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City of Yonkers NY Police Officer Exam


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#1 OFFLINE   batt2

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 05:26 PM

P O S T C O N S P I C U O U S L Y
THIS IS NOT AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT
MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
40 South Broadway
City Hall Room 120
Yonkers, N.Y. 10701
A NON-REFUNDABLE $25.00 APPLICATION FEE IS REQUIRED FOR EACH SEPARATELY NUMBERED EXAMINATION FOR WHICH YOU APPLY
POLICE OFFICER

EXAMINATION NO. SALARY
62-122 $57,295

EXAMINATION DATE APPLICATIONS
November 14, 2009 ACCEPTED
July 31, 2009 –
September 30, 2009

APPOINTING VACANCIES
AUTHORITY As they may occur
Police Department

RESIDENCY

Candidates must be legal residents of Westchester, Nassau, Putnam, Rockland or Bronx County for at least three (3) months immediately preceding the date of the written examination and continuously up to and including the date of appointment. PREFERENCE IN APPOINTMENT WILL BE GIVEN TO SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WHO HAVE BEEN LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE CITY OF YONKERS FOR AT LEAST THREE (3) MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE DATE OF THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION AND CONTINUOUSLY UP TO AND INCLUDING THE DATE OF APPOINTMENT.

THE JOB

DUTIES
This position has the responsibility for enforcing laws and ordinances and protecting lives and property. The incumbents perform several different types of major job assignments in carrying out their general duties. General patrol work is by far the most common assignment, but incumbents may also be assigned, on a temporary, rotating or concurrent basis, to detective, desk, communication, juvenile or administrative functions. While work is performed under the daily general supervision of a Sergeant or higher-ranking officer, police officers are required to utilize independent judgment in performing their duties by applying relevant laws, rules and regulations. Police officers undergo rigorous classroom and on-the-job training to acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to satisfactorily carry out their assignments. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative Only)
Participates in formal classroom and on-the-job training in law enforcement activities;
Patrols as assigned area, either by foot or vehicle, looking for anything unusual or out of place and for crimes, emergencies or violations in progress;
Takes appropriate action at the scene of a crime emergency or violation when discovered during a patrol or when dispatched to the scene;
Maintains traffic safety;
Confiscates firearms and other weapons;
Administers emergency first aid treatment to injured persons;
Responds to and takes appropriate action at natural and man-made emergencies, such as traffic accidents, fires, floods, bomb scares and suicides;
Intervenes in fights and family disputes;
Operates communications and computer equipment;
Makes arrests;
Searches/secures prisoners;
Prepares for and testifies in court;
Responds to a variety of citizens’ complaints and requests for assistance;
Assists in various phases of investigations;
Prepares written reports as required in conjunction with the preceding assignments;
Dispatches Officers and patrol cars;

ENTRY LEVEL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Working knowledge of the basic principles of human behavior;
Working knowledge of proper English grammar and spelling;
Ability to listen to and comprehend oral and written information;
Ability to write clearly;
Ability to accept responsibility;
Ability to make decisions quickly;
Ability to remain calm and to think under pressure;
Ability to act in emergency situations or under pressure with minimal guidance or directions;
Good memory; self discipline; personal pride; initiative; common sense; objectivity; stamina;
flexibility; good moral character; hand and eye coordination; tact; courtesy;
Exhibits self-confidence and ability to control verbal interaction situations.

Applications are available immediately through September 30, 2009.

WHERE TO GET AN APPLICATION
Applications can be downloaded from www.yonkersny.gov

Records Division, YPD Headquarters, 104 South Broadway, 2nd Floor, (Cacace Justice Center), between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

City Hall, 40 South Broadway, Civil Service, Room 120, Monday through Friday, between
8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., 377-6092 or 377-6093.


Police Recruitment Headquarters, (YPD Community Affairs Division) 36 Radford Street,
Yonkers, N.Y. Monday through Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, between
9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., 377-7373

The following precincts will also have applications available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:

First Precinct: 730 E. Grassy Sprain Road, Yonkers, NY 377-7477
Second Precinct: 441 Central Park Ave., Yonkers, NY 377-7452
Third Precinct: 435 Riverdale Ave., Yonkers, NY 377-7427
Fourth Precinct: 53 Shonnard Pl., Yonkers, NY 377-7401

WHERE AND HOW TO FILE AN APPLICATION
City Hall, 40 South Broadway, Civil Service, Room 120, Monday through Friday, between
8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., 377-6092 or 377-6093.

Police Recruitment Headquarters, (YPD Community Affairs Division) 36 Radford Street,
Yonkers, N.Y. Monday through Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, between
9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., 377-7373.

Applications can be mailed directly to the Civil Service Commission, 40 South Broadway, Room 120, Yonkers, N.Y. 10701. This is the only location where applications can be mailed.

