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Mar 25, 2017
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Job Descriptions for BH-BL Positions

Below are job descriptions listed in alphabetical order for various positions at BH-BL. Use the bookmarks on the navigation bar to your right to quickly jump to the job you want to learn more about.

Account Clerk

This position involves routine clerical responsibility for maintaining financial accounts and records through the application of standardized account keeping practices. Assignments may require assisting in more difficult and responsible phases of the work. This position may be responsible for utilizing a micro-computer, remote computer terminal or similar computer equipment in the performance of daily work-related tasks. Work is performed under direct supervision. The incumbent does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

  • Posts to journal or ledger accounts from appropriation, expense, invoices, payroll, receipts, voucher records and other original entry media;
  • Receives remittances by mail or in person, verifies amount, computes interest and penalties and posts to book of original entry;
  • Assists in maintaining labor, material and operational cost records;
  • Assists in verifying and reconciling account balances according to a prescribed procedure;
  • Helps to review and check routine account keeping records and reports for arithmetical and clerical accuracy, completeness and proper extension;
  • Classifies constantly recurring receipts and expenditures and distributes costs according to prescribed code;
  • Compiles data for and helps in the preparation of simple financial and statistical reports;
  • Issues receipts for monies received;
  • Sorts, indexes and files requisitions, vouchers, ledger cards and other material;
  • Compiles payroll data, prepares and checks payrolls;
  • May operate a micro-computer, remote computer terminal or similar computer equipment in the performance of several work-related tasks;
  • Operates computing, calculating, check writing and other office machines;
  • Performs a variety of related tasks as required.

 

Full performance knowledge, skills, abilities and personal characteristics: Working knowledge of modern methods of keeping and reviewing financial accounts and records; working knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment; working knowledge of Business Arithmetic and English; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to make arithmetic computations rapidly and accurately; ability to write legibly; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and one year experience maintaining financial accounts and records; OR
  • Two years of experience as outlined in (A) above.

The essential functions of this job are determined by the department/jurisdiction where the job is located.

 

Automotive Mechanic

This is skilled work involving responsibility for efficient performance of a variety of vehicle and equipment repair and maintenance tasks. Direct supervision is received from a higher level employee, permitting considerable leeway for planning the details of each assignment. Direct supervision may be exercised over the work of Automotive Mechanic Helpers, Garage Attendants, laborers, or other subordinate employees. Incumbent does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

  • Performs skilled operations in making general repairs on gasoline, alternative fuel, and diesel motor equipment such as trucks, passenger cars, tractors, motorcycles, power shovels, graders and bulldozers;
  • Removes, disassembles, repairs and assembles components of automotive transmissions, both standard and automatic;
  • Grinds valves and fits new bearings, pistons and rings;
  • Repairs or replaces water pumps, fuel pumps, generators, shock absorbers and distributors;
  • Adjusts connecting rods and bearings;
  • Assembles, times, and tunes engines;
  • Performs diagnostic analysis to determine repairs to, or replacement of, vehicles, trucks, and heavy equipment;
  • Does trouble-shooting and makes repairs to automotive air conditioning systems;
  • Repairs or overhauls ignition systems, brakes, differentials, carburetors,clutches, transmissions and front and rear axles;
  • Straightens and welds frames and fenders, and performs body straightening and repairs;
  • Adjusts steering mechanisms and aligns wheels;
  • Operates machine shop equipment, including lathes, grinders, drill presses, and other metal working machines to make and repair parts for automotive equipment;
  • Makes repair estimates and prepares requisitions for materials and parts for both mechanical and body repairs;
  • Operates electronic analyzing equipment for the diagnosing and repair of all motor equipment and uses personal computer software as appropriate;
  • Checks automotive equipment for damaged, worn or defective parts by visual inspection, road tests and testing devices and makes or prescribes necessary repairs or replacements;
  • Keeps repair and maintenance records;
  • Inspects motor vehicles and heavy trucks under the New York State Motor Vehicle Inspection Law;
  • Performs a variety of related tasks as required.

Full performance knowledge, skills, abilities and personal characteristics: Good knowledge of standard, advanced and specialized automotive repair methods and of the terminology and tools of the trade; Good knowledge of welding practice using various methods on metal, stainless steel and aluminum materials; Good knowledge of the purpose, function, operation, diagnostics, and repair of vehicles run on alternative fuels; Good knowledge of the functioning of hydraulic systems, including troubleshooting and repair; Good knowledge of the functioning of various fuel systems, including diagnostics and repair; Skill in making technically difficult repairs to automotive and other mechanical equipment; Skill in the diagnostics and repair of electronic ignition systems; Ability to follow oral and written instructions; Mechanical aptitude; Physical condition commensurate with the
demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and five years of experience as a skilled automotive mechanic which shall have involved electronic ignition systems, computer analyzing, use of personal computer software in automotive applications, and diesel engine work; OR
  • Completion of a two year automotive repair course and three years of experience as outlined in (A) above; OR
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B) above.

