In-Service Training Coordinator, #77638 Promotional Exam Cattaraugus County

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Civil Service Job: Yes

Filing Date:

Applications received by mail must be postmarked no later than Friday, January 25, 2019

Exam Date:

Examinations will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019


$29.62 - $32.92 per hour, Grade 29, Supervisory Unit

Information on the In-Service Training Coordinator, #77638 Promotional Exam Cattaraugus County position

Vacancy: Eligible List may be used to fill vacancies which may occur within The Pines Healthcare & Rehabilitation Centers, Olean and/or Machias, NY

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: Candidates must be permanently employed in the competitive class by the Cattaraugus County Department of Nursing Homes and have twenty-four (24) months of permanent competitive class status, and meet the following additional qualifications:

Must possess a license issued by the State of New York to practice as a Registered Nurse and three years of experience as a Registered Nurse and have either:

An additional three (3) years of experience as a Registered Nurse which must have been in a supervisory capacity; OR Completion of a professionally recognized course in teaching adult learners or New York State Education Department teacher certification; OR An additional two years of experience teaching nursing or nursing related programs to adults in an academic setting approved by the State Education Department or other recognized accrediting body.

Duties: The work involves responsibility for the formulation and administration of orientation and in-service training programs to meet the needs of personnel with the Department of Nursing Homes. The incumbent is also responsible for the conduct, evaluation, improvement of training programs, facility policies and procedures development and required employee health assessment management. The work is performed under general supervision with considerable leeway permitted for the exercise of independent judgement in planning course content, instruction methods and assignment organization. Supervision may be exercised over the work of subordinate personnel. An In-Service Training 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. Educating and interacting with the public - These questions test for knowledge of techniques used to interact effectively with individuals and/or community groups, to educate or inform them about topics of concern, to publicize or 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 others in cooperative efforts of public outreach or service.
2. Planning, implementing, and evaluating health education programs - A test of knowledge of facts, trends, principles, and theories in the area. The subtest will deal with, but not necessarily be confined to: the planning process; program planning; identifying program objectives; identifying target groups; analyzing target groups; determining knowledges, skills, and aptitudes to be developed in target groups; designing and organizing the specific learning; implementing experiences; staffing; program evaluation; and the evaluation of appropriate materials.
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 of educating and training - These questions test for the knowledge and abilities used to provide instruction to individuals and groups in settings typically outside the workplace. Instruction of this sort may be given to members of the public or groups with a specialized interest or concern. The questions address issues such as determining what is to be taught; developing and evaluating instructional plans; developing, using, and evaluating training methods and materials; motivation; learning; interacting with learners; and evaluating the success of instruction.

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 online at: .

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.

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 does 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 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 January 25, 2019, and may be obtained from Cattaraugus County Civil Service at 303 Court Street, Little Valley, NY 14755, or visit our website at

Cattaraugus County - An Equal Opportunity Employer

Issued: December 26, 2018


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 In-Service Training Coordinator, #77638 Promotional Exam Cattaraugus County will be accepted up to Friday, January 25, 2019, and may be obtained by downloading from the following links.

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Cattaraugus County an Equal Opportunity Employer