MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: CANDIDATES MUST MEET ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:
APPLICATION FEE: $15 (CHECK OR MONEY ORDER ONLY – NO CASH)
EDUCATION: Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma or a comparable diploma as described in Section 58 of the Civil Service Law. Applicants who do not possess a high school or equivalency diploma are eligible to take the examination but will not be eligible for appointment until they obtain such diploma. For information on obtaining a diploma, contact the New York State Education Department, Albany, NY 12234.
DRIVER’S LICENSE: To be eligible for appointment, candidates must possess a valid and unrestricted license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State.
AGE: Candidates must be at least 19 years old on or before November 19, 2016 to be admitted to the written test. Eligibility for appointment begins when a candidate reaches age 20. Candidates who reach their 35th birthday on or before the date of the written exam 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, Sabbath observance or for an alternate test date situation which meets the conditions of the agency’s alternate test date policy) are advised to contact Warren County Civil Service to discuss their request.
CITIZENSHIP: United States Citizenship IS required at the time of appointment.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: In order to be appointed, candidates must be legally eligible to carry firearms. Candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and screening. Applicants may be required to authorize access to educational, financial, employment, criminal history or other records. At the discretion of the appointing authority, candidates may be subject to additional screenings as a term of employment. Conviction of a felony WILL bar appointment. Conviction of a misdemeanor or other violations of the law MAY bar appointment.
SUBJECT OF EXAMINATION: The written test will be designed to test for knowledge, skills and/or abilities in such areas as:
1. Applying Written Information (rules, regulations, policies, procedures, directive, etc.) in Police Situations
2. Memory for Facts and Information
3. Reading, Understanding and Interpreting Written
4. Preparing Written Material In a Police Setting
NOTE: This written test is being prepared and rated by the N.Y.S. Department of Civil Service in accordance with Section 23-2 of the Civil Service Law. The provisions of the N.Y.S. Civil Service Rules and Regulations dealing with the rating of examinations will apply to this exam.
P.E.R.C. Statement: The final rating key for this examination will be established by the State Civil Service
Commission prior to the testing date, upon recommendation of a committee of police experts who will review all the
questions for appropriateness and accuracy. There will be no review of the questions by candidates. This committee
was selected with the assistance and the endorsement of the Police Conference of New York, Inc., the New York State
Association of Police Benevolent Associations, Inc., and the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police, Inc.
NOTE: A ‘Guide to Taking the Written Test for Local Police Entrance’ is available on line at: www.cs.state.ny.us or from the Warren County Department of Civil Service.
MEDICAL AND PHYSICAL FITNESS STANDARDS: You must pass the written test to be considered for appointment. Only your score on the written test will be considered when computing your final score. In addition, candidates must meet the physical fitness and medical standards prescribed by the Municipal Police Training Council. Candidates must pass the written test in order to be scheduled for the qualifying physical fitness test. Candidates who pass the qualifying physical fitness test and who are given a conditional offer of employment will be scheduled to take the required medical examination including drug testing. Failure to appear for the scheduled physical fitness examination will be considered an unqualified declination and the name of the candidate may be eliminated from future consideration. Retests for candidates who have failed the physical fitness examination will be announced and held at the discretion of the Personnel Officer. The three elements measured in the qualifying physical fitness test are muscular endurance, absolute strength and cardiovascular capacity.
NOTE: 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. The following is a brief description of the physical fitness test.
1. Muscular Endurance – The requirement is for a number of bent-leg sit-ups to be performed in one minute.
2. 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.
3. Cardiovascular Activity – 1.5 Mile Run: the requirement is for the attainment of a score calculated in minutes and seconds.
NOTE: Copies of the physical fitness and medical standards are available upon request from the Warren County Department of Civil Services.