Special Requirements:

  • Possession of a valid Commercial Drivers License with endorsements required by the department where position exists at time of appointment.
  • Possession of a valid New York State Motor Vehicle Inspector's License for automobiles and heavy trucks within 120 days of appointment.
  • Maintenance of personal tools as required.

NOTE: The essential functions of this job are determined by the department/jurisdiction where the job is located.

 

Cleaner

This is routine work requiring the efficient performance of a variety of cleaning tasks. The work involves execution of these tasks through a well established routine. Direct supervision is received from a higher level supervisor. The incumbent does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

  • Dusts chairs, tables desks and other furniture;
  • Washes windows, walls, woodwork, toilets and sinks;
  • Sweeps, mops, vacuums and waxes floors with various equipment designed for those purposes;
  • Gathers and disposes of refuse;
  • Cleans and polishes furniture;
  • Performs a variety of routine errands and cleaning tasks;
  • Performs a variety of related duties as required;
  • May use a district motor vehicle as assigned.

When Assigned to a School District:

  • May clean blackboards and erasers;
  • May monitor rest rooms and report violations of non-smoking policy;
  • May use a district motor vehicle as assigned.

Full performance knowledge, skills, abilities and personal characteristics: Working knowledge of cleaning methods, materials, and equipment; ability to follow oral and written direction; ability to get along well with others; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from High School or possession of a High School Equivalency Diploma; OR
  • Three months of building cleaning experience; OR
  • Successful completion of a job training or job readiness program.

Special Requirements: A valid New York State Driver’s License may be required, at the discretion of the appointing authority.

NOTE: The essential functions of this job are determined

 

Computer Technician

Objective: To exchange the use of District resources by students and staff by effectively responding to repairs and installation of computers and related equipment.

Scope:

1. The Instructional Technology Facilitator is responsible to the District Instructional Technology Coordinator.

2. The Instructional Technology Facilitator will assist District teachers and instructional staff with preparation of current instructional technology information to District staff via Newsletters, e-mail, web pages, etc.

3. The Instructional Technology Facilitator will assist District teachers and instructional staff with the preparation, data input and updates to District web pages.

4. The Instructional Technology Facilitator will assist with the training and support of instructional staff in the use of technology for their professional and classroom use.

5. The Instructional Technology Facilitator will coordinate activities as necessary with District administrative technology coordinator, District maintenance staff and BOCES.

6. The general qualifications of the Instructional Technology Facilitator include:

  • At least two (2) years experience working in a networked, instructional
  • Familiarity with Local and Wide Area Networks; file servers, print servers, etc.
  • Familiarity with internet - Intranet concepts and components; Mail servers, ftp servers, etc.
  • Must qualify for New York State teacher assistant certification.

Responsibilities:

1. Troubleshoot, isolate and identify instructional hardware/network problems and facilitate their resolution.

2. Install instructional hardware/software and resolve installation related problems.

3. Prepare data input and updates (users and groups setup, etc.) to District file servers.

4. Prepare data input and updates to District Databases (technology inventory, etc.)

5. Locate, download and install software updates as needed.

6. Coordinate instructional network security.

7. Inform the District Instructional Technology Coordinator of activities and problems related to instructional technology.

 

Custodian

This is routine manual work involving responsibility for the efficient and economical performance of semi-skilled cleaning and maintenance tasks for municipal buildings, grounds, and equipment. Work is performed under the general supervision of a superior in accordance with established policies, but considerable leeway is permitted for the exercise of independent judgment. General supervision may be exercised over the work of subordinate cleaning or maintenance personnel. Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

  • Paints rooms and equipment, repairs furniture and makes minor plumbing, electrical and carpentry repairs;
  • Sweeps and mops floors and stairs;
  • Dusts desks, woodwork, furniture and other equipment;
  • Washes windows, walls, blackboards, sinks and other fixtures;
  • Polishes furniture and metal furnishings;
  • Empties waste baskets, collects and disposes of rubbish;
  • Clears snow and ice from walks and driveways;
  • Mows lawns, trims shrubs, rakes leaves, and performs a variety of other grounds keeping tasks;
  • Operates a coal or oil low pressure heating system including firing and removing ashes;
  • Delivers packages and messages;
  • Checks operation of clocks and bells;
  • Puts out and takes in traffic safety signs;
  • Arranges chairs and tables and other equipment for special use of buildings;
  • Repairs window shades, replaces light bulbs, soap and towels;
  • When assigned to night or weekend duty, polices buildings and boiler rooms;
  • Prepares and maintains a variety of records and reports;
  • Performs a variety of related tasks as required.

 

Full performance knowledge, skills, abilities and personal characteristics: Good knowledge of building cleaning practices, supplies and equipment; working knowledge of the operation and maintenance of steam boiler equipment; ability to use supplies and equipment efficiently; ability to make minor plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and mechanical repairs and to perform a variety of routine maintenance tasks; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma; OR
  •  Six months experience in building maintenance or cleaning, carpentry, plumbing, painting, or other trades work.

