SAFETY ENGINEER TRAINEE, 69918 OPEN COMPETITIVE

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Civil Service Job: Yes

Filing Date:

Applications received by mail must be postmarked no later than Friday, December 2, 2016

Exam Date:

Examinations will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017

Salary:

$21.71 - $24.16 (Management/Confidential Paln, Grade 21)

Information on the SAFETY ENGINEER TRAINEE, 69918 OPEN COMPETITIVE position

Vacancy: Resulting Eligible List may be used to fill vacancies which may occur within the Human Resources Office, Little Valley, NY 

Salary: $21.71 - $24.16 (Management/Confidential Plan- Grade 21)

Final Filing Date: December 2, 2016

Applications received by mail Must Be postmarked no later than December 2, 2016.

Examination Date: January 21, 2017

 

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.

 

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 participating in on-the-job, as well as formalized training to acquire the skills of a workplace safety generalist which includes the design and implementation of a comprehensive workplace safety program for Cattaraugus County (County).  Decreasing the frequency and severity of accidents, avoiding occupational illnesses plus maintaining compliance with federal, state, and local regulations are the incumbent's goals.  The incumbent also has responsibility for coordinating workers compensation claims with a third party administrator.  Duties are performed under the general supervision with wide latitude allowed for the use of independent judgement in carrying out the duties of the position.  Direct supervision may be exercised over personnel during accident investigations and during implementation of worksite safety changes.  A Safety Engineer Trainee does related work as required. Trainee appointments consist of a probationary period which extends to one year, following which an incumbent receiving a satisfactory rating qualifies for advancement to the Safety Engineer title without further examination.

 

Minimum Qualifications: Either: A.  Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience in Occupational Safety and Health programming, code enforcement, or claims adjustment; OR B. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate’s degree and three years of experience as described in (A); OR C. Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and five years of experience as described in (A).

Note:  Experience as referenced above refers to full time 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.

 

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

1. Evaluating information and evidence - These questions test the candidates' abilities to evaluate and draw conclusions from information and evidence. Each question consists of a set of facts and a conclusion based on the facts. The candidate must decide if a conclusion is warranted by the facts.

2. Occupational health and safety including accident prevention and control - These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices of occupational health and safety, and accident prevention and control, including such areas as causes of accidents, accident rates, behavior and attitudes of workers and supervisors, accident investigations and interviewing techniques, and types of accident prevention and safety programs.

3. Understanding and interpreting written material - These questions test how well you comprehend written material. You will be provided with brief reading selections and will be asked questions about the selections. All the information required to answer the questions will be presented in the selections; you will not be required to have any special knowledge relating to the subject areas of the selections.

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 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.

 

Participation in Multiple Examinations: If you have applied for both State and local government examinations, you must notify the Cattaraugus County Civil Service Office of your intent to take both a State and a local government examination. When taking both a State and a local government examination you will be required to take all your examinations at a 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 examinations.

 

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.

This examination is being prepared and rated by the New York State Civil Service Department 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 December 2, 2016, and may be obtained from the Cattaraugus County Civil Service website at: www.cattco.org/jobs.

 

Cattaraugus County - An Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Issued: November 2, 2016

Complete Job Description & Qualifications

Download the following file for the complete job description and qualifications for the SAFETY ENGINEER TRAINEE, 69918 OPEN COMPETITIVE 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 SAFETY ENGINEER TRAINEE, 69918 OPEN COMPETITIVE will be accepted up to Friday, December 2, 2016, and may be obtained by downloading from the following links.

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