Corrections Lieutenant #77968 PROMOTIONAL

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Civil Service Job: Yes

Filing Date:

Applications received by mail must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Exam Date:

Examinations will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2011


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Information on the Corrections Lieutenant #77968 PROMOTIONAL position

Fee Required: 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: Candidates must be permanently employed in the competitive class in the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Department and have two years of service as a Correction Sergeant immediately preceding the examination date.

Duties: The work involves responsibility in assisting the Jail Superintendent in overseeing the safe and efficient operation of the County Jail.  An incumbent guards and attends to the care, well being and discipline of jail inmates during assigned shifts.  Supervision is received from the Jail Superintendent.  General supervision is exercised over Correction Officers, Correction Sergeants, assigned Deputy Sheriffs, and support staff assigned to the jail. A Corrections Lieutenant does related work as required.

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. Minimum standards for management of county jails and pertinent NYS Correction Law and Penal Law - These questions test for knowledge in such areas as: the Minimum Standards for county jails promulgated by the Commission of Correction concerning the admission/discharge, care, custody, movement, activities, behaviors, correctional treatment, supervision, and discipline of all persons confined to local correctional facilities, as well as pertinent NYS Correction Law and Penal Law.

3. Coordinating Appropriate Responses To Emergencies, Disturbances And Other Unusual Situations - These questions test for knowledge in such areas as: anticipating possible correctional emergency situations, responding to situations promptly and allocating staff where needed; notifying supervisors of situations when appropriate; acting within rules to alleviate problems as quickly as possible with minimum use of force; investigating the causes of incidents; submitting reports on incidents.

4. Custody, Security And Building Maintenance Procedures In Correctional Facilities - These questions test for knowledge in such areas as: supervisory inspections of correctional facility for cleanliness, order, potential safety and health hazards, and risks to security; checking security and safety equipment; observing and evaluating actions and behavior of individuals; notifying appropriate individuals when corrective action is required; building maintenance as it relates to the security of buildings and the safety of facility inmates and employees; maintaining overall security.

5. Supervising Inmate Correctional Programs, Services, Visitation Areas And Correctional Staff - These questions test for knowledge in such areas as: coordinating programs with civilian staff; ensuring that all employees relate well to visitors and guests and answer their questions in accordance with facility rules; organizing and supervising special programs involving outside groups (e.g., Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, etc.) and insuring full cooperation from employees.

The questions may also deal with such areas as: understanding new concepts and developments in the field of Corrections, and evaluating employees' capabilities and limitations on the job.

6. 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.

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:

Use of calculators is PROHIBITED for this examination.

Complete Job Description & Qualifications

Download the following file for the complete job description and qualifications for the Corrections Lieutenant #77968 PROMOTIONAL 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 for Corrections Lieutenant #77968 PROMOTIONAL will be accepted up to Wednesday, August 31, 2011, and may be obtained by downloading from the following links.

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