NOTE: DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST DAY TO FILE YOUR APPLICATION. COMPLETED APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE FILED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER PUBLICATION OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR EXAMINATION.

APPLICATION FILING FEE
A non-refundable application fee of $25.00 is required. The required fee must accompany your application. Submit check or money order payable to “the City of Yonkers”. Write the examination number and your name and Social Security number on your check or money order. Application fees are non-refundable. If you are disqualified from or fail to appear for the examination, your fee is not refunded. Therefore, you are urged to compare your qualifications carefully with the requirements for admission.

IF YOUR APPLICATION IS RECEIVED WITHOUT THE REQUIRED FEE IT WILL BE DENIED AND YOU WILL NOT BE ADMITTED TO THE EXAMINATION. YOUR APPLICATION WITH THE REQUIRED FEE MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO OR NOT LATER THAN THE LAST FILING DATE. THE FEE MAY BE SUBJECT TO INCREASE.

APPLICATION FILING FEE WAIVER
A waiver of application fee will be allowed if you are unemployed and primarily responsible for the support of a household. In addition, a waiver of application fee will be allowed if you are determined eligible for Medicaid, or receiving Supplemental Security Income payments, or Public Assistance (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families/Family Assistance or Safety net Assistance) or are certified Job Training partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act eligible through a State or local social service agency. All claims for application fee waiver are subject to verification. If you can verify eligibility for application fee waiver, complete a “Request for Application Fee Waiver and Certification” form and submit it with your application by the close of business on the Application Deadline as Listed on the Examination Announcement.

REQUIREMENTS

AGE
A candidate must not be less than eighteen (18) years of age nor more than thirty-five years of age as of the date when the applicant takes the written examination. Eligibility for employment begins when a candidate reaches his or her twentieth (20th) birthday. (Exception may be for veterans as provided in Section 58(1)(a) of the New York Civil Service Law.

EFFECT OF MILITARY DUTY ON AGE LIMITS
In determining an applicant’s maximum age for examination, up to six years can be added to the maximum age based on military duty (as defined in Section 243(1)(b) and (10)(a) of the New York Military Law).

EDUCATION
At time of appointment, the following is required:

Graduation from High School or possession of a High School Equivalency Diploma.

CITIZENSHIP
United States Citizenship is a requirement for appointment rather than for admission to the examination.

DRIVER’S LICENSE
To be eligible for appointment, candidates must possess a valid New York State Class D Driver’s License.

EXAMINATION

A Guide to taking the Written Test for Police Officer is available on the New York State Department of Civil Service Web Site at: www.cs.state.ny.us/jobseeker/local/ or in the Civil Service Office.
Portions of the examination include:

WRITTEN TEST
The written test will be designed to test for abilities in the following areas:

1. APPLYING WRITTEN INFORMATION (RULES, REGULATIONS, POLICIES, PROCEDURES, DIRECTIVES, ETC.) IN POLICE SITUATIONS
These questions test for the ability to apply written rules in given situations similar to those typically experienced by police officers.


2. MEMORY FOR FACTS AND INFORMATION
These questions test for the ability to remember facts and information presented in written form. You will be given 5 minutes to read and study the information in the Memory Booklet. After the 5-minute period, the memory Booklet will be taken away. You will then be required to answer questions about the material that was presented in the Memory Booklet.

3. READING, UNDERSTANDING AND INTERPRETING WRITTEN INFORMATION
These questions test for the ability to read, understand, and interpret the kinds of written information that police officers are required to read during their formal training period and on the job.

4. PREPARING WRITTEN MATERIAL IN A POLICE SETTING
These questions test for the ability to prepare the types of reports that police officers write. You will be presented with a page of notes followed by several questions. Each question will consist of four restatements of the information given in the notes. From each set of four, you must choose the version that presents the information most clearly and accurately.

PERC Statement

The rating key for this examination will be established by the New York State Civil Service Commission prior to the date of the test, upon recommendations of a committee of police experts who will review all the questions for appropriateness and key answers for correctness. There will be no review of the questions by candidates. This committee was selected with the assistance of and the endorsement of the Police Conference of New York, Inc., the New York State Association of PBA’s, Inc. and the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police, Inc.

The 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 examination will apply. The final score on the written portion is worth 100% of your total score. The physical agility portion will be rated on a pass/fail basis as part of the condition of employment and will not be averaged in for a final score.

MULTIPLE TEST APPLICANTS
If you have cross filed for any other civil service tests with New York State or any other local government jurisdiction, you must make arrangements to take all the examinations at one test site. You must notify this office in writing at least two weeks before the test date indicating the site where you wish to take the test.

SABBATH OBSERVER
Candidates, who for religious reasons, cannot be tested on Saturday must indicate this information on their application.


