POLICE OFFICER, O.C., #65-150
GENESEE COUNTY HUMAN RESOURCES
SALARY: City of Batavia -$37,931 - $55,736 per year (2012). Salaries may vary in other Civil Divisions under the jurisdiction of Genesee County Human Resources.
VACANCY: The City of Batavia currently has five (5) vacant positions. This examination is also being held to establish an eligible list to fill future vacancies, which may occur during the life of the eligible list.
An eligible may receive only one permanent appointment from this list. Once appointed, there will be a Probationary Period of 8-78 weeks based on performance of duties. During this probationary period the Department Head has the ability to terminate employment, without cause.
CANDIDATES MUST HAVE BEEN LEGAL RESIDENTS OF GENESEE COUNTY, OR OF A COUNTY CONTIGUOUS TO GENESEE COUNTY, FOR AT LEAST TWO (2) MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE DATE OF THE EXAMINATION, AND MUST HAVE CONTINUED THEIR RESIDENCY THROUGH THE PERIOD LEADING TO THEIR INITIAL APPOINTMENT. APPOINTEES MAY BE REQUIRED TO INDICATE, AT THE TIME OF CONSIDERATION FOR APPOINTMENT, THAT THEY WILL BECOME A RESIDENT OF THE LOCALITY IN ACCORDANCE WITH CONDITIONS AUTHORIZED BY LOCAL LAW OR ORDINANCE. ELIGIBLE RESIDENTS OF A CIVIL DIVISION MAY BE GIVEN PREFERENCE IN APPOINTMENT TO VACANCIES IN THEIR AREA OF RESIDENCY.
LAST FILING DATE----------OCTOBER 10, 2012
EXAMINATION DATE----------NOVEMBER 17, 2012
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must meet the following requirement on or before the date of the written examination:
EDUCATION: Graduation from high school, or possession of an appropriate equivalency diploma recognized by the NYS Department of Education.
AGE: Candidates must be at least 19 years of age on or before November 17, 2012 to be admitted to the written test. Eligibility for appointment as a police officer begins when the candidate reaches age 20. Candidates who reach their 35th birthday on or before the date of the written examination are not qualified except as follows.* Candidates may have a period of military duty or terminal leave up to six years, as defined in Section 243 (10-a) of the Military Law, deducted from their age for purposes of determining whether they meet the age requirement.
*Section 58.1 (a) requires that applicants not be “more than thirty-five years of age as of the date when the applicant takes the written examination . . .” Candidates who may be impacted by the maximum age requirement and who are requesting an alternate test date (for active military duty, religious accommodations or for an alternate test date situation which meets the conditions of the agency’s alternate test date policy) are advised to contact Genesee County Human Resources to discuss their request.
PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL: Candidates should be aware that an offer of employment will be contingent upon the passing of an appropriate medical and physical agility examination as set forth by the Municipal Police Training Council.
DRIVER’S LICENSE: To be eligible for appointment, candidates must possess a valid New York State Driver’s License. (PLEASE PROVIDE US WITH YOUR NYS DRIVER’S LICENSE NUMBER, EXPIRATION DATE AND CLASS OF LICENSE).
CITIZENSHIP IS A REQUIREMENT FOR APPOINTMENT RATHER THAN FOR ADMISSION TO THE WRITTEN TEST.
CONVICTION OF A FELONY WILL BAR APPOINTMENT, AND CONVICTION OF A MISDEMEANOR OR OTHER OFFENSE MAY BAR EXAMINATION AND APPOINTMENT.
If you are offered employment, you must be willing to submit to criminal history checks by both the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Those checks will be subject to a fee determined by each respective agency, and that fee must be paid by you at the time the fingerprints are taken.
NOTE: You may file for this examination if you expect to complete the educational requirement by January 31, 2013. If successful on the examination, however, you will not be certified for appointment until you have submitted proof of completion of the educational requirements to Genesee County Human Resources.
