Network/Systems Administrator #16181 (PROMOTIONAL) AMENDED

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, November 2, 2012


$25.39 - $28.76 (Grade 26 Supervisory Unit)

Information on the Network/Systems Administrator #16181 (PROMOTIONAL) AMENDED position

Vacancy: Eligible List may be used to fill vacancies which may occur within the Cattaraugus County Information Services Department.

Fee Paid By Employer.  Pursuant to the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the County of Cattaraugus and CSEA/AFSCME Local 1000, a $10.00 examination-processing fee is paid on behalf of bargaining unit members participating in this examination.

Promotion Qualifications: You must currently be employed by the Cattaraugus County Department of Information Services and have at least six (6) months of permanent competitive class service in a lower grade title And meet the following open competitive qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications: Either:

  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and six years full-time or the equivalent part-time and /or volunteer experience which shall have involved programming, installation, and development of software systems for computers; OR
  2. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate’s Degree in Computer Science or Electronic Technology and eight years of full-time or the equivalent part-time and/or volunteer experience which shall have involved programming, installation, and development of software systems for computers; OR
  3. Any equivalent combination of training and experience as described in A or B above.

Duties: This is a technical position with responsibility for the direction, coordination and project management of work involving networking, system integrations, and maintenance of related hardware and operating systems software.  The work includes the study of various problems, different kinds of information sources, flow of information, adaptation of information for computer use and information output.  The work is performed under the general direction of the Director of Information Services with considerable leeway for planning work methods and procedures with responsibility for technical results. Supervision of subordinate staff may be required. A Network/Systems Administrator performs other related duties as required

Subject of Examination:  The examination will consist of two parts: a rated evaluation of training and experience and a qualifying PC-administered test.  You must pass the evaluation of training and experience in order to take the qualifying PC-administered test.  You must pass both tests in order to be considered for appointment.   Only your rating on the evaluation of training and experience will be considered when computing final scores.

Rated Evaluation of Training and Experience - You will complete a questionnaire that asks for specific information on your information technology education (formal degrees, IT-related training courses, certifications) and experience. You will also be asked to briefly describe a significant achievement in each of the job's areas and to provide the name and contact information for someone who can verify your information. The information you provide about your experience will be rated against the following areas:

Network Administration

Data Communications


Microcomputer Repair

Qualifying Multiple-Choice Test of Logical Reasoning and Interpreting Instructions for Computer-Related Positions - These questions test for ability to reason logically and interpret instructions in a computer-related context. They cover verbal and quantitative reasoning, flowchart interpretation and applying written directions. The verbal and quantitative reasoning questions include logical implications (e.g., if A and B, then C) and relations (e.g., greater than). Knowledge of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division is necessary, but neither mathematical sophistication nor computational speed is needed. The flowchart interpretation questions require prior knowledge of flowchart conventions. The interpreting instructions questions provide the instructions and specific rules for applying them. All the information needed to answer the questions is presented with the questions.

Qualifying Simulation Test on Working Effectively with Others to Solve Job-Related Problems - This test requires candidates to assume the role of a staff member in an Information Technology work group who is working with colleagues during a time of change in policy or procedure, in a particular agency. During the test, candidates will be required to deal with obstacles within the working environment, which includes peer relations and the demands of handling multiple tasks. Candidates will be required to demonstrate the ability to be flexible, creative and persistent as a team player. They will also need to demonstrate the ability to cooperate, show initiative, and establish positive working relationships with peers and administrators.

Qualifying test scores may be banked and applied to future examinations for titles that require the same test plan.

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

Complete Job Description & Qualifications

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Applications for Network/Systems Administrator #16181 (PROMOTIONAL) AMENDED will be accepted up to Friday, November 2, 2012, and may be obtained by downloading from the following links.

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Cattaraugus County an Equal Opportunity Employer

This job was filed for Information Services