ALTERNATE TEST DATE
Under specific circumstances an alternate test date may be arranged in accordance with established guidelines. This includes special test arrangement for active military members. Your request and verifiable documentation must be submitted to the Civil Service Office prior to the test date or in the case of an emergency not later than 4:30 p.m. on the next business day following the test. The requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis for compliance with our alternate test date guidelines. A copy of these guidelines is available upon request in the Civil Service Office.

DISABLED APPLICANTS
If special arrangements for testing are required, please indicate this on your application.

MEDICAL AND PHYSICAL FITNESS STANDARDS
Medical and physical fitness standards of the Municipal Police Training Council are available at the Civil Service and Recruitment Offices. Candidates should also be aware that an offer of employment may be contingent upon the passing of Medical and Physical Fitness exams based on Municipal Police Training Council standards in effect at time of such assessment.

The Physical and Medical examination are required to make sure that the individual is physically able to perform, in a reasonable manner, the duties and responsibilities of a Police Officer.

PSYCHOLOGICAL AND/OR PSYCHIATRIC EXAMINATION
An officer of employment may be contingent upon the passing of psychological screening procedures.

FINGERPRINT PROCEDURE
Prior to an offer of employment for permanent appointment from the eligible list, potential appointees will be required to pay a fee in the form of a postal money order, payable to: DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES, for the mandatory full search and retention of fingerprint charts, pursuant to Chapter 548 Laws of 1976.

REFUSAL TO REMIT SUCH FEE WILL BE CONSTRUED AS A DECLINATION OF AN OFFER OF APPOINTMENT.

CONVICTION OF A MISDEMEANOR MAY BAR EMPLOYMENT; CONVICTION OF A FELONY SHALL BAR EMPLOYMENT.

APPOINTMENTS

This examination is being held to fill future vacancies in the Yonkers Police Department.

A list will be established. Yonkers Residents will be listed followed by non-residents.



SPECIAL REQUIREMENT FOR PERMANENT APPOINTMENT
Successful completion of the Municipal Police Training Council’s Police officer Training Course and successful completion of the Yonkers Police Academy Recruit Training Program during the probationary period.

DURATION OF LIST
The eligible list established by the Civil Service Commission will remain in force for at least one but not more than four years.

IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CANDIDATE TO NOTIFY THE CIVIL SERVICE OFFICE OF ANY CHANGE IN NAME OR ADDRESS. NO ATTEMPT WILL BE MADE TO LOCATE CANDIDATES WHO HAVE MOVED.

VETERANS
Disabled and non-disabled veterans who establish eligibility for additional credits and are successful in the examination are entitled to have 10 and 5 points, respectively, added to their earned scores. Points are granted under Civil Service Law Section 85. It is necessary to claim these credits with the filing of your application. You will be allowed the option of waiving these credits after the completion of the examination.

The Commission must be notified in advance if an applicant desires special provisions to take the written examination as a Sabbath Observer or disabled person. Justification for such special provisions must be presented in writing at time of filing application.

INVESTIGATION OF CANDIDATES
All statements are subject to verification. Inquiries may be made as to character and qualifications.

APPOINTMENTS
Changing conditions may make it advisable to certify to future vacancies at higher or lower salaries than those announced.

FREE TRAINING CLASSES WILL BE OFFERED TO YONKERS RESIDENTS ONLY. FURTHER DETAILS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE POLICE RECRUITMENT HEADQUARTERS, (914) 377-7373

YOU MAY NOT BRING CALCULATORS, BOOKS, CELL PHONES OR OTHER REFERENCE MATERIALS TO THE WRITTEN EXAM.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
YONKERS MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY

Dated: Yonkers, New York
July 2009

Edited by batt2, 11 August 2009 - 05:27 PM.


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Posted 11 August 2009 - 08:30 PM

Damn, if only I lived 30 seconds down the hill in Putnam...
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Posted 12 August 2009 - 05:03 AM

QUOTE(SageVigiles @ Aug 11 2009, 09:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Damn, if only I lived 30 seconds down the hill in Putnam...


It wouldn't matter.

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PREFERENCE IN APPOINTMENT WILL BE GIVEN TO SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WHO HAVE BEEN LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE CITY OF YONKERS FOR AT LEAST THREE (3) MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE DATE OF THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION AND CONTINUOUSLY UP TO AND INCLUDING THE DATE OF APPOINTMENT.


Simply put, you would have little to no chance even if you did.

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 12:21 PM

I know NYS Civil Service mandates a test every 4 years (I think), how likely is YPD to hire a class in the next few years?

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Posted 12 August 2009 - 01:13 PM

QUOTE(x635 @ Aug 12 2009, 07:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I know NYS Civil Service mandates a test every 4 years (I think), how likely is YPD to hire a class in the next few years?


They just hired 40 cops. FD is hiring this fall.




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