GENESEE COUNTY HUMAN RESOURCES
COUNTY BUILDING I, BATAVIA, NEW YORK
AN OPEN COMPETITIVE (DECENTRALIZED) EXAMINATION FOR:
LIBRARY CLERK, O.C. #35-19
SALARY: Salary varies in school districts and other Civil Divisions under the jurisdiction of Genesee County Civil Service.
VACANCY: This examination is being held to establish an eligible list to fill future vacancies as they occur. An eligible may receive only one permanent appointment from this list. Once appointed, there will be a Probationary Period of 8-52 weeks based on performance of duties.
CANDIDATES MUST HAVE BEEN LEGAL RESIDENTS OF GENESEE COUNTY FOR AT LEAST TWO (2) MONTHS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION, AND MUST HAVE CONTINUED THEIR RESIDENCY THROUGH THE PERIOD LEADING TO THEIR INITIAL APPOINTMENT. RESIDENTS OF AN ADJOINING COUNTY, IN A SCHOOL DISTRICT UNDER JUSRISDICTION OF THIS CIVIL SERVICE AGENCY, MEETING EQUIVALENT RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS, WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR EXAMINATINATION AND FOR APPOINTMENT IN THAT DISTRICT ONLY. ELIGIBLE RESIDENTS OF A CIVIL DIVISION MAY BE GIVEN PREFERENCE IN APPOINTMENT TO VACANCIES IN THEIR AREA OF RESIDENCY.
LAST FILING DATE-----------------AUGUST 21, 2019
EXAMINATION DATE--------------------------------SEPTEMBER 28, 2019
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must meet one of the following requirements on or before the date of the written exam:
A. Graduation from high school or possession of an appropriate equivalency diploma recognized by the NYS Department of Education, including or supplemented by a course in typing. [IF CLAIMED, PLEASE INDICATE TYPING COURSE IN THE EDUCATION SECTION ON YOUR APPLICATION],
B. Graduation from high school or possession of an appropriate equivalency diploma recognized by the NYS Department of Education, AND six (6)months of full-time, paid clerical experience in which typing was required, [IF CLAIMED, PLEASE INDICATE EDUCATION AND ALL RELEVANT CLERICAL AND TYPING EXPERIENCE ON YOUR APPLICATION].
NOTE: Part-time or volunteer experience will be considered on a pro-rated basis.
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 $20.00 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 or CREDIT CARD (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 are 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 are receiving Supplemental Security Income payments, or 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:
Arranges or files materials according to library filing rules;
Performs routine searches of and updates of computer records;
Issues borrowers cards according to library procedures;
Performs routine circulation, reserve and overdue functions;
Makes and checks routine arithmetic computations;
Operates office machinery such s photocopiers, fax machines or computers;
Answers the telephone and takes messages;
Calls patrons to deliver messages or information on library materials;
Types cards, lists, labels, or short entries on forms.
SUBJECT OF EXAMINATION: The written test is designed to test for knowledges, skills, and/or abilities in such areas as:
3. Clerical Operations with Letters and Numbers
EXPANDED SUB-TEST DESCRIPTION:
Spelling - These questions test your ability to spell words that are used in written business communications.
Alphabetizing – These questions test your ability to file material in alphabetical order.
Clerical Operations with Letters and Numbers - These questions test your skills and abilities in clerical operations involving, comparing, checking and counting. The questions require you to follow the specific directions given for each question which may involve alphabetizing, comparing, checking and counting given groups of letters and/or numbers.
“A Guide to the Written Test for Entry Level Clerical Series”is availableon the New York State Department of Civil Service website at: http://www.cs.ny.gov/testing/localtestguides.cfm. If you do not have Internet access, come in or send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to, Genesee County Human Resources, County Building #1, 15 Main St., Batavia, NY 14020 to obtain a copy.
CANDIDATES ARE ALLOWED TO USE QUIET, HAND-HELD, SOLAR OR BATTERY POWERED CALCULATORS. CELL PHONES OR DEVICES WITH TYPEWRITER KEYBOARDS ARE PROHIBITED.
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, Persons with Disabilities or Active Military: If special arrangements for testing are required, please indicate this on your application. An explanation of your need for special testing accommodations must be attached to your application. If due to disability – medical documentation must be provided.
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 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.
PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS: College graduates with student loans may be eligible to have part of their loan paid for after being employed in a full-time position at Genesee County. Additional information is available at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/sites/default/files/public-service-loan-forgiveness.pdf.
PLACE TO FILE: To get an application, come in or send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Genesee County Human Resources, County Building I, 15 Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020 or download from website: www.co.genesee.ny.us. Phone 344-2550, Ext. 2223.
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.
This examination is being prepared and rated by the New York State Department of Civil Service 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 this rating of the examination will apply to this test.
GENESEE COUNTY DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, CREED, RELIGION, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, DISABILITY, MARITAL STATUS, CITIZENSHIP STATUS, MILITARY OR VETERAN STATUS, CRIMINAL CONVICTION STATUS, PREDISPOSING GENETIC CHARACTERISTICS OR GENETIC INFORMATION, PREGNANCY, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIM STATUS, OR STATUS AS A MEMBER OF ANY OTHER PROTECTED GROUP OR ACTIVITY IN ALL ASPECTS OF EMPLOYMENT.
GENESEE COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER