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Bushel Hosts Film Screening and Cooking Demo to Highlight Native American Foodways, Nov 14

Written By Editor on 10/31/22 | 10/31/22


DELHI — On Monday, November 14, 5:30 pm, Bushel hosts the First Nations Development Institute (FDNI) for a special event: a screening of the film Gather (2020), a documentary about Native American food sovereignty. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s director Sanjay Rawal and FDNI’s director of programs A-dae Romero Briones and development officers Jona Charette and Marisa Page. The event culminates with a cooking demo by Emma Shenandoah of the Wolf Clan of the Mohawk Nation (Akwesasne, NY) and a tasting for attendees. 

Tickets are $30 for this limited-seating event (sliding scale available). Email Bushel at info@bushelcollective.org to reserve your seats or go directly to the Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gather-film-screening-chef-demo-and-qa-tickets-432056411357. Bushel is located at 106 Main Street, Delhi, ground floor.





Gather (directed by Sanjay Rawal, 2020) is an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their spiritual, political, and cultural identities through food sovereignty, while battling the trauma of centuries of genocide. The film follows Nephi Craig, a chef from the White Mountain Apache Nation (Arizona), opening an indigenous cafĂ© as a nutritional recovery clinic; Elsie Dubray, a young scientist from the Cheyenne River Sioux Nation (South Dakota), conducting landmark studies on bison; and the Ancestral Guard, a group of environmental activists from the Yurok Nation (Northern California), trying to save the Klamath river. Gather was awarded Best Documentary Feature at the Red Nation Film Festival Awards and named a Critic’s Pick by the New York Times, both in 2020; in 2022 Gather won a James Beard Foundation Media Award for Best Documentary.

Gather’s director Sanjay Rawal will be present at the event. He is an Indian-American documentary film director with three feature-length films to his credit: Food Chains (2014), 3100: Run and Become (2018), and Gather (2020). Prior to filmmaking, Rawal spent 15 years working on grassroots peace-building campaigns and ran international development initiatives led by notable artists and philanthropists. Rawal has won two James Beard awards and received support from the Ford Foundation, NoVo, Schmidt Family Foundation, and others.

Also present at the event will be three principals of the First Nations Development Institute: A-dae Romero-Briones (Cochiti/Kiowa), Jona Charette (N. Cheyenne/Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa), and Marisa Page (Pawnee/Ponca/Comanche).

Special guest from the region will be Emma Shenandoah (Wolf Clan of the Mohawk Nation), a chef residing in Akwesasne, New York. She will present a cooking demonstration, participate in the Q&A, and offer a tasting to attendees.

BUSHEL is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit, volunteer-led, mixed-use space dedicated to art, agriculture, ecology, and action. It is located at 106 Main Street in Delhi. For more information, go to www.bushelcollective.org.

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Music on the Delaware Coffeehouse at the Theatre


Sunday, November 20, 2022 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.: Kimberly Hawkey and Evan Jagels

Music on the Delaware welcomes back Kimberly Hawkey to the Walton Theatre Coffeehouse on Sunday, November 20th, 2022, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., upstairs in the Andrea Retz Paternoster Room.  Kimberly will be accompanied by bass player Evan Jagels, also a frequent coffeehouse guest. 


Kimberly has performed four times at the Walton Theatre, her voice and storytelling even more enchanting each time. For this show, she will be performing traditional American song, folk, and jazz, inspired by a recent coast-to-coast journey along U.S. Route 66.

 

Kimberly Hawkey’s artistry transcends time. With immortal songs – jazz, Broadway, folk – and a crystalline voice, she transports audiences into a world of beauty, offering an unforgettable shared experience. Recipient of the Johnny Mercer Award, and a Gold Medalist at the American Traditions Vocal Competition in Savannah, Ga., Kimberly is also a two-time winner of the Cabaret Showdown in NYC. Both solo and with her band, the Swingaroos, she’s honed her skills in performance venues nationwide. Visit kimberlyhawkey.com to explore her music.

 

The coffeehouse concert is free, with donations gratefully accepted.  Desserts and coffee/tea will be available. This concert will also be available to viewers at home through zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84455407805.  For more information, see www.musiconthedelaware.org.



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Helios Care Hosting Annual Tree of Lights Ceremony

Helios Care’s Annual Tree of Lights ceremony -where we celebrate life in a positive and uplifting way.  Sunday, November 20th at 2pm at Delhi Courthouse Square, Delhi.

Music, readings, remarks and the lighting of the trees, plus refreshments.  Ornaments can be purchased and personalized. Visit www.helioscare.org events to order one today!

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Coxsackie Man Charged in Fatal Accident that Killed Cairo Woman

Following the investigation into the fatal accident on SR 9W on 9/24/22 that resulted in the death of Danielle McKenna, 41, of Cairo, NY, the Greene County Sheriff’s Office has charged John G. Peterson, 35, of Coxsackie, NY, with one count of Aggravated Vehicular Homicide (a class B Felony), along with Felony DWI, Felony DWAI Drugs, reckless driving, and several vehicle and traffic law violations. He was arraigned in the Town of Catskill court on 10/25/22 and remanded to the Greene County Jail with $100,000 cash bail or $200,000 bond. Peterson is due back to court on a later date.


John G. Peterson



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DEC Announces Leftover Deer Management Permits Available Nov. 1

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced that remaining Deer Management Permits (DMPs) in several Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) will be available to hunters beginning Nov.1. Applications for leftover DMPs will be accepted for the following WMUs: 1C, 3M, 3R, 3S (bowhunting-only), 4J (bowhunting-only), 7F, 7H, 7J, 7R, 8A, 8C (bowhunting-only), 8F, 8G, 8H, 8J, 8N, 8R, 9A, 9F, and 9G.

"In units with leftover Deer Management Permits, hunters can pick up another two tags to help meet New York State's management objectives," said Commissioner Seggos. "In these areas, DEC encourages hunters to hunt safely and responsibly and to prioritize doe harvest and share extra venison with friends, neighbors, and venison donation programs."

DMPs, which allow hunters to harvest antlerless deer, are issued for specific WMUs to control deer populations. In some WMUs, the DMP target has not been reached even after all applicants received permits during the initial application process. In these units, DEC will re-open the DMP application process on a first-come, first-served basis. Hunters may apply for up to two additional DMPs in these WMUs at any DEC license sales outlet beginning Tuesday, Nov. 1.

Leftover DMPs are not available by phone, mail, or internet. Applications must be made at license issuing outlets. Applicants who previously paid the $10 DMP application fee during the initial application period, or are exempt from the application fee, will not be charged for this additional application. Hunters who did not previously apply for a deer management permit are required to pay the $10 application fee.

During this extended application period, DEC will issue DMPs for an individual WMU until the target issuance quota is achieved. The status of permits will be reviewed each night, and as individual units are filled, they will be removed from the list of those available effective the following day. A list of units with available leftover DMPs will routinely be updated on DEC's website or via the DMP Hotline at 1-866-472-4332


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EXHIBITION FEATURING PHOTOGRAPHY BY HALL OF FAME PITCHER RANDY JOHNSON PLANNED FOR 2023 AT FENIMORE ART MUSEUM IN COOPERSTOWN

Written By Editor on 10/27/22 | 10/27/22


 

 

The exhibition, Randy Johnson: Storytelling with Photographs, marks the Hall of Fame pitcher’s first-ever solo exhibition.

 

Fenimore Art Museum will host the exhibition, just one mile from The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York.

 

 

NEW EXHIBITION OPENING APRIL 1, 2023

Randy Johnson: Storytelling with Photographs
April 1 – September 17, 2023

Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY

 

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Hall of Fame pitcher, Randy Johnson, shares his forty-year passion for photography in his first-ever solo exhibition at Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York, on view April 1 – September 17, 2023. Randy Johnson: Storytelling with Photographs features an array of images captured by Johnson during his treks across Africa. The work includes intimate shots of the people he engaged with and the abundance of wildlife he encountered. Johnson’s accompanying written account partners with the vibrant imagery, weaving together a visually appealing grand tour of the continent.

 

“I’ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to travel the world and capture rare moments,” said Johnson. “All of my photos tell a story, but none of these are more meaningful than the ones I was able to collect during my time in Africa. The images reflect my experiences with the people and wildlife there.”

 

Randy Johnson: Storytelling with Photographs is the culmination of four visits to separate regions of the continent, with the goal of creating a visual document. The exhibition features sections on Ethiopia and its people, Rwanda and its silverback gorilla population, the great herd migrations of Eastern Africa, and portraits of various animals photographed in the wild. A total of 30 large prints will be on view.

 

Johnson’s career as a Major League pitcher is well documented, but his passion for photography is not as widely known. It began when he studied photojournalism at the University of Southern California from 1983-1985. Following his retirement from baseball in 2010, the five-time Cy Young Award winner was able to revive earlier aspirations and devote his full attention to the craft.

 

“Baseball was my livelihood, and it’s still a great interest to me, but it opened a lot of doors to my passion. Baseball was my life, essentially, from the age of seven until I retired at age 46. But then I was able to step away from it for a while and get back to photography.”

 

Johnson has frequently been spotted around the country photographing rock concerts and occasional sporting events. His work has been featured in publications such as Rolling Stone, Spin, and Metal Hammer. Johnson’s concert photography has even found its way into tour programs, posters, and books.

 

“Photography has taken me on an amazing journey, and it’s just the beginning,” Johnson added. “I look forward to visiting places I’ve never been, photographing things I’ve never seen, and sharing what I have learned along the way.”

 

Fenimore Art Museum will also feature a symposium on photography featuring Johnson and other respected photographers, plus programs specifically designed for children.

 

Fenimore Art Museum presents Randy Johnson: Storytelling with Photographs alongside its world-renowned collections of fine art, folk art, and Native American art, which includes The Thaw Collection of American Indian Art. Visit FenimoreArt.org for a complete list of current and upcoming exhibitions. Fenimore Art Museum is located one mile from The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York.


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“The Lion in Winter” Comes to Catskill’s Bridge Street Theatre

Written By Editor on 10/26/22 | 10/26/22


November 10 – 20

“Well, what family doesn’t have its ups and downs?”

Merry Christmas, 1183! King Henry II has just released his estranged wife Eleanor from prison so that the entire back-stabbing royal family can spend the holiday together. He’s getting on in years and a succession plan needs to be mapped out. But which of their three sons will end up on the throne? The stakes are high, the knives are out, and it looks like this will be one Christmas where nobody is going to get what they want.

For the final play in its 2022 Fall Season, Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill, generally renowned for its productions of new and innovative works, has chosen a true American classic. James Goldman’s 1966 “The Lion in Winter” will be presented on the theatre’s intimate “Priscilla” Mainstage for a two-weekend run November 10-20, 2022.

A notorious flop in its initial 1966 Broadway production, the play’s reputation was subsequently rehabilitated due in large part to its Oscar-winning 1968 film adaptation which starred Katharine Hepburn and Peter O’Toole. “The Lion in Winter” has since gone on to be recognized as a masterpiece of its genre and become an audience favorite on stages around the world.

Featured in the cast of the Bridge Street Theatre production will be Leigh Strimbeck as Eleanor, Steven Patterson as Henry, Seth McNeill as Richard, Michael Raver as Geoffrey, Orlando Grant as John, Christopher Joel Onken as Philip, and Geneva Turner as Alais. Bridge Street Theatre’s Artistic Director John Sowle directs and designs, with costumes by Michelle Rogers. The production will also feature a score of original incidental music commissioned from Minneapolis-based composer N. Jennings White. Production Stage Manager is Kiara Vedovino.

“The Lion in Winter” will be performed Thursdays – Saturday evenings at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm from November 10 – 20 in the theatre’s 84-seat “Priscilla” Mainstage, located at 44 West Bridge Street in the Village of Catskill. Advanced tickets can be purchased online at bridgest.org/lion-tickets/. Tickets can also be purchased at the door (subject to availability) 30-minutes prior to each performance. For more information, visit the theatre’s website at BridgeStreetTheatre.org.

Performance Calendar:
Bridge Street Theatre presents
THE LION IN WINTER
by James Goldman
with Leigh Strimbeck, Steven Patterson, Seth McNeill, Michael Raver, Orlando Grant, Christopher Joel Onken, and Geneva Turner
Directed by John Sowle
Set and Lighting Design by John Sowle
Costumes by Michelle Rogers
Production Stage Manager: Kiara Vedovino
Original Incidental Music by N. Jennings White
Original Artwork by Agam Neiman
8 Performances Only!
November 10-20, 2022
Thursdays-Saturdays @ 7:30pm, Sundays @ 2:00pm
Bridge Street Theatre’s “Priscilla” Mainstage
44 West Bridge Street, Catskill, NY

Thursday November 10 @ 7:30pm (“Pay What You Will” preview)
Friday November 11 @ 7:30pm (Opening Night)
Saturday November 12 @ 7:30pm
Sunday November 13 @ 2:00pm (“Pay What You Will” performance)
Thursday November 17 @ 7:30pm
Friday November 18 @ 7:30pm
Saturday November 19 @ 7:30pm
Sunday November 20 @ 2:00pm (Closing performance)

Tickets:
Advance tickets available at https://bridgest.org/lion-tickets/
General Admission $22, $10 for Students and Children ages 18 and under (+ small service fee)
Tickets can also be purchased at the door prior to each performance (on a space available basis) for $25, $10 for Students ages 18 & under.

