CIVIL SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
LAST FILING DATE: DECEMBER 27, 2023
SALARIES VARY BY
SPECIFICATION # 0822
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
The application 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.
The application 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 public libraries under the
jurisdiction of the Suffolk County Department of Human Resources, Personnel and
Civil Service. There is currently one vacancy in the Huntington Public Library.
An employee in this class performs
administrative duties as head of a branch of a large public library. The incumbent is responsible for the
operation of the branch, and for the training and direction of professional and
nonprofessional staff through intermediate supervisors. The work is reviewed by the Director or
Assistant Director of the library through conferences and the attainment of
desired objectives. Does related work as
Possession of a valid New York State
Public Librarian's Professional Certificate and six (6) years of experience as
a professional librarian (professional experience is defined as experience
gained after being awarded a Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS), or a
Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS) or a valid New York State
Public Librarian's Professional Certificate).
Necessary Special Requirement
Appointees must maintain a valid New York
State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate throughout employment in this
SCOPE OF THE EXAMINATION
There will be no written or oral test for
this examination. If you meet the
minimum qualifications, you will receive a rating based upon an evaluation of
your training and experience against the duties of the position being tested.
Candidates must first complete an
examination application and return it to the Suffolk County Department of Human Resources, Personnel and Civil
Service on or before the last filing date of December 27, 2023.
Approved candidates will be sent a notice
containing directions to a website address needed to complete a Training and
The Training and Experience Questionnaire
will be available on February 1, 2024,
and approved candidates will be required to complete and submit this
questionnaire between February 1, 2024 and midnight, February 29, 2024.
Candidates will not be able to claim credit for training and
experience gained after the application filing deadline of December 27, 2023.
Candidates who fail to submit a
questionnaire by midnight, February 29,
2024, will not receive a rating.
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: September 22, 2023
GENERAL CONDITIONS OPEN-COMPETITIVE
may be made using the Suffolk County Application for Employment (Forms CS-205A
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
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 those announced.
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
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 evaluations.
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 Service Rules.
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.
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:
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