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Yates County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Yates County does not unlawfully discriminate in employment because of age,
race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception, genetic predisposition, or domestic violence victim status.
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Answer all questions fully. A resume, if submitted, cannot substitute for the application. You are encouraged
to read the General Conditions and Instructions for more information.
Last, First, Middle Initial
Complete the following if a license to operate a
motor vehicle is required for the position for which you are applying.
Special Testing Arrangements (Refer to General Conditions and
Instructions). If you need Special Testing Accommodations to take the
examination, contact the Civil Service Office at 315-536-5112.
If you have filed or are filing SEPARATE applications for Civil Service
Examinations being held on the same date, attach the CROSSFILER
APPLICATION. Call to make arrangements no later than two weeks
before the test date.
Candidates must meet the Residency Requirements as
stated on the examination announcement. You must complete the following to
determine if you meet these residency requirements.
Indicate how long this has been your legal residence, up to the date of
this application, showing that you meet the residency requirements as
Name, Years, Months
Check the appropriate box for each question.
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you may give specifics below. If you elect not to provide specifics, or if such explanation is insufficient,
you may be required to submit further information. None of the above circumstances represents an automatic bar to employment. Each case is considered
and evaluated on individual merits in relation to the position(s) for which you are applying.
If a license, certificate or other authorization to practice a trade or profession is listed as a requirement on the announcement of the
examination(s) for which you are applying:
If credit is claimed for a partially completed college curriculum or correspondence course, attach a list of courses and credit or
semester hours completed. Indicate how many credit hours or courses are required for graduation. If required to indicate specific course work, do
so on an attached sheet.
All sections must be filled out completely even if you attach a resume. Begin with the most recent employment. List all
employment or military service that shows that you meet the minimum qualifications for the examination. Omissions or vagueness will not be interpreted
in your favor. Under Description of Duties, clearly describe the nature of work which you personally performed. Part-time experience will be prorated
unless otherwise stated on the examination announcement. Verified and documented volunteer experience will only be credited when specifically stated
on the examination announcement. If you move to a different position within the same organization, indicate so in a separate employment
box. You may attach additional sheets if you need more space.
I affirm, subject to the penalties of perjury, that the statements made in this application, including statements made in any
accompanying papers, are true. I understand that all statements made by me in connection with this application are
subject to investigation and verification and that a material misstatement or fraud may disqualify me from appointment
and/or lead to revocation of my appointment. I give the employer the right to investigate all references and to secure
additional job related information about me. I hereby release from liability the employer and its representatives for seeking
such information and all other persons, corporations or organizations for furnishing such information. If the position I am
applying for is covered by the employer’s drug testing policy, I understand that as a condition of appointment to this
position, I will be required to take and successfully pass a pre-employment drug test.
By typing your name into this field you authorize Yates County to consider this an electronic signature.
State any other name by which you have been known
Applications may be obtained at the Yates County Civil Service
Office or on the website at http://ny-yatescounty.civicplus.com. Candidates will be notified of the time
and place of the examination.
Applications received after the deadline of the last filing date will not be considered eligible for this examination.
You must notify the Civil Service Office of any change of address, telephone number or email address.
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 has commenced will be permitted to file an application for examination no later than two business days prior to the scheduled examination date, or the last date to file, whichever is later.
Any member of the Armed Forces who properly filed, within the announced filing period, an application for a competitive examination but was unable to participate in the examination due to active military service, will be provided with a special make-up examination under the terms and conditions deemed appropriate by the New York State Department of Civil Service and/or the Yates County Civil Service Office.
A fee of $17.00 is required for each separately-numbered examination
for which you apply. A $27 fee is required when applying for the Police Officer/Deputy
Sheriff Examination. If applying for both Police and Deputy Sheriff examinations, a $27 fee is due for each application. The required fee must accompany your application. If you wish to pay by credit card, please use our online application or send check or money order payable to Yates County. 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.
The examination fee will be waived for (1) those applicants who are unemployed and primarily responsible for the support of a household; (2) those applicants who are receiving SSI or public assistance (Family Assistance or Safety Net Assistance); (3) those applicants certified as Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). If you wish to apply for a fee waiver, you must complete the Fee Waiver Form and attach it to your application. This form can be obtained at the Civil Service Office or
on the website at http://ny-yatescounty.civicplus.com.
Accepted candidates will be notified when and where to appear for the examination. If an application is disapproved, due notice will be sent.
Unless otherwise notified, candidates are permitted to use quiet, hand-held, solar or battery powered calculators. Devices 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 material to the test site.
Candidates who fail to appear for the exam as scheduled will be eliminated from further consideration for this competitive examination.
This written 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 the rating of examinations will apply to this written examination.
