KEYBOARD SPECIALIST II #060714 INTERDEPARTMENTAL PROMOTIONAL

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Civil Service Job: Yes

Filing Date:

Applications received by mail must be postmarked no later than Friday, May 16, 2014

Exam Date:

Examinations will be held on Saturday, June 7, 2014

Salary:

$17.08 - $20.09 per hour (employees appointed prior to 1/1/04) $17.08 - $18.75 per hour (employees appointed on or after 1/1/2004)

Information on the KEYBOARD SPECIALIST II #060714 INTERDEPARTMENTAL PROMOTIONAL position

Vacancy:   Eligible List may be used to fill vacancies which may occur within various agencies of Cattaraugus County government.

Salary: Grade 15- General Unit

$17.02 - $18.75 per hour (employees appointed prior to 1/1/04)

$17.02 - $20.09 (employees appointed on or after 1/1/04)

Fee Required:  Pursuant to the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the County of Cattaraugus and CSEA/AFSCME Local 1000, a $15.00 examination-processing fee is paid on behalf of bargaining unit members participating in this examination.

Promotion Qualifications: Candidates must be permanently employed by Cattaraugus County and have at least one year of permanent competitive class service as a Keyboard Specialist or Reception Clerk immediately preceding the date of the written examination.

Duties: Keyboard Specialist II is a second level position in the Keyboard Specialist series.  Incumbents perform complicated clerical processing and records maintenance activities, perform a variety of office support activities, and a variety of office functions which require the exercise of independent judgment and an understanding of agencies procedures and policies.  The work is performed under general supervision, with unusual problems being referred to a supervisor before action is taken.  Supervision of staff assigned to Keyboarding and clerical activities may be a responsibility of this position.  A Keyboard Specialist II does related work as required.

 

Subject of Examination: Written test will cover knowledges, skills and /or abilities in such areas as:

  1. Spelling—These questions test the ability to spell words that are used in written business communications.

  2. Grammar, Usage, Punctuation—The grammar and usage questions test for the ability to apply the basic rules of grammar and usage.  The punctuation questions test for a knowledge of the correct placement of punctuation marks in sentences.

  3. Keyboarding Practices—These questions test for a knowledge of preferred practices in such areas as letter format, capitalization, hyphenation, plurals, possessives, word division, word and figure style for numbers, and common proofreading marks.  In addition, you will be given a passage to proofread and asked questions about how to correct the errors in the passage.

  4. Office Record Keeping—These questions evaluate your ability to perform common office record-keeping tasks.  The test consists of two or more “sets” of questions, each set concerning a different problem.  Typical record-keeping problems might involve the organization or collation of data from several sources; scheduling; maintaining a record system using running balances; or completion of a table summarizing data using totals, subtotals, averages and percents.

  5. Office Practices—These questions test for a knowledge of generally agreed-upon practices governing the handling of situations which stenographers, typists, and secretaries encounter in their work, as well as a knowledge of efficient and effective methods used to accomplish office tasks.  The questions will cover such topics as planning work flow; setting priorities; dealing effectively with staff, visitors, and callers; filing and retrieving information; safeguarding confidentiality; using office equipment; and making procedural decisions and recommendations which contribute to a well-managed office.

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.

A Guide for the Written Test for Senior Stenographer/Senior Typist Series is available at the New York State website:www.cs.ny.gov/testing/localtestguides.cfm.

Participation in Multiple Examinations: If you have applied for any other civil service examination to be given on the same test date for employment with New York State or any other local government 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 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 1-8777-697-5627 (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 each civil service agency to make arrangements.  You must make your request for test arrangements no later than two weeks before the date of the examinations.  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.

Seniority Points will be added to an eligible’s score as follows, based on the date of permanent appointment in the classified service with Cattaraugus County:

Less than 1 year                                             0 points

1 year up to 6 years                                        1 point

6 years up to 11 years                                     2 points

11 years up to 16 years                                   3 points

16 years up to 21 years                                   4 points

Over 21 years                                                 5 points

 

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

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 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 will be accepted up to May 16, 2014, and may be obtained from the Civil Service Commission website at: www.cattco.org.

 Cattaraugus County - An Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

Issued: April 25, 2014

 

Complete Job Description & Qualifications

Download the following file for the complete job description and qualifications for the KEYBOARD SPECIALIST II #060714 INTERDEPARTMENTAL PROMOTIONAL 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 KEYBOARD SPECIALIST II #060714 INTERDEPARTMENTAL PROMOTIONAL will be accepted up to Friday, May 16, 2014, and may be obtained by downloading from the following links.

Application Forms

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