Test Title: ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN - FMCC #61-171 -OC
Exam Date: 1/12/2013
Last File Date: 12/3/2012
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The Montgomery County Personnel Department announces an open competitive examination for Electronics Technician – FMCC. There is currently one vacancy at Fulton/Montgomery Community College at this time. The eligible list established as a result of this examination will be used to fill that vacancy and other vacancies as they may occur within four years of the establishment of the eligible list unless the Montgomery County Personnel Officer deems another examination necessary.
RESIDENCY: Candidates must be a resident of either Montgomery or Fulton County for at least one month immediately preceding the examination.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: EITHER:
A. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college
With an A.A.S./A.S. in Electrical Technology or Computer Technology; or
B. One year certificate in Electrical Technology or Computer Technology and
One year of relevant experience.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
Installs, maintains, diagnosis, repairs and calibrates high value scientific laboratory
equipment and other devices, predominantly electronic in nature;
Depending upon specific assignment, duties might include operating electronic/computer
equipment having electronic controls;
Repairing electromechanical equipment;
Performing routine equipment maintenance such as inspecting vision equipment;
Participates in the fabrication of printed circuit boards and electric filters;
May also set up computers and/or electronic equipment;
Install and configure software.
SUBJECTS OF EXAMINATION: A written test designed to evaluate knowledge, skills and /or abilities in the following areas:
1. Basic electronics, including circuitry, schematics and wiring diagrams
These questions test for knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices involved in basic electronics, including circuitry, schematics, and wiring diagrams; and may include such areas as the concepts of voltage, current, and resistance; the identification and function of circuit and solid state components; and the ability to interpret electronic schematics and wiring diagrams.
2. Use of electronic test equipment
These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices involved in the use of electronic test equipment, including identification and proper selection of electronic test equipment.
3. Repair, maintenance, and operating characteristics of electronic equipment
These questions test for knowledge of the operating characteristics, proper maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of electronic equipment.
4. Fundamentals of microcomputer systems
These questions test for knowledge of basic concepts and terminology related to microcomputers. They cover such topics as microcomputer and peripheral equipment; storage media; types of software used with microcomputers; and other associated terms and concepts.
5. Use and operation of microcomputers and related peripheral equipment
These questions are designed to test for technical knowledge and concepts relevant to the operation of a microcomputer and associated peripheral equipment for word processing, spreadsheet analysis, data base management, data communications and other applications. The questions asked are not specific to any vendor or any model of microcomputer.
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: www.cs.ny.gov/testing/localtestguides.cfm
Use of a Calculator is ALLOWED for this examination.
NOTE: An application fee of $7.50 is required for each separately – numbered examination for which you apply. The required fee must accompany your application. Send a check or money order payable to the Montgomery County Personnel Department and write the examination number(s) on your check or money order. Do not send cash. As no refund will be made, 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.
An exception to the fee requirement will be made only for unemployed heads of households and for persons receiving Supplemental Social Security payments or public assistance. To receive an examination fee waiver, the candidate must meet any one of the following criteria: 1. Individuals who are unemployed and primarily responsible for the support of a household; or 2. Individuals who are eligible for Medicaid, or receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments; 3.Individuals who are receiving Public Assistance in the form of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families/Family Assistance or Safety Net Assistance, or are certified eligible for Job Training Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act programs through a state or local social services agency. An Application Fee Waiver Request and Certification Form MUST be completed and submitted with the examination application and supplement. Such claims are subject to later verification and if not supported by appropriate documentation, are grounds for barring appointment.
ADDITIONAL NOTE: Applications must have the front and back completed, and the examination supplement must also be completed and signed. Resumes may be attached, but they do not take the place of the completed application. If a resume becomes removed from the application the qualification portion of the application process will be lost as well, therefore, jeopardizing the candidates chances of being approved for the examination.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
All examinations are prepared and rated by the NYS Department of Civil Service in accordance with Section 23-2 of the Civil Service Law.
SATURDAY SABBATH OBSERVERS-HANDICAPPED PERSONS: If special arrangements for testing are required, indicate this on your application form.
APPLICATIONS: For further information and application, contact Montgomery County Personnel Department, Annex Building, PO Box 1500, Fonda, New York 12068.
The application is part of the examination. Unless otherwise indicated on this announcement, the candidate shall complete one Application for Examination or Employment form for EACH examination he/she wishes to take. NO COPIES WILL BE ACCEPTED. Applicants must answer every question on the application form and make sure that the application is complete in all respects. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE DISAPPROVED. All applications shall be filed with the Montgomery County Personnel Department. Applications are available by mail or in person. This office reserves the right to reject for lateness, application filed after the advertised filing period. The Montgomery County Personnel Department does not make formal acknowledgment of the receipt of an application or take responsibility for non-delivery or postal delay.
PROMOTIONAL EXAMS: Promotion exams are subject to sections 52(1) and 52(9) of the Civil Service Law.
ADMISSION NOTICE: Approved candidates will be notified when and where to appear for the examination. NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED TO THE EXAMINATION WITHOUT THE OFFICIAL ADMISSION NOTICE. If an applicant is disapproved, due notice will be sent. IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR ADMISSION NOTICE 3 DAYS BEFORE THE DATE OF THE WRITTEN OR PERFORMANCE TEST, NOTIFY THIS OFFICE IMMEDIATELY. (518-853-8214).
