Public Health Emergency Preparedness Director, #64610 Open Competitive
Civil Service Job: Yes
Applications received by mail must be postmarked no later than Monday, October 1, 2018
Examinations will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018
$1,872.50 biweekly salary - Managerial & Confidential
Information on the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Director, #64610 Open Competitive position
Vacancy: Eligible List may be used to fill vacancies which may occur within the Cattaraugus County Health Department, Olean, New York.
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: This position involves responsibility for assisting in the development and updating of the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Plan and developing related jurisdictional programs. This employee is responsible for assessing public health education needs and plans, developing and implementing educational programs regarding emergency preparedness and infectious disease control. The incumbent may have frequent contact with law enforcement, fire and emergency service providers, medical providers, colleges, veterinarians, pharmacists as well as other community based organizations. Coordination with the agency's division managers is essential. Under the general direction of the Public Health Director, the incumbent may direct the activities of Health Department staff in the event of an actual public health emergency. Considerable autonomy and independent judgment is exercised in the performance of these duties; tact; good judgement; emotional stability, initiative, and resourcefulness; good health, physically and mentally which allows for the performance of the essential functions of the position. The incumbent may serve as a lead worker over given groups, projects or activities or may supervise assigned personnel as directed by the Public Health Director. The work is performed under the general direction of the Public Health Director. A Public Health Emergency Preparedness Director does related work as required.
Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and either:
(A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four-year college or university with a Bachelors Degree in Public Health, Environmental Health, Health Education, Health Science, Nursing, Emergency Management, Human Services, Criminal Justice or field related to emergency planning or biological sciences AND one year of full-time paid (or the equivalent part-time and/or volunteer) experience planning, implementing, coordinating, organizing, supervising, or administering an emergency preparedness program or agency OR four years leadership experience as a first responder (EMS, emergency management, fire, law enforcement) or military leadership experience; OR
(B) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered two-year college with an Associates Degree in Public Health, Environmental Health, Health Education, Health Science, Nursing, Emergency Management, Human Services, Criminal Justice or field related to emergency planning or biological sciences AND three years of full-time paid (or the equivalent part-time and/or volunteer) experience planning, implementing, coordinating, organizing, supervising, or administering an emergency preparedness program or agency OR six years leadership experience as a first responder (EMS, emergency management, fire, law enforcement) or military leadership experience; OR
(C) Any combination of training and experience equal to or greater than that described in (A) and (B) above.
The candidate must possess and maintain a valid license to operate motor vehicles in New York State for the duration of employment.
Subject of Examination: A written test designed to evaluate knowledge, skills and /or abilities in the following areas:
1. Administrative techniques and practices - These questions test for a knowledge of management techniques and practices used in directing or assisting in directing a program component or an organizational segment. Questions cover such areas as interpreting policies, making decisions based on the context of the position in the organization, coordinating programs or projects, communicating with employees or the public, planning employee training, and researching and evaluating areas of concern.
2. Ensuring effective inter/intra agency communications - These questions test for understanding of techniques for interacting effectively with individuals and agencies, to educate and inform them about topics of concern, to clarify agency programs or policies, to negotiate conflicts or resolve complaints, and to represent one's agency or program in a manner in keeping with good public relations practices. Questions may also cover interacting with the staff of one's own agency and/or that of other agencies in cooperative efforts of public outreach or service.
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. Understanding and interpreting written material - These questions test for the ability to understand and interpret written material. You will be presented with brief reading passages and will be asked questions about the passages. You should base your answers to the questions only on what is presented in the passages and not on what you may happen to know about the topic.
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: https://www.cs.ny.gov/testing/testguides.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 make your request for test arrangements no later than two weeks before the date of the examinations. 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 Cattaraugus County Civil Service 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.
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 October 1, 2018, and may be obtained from the Cattaraugus County Civil Service website at www.cattco.org/jobs.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Issued: August 31, 2018
Complete Job Description & Qualifications
Download the following file for the complete job description and qualifications for the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Director, #64610 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.
Cattaraugus County an Equal Opportunity Employer