AIRPORT FACILITIES SUPERVISOR OC                                                       1,2,3,4

            AIRPORT MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR OC                                                1,2,4,5

            ASSISTANT AIRPORT OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR OC                             1,2,4,6,7


1.      PREPARING WRITTEN MATERIAL-These questions test for the ability to present information clearly and accurately, and to organize paragraphs logically and comprehensibly. For some questions, you will be given information in two or three sentences followed by four restatements of the information. You must then choose the best version. For other questions, you will be given paragraphs with their sentences out of order. You must then choose, from four suggestions, the best order for the sentences.


2.      MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF AIRPORT FACILITIES-These questions test for the knowledge of the principles and practices involved in maintaining and repairing airport facilities; and may include such areas as runway, hangar, building, and grounds inspection, upkeep and repair; safety and security procedures related to maintaining airport facilities; and prioritizing maintenance and repair projects.


3.      ADMINISTRATIVE TECHNIQUES AND PRACTICES-These questions test for a knowledge of management techniques and practices used in directing or assisting in directing a program component or an organizational segment. Questions cover such areas as interpreting policies, making decisions based on the context of the position in the organization, coordinating programs or projects, communicating with employees or the public, planning employee training, and researching and evaluating areas of concern.


4.      SUPERVISION-These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices employed in planning, organizing, and controlling the activities of a work unit toward predetermined objectives. The concepts covered, usually in a situational question format, include such topics as assigning and reviewing work; evaluating performance; maintaining work standards; motivating and developing subordinates; implementing procedural change; increasing efficiency; and dealing with problems of absenteeism, morale, and discipline.


5.      UNDERSTANDING AND INTERPRETING WRITTEN MATERIAL-These questions test for the ability to understand and interpret written material. You will be presented with brief reading passages and will be asked questions about the passages. You should base your answers to the questions only on what is presented in the passages and not on what you may happen to know about the topic.


6.      ADVISING AND INTERACTING WITH OTHERS-These questions test for the ability to interact with other people in order to gather and present information and to provide assistance and advice in a courteous and professional manner.


7.      AIRPORT OPERATION, INCLUDING GOVERNMENT RULES AND REGULATIONS-These questions test for the knowledge of the principles and practices involved in operating an airport and may include such areas as proper runway marking and lighting; aircraft handling and runway traffic control; airport control tower communications and procedures; and federal regulations governing airport operations.


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.