Medical Director for Public Safety, #042018 Open Competitive Examination

Civil Service Job: Yes

Filing Date:

Applications received by mail must be postmarked no later than Friday, April 20, 2018


$95,032 per year

Information on the Medical Director for Public Safety, #042018 Open Competitive Examination position

Vacancy: Eligible List may be used to fill vacancies which may occur within Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office, Little Valley, 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 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:


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: This is responsible professional work calling for the service of a physician to oversee medical services in the public safety setting.  An incumbent of this class will be designated as Medical Director for the SWAT division, jail division and 911 Emergency Center division of the Sheriff’s Office as well as the Medical Director for the Emergency Services Department.  The work is performed subject to general supervision and within established policies and procedures.  Direct supervision is exercised over the work of subordinate medical personnel and Emergency Medical Technicians.  A Medical Director for Public Safety does related work as required.


Minimum Qualifications: Must possess and maintain a current license to practice as a physician in the State of New York.


SPECIAL NOTE: Incumbents voluntarily assigned to a Tactical Medical Unit must meet qualifications and standards under New York State Criminal Procedure Law 2.10 section 26 as a Peace Officer and Auxiliary Police Officer.


THERE WILL BE NO WRITTEN TEST FOR THIS EXAMINATION.  The training and experience of candidates will be evaluated against the general background of the position.  You must first fill out an application and return it to this Department on or before the final filing date.  It is essential that you give complete and accurate information on the application form.  You will not receive credit for vague or inaccurate information. 

Subject of Examination: The only subject of examination will be an evaluation of your training and experience. You are, therefore, asked to include in your application a summary of all pertinent training and experience in sufficient detail so that your background may be evaluated against the duties of the position. 

In your summary of training, include all college course work, formal in-service training, and seminars you have attended. You must specify either the number of credits received or the number of contact hours and dates of attendance. Also include a copy of your professional license or documentation indicating eligibility for licensure. Specify the date that your license was first issued.  Be sure to indicate any residency you have completed.  If you are board certified in a specialty, include evidence of your certification.

In your summary of experience, you must specify the dates of your employment, the number of hours worked per week, your title, and the main duties for each. Be specific; vagueness and ambiguity will not be resolved in your favor. Candidates who submit incomplete applications or documentation may be disqualified.


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 Civil Service Office 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.


Applications will be accepted up to April 20, 2018, and may be obtained from the Civil Service website at:


Cattaraugus County - An Equal Opportunity Employer 


Issued: March 21, 2018


Complete Job Description & Qualifications

Download the following file for the complete job description and qualifications for the Medical Director for Public Safety, #042018 Open Competitive Examination position.


Applications for Medical Director for Public Safety, #042018 Open Competitive Examination will be accepted up to Friday, April 20, 2018, and may be obtained by downloading from the following links.

Application Forms

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