NOTE: PHOTO ID WILL BE REQUIRED ON THE DAY OF THE EXAMINATION
CANDIDATES, PLEASE NOTE: It is vital that you submit, with your application, all information necessary to show your qualification for examination. APPLICATIONS WHICH DO NOT SHOW TRAINING AND/OR EXPERIENCE TO MEET MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS WILL BE DISAPPROVED, AND WE WILL NOT REFER TO OTHER APPLICATIONS ON FILE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
NOTE - FILING FEES: (The acceptance of your application is dependent upon your following these instructions accurately):
A fee of $25.00 is required for each separately-numbered examination for which you apply. The required fee must accompany your application. The fee may be submitted in the form of either CASH (if delivered in person), PERSONAL CHECK or MONEY ORDER, (if by mail). Personal Checks and Money Orders must be payable to the GENESEE COUNTY TREASURER. Please write the examination number(s) on your personal check or money order. YOUR APPLICATION FEE WILL NOT BE REFUNDED if you do not meet the requirements for admission to the examination. Compare your qualifications carefully to the requirements stated on the announcement and file only for those examinations for which you are clearly qualified. A waiver of application fee will be allowed if you are receiving unemployment and primarily responsible for the support of a household. In addition, a waiver of application fee will be allowed if you are determined eligible for Medicaid, or receiving Supplemental Security Income payments, or Public Assistance (Temporary Assistance for Needy 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 application fee waiver are subject to verification. In order for us to verify your eligibility for an application fee waiver, you must complete a “Request for Fee Waiver” form and submit it with your application by the close of business on the Last Filing Date as indicated on the Examination Announcement. The “Request for Fee Waiver” form can be obtained at Genesee County Human Resources, 15 Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020 or from our website, www.co.genesee.ny.us.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
1. Applying Written Information (rules, regulations, policies, procedures,
EXPANDED SUB-TEST DESCRIPTION:
Memory for Facts and Information – These questions test for the ability to remember facts and information presented in written form. You will be given 5 minutes to read and study the information in the Memory Booklet. After the 5-minute period, the Memory Booklet will be taken away. You will then be required to answer questions about the material that was presented in the Memory Booklet.
Reading, Understanding and Interpreting Written Information - These questions test for the ability to read, understand and interpret the kinds of written information that police officers are required to read during their formal training period and on the job.
QUALIFYING PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST - The three elements measured in the qualifying physical fitness test are muscular endurance, absolute strength and cardiovascular capacity. The following is a brief description of the physical fitness test.
Muscular Endurance - The requirement is for a number of bent-leg sit-ups to be performed in one minute.
Push -Up - This test measures muscular endurance of the upper body (anterior deltoid, pectoralis major and triceps). The requirement is for a number of full body repetitions that a candidate must complete without breaks.
Cardiovascular Activity - 1.5 mile run; the requirement is for the attainment of a score calculated in minutes and seconds.
The Municipal Police Training Council adopted the physical fitness-screening test based on the model formulated by the Cooper Institute of Aerobics Research. The minimum passing scores, depending on age and sex, represent the fortieth (40th) percentile of physical fitness as established by the Cooper Institute. Failure on a part of qualifying test will remove your name from further consideration for appointment. Copies of the physical fitness and medical standards are available upon request from Genesee County Human Resources.
A Guide for the Written Test for Police Entrance is available at the New York State website:www.cs.ny.gov/testing/localtestguides.cfm . Candidates not having access to a computer or the internet may request copy of the test guide from the municipal civil service office conducting this examination using the contact information found elsewhere on this announcement.
CROSS-FILER STATEMENT: If you have applied for other local government or state examinations, call or write to each civil service agency to make arrangements no later than two weeks before the date of the examinations. You must notify all local government civil service agencies with whom you have filed an application of the test site at which you wish to take your examinations. The “Cross-filer Form” for Genesee County can be obtained at Genesee County Human Resources, 15 Main St., Batavia, NY 14020 or from our website, www.co.genesee.ny.us.
NOTE: Religious Accommodations--Handicapped Persons: If special arrangements for testing are required, please indicate this on your application form.
ACTIVE MILITARY MEMBERS: Any member of the armed forces of the United States who has duly filed an application to compete in a scheduled competitive examination but was deprived of the opportunity to compete in the examination due to active military duty could be provided with a special military make-up examination.
Current members of the Armed Forces may apply for Veteran’s credits by filing an “Application for Veteran’s Credits” (Form VC-1). The “Application for Veteran’s Credits” can be obtained at Genesee County Human Resources, 15 Main St., Batavia, NY 14020 or from our website at, www.co.genesee.ny.us. Proof of military status must also be presented and verified in order for consideration of granting of “conditional” Veteran’s credit. Acceptable proof may include a military I.D. card, military orders, or other official military document that substantiates active military service at time of exam. This documentation and VC-1 Form must be received prior to the establishment of the Eligible List for this examination. The “conditional” status of the additional credits will remain until proof is provided indicating that the service was in time of war and that the veteran received an honorable discharge, or was released under honorable circumstances.
VETERANS: Additional credits are available to veterans who meet certain established requirements. Veterans who have not exhausted their credits should make application for their use, if desired. A COMPLETED APPLICATION FOR VETERANS CREDITS (FORM VC-1) AND A COPY OF SEPARATION PAPERS (FORM DD-214) MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE THE ELIGIBLE LIST FOR THIS EXAMINATION IS ESTABLISHED IN ORDER TO UTILIZE ADDITIONAL CREDITS. DISABLED VETERANS MUST SUBMIT, IN ADDITION, A COPY OF FORM VC-3 (AUTHORIZATION FOR DISABILITY RECORD). The “Application for Veteran’s Credits” can be obtained at Genesee County Human Resources, 15 Main St., Batavia, NY 14020 or from our website at, www.co.genesee.ny.us.
ADDITIONAL CREDIT AUTHORIZED: Additional credits shall be allowed for children of firefighters and police officers killed in the line of duty, as “child” in this section in competitive examinations for original appointment. (a) On all eligible lists resulting from competitive examinations, the names of eligible persons shall be entered in the order of their respective final earned ratings on examinations, with the name of the eligible person with the highest final earned ratings at the head of such list, provided, however, that for the purpose of determining final earned ratings, children of firefighters and police officers killed in the line of duty shall be entitled to receive an additional ten (10) points in a competitive examination for original appointment in the same municipality in which his or her parent has served. (b) Such additional credit shall be added to the final earned rating of such child, as the case may be, after he or she has qualified in the competitive examination and shall be granted only at the time of establishment of the resulting eligible list.
PLACE TO FILE: To get an application, come in or send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Genesee County Human Resources, Room 321, County Building 1, 15 Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020 or download from Website: www.co.genesee.ny.us. Phone 344-2550, Ext. 2220.
Applications mailed to us must be postmarked with a date no later than the last filing date indicated on this announcement.
All correspondence will be sent only to the address provided on the application for examination. It is your responsibility to inform the Genesee County Human Resources office of any change of address. Correspondence returned for incorrect address will not be forwarded. All address changes must be submitted to the Genesee County Human Resources office in writing.
APPLICANTS: Please contact this office three days prior to examination if you have not been notified by us, as to your eligibility to participate in this examination.
The rating key for this examination will be established by the New York State Civil Service Commission prior to the date of the test, upon recommendation of a committee of police experts who will review all the questions for appropriateness and the key answers for correctness. There will be no review of the questions by candidates. This committee was selected with the assistance of and the endorsement of the Police Conference of New York, Inc., the New York State Association of PBS’s Inc., and the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police, Inc.
THE COUNTY OF GENESEE DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF