Road Section Supervisor, #65826 Open Competitive Exam

Civil Service Job: Yes

Filing Date:

Applications received by mail must be postmarked no later than Friday, September 8, 2017

Exam Date:

Examinations will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017

Salary:

$23.52 - $26.54 per hour - Grade 25-Supervisory Unit

Information on the Road Section Supervisor, #65826 Open Competitive Exam position

Vacancy:  Eligible List may be used to fill vacancies which may occur within the Cattaraugus County Department of Public Works, Little Valley, New York.  This exam is being offered in conjunction with a promotion exam.  Candidates on the promotional eligible list will be certified first in filling positions.

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/jobs.

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 supervising the construction and maintenance of County roads within an assigned area.  Duties are performed under the general supervision of the Department of Public Works Operations Manager with leeway allowed for the use of independent judgement in carrying out the details of the work.  Direct supervision is exercised over Assistant Road Section Supervisors, Commercial Drivers, Diesel Mechanic/Drivers, Equipment Operators and Laborers I and II.  A Road Section Supervisor does related work as required. 

Minimum Qualifications:  High School graduation or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and either:       

A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York state registered college or university with at least an Associates degree in construction, surveying, building technology or related field and four years of experience participating in road construction or maintenance activities, three years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity. NOTE:  Coursework must have included successful completion of a course involving the use of survey techniques and equipment; OR       

B) Six years of experience participating in road construction and maintenance activities which must have included the use of survey equipment in laying out and checking road construction projects. Three years of experience must have been in a supervisory capacity.       

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: At time of appointment, and thereafter, must possess and maintain a valid Class A or Class B Commercial Driver's License to operate a motor vehicle in New York State. 

NOTE: Experience as referenced above refers to fulltime 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.

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

1. Administrative supervision

These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices involved in directing the activities of a large subordinate staff, including subordinate supervisors. Questions relate to the personal interactions between an upper level supervisor and his/her subordinate supervisors in the accomplishment of objectives. These questions cover such areas as assigning work to and coordinating the activities of several units, establishing and guiding staff development programs, evaluating the performance of subordinate supervisors, and maintaining relationships with other organizational sections. 

2. Highways, drainage facilities, related structures, and snow and ice control 

These questions test for knowledge of practices and materials used in the maintenance and repair of highway-related structures and may include such areas as roadway surfaces, shoulders, embankments, drainage materials, guide rails, highway maintenance equipment, and ice and snow removal and control. 

3. Safety practices

These questions test for knowledge of and the ability to apply safety principles related to construction and maintenance work zones, including traffic control, the safe use of equipment, and the overall safety of workers, the traveling public, and the work environment. 

4. Scheduling work and equipment 

These questions test for knowledge of work scheduling principles and for the ability to arrange work and equipment assignments in a manner that will achieve work goals while staying within scheduling criteria. This may include setting up vacation or work schedules taking into consideration such factors as seniority, work skills, duty hours, and shift coverage. 

5. Understanding and interpreting plans, specifications, and technical instructions 

The questions test for the ability to comprehend, analyze, and perform computations based on technical drawings and written presentations related to construction and maintenance projects. All the information needed to answer the questions will be provided in the written material and/or drawings.

 

The New York State Department of Civil Service has not prepared a test guide for this examination. However, candidates may find information in the publication "How to take a written test" helpful in preparing for this test. This publication is available on line at: www.cs.ny.gov/testing/localtestguides.cfm

Candidates are recommended 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.

This examination is being prepared and rated by the New York State Department of Civil Service 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 September 9, 2017, and may be obtained from the Civil Service web page: at www.cattco.org/jobs.

 

Cattaraugus County– An Equal Opportunity/Employer 

Issued:  August 8, 2017

Complete Job Description & Qualifications

Download the following file for the complete job description and qualifications for the Road Section Supervisor, #65826 Open Competitive Exam 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 Road Section Supervisor, #65826 Open Competitive Exam will be accepted up to Friday, September 8, 2017, and may be obtained by downloading from the following links.

Application Forms

Cattaraugus County an Equal Opportunity Employer

This job was filed for Highway Division, Public Works