GENESEE COUNTY HUMAN RESOURCES
COUNTY BUILDING I, BATAVIA, NEW YORK
AN OPEN COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR:
DEPUTY SHERIFF, O.C. #65-623
SALARY: Genesee County - $28.43 – $31.42 per hour (2018)
VACANCY: This examination is being held to establish an eligible list to fill future vacancies, which may occur during the life of the eligible list.
An eligible may receive only one permanent appointment from this list. Once appointed, there will be a Probationary Period of 8-78 weeks based on performance of duties. During this probationary period the Department Head has the ability to terminate employment, without cause.
Residency Requirement to Participate in the Examination
Candidates must have been legal residents of Genesee County at the time of examination and for at least two months prior to the date of the examination.
Residency Requirement for Appointment
Candidates must be residents of Genesee County at the time of appointment.
LAST FILING DATE----------JULY 18, 2018
EXAMINATION DATE----------SEPTEMBER 15, 2018
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must meet the following requirement on or before the last filing date:
EDUCATION: Graduation from high school or possession of an appropriate equivalency diploma recognized by the NYS Department of Education.
AGE: Candidates must be at least 19 years of age on or before September 15, 2018 to be admitted to the written test. Eligibility for appointment as a deputy sheriff begins when the candidate reaches age 20. Candidates who reach their 35th birthday on or before the date of the written examination are not qualified except as follows.* Candidates may have a period of military duty or terminal leave up to six years, as defined in Section 243 (10-a) of the Military Law, deducted from their age for purposes of determining whether they meet the age requirement.
*Section 58.1 (a) requires that applicants not be “more than thirty-five years of age as of the date when the applicant takes the written examination . . .” Candidates who may be impacted by the maximum age requirement and who are requesting an alternate test date (for active military duty, religious accommodations or for an alternate test date situation which meets the conditions of the agency’s alternate test date policy) are advised to contact Genesee County Human Resources to discuss their request.
PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL: Candidates should be aware that an offer of employment will be contingent upon the passing of an appropriate medical and physical fitness examination as set forth by the Municipal Police Training Council.
PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION: Prior to appointment, you will be required to participate in a psychological evaluation to determine your fitness to perform the essential duties of the position. Failure to meet the standards set forth in this evaluation will result in disqualification.
NOTIFICATION: Please be advised that in order to be considered for a position as a Deputy Sheriff with the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, all potential candidates will be required to submit to a polygraph examination as part of their background investigation.
DRIVER’S LICENSE: To be eligible for appointment, candidates must possess a valid New York State Driver’s License. (PLEASE PROVIDE US WITH YOUR NYS DRIVER’S LICENSE NUMBER, EXPIRATION DATE AND CLASS OF LICENSE).
CITIZENSHIP IS A REQUIREMENT FOR APPOINTMENT RATHER THAN FOR ADMISSION TO THE WRITTEN TEST.
CONVICTION OF A FELONY WILL BAR APPOINTMENT. CONVICTION OF A MISDEMEANOR OR OTHER OFFENSE MAY BE SUBJECT TO EVALUATION AND MAY BAR APPOINTMENT.
If you are offered employment, you must be willing to submit to criminal history checks by both the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
NOTE: PHOTO ID WILL BE REQUIRED ON THE DAY OF THE EXAMINATION.
