CIVIL SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
LAST FILING DATE: JANUARY 3, 2024
WRITTEN TEST DATE: FEBRUARY 10, 2024
SALARIES VARY BY
SPECIFICATION # 0341
All statements made on the application may be verified and the backgrounds of successful candidates
are subject to investigation by the appointing authority.
APPLICATION PROCESSING FEE and FEE WAIVER
processing fee is $40. Application may be made via
the internet at www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/Civil-Service. Payment must be made
by VISA or MasterCard credit card and there will be an additional convenience
fee of $1.95. An acknowledgement of
receipt of application will be sent to all internet
applicants via e-mail. A separate application and processing fee are required
for each examination (identified by examination number) for which you are
applying. The application
processing fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
processing fee may be waived for Suffolk County residents who are veterans,
active duty military, members of the reserves or National Guard, auxiliary
police, firefighters, members in good standing of a local fire district or
ambulance company, members of a Volunteer Fire Department or Volunteer
Emergency Medical Services Agency Explorers programs, volunteer CERT members
and members of the Suffolk County Police Explorers program. The fee may also be waived if you are unemployed and primarily
responsible for the support of a household and for recipients of Medicaid, SSI,
Public Assistance or those in a training program under the Job Training
Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act administered by a state or local
social service agency. Applicants should complete the “Request for Application
Fee Waiver and Certification” form online. All claims for application fee
waiver are subject to verification.
The eligible list for this title will be used to fill current and future vacancies in Suffolk
County departments and non-county jurisdictions under the jurisdiction of the
Suffolk County Department of Human Resources, Personnel and Civil Service. There is currently one vacancy in Western
An employee in this class performs
technical work of limited responsibility in the purchase of an assigned group
of commodities and/or services as part of a central purchasing operation. The incumbent follows a set of procedures
prescribed by law and municipal regulations.
The work involves dealing with vendors and consulting superiors when
assistance is needed and for authorization to award
larger orders. The incumbent supervises
clerical personnel who assist with purchasing details. Work is reviewed by an
administrative supervisor to assure conformance with established policies and
procedures. Does related work as
from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY
State with a Bachelor's Degree*; or,
from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency
diploma and four (4) years of experience in purchasing, marketing or buying for
a commercial, industrial or governmental enterprise or agency; or,
equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of
(a) and (b).
*Please attach to the application a copy
of your college transcript(s) which must have your
name, college name, and date of graduation printed on it by the institution. Grade reports, incomplete transcripts and
other similar documents are unacceptable.
SCOPE OF THE EXAMINATION
The written test will cover
knowledge, skills and/or abilities in such areas as:
and interpreting written material;
computation with calculator;
and practices of purchasing.
use of calculators is recommended for this examination.
Note: 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: https://www.cs.ny.gov/testing/testguides.cfm.
Should it become necessary to amend any
part of this announcement, the Department of Human Resources, Personnel and
Civil Service reserves the right to make such amendment on the Department’s web
page without notification to applicants.
The most current copy of this announcement is available during the
filing period at www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/Civil-Service.
2. Expanded Description of the examination subtests.
who apply for this examination and who have not heard from the Suffolk County
Department of Human Resources, Personnel and Civil Service by February 7,
2024 are advised to contact the Department before
the written test date at (631) 853-5500.
PREPARED: November 30, 2023
GENERAL CONDITIONS OPEN-COMPETITIVE
may be made using the Suffolk County Application for
Employment (Forms CS-205A and CS-205B).
may complete a “Request for Application Fee Waiver and Certification” form and
submit it with Forms CS-205A and CS-205B.
otherwise stated, candidates must meet the minimum qualifications by the date
of the written test, or last filing date in the case of training and experience
evaluations. Unless otherwise stated
part-time experience will be pro-rated.
found ineligible to compete in the written examination may appeal to the Department
of Human Resources, Personnel and Civil Service for reconsideration prior to
the written test date appearing on this announcement. Appeals received on or after the announced
written test date will not be considered.
who fail the examination, or who fail to appear for the examination as
scheduled, will be eliminated from further
consideration for purposes of this competition.
Unless otherwise specified, the final rank order of the eligible list
will be determined on the basis of the score received
on the written test, plus veterans’ credits where appropriate.
applicants will be notified when and where to appear for examination. If an application is rejected, due notice
will be sent.
specifically prohibited by the examination instructions, candidates are permitted to use quiet, hand-held, solar or
battery-powered calculators. Devices
with typewriter keyboards, spell-checker, personal digital assistant, address
books, language translators, dictionaries and any similar devices are prohibited.
the examination is prepared and rated by the Suffolk County
Department of Human Resources, Personnel and Civil Service, the
provisions of the Suffolk County Civil Service Rules dealing with the rating of
examination will apply.
the written examination is 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
which deal with the rating of examination will apply.
eligible list established as a result of this
examination will remain in force for at least one year and may be extended by
the Department of Human Resources, Personnel and Civil Service for a maximum of
four years. Changing conditions may make
it necessary to certify to future vacancies at higher or lower salaries than
regarding eligibility for veterans’ credits appears on the open-competitive
to 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 added to a passing score attained in a competitive examination for
original appointment in the same municipality in which his or her parent
served. If you are qualified to
participate in this examination, and you are the child of a firefighter or
police officer killed in the line of duty, please so notify us in writing when
you submit your application for examination.
A candidate claiming such credit must submit appropriate documentation
to verify eligibility to receive these additional credits before the eligible
list is established.
No additional credits will be granted after the
eligible list is established.
may be made as to character and ability and all
statements made by candidates are subject to verification. Some employers may require the candidate to be fingerprinted and to pass a background investigation.
must be medically, physically and psychologically capable of performing the
duties of the job. Candidates who are appointed to positions in the Suffolk County service may
be required to pass qualifying medical and/or physical and/or psychological
is not required for taking any examinations.
However, some jurisdictions, such as schools, libraries, etc., give
hiring preference to residents. Some
towns also require employees to establish residency within the township. For employment in a Suffolk County
Department, with only limited exceptions set forth in Suffolk County Law,
residency within Suffolk County is required within five years of employment
with the county. In any case in which residency preference is given, the
appointee(s) must meet a specific residency standard as defined in the Civil
Sabbath Observers and handicapped persons:
If special arrangements for testing are required, indicate this on your
smoking is permitted in the building or on the grounds
of the examination site.
you will be on active military duty with the armed forces of the United States
on the date of this test, please contact the Suffolk County Department of Human
Resources, Personnel and Civil Service before the last filing date appearing on
this announcement for alternate test date information.
Multiple Examinations Scheduled for the
Same Day: If you have applied to take a
written test announced by either one or several local jurisdictions (county,
town, city) scheduled to be held on the same test date as this written test,
you must notify each of the local jurisdictions no later than two weeks before
the test date, so they can make arrangements for taking all tests at one test
site. All examinations for positions in State
government will be held at a State examination
center. If you have any questions,
please call the Suffolk County Department of Human Resources, Personnel and
Civil Service at (631) 853-5500.
information regarding a weather-related cancellation of this examination,
please refer to our website at www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/Civil-Service
and click on the “Weather Related Exam Cancellations” link. Civil Service Announcements are shown at the bottom of that page. Also check News 12
Long Island for notice of cancellation of this examination: NEWS 12 LONG ISLAND, TV CHANNEL 12 or at
their website: www.news12.com.
Department of Human Resources, Personnel and Civil Service
William J. Lindsay
County Complex, Bldg. # 158
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788-0099
Phone: (631) 853-5500