The minimum qualifications listed in this announcement have been approved by the Yates County Civil Service Office for the purpose of evaluating a candidate's education, training and experience to determine admission to this examination. This examination is being conducted to establish a Civil Service Eligible List which will be certified to appointing authorities to fill available vacancies. Candidates whose names are certified for appointment have only met the minimum qualifications to take the examination. All candidates who pass the examination will be placed on an eligible list. Unless otherwise specified, the final rank order of the eligible list will be determined on the basis of the scores received on the written test, plus Veterans Credits and Seniority Credits where appropriate. The eligible list established as a result of this examination will remain in force for at least one year and may expire when a new eligible list is established.
(Promotional Exams Only) Seniority Credits will be added to an
eligible score based on continuous permanent competitive class service in the jurisdiction
holding the examination. Service would be credited up to and including the date of
examination as follows:
-Less than 1 year: 0 credits
-1 to 5 years: 1 credit
-6 to 10 years: 2 credits
-11 to 15 years: 3 credits
-16 to 20 years: 4 credits
-21 to 25: 5 credits
Each additional 5 years will be credited 1 point in accordance with the above schedule.
Additional Credits for Eligible Children or Siblings of Firefighters and Police
Officers Killed in the Line of Duty. If you are either a child or sibling of a Firefighter
or Police Officer killed in the line of duty as defined in Civil Service Law Section 85-a (see
below), you may be entitled to receive an additional ten points in a competitive
examination for original appointment in the same municipality in which the deceased
firefighter or police officer had served. 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. You must contact this office regarding these credits upon
submission of your application for examination.
Children of firefighters and police officers killed in the
line of duty are eligible for these additional credits.
If you need accommodation to take the examination
for one of the reasons outlined below, please check the appropriate box on the
Examination Application and contact the Civil Service Office at 315-536-5112.
Most written exams are held on Saturdays. If you cannot
take the exam on the announced date due to a conflict with a religious observation or
practice, arrangements will be made so that you can take the examination on an alternate
accommodation will be made for individuals with a disability during the application and
examination process. You must provide documentation as to the accommodation you
need to apply for and/or take the examination.
An alternate exam date may be requested for one of the following
reasons. Documentation supporting the request will be required.
1. A death in the immediate family or household within the week preceding
the exam date.
2. Medical emergencies involving the candidate or member(s) of the
candidate’s immediate family.
3. Military Orders (a copy of the orders is required).
4. Wedding – must be a member of the wedding party or an immediate family
member of the bride or groom.
5. Vacation for which a non-refundable down payment was made before the
exam announcement was issued.
A clearance from the
Commissioner of Education will be required for employment within a school district for
those positions that are designated by the school district as having direct contact with
The following information and instructions pertain to those candidates
who are claiming Veterans Credits. Please note that Veterans Credits will not be granted
after the establishment of the eligible list.
-If you are claiming Veterans Credits as either a disabled or non-disabled veteran, you
must check the appropriate box on the Application for Examination form and answer all
questions accurately and completely. You must also complete the Application for Veterans
Credits obtained in the Yates County Civil Service Office or on the website at
www.yatescounty.org, and submit the DD-214 Discharge Papers showing that you have
an honorable discharge. Failure to do so may result in a denial of your claim for Veterans
-If you are claiming credits as a disabled veteran, you must in addition to meeting the
requirements as indicated on the Examination Application, be certified by the United
States Department of Veterans Affairs as being disabled in the actual performance of duty
in any war; that the disability is rated at ten percent or more, and that the disability exists
at the time of application for appointment or promotion.
-All claims and grants for Veterans Credits are tentative and must be verified through
inspection of discharge papers and related documents prior to the establishment of the
eligible list. All statements you make in support of your claim for Veterans Credits are
subject to investigation and substantiation by the Yates County Civil Service Office. In the
event of subsequent disclosure of any material misstatement or fraud in your claim, your
appointment may be rescinded and you may be disqualified from further appointment on
which you have been granted additional credits as a result of such material misstatement
-Any candidate who is currently serving in the Armed Forces of the United States on a
full-time active duty basis, other than active duty for training, may file for Veterans Credits
on an examination prior to the list being established.
A qualified candidate receiving Conditional Veterans
Credits will be restricted from certification using the credits until the appropriate
documentary proof indicating that the service was in time of war and that the individual
received an honorable discharge or was released under honorable circumstances has been
presented. It is the candidate's responsibility to provide such proof to the Yates County
Civil Service Office in order to have the restriction removed and be certified at a score
including the Veterans Credits. Until such documentation is submitted, a candidate may
only be certified with the examination score, not including the Veterans Credits.
Effective January 1, 2014, additional Veterans Credits
may be granted to veterans who:
1. Used Non-Disabled Veterans Credits to obtain a civil service appointment or
promotion with New York State or a local government; and
2. Subsequent to such appointment, are certified by the US Department of
Veterans Affairs as having a service connected disability rated at 10% or
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