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Delaware County Civil Service Exam Information

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






EXAM #77894 

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



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 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)


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: 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 click on departments and then personnel.


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:

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. 



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