Events at Bridge Street Theatre are supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor of New York and the New York State Legislature.

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Poetry Reading & Dance Performance at Bushel, Oct 29

Written By Editor on 10/25/22 | 10/25/22



DELHI, NY—Bushel invites the public for an evening of poetry and dance by Sueyeun Juliette Lee and Jungwoong Kim on Saturday, October 29, 7–8:30 pm. Bushel is located at 106 Main Street, Delhi, ground floor. Doors at 6:30 pm; masks are optional but encouraged; seating is limited; $20 suggested per ticket. Please reserve your tickets in advance at www.bushelcollective.org/events.

This event celebrates the publication of Sueyeun Juliette Lee’s new book, Aerial Concave Without Cloud (Nightboard, 2022), which will be available for purchase and author signing. Lee will read from her new book, followed by a performance by dancer/choreographer Jungwoong Kim.

Sueyeun Juliette Lee lives in Denver, Colorado. Her books include Underground National (Factory School Press, 2010), Solar Maximum (Futurepoem, 2015), and No Comet, That Serpent in the Sky Means Noise (Kore, 2017). A former Pew Fellow in the Arts for Literature, she has held international residencies in video art and poetry, and presented work at the Denver Art Museum, Artworks Center for Contemporary Art, Chicago’s city-wide performance arts festival IN>TIME, and the Asian Arts Initiative. Her essays on race, contemporary poetics, trauma, and the avant-garde have appeared with Cambridge University Press, Iowa University Press, The Poetry Foundation, Entropy Magazine, and elsewhere. Find her at silentbroadcast.com

Born and raised in South Korea, Jungwoong Kim has been a dancer, choreographer, media artist, arts educator, and contact improvisation teacher for more than 20 years. He has extensive training in martial arts and Korean traditional dance and ritual, both of which strongly inform his artistic vision and aesthetic. He has done performances in contact improvisation and other dance styles with Katie Duck, Kurt Koegel, Hiekyoung Blanz, Kristie Simpson, Karen Nelson, Chris Aiken, Leah Stein, and Marion Ramirez, among others. As a resident artist at Philadelphia’s Asian Arts Initiative, he created and collaborated in a series of performance works dealing with catastrophic events and sudden human loss, including the 2014 Sewol Ferry disaster off the coast of South Korea. In connection with this body of work, in 2015 he was awarded a multi-year grant from The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage for SaltSoul, a multi-disciplinary, multi-site, durational performance project. Find him at aha-k-pro.org.


BUSHEL is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit, volunteer-led, mixed-use space dedicated to art, agriculture, ecology, and action. It is located at 106 Main Street in Delhi. For more information, go to www.bushelcollective.org.


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Delaware County Civil Service Exam Information

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DELAWARE COUNTY PERSONNEL OFFICE ANNOUNCES 

PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATION FOR 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY SERVICES 

EXAM #77894 

DATE ISSUED DATE OF EXAMINATION LAST FILING DATE October 20, 2022 January 14, 2023 December 8, 2022 

NOTICE: ONLY APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED TO THE DELAWARE COUNTY PERSONNEL OFFICE WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR  THIS EXAMINATION. 

SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES WILL BE FOLLOWED 

EXAMINATION FEE: A fee of $15.00 is required for each separately numbered examination for which you apply. The required fee MUST  accompany your application and be in our office by 4:30pm on the last filing date or you will not be approved to take the examination. Send or  deliver your certified check or money order payable to the Delaware County Personnel Office. Write the examination number(s) on your check  or money order. ****PERSONAL CHECKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.**** No refund of fees will be allowed whether or not you meet  the minimum qualifications. You are urged to compare your qualifications carefully with the requirements for admission and file only for those  examinations for which you are clearly qualified. 

