Personnel & Safety Trainer #64142 OC

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Civil Service Job: Yes

Filing Date:

Applications received by mail must be postmarked no later than Friday, September 14, 2018

Exam Date:

Examinations will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018


$21.23 - $23.64 per hour

Information on the Personnel & Safety Trainer #64142 OC position



Vacancy:                        Eligible List may be used to fill vacancies which may occur within the Cattaraugus County Department of Human Resources, Little Valley, New York. 

Salary:                           $21.23 - $23.64 per hour - Full-time - Grade 19 – Managerial & Confidential

Final Filing Date:    September 14, 2018

Applications received by mail Must Be postmarked no later than September 14, 2018.

Examination Date:   November 3, 2018

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:

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 the administration, evaluation, and improvement of training programs required for occupational health management.  The incumbent is also responsible for development, scheduling and tracking of confidential drug and alcohol testing matters for County departments and Consortium members.  The work is performed under general supervision with considerable leeway permitted for the exercise of independent judgement in developing effective means to accomplish program directives.  A Personnel and Safety Trainer does related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications: Either:

A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college with at least an associate’s degree and two years of experience which included Occupational Safety and Health programming, staff development training or training in a closely related field and/or required the completion of a OSHA 10 hour course;


B)  Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and four years of experience which included Occupational Safety and Health programming, staff development training or training in a closely related field and/or required the completion of an OSHA 10 hour course.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT FOR APPOINTMENT: In agencies where required, possess and maintain an appropriate class driver’s license.


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

1. Statutory and regulatory requirements relating to occupational health and safety, and building safety - These questions are designed to test the candidates' knowledge of those State and Federal laws, rules and regulations that pertain to worker safety and health practices and building safety. Questions may be drawn from, but are not limited to, the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, Occupational Health and Safety Administration, National Fire Protection Association, Life Safety Standards, and New York State Department of Labor safety and health regulations.

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. 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.

4. Principles and practices of staff development and training - These questions test for the knowledge and abilities used to develop and deliver training. They address topics such as the assessment of training needs; instructional design; training methods and techniques; the use of training aids, materials, and technology; motivation; learning theory; classroom management; the evaluation of learning outcomes; and the usage of training-related data.

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:


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.

Complete Job Description & Qualifications

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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 Personnel & Safety Trainer #64142 OC will be accepted up to Friday, September 14, 2018, and may be obtained by downloading from the following links.

Application Forms

Cattaraugus County an Equal Opportunity Employer

This job was filed for Human Resources