CANDIDATES, PLEASE NOTE: It is vital that you submit, with your application, all information necessary to show your qualification for examination. APPLICATIONS WHICH DO NOT SHOW TRAINING AND/OR EXPERIENCE TO MEET MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS WILL BE DISAPPROVED, AND WE WILL NOT REFER TO OTHER APPLICATIONS ON FILE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
NOTE – FILING FEES: (The acceptance of your application is dependent upon your following these instructions accurately):
A fee of $25.00 is required for each separately-numbered examination for which you apply. The required fee must accompany your application. The fee may be submitted in the form of either CASH or CREDIT CARD (if delivered in person), PERSONAL CHECK or MONEY ORDER, (if by mail). Personal Checks and Money Orders must be payable to the GENESEE COUNTY TREASURER. Please write the examination number(s) on your personal check or money order. YOUR APPLICATION FEE WILL NOT BE REFUNDED if you do not meet the requirements for admission to the examination. Compare your qualifications carefully to the requirements stated on the announcement and file only for those examinations for which you are clearly qualified. A waiver of application fee will be allowed if you are receiving unemployment 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 are receiving Supplemental Security Income payments, or Temporary Assistance for Needy 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. In order for us to verify your eligibility for an application fee waiver, you must complete a “Request for Fee Waiver” form and submit it with your application by the close of business on the Last Filing Date as indicated on the Examination Announcement. The “Request for Fee Waiver” form can be obtained at Genesee County Human Resources, 15 Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020 or from our website, www.co.genesee.ny.us.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
Maintains law and order patrolling assigned areas to enforce laws, investigate crimes and arrest violators;
Drives patrol vehicle through assigned area, observing traffic violations and issuing citations;
Assumes control at traffic accidents to maintain traffic flow, assists accident victims and investigates causes of accidents;
Notifies supervisors of major accidents or crimes, contacting coroners if necessary and conducts preliminary investigations;
Investigates illegal or suspicious activities of persons and quells disturbances;
Receives arrest warrants and executes same by locating and taking persons into custody;
Maintains order in crowds, parades, fairs, funerals and other public gatherings;
Prepares a variety of records and reports associated with law enforcement activities;
Attends court and presents evidence in connection with arrests made or cases investigated;
May transport or escort prisoners between courtrooms, correction facilities and medical facilities;
Answers questions for, directs and assists the public;
May serve court orders and processes, such as summonses, subpoenas and income executions;
May perform court security duties in various courtroom settings;
May perform corrections duties, maintain jail security, and supervise corrections personnel.
SUBJECT OF EXAMINATION: A written test designed to evaluate knowledge, skills and/or abilities in the following areas:
1. Applying Written Information (Rules, Regulations, Policies, Procedures, Directives, etc.) in Police Situations
2. Memory for Facts and Information
3. Reading, Understanding and Interpreting Written Information
4. Preparing Written Material in a Police Setting
USE OF CALCULATORS IS PROHIBITED FOR THIS EXAMINATION.
EXPANDED SUB-TEST DESCRIPTION:
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Guide for the Written Test for Police Entrance is available at the New York State website: https://www.cs.ny.gov/testing/testguides.cfm. Candidates not having access to a computer or the internet may request a copy of the test guide from the municipal civil service office conducting this examination using the contact information found elsewhere on this announcement.
QUALIFYING PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST - The three elements measured in the qualifying physical fitness test are muscular endurance, absolute strength and cardiovascular capacity. The following is a brief description of the physical fitness test.
Muscular Endurance - The requirement is for a number of bent-leg sit-ups to be performed in one minute.
Push -Up - This test measures muscular endurance of the upper body (anterior deltoid, pectoralis major and triceps). The requirement is for a number of full body repetitions that a candidate must complete without breaks.
Cardiovascular Activity - 1.5 mile run; the requirement is for the attainment of a score calculated in minutes and seconds.
The Municipal Police Training Council adopted the physical fitness-screening test based on the model formulated by the Cooper Institute of Aerobics Research. The minimum passing scores, depending on age and sex, represent the fortieth (40th) percentile of physical fitness as established by the Cooper Institute. Failure on any part of the qualifying test will remove your name from further consideration for appointment. Copies of the physical fitness and medical standards are available upon request from Genesee County Human Resources or from our website at www.co.genesee.ny.us. CROSS-FILING:If you have applied for other local government or state examinations, call or write to each civil service agency to make arrangements no later than two weeks before the date of the examinations. You must notify all local government civil service agencies with whom you have filed an application of the test site at which you wish to take your examinations. The “Cross-filer Form” for Genesee County can be obtained at Genesee County Human Resources, 15 Main St., Batavia, NY 14020 or from our website, www.co.genesee.ny.us.
NOTE: Religious Accommodations, Persons with Disabilities or Active Military: If special arrangements for testing are required, please indicate this on your application. An explanation of your need for special testing accommodations must be attached to your application. If due to disability – medical documentation must be provided.