EXAMINATION FEE WAIVER: A waiver of examination fee will be allowed if you are unemployed and primarily responsible for the support  of a household. In addition, a waiver of examination fee will be allowed if you are determined eligible for Medicaid, or receiving Supplemental  Security Income payments, or Public Assistance (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families/Family Assistance or Safety Net Assistance) or are  certified Job Training Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act eligible through a State or local social service agency. All claims for  examination fee waiver are subject to verification. If you can verify eligibility for examination fee waiver, complete a ARequest for  Examination Fee Waiver and Certification@ form and submit it with your application by the Last Filing Date as listed on the  Examination Announcement. ARequest for Examination Fee Waiver and Certification@ forms may be obtained in the Personnel Office or  online at www.co.delaware.ny.us click on departments and then personnel. Waivers will not be considered if filed after the last filing  date. 

LOCATION OF POSITIONS: Delaware County Emergency Services, Delhi, NY 13753 

SALARY: $54,277 - $60,173 

DUTIES: The works involves the responsibility for assisting the Director in planning, developing, coordinating, and supervising the County=s  programs related to both Emergency Management, 911 operations and Fire Control Functions. The incumbent will also assist the Director in  planning and supervising the County Programs for fire and emergency medical training and mutual aid to cope with fires, accidents, and medical  emergencies requiring the service of both paid and volunteer services. Work is performed under the general direction of the Director of  Emergency Services with wide leeway for the exercise of independent judgement. In the absence of the Director of Emergency Services, the  incumbent is authorized to act generally for and on behalf of the Director of Emergency Services and assumes responsibility of departmental  operations and personnel. The incumbent will perform all related duties as required. 




REQUIREMENTS TO TAKE THIS EXAMINATION: Candidates for this examination must have thirty-six months of permanent status  immediately preceding the date of the written test as an EMS/Emergency Management Coordinator in the Delaware County Emergency Services Department. AND; 

A. Three years fulltime paid experience as an emergency medical technician or six years parttime paid experience as an emergency medical  technician which shall include at least six (6) months teaching EMS courses, and certification as an AEMT-CC and New York State Instructor  Coordinator Status; (3) three years of responsible management and supervisory experience in emergency services management, public safety; or B. Two years fulltime paid experience as an emergency medical technician or four years parttime paid experience as an emergency medical  technician which shall include at least six (6) months teaching EMS courses and New York State Instructor Coordinator Status, and certification  as a Paramedic; (1) one year of responsible management and supervisory experience in emergency services management, public safety. 

NOTE: Verifiable volunteer or unpaid experience may be substituted for paid experience 

NOTE: Must maintain certification as an AEMT instructor after appointment. 

Candidates claiming college credits MUST submit a copy of their official transcript(s)

RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR YOUR APPLICATION BUT WILL BE ACCEPTED only AS AN  ADDITION TO YOUR APPLICATION. 

NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, all required experience must be full time paid or its part time paid equivalent. You are responsible for  submitting an accurate, adequate and clear description of your experience. Omissions or vagueness will NOT be interpreted in your favor.  Applicants for examination must meet all minimum qualifications on or before the examination date with no tolerances allowed. If an applicant lacks  the required experience or has not completed all required training at the time he/she submits an application, but is serving in a qualifying position or  will complete all required course work by the date of the examination, he/she may be approved conditionally to take an examination pending  verification of successful completion of all experience and training requirements. 

NOTE: Rating of seniority is based on the length of continuous permanent classified service in the jurisdiction, with points added to an Eligible's  passing score for each appropriate five year period or fraction thereof in accordance with the following schedule: Less than 1 year..0 points; 1 year up  to 6 years..1 point; Over 6 years up to 11 years..2 points; Over 11 years up to 16 years..3 points; Etc. 

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 'General Guide to Written Tests' helpful in preparing for this test. This publication is available on line  at:https://www.cs.ny.gov/testing/testguides.cfm A guide AHow to Take a Written Test @ is available. Candidates who wish a copy of the Guide  should call or write the Delaware County Personnel Office, One Courthouse Square, Suite #2, Delhi, New York 13753 (607-832-5678) or access  our web site at www.co.delaware.ny.us click on departments and then personnel.

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Scopes / Subjects of examination: A test designed to evaluate knowledge, skills and /or abilities in the following areas. 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. 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. 

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.  

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.  

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. 

NOTICE TO CANDIDATES: USE OF CALCULATORS IS ALLOWED FOR THIS EXAM. You are permitted to use quiet, hand-held,  solar/battery powered calculators. Calculators with typewriter keyboards, Spell Checkers, Personal Digital Assistants, Address Books,  Language Translators, Dictionaries or any similar devices are prohibited. You may not bring books or other reference materials. 

This examination is announced and will be rated in accordance with Section 23-2 of the Civil Service Law. The provisions of the New York State Civil Service Law, Rules and Regulations dealing with the rating of examinations will apply to this examination. 

Applications for examination can be obtained from the Delaware County Personnel Office, One Courthouse Square, Suite #2, Delhi, New York 13753. ALL  RELEVANT INFORMATION MUST BE CONTAINED IN YOUR APPLICATION. RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AS A SUBSTITUTE  FOR YOUR APPLICATION BUT WILL BE ACCEPTED ONLY AS AN ADDITION TO YOUR APPLICATION. A separate application must be  filed for EACH examination for which you apply. Applications must contain the correct examination title and/or number in order to be considered. The  Delaware County Personnel Office reserves the right to accept or to reject applications/fees submitted/postmarked after the last announced filing date. The  Delaware County Personnel Office is NOT responsible for lost or misdirected mail. 

CROSS-FILING: APPLYING FOR CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATIONS IN MULTIPLE JURISDICTIONS WHEN EXAMINATIONS ARE  SCHEDULED ON SAME DATE: If you have applied for other Civil Service examinations for employment with N.Y. State or other local governments,  YOU must make arrangements to take all the examinations at one test site. If you are taking a state exam you must sit at a State site. If you have applied  for an examination, in another County, City or State, which is scheduled to be given the same date as this exam, you must write our office and the Civil Service  office in the other County/City or State and make arrangements to take both exams at either our test site or theirs. You must make these arrangements with  our office no later than the last filing date indicated on this announcement. You must advise our office in writing, by the last filing date contained in  this announcement where you intend to take this exam. Please note that State exams cannot be given at our test site. Candidates will be directed to submit  evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination series or negative COVID-19 test result by visiting the New York State Department of Civil Service COVID-19  Vaccination/Testing Portal and following the instructions provided at: https://www.cs.ny.gov/home/myaccount/vaccine-info.cfm

APPLICATION DEADLINE POLICY: All completed applications along with application fees or proofs of waiver must be submitted to the Delaware  County Personnel Department by 4:30pm on the date of last file as listed on the Examination announcement. Applications received via U.S. Mail will be  accepted only if received on or before the last file date. Applications that are received after the Application Deadline and are not received in the Personnel  Department by the last file date will not be accepted.  

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS, SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS, ALTERNATE TEST DATES, MILITARY PERSONNEL: If you require reasonable accommodations as a disabled person, or special testing arrangements as one in need of religious accommodation, or are an alternate  test date candidate (in accordance with Alternate Test Date Policy), or an active member of the military away from the area on the scheduled test date, clearly  indicate this fact on the application. All such requests must be supported by appropriate documentation. If you are unable to take this examination due to an  emergency situation, and you wish an alternate test date, you MUST call the Delaware County Personnel Office, with your request, by noon of the Monday  following the test date. 

***Religious Accommodation***Most written tests are held on Saturdays. If you cannot take the test on the announced test date due to a conflict with religious  observance or practice, check the box under Special Arrangements.@ We will make arrangements for you to take the test on a different date (usually the following  Monday). 

***Handicapped Persons:***If special arrangements for testing are required, please indicate this on your application. 

***Active Duty Military Personnel:***Pursuant to Section 243b of the Military Law, applicants who are unable to take this exam on the regular exam date because  of active military duty may be eligible to take a special military makeup examination. If you are on active military duty and unable to take this exam on the regularly  scheduled exam date, please indicate this on your application. You will then be sent additional information regarding a military makeup exam. ***Veterans or Disabled Veterans:*** Who are eligible for additional credit must submit an application for veteran=s credit with their application for examination  or at any time between the dates of their application for examination and the date of the establishment of the resulting eligible list. Applications for veteran=s credit  are available from this office. Veteran=s credits can only be added to a passing score. 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’s the responsibility of the  candidate to provide appropriate proof as defined in Section 85 of the 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. 

***Children of Firefighters and Police Officers Killed in the Line of Duty***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. 

DELAWARE COUNTY IS AN EQUAL DELAWARE COUNTY PERSONNEL OFFICE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER LINDA PINNER, PERSONNEL OFFICER 

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