COUNTY OF ERIE - DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL
invites applications for the position of:
Supervising Administrative Control Clerk
#62-230 - Open Competitive (open to the public)
|Salary:||$37,081 - $46,692 Annually|
|Opening Date:||March 9, 2018|
|Closing Date:||April 4, 2018|
THERE ARE NO RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATION IN THIS EXAMINATION. There are two anticipated vacancies at the Erie County Medical Center Corporation.
A promotion examination will be held at the same time as this examination. The list resulting from the promotion examination will be used first but appointments from this open competitive examination are anticipated. Use of the list may be suspended after it is one year old for any position which it is practical to fill through a new promotion examination.
Examples of Duties:
A Supervising Administrative Control Clerk supervises clerical workers stationed on nursing units at the Erie County Medical Center Corporation;
Plans and conducts orientation programs for Administrative Control Clerks; assists in the development of in-services training programs;
May perform Administrative Control Clerk work activities;
Participates in the development and implementation of applicable policies and procedures;
Assists in interviewing candidates for prospective employment;
Evaluates employee performance and recommends salary increments, disciplinary action, etc.;
Collaborates with management, staff and physicians to ensure efficient patient processing from time of admission to time of discharge;
Coordinates administrative control functions with clinical operations;
Implements effective clerical workflow processes on clinical units;
Creates, enters and maintains schedule for unit(s);
Manages overtime wheels/processes in accordance with collective bargaining agreement as necessary;
Manages timekeeper function for unit(s);
Gathers and prepares statistical reports.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must meet one of the following requirements on or before the date of the written test:
Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and four (4) years of clerical, receptionist, nursing or hospital aide experience, of which three (3) years was on a nursing unit.
1. Completion of a one (1) year or longer post high school secretarial course which included medical terminology course work may be substituted for the required experience.
2. Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting the full-time experience requirements.
May 12, 2018
Applications Must Be Postmarked or Hand Delivered By:
April 4, 2018
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 "How to take a written test" helpful in preparing for this test. This publication is available on line at: www.cs.ny.gov/testing/localtestguides.cfm
Subjects of Examination:
Subjects of Examination: A written test designed to evaluate knowledge, skills and /or abilities in the following areas:
1. Office management
These questions test for knowledge of the principles and practices of planning, organizing and controlling the activities of an office and directing those performing office activities so as to achieve predetermined objectives such as accomplishing office work within reasonable limits of time, effort and cost expenditure. Typical activities may include but will not be restricted to: simplifying and improving procedures, increasing office efficiency, improving the office work environment and controlling office supplies.
2. Office record keeping
These questions test your ability to perform common office record keeping tasks. The test consists of two or more "sets" of questions, each set concerning a different problem. Typical record keeping problems might involve the organization or collation of data from several sources; scheduling; maintaining a record system using running balances; or completion of a table summarizing data using totals, subtotals, averages and percents. You should bring with you a hand-held battery- or solar-powered calculator for use on this test. You will not be permitted to use the calculator function of your cell phone.
3. 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.
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.
NOTICE TO CANDIDATES: It is recommended that candidates use a quiet, hand held, solar or battery powered calculator. Devices with typewriter keyboards, "Spell Checkers", “Personal Digital Assistants", "Address Books", "Language Translators", "Dictionaries", or any similar devices are prohibited. You may not bring books or other reference materials.
**IMPORTANT APPLICATION FEE - READ CAREFULLY**
A $20.00 filing fee is required for this exam. The required fee must accompany your application. Send or bring check or money order made payable to Erie County Personnel Department and write the examination number(s) on your check or money order. Do not send or bring cash, as the County cannot be responsible for cash payment. As no refund will be made, you are urged to compare your qualifications carefully with the requirements for admission and file only for those examinations for which you are clearly qualified.