ACTIVE MILITARY MEMBERS: Any member of the armed forces of the United States who has duly filed an application to compete in a scheduled competitive examination but was deprived of the opportunity to compete in the examination due to active military duty could be provided with a special military make-up examination.
Current members of the Armed Forces may apply for Veteran’s credits by filing an “Application for Veteran’s Credits” (Form VC-1). The “Application for Veteran’s Credits” can be obtained at Genesee County Human Resources, 15 Main St., Batavia, NY 14020 or from our website at, www.co.genesee.ny.us. Proof of military status must also be presented and verified in order for consideration of granting of “conditional” Veteran’s credit. Acceptable proof may include a military I.D. card, military orders, or other official military document that substantiates active military service at time of exam. This documentation and VC-1 Form must be received prior to the establishment of the Eligible List for this examination. The “conditional” status of the additional credits will remain until proof is provided indicating that the service was in time of war and that the veteran received an honorable discharge, or was released under honorable circumstances.
VETERANS: Additional credits are available to veterans who meet certain established requirements. Veterans who have not exhausted their credits should make application for their use, if desired. A COMPLETED APPLICATION FOR VETERANS CREDITS (FORM VC-1) AND a COPY OF SEPARATION PAPERS (FORM DD-214) MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE THE ELIGIBLE LIST FOR THIS EXAMINATION IS ESTABLISHED IN ORDER TO UTILIZE ADDITIONAL CREDITS. DISABLED VETERANS MUST SUBMIT, IN ADDITION, A COPY OF FORM VC-3 (AUTHORIZATION FOR DISABILITY RECORD). The “Application for Veteran’s Credits” can be obtained at Genesee County Human Resources, 15 Main St., Batavia, NY 14020 or from our website at, www.co.genesee.ny.us.
ADDITIONAL CREDIT AUTHORIZED: Additional credits shall be allowed for children of firefighters and police officers killed in the line of duty, as “child” in this section in competitive examinations for original appointment. (a) On all eligible lists resulting from competitive examinations, the names of eligible persons shall be entered in the order of their respective final earned ratings on examinations, with the name of the eligible person with the highest final earned ratings at the head of such list, provided, however, that for the purpose of determining final earned ratings, children of firefighters and police officers killed in the line of duty shall be entitled to receive an additional ten (10) points in a competitive examination for original appointment in the same municipality in which his or her parent has served. (b) Such additional credit shall be added to the final earned rating of such child, as the case may be, after he or she has qualified in the competitive examination and shall be granted only at the time of establishment of the resulting eligible list.
PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS: College graduates with student loans may be eligible to have part of their loan paid for after being employed in a full-time position at Genesee County. Additional information is available at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/sites/default/files/public-service-loan-forgiveness.pdf.
PLACE TO FILE: To get an application, come in or send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Genesee County Human Resources, County Building I, 15 Main Street, Batavia, NY 14020 or download from website: www.co.genesee.ny.us. Phone 344-2550, Ext. 2221.
Applications mailed to us must be postmarked with a date no later than the last filing date indicated on this announcement.
All correspondence will be sent only to the address provided on the application for examination. It is your responsibility to inform the Genesee County Human Resources office of any change of address. Correspondence returned for incorrect address will not be forwarded. All address changes must be submitted to the Genesee County Human Resources office in writing.
APPLICANTS: Please contact this office three days prior to examination if you have not been notified by us, as to your eligibility to participate in this examination.
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 recommendation of a committee of police experts who will review all the questions for appropriateness and the 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 by 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.
GENESEE COUNTY DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, CREED, RELIGION, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, DISABILITY, MARITAL STATUS, CITIZENSHIP STATUS, MILITARY OR VETERAN STATUS, CRIMINAL CONVICTION STATUS, PREDISPOSING GENETIC CHARACTERISTICS OR GENETIC INFORMATION, PREGNANCY, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIM STATUS, OR STATUS AS A MEMBER OF ANY OTHER PROTECTED GROUP OR ACTIVITY IN ALL ASPECTS OF EMPLOYMENT.
GENESEE COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER