Waste Management Coordinator, #76823 Promotional Examination

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Civil Service Job: Yes

Filing Date:

Applications received by mail must be postmarked no later than Friday, September 29, 2017

Exam Date:

Examinations will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017

Salary:

$25.44 - $28.71 per hour, Grade 27 - Supervisory Unit

Information on the Waste Management Coordinator, #76823 Promotional Examination position

VacancyThe resulting Eligible List may be used to fill vacancies which may occur within the Cattaraugus County Department of Public Works.

Fee Paid By Employer Pursuant to the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the County of Cattaraugus and CSEA/AFSCME Local 1000, a $15.00 examination-processing fee is paid on behalf of bargaining unit members participating in this examination. 

Promotion Qualifications: This examination is open to permanent employees of the Cattaraugus County Department of Public Works who have served permanently for at least one (1) year in a competitive class position allocated to salary Grade 26 or below and meet the following qualifications: 

Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and three years of experience involving the supervision or administration of solid waste management or public works activities.*

* Successful completion of study at a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university may be substituted for no more than two years of the above experience with 30 semester credit hours equal to one year of experience. 

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.

Duties: The work involves responsibility for coordinating waste management operations for the County.  The position carries responsibility for the efficient and economic utilization of staff, material, and equipment in the recycling, transport, and handling of solid waste in compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.  The position is responsible for establishing and monitoring health and environmental standards for solid waste handling.  Activities are performed under the general direction of the Commissioner of Public Works in coordination with Operations Manager when necessary.  A Waste Management Coordinator does related work as required. 

 

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

1. Preparing written material - These questions test for the ability to present information clearly and accurately, and to organize paragraphs logically and comprehensibly. For some questions, you will be given information in two or three sentences followed by four restatements of the information. You must then choose the best version. For other questions, you will be given paragraphs with their sentences out of order. You must then choose, from four suggestions, the best order for the sentences.

2. Public contact principles and practices - These questions test for knowledge of techniques used to interact with other people, to gather and present information, and to provide assistance, advice, and effective customer service in a courteous and professional manner. Questions will cover such topics as understanding and responding to people with diverse needs, perspectives, personalities, and levels of familiarity with agency operations, as well as acting in a way that both serves the public and reflects well on your agency. 

3. Transfer station operation - These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices involved in the operation of refuse transfer stations, including the role of transfer stations in the refuse collection and disposal process, transfer station charge setting practices, vehicles, equipment, and procedures used at transfer stations, and safe operating practices at transfer stations. 

4. Principles and practices of solid waste management - These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices involved in planning, implementing, coordinating, and evaluating solid waste management programs, including appropriate solid waste management strategies, solid waste management responsibilities and recommendations of federal, NewYork State, and local governmental agencies, the advantages and disadvantages of the various solid waste management and disposal practices typically used, and related legal requirements contained in current federal and NewYork State laws, rules, and regulations.  

5. Planning, managing, and coordinating solid waste recycling programs - These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices involved in the planning, implementation, management, coordination, and evaluation of solid waste recycling programs, including the typical components of various types of solid waste streams, separation procedures used for solid waste stream components, recycling procedures and programs for various types of separated materials, and market forces that affect solid waste recycling programs.

 

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 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. 

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 

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. Civil Service staff will not refer to other applications on file for additional information.  Applications which do not show training and/or experience to meet minimum qualifications will be disapproved. Vagueness and ambiguity will not be resolved in your favor.

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 29, 2017, and may be obtained from the Civil Service web page: at www.cattco.org/jobs.

 

Cattaraugus County– An Equal Opportunity/Employer

 

Issued:  August 30, 2017


Complete Job Description & Qualifications

Download the following file for the complete job description and qualifications for the Waste Management Coordinator, #76823 Promotional Examination 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 Waste Management Coordinator, #76823 Promotional Examination will be accepted up to Friday, September 29, 2017, and may be obtained by downloading from the following links.

Application Forms

Cattaraugus County an Equal Opportunity Employer

This job was filed for Refuse Division, Public Works