NETWORK AND SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN
CIVIL SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
LAST FILING DATE: DECEMBER 27, 2023
SALARY $49,378 - $57,285
SALARIES VARY BY
SPECIFICATION # 0758
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
non-county jurisdictions under the jurisdiction of the Suffolk County Department
of Human Resources, Personnel and Civil Service. There are currently two
vacancies; on each in the East Hampton and Hampton
Bays Union Free School Districts.
An employee in this class is involved in
assisting with the installation and maintenance of personal computers, networks
and other information technology equipment and systems in a Non-County
jurisdiction. Responsibility is included for identifying and correcting system
problems. As an entry level employee in the network and systems field, the
incumbent receives close supervision until experience allows more
independent action. Work is reviewed in progress and upon completion for achievement
of desired objectives. Does related work
Graduation from a standard senior high
school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and two (2) years of
experience in a position working with information technology equipment. At least one (1) year of experience must
include system installation, configuration, evaluation and troubleshooting.
Additional education* from a college with federally-authorized
accreditation or registration by NY State, which includes six (6) credits per
year in information technology or computer science, may be substituted on a
year-for-year basis for all experience. Coursework in information technology**
from a non-degree-granting computer training institution may be accepted based
upon credit hour equivalence.
Special Note: Because of the rapid evolution of technology
in this field, qualifying experience must have been gained
within the last five (5) years.
*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. **Please attach to
the application a copy of your coursework in information technology from a
non-degree-granting computer training institution.
SCOPE OF THE EXAMINATION
The only subject of the examination will
be an evaluation of the candidates’ training and experience. Candidates who meet the minimum
qualifications will receive a rating based on an evaluation of their training
and experience against the background of the duties of the position.
All candidates should submit an
application on or before the last filing date.
After a preliminary review of qualifications, all approved candidates
will be required to complete and return a questionnaire describing their
relevant training and experience. The
rating of training and experience will be based upon
the information candidates provide on the questionnaire. Ambiguity and vagueness will not be resolved
in the candidate’s favor. Additional
information concerning a candidate’s training and experience will
not be accepted after the questionnaire has been rated. Candidates who have not received a
questionnaire by January 31, 2024 should contact the Department of Human
Resources, Personnel and Civil Service.
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.
who filed for this examination more than six months ago are
advised to amend their applications to include current information.
PREPARED: November 1, 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