ANTICIPATED ELIGIBILITY: If you expect to complete the educational requirement(s) within 90 calendar days following the examination date, you can be admitted to this examination. If successful on the examination, you will not be certified for appointment until you have submitted acceptable proof of completion of the requirements to the Montgomery County Personnel Officer. It is your responsibility to provide this documentation.
CROSS FILING: If you have applied for any other Civil Service examinations for employment with New York State or any other local government jurisdiction, you must make arrangements to take all the examinations at one test site. If you have applied for both State and Local government examinations, you must make arrangements to take all your examinations at the State examination center by completing a cross-filer form with the local agency no later than two weeks before the test date. If you have applied for other local government examinations, call or write to each Civil Service Agency for which you have filed for examinations to make arrangements no later than two weeks before the date of the testing date. For this examination call (518) 853-8214.
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.
VETERANS CREDITS: Disabled veterans and veterans establish eligibility for additional credits 10 and 5 points, respectively in open competitive examination and 5 and 2 ˝ points in the case of promotion examinations. Points are added to earned scores provided they have not been used to secure permanent appointment or promotion previously. You are allowed the option of waiving these credits after completion of the examination if you have ranked sufficiently high without them. 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.
FILING OF EXAMINATION APPLICATIONS BY MILITARY PERSONNEL/MILITARY MEMBERS: Individuals serving on active duty in the armed forces during the filing period for a civil service examination, or individuals who have been discharged with other than a dishonorable discharge after the filing period for an examination has commenced, must be permitted to file for the examination NO LATER THAN TEN BUSINESS DAYS BEFORE the scheduled date of the examination or the last filing date, whichever is later. If qualified, the person must be provided an opportunity to compete in the examination under terms and conditions deemed appropriate by either the State or Municipal Commission. It may be necessary to schedule the examination for a candidate whose application is approved, on a different, later test date, due to a shortage of test materials or vacancies in a testing schedule. In order for a make-up exam to be administered, the eligible list resulting from the original examination holding would still have to be in existence. Persons eligible for military make-up do not have to wait until discharge from active duty to take the test. Completing the exam at the earliest possible opportunity is advisable. The applicant must make full disclosure in writing of ALL New York State and Municipal Civil Service examinations for which a military make-up exam is being or will be requested. The applicant must be able to sign the Alternate Test Date Affirmation. The applicant must submit to this office, a copy of a military order, DD214 or other official military document that substantiates the applicant’s active military service at the time of the examination and any subsequent service. Candidates must request a make-up exam no later than 60 days after release from active duty.
EMERGENCIES: If an emergency prevents you from appearing for the examination, please notify this office no later than 10:00 AM on the Monday following the test date (Tuesday, if Monday is a holiday), providing verifiable documentation of the reason.
ELIGIBLE LISTS: Appointments from an eligible list must be made from the top three candidates willing to accept appointment. The duration of an eligible list may be fixed for a minimum period of one year up to a maximum period of 4 years.
ADDRESS CHANGE: Failure to notify this office of a change of address may result in disqualification for examination or certification for appointment following examination. No attempt will be made to locate candidates who have moved.
Candidates must be medically and physically capable of performing the duties of the position and may be required to take examinations to establish this condition.
ALTERNATE TEST DATE POLICY: Because considerable planning, preparation and expense goes into each examination scheduled by the Personnel Officer, it is expected that candidates exert every effort to appear on the announced examination dates. On occasion, candidates may have to sacrifice personal commitments to pursue their career goals. On the other hand, the Personnel Officer must also be able to respond to legitimate needs when candidates find that significant personal events preclude their taking written examination when scheduled.
Listed below are reasons, which the Personnel Officer has determined, warrant granting an alternate test date. Other reasons not listed below will be considered on an individual basis.
· A death in the immediate family or household within the week preceding the examination.
· Military commitment.
· Being a member of a traditional, religious or civil ceremonial party, such as a wedding baptism, bar mitzvah or graduation; or a member of the immediate family or household of the individual for whom the ceremony is being held.
· Having a conflicting professional or educational examination. Professional examinations would include those for CPA, ACSW, and the Bar Educational examinations would include SAT, College Boards and Graduate Records.
· Vacations for which non-refundable down payments were made before the examination announcement was issued.
· Required court appearances.
· Medical emergencies involving a hospital confinement or certification from a physician that the candidate is unable to appear for the examination due to a specific medical problem of the candidate or member of the immediate family or household.
· Emergency weather condition, verified by the local public safety agency, that lead to the closing of specific roads, highways or independent transportation services which prevent a candidate from reaching the test center
PROCEDURES FOR REQUESTING ALTERNATE TEST DATE:
· For situations known prior to when the examination is scheduled for administration, the candidate should notify the Montgomery County Personnel office in writing as soon as possible before the test date. The request should contain a complete explanation of the reason the candidate cannot take the examination as scheduled and be supported by appropriate documents, if available.
· For emergency situations, the candidate must notify this office no later than Tuesday following the Saturday scheduled test date.
LIMITATIONS IN APPLYING ALTERNATE TEST DATE POLICY:
· Written examinations will not be administered prior to the scheduled date.
· Alternate test dates generally will be granted no later than the Saturday following the scheduled examination.
· Taking two civil service tests on the same day is not a basis for an alternate test date for one, as long as both are provided by the New York State Department of Civil Service.
· Alternate test date candidates must affirm in writing that they have not discussed the examination content with any individual. If the affirmation proves untrue, disqualification will follow.
FEDERAL AND STATE LAW PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION BECAUSE OF AGE, RACE, CREED, COLOR, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, GENDER, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, DISABLIITY, OR MARITAL STATUS.
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