Supervisor of Operations (City of Olean), #64906 Open Competitive

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:

$60,000 - $65,000 per year

Information on the Supervisor of Operations (City of Olean), #64906 Open Competitive position

Vacancy:                Eligible List may be used to fill vacancies which may occur within the City of Olean, Olean, 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: 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 of this class involves overseeing the daily operations of three divisions within the Department of Public Works of the City of Olean; Streets, Mechanics and Parks.  Duties are performed under the general supervision of the Director of Public Works with wide latitude allowed for the exercise of independent judgement when deploying personnel and equipment. Incumbents of this class provide general supervision over Senior Street & Sewer Maintainer, Senior Mechanic, and Senior Parks Maintainer as well as subordinate Streets, Mechanics, and Parks employees. A Supervisor of Operations does related work as required. 

Minimum Qualifications: Either: 

  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering Technology or closely related field and one year of experience supervising road construction, road maintenance activities or other civil engineering projects which included the regular use of a personal computer to create and maintain correspondence, spreadsheets and plan drafting; OR 
  1. Graduation from an accredited two year college with an Associate's Degree in Civil Engineering Technology or closely related field and three years of experience supervising road construction, road maintenance activities or other civil engineering projects which included the regular use of a personal computer to create and maintain correspondence, spreadsheets and plan drafting; OR 
  1. High school graduation or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and five years of experience supervising road construction, road maintenance activities or other civil engineering projects which included the regular use of a personal computer to create and maintain correspondence, spreadsheets and plan drafting;

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:  Possession and maintenance of an appropriate level driver's license.

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. Maintenance and reconstruction of streets, sidewalks and curbs
These questions test for knowledge of the proper methods, materials and equipment used in the installation, repair and upkeep of street surfaces, utility access holes, gutters, catch basins, curbing and sidewalks, including ice and snow removal and control. 

3. Operation and preventative maintenance of automobiles, trucks and heavy equipment
These questions test for knowledge of the terminology, troubleshooting techniques and proper procedures used in the maintenance and operation of motorized vehicles and equipment used in various types of public works projects. 

4. 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. 

5. 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. 

6. 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 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. 

 

Cattaraugus County An Equal Opportunity Employer 

 

Issued: August 9, 2017

Complete Job Description & Qualifications

Download the following file for the complete job description and qualifications for the Supervisor of Operations (City of Olean), #64906 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 Supervisor of Operations (City of Olean), #64906 Open Competitive 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

Town(s): City of Olean