for Electronic Equipment Technician #65571 will be accepted up to Tuesday, January 5, 2010, and may be obtained by downloading from the following links.

Application Forms

Cattaraugus County an Equal Opportunity Employer

This job was filed for Human Resources

Filed under: BOCES

Town(s): Olean