NOTE: The essential functions of this job are determined by the department/jurisdiction where the job is located.

 

Dispatcher

This position involves responsibility for the dispatching of school buses and drivers in the school district. The incumbent assists in the planning and scheduling of bus routes and the assigning of School Bus Drivers. General supervision is received from a Transportation Supervisor or other designated official. Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

  • Operates radio telephone equipment in the dispatching of drivers and buses on regularly assigned daily routes;
  • Assigns substitute bus drivers to replace absent regular drivers;
  • Assists Transportation Supervisor in planning bus routes and assigning drivers;
  • Arranges for the pick-up and repair of disabled buses;
  • Schedules bus drivers for field trips, sporting events and special activities;
  • Reviews daily tachographs for all bus runs;
  • Schedules staff meetings with bus drivers as needed;
  • Recommends bus route changes for the consideration of Transportation Supervisor;
  • Works with the Transportation Supervisor on the development of shuttle routes;
  • Assists in resolving grievances brought by bus drivers;
  • Assists in handling complaints from bus drivers, parents and students in regard to bus routes and schedules;
  • Completes and files daily reports on bus route activities;
  • Operates a school bus as a substitute when required;
  • Performs a variety of related duties as required.

Full performance knowledge, skills, abilities and personal characteristics: Good knowledge of the geographic lay-out of the school district; good knowledge of the operation of school buses; working knowledge of school transportation systems; working knowledge of the operation of dispatching equipment; ability to coordinate the work of others; ability to deal effectively and efficiently with bus drivers, parents and students; ability to follow oral and written directions; ability to maintain records and prepare reports; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from high school or
  • possession of a high school equivalency diploma.

Special Requirements: Eligibility for the appropriate level New York State Driver License at the time of application. Possession of license is required at time of appointment. Drivers must be at least 21 years of age and must satisfy the requirements of School Bus Driver set forth in the Rules and Regulations of the New York State Commissioner of Education.

 

Executive Secretary I

This position involves responsibility for performing a variety of complex and confidential secretarial duties for a department head. An incumbent in this position is responsible for typing letters, reports and other confidential materials, and relieving the department head of administrative details by arranging conferences and contacts. The incumbent may be responsible for utilizing a micro-computer, remote computer terminal or similar computer equipment in the performance of daily work-related tasks. The work involves frequent exercise of independent judgment in giving out information regarding departmental policies and practices and in planning the routine of an office. This class differs from that of other clerical positions by virtue of broader project responsibilities. General supervision is received from the department head with leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out details of the work. General supervision may be exercised over a variety of clerical employees. The incumbent does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

  • Screens telephone calls to the department head and responds to appropriate inquiries;
  • Relieves department head of office details by making appointments, receiving calls and referring them to the proper persons;
  • Answers requests for administrative information and prepares office reports;
  • Opens, reviews, sorts and distributes the mail in accordance with staff assignments;
  • Organizes and coordinates the administrative action in the department, including handling incoming correspondence and drafting responses, and researching background information;
  • Designs and maintains correspondence files;
  • Schedules meetings and maintains department head's calendar;
  • May operate word processing equipment in the performance of daily tasks;
  • May supervise and assign work to subordinate clerical employees;
  • Performs a variety of related duties as required.

Full performance knowledge, skills, abilities and personal characteristics: Thorough knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment; thorough knowledge of business arithmetic and English; good knowledge of the organization, functions, laws, policies and regulations of the agency; ability to handle routine office details independently, including composition of letters and memorandum; ability to plan and supervise the work of others; ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written directions; ability to operate word processing equipment or a microcomputer; ability to interact in a professional manner with the public regarding various concerns; ability to establish effective working relationships with a variety of people at all levels of the organization; personal integrity necessary to maintain confidentiality pertaining to office matters.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered two year college or university with an Associate's Degree in Secretarial Science or a related field and two years of clerical experience, which shall have involved typing; OR
  • Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and four years of experience as defined in (A) above; OR
  • Six years of experience as defined in (A) above; OR
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A), (B) and (C) above.

Special Requirements: Candidates must demonstrate the ability to type at the rate of at least 35 words per minute.

NOTE: The essential function of this job are determined by the department/jurisdiction where the job is located.

 

Executive Secretary II

This position involves responsibility for a variety of complex and confidential secretarial duties and more difficult office assignments for a department head.  The incumbent establishes office procedures, implements policies and procedures, resolves day-to-day operational problems and organizes and coordinates the administrative activities in the department. The work involves the exercise of independent judgment in giving out information regarding departmental policies and practices, and in planning the routine of an office. This position differs from that of executive secretary I by virtue of broader projects and/or supervisory responsibilies, independence in carrying out task, and the size of the department or unit. General supervision is received from the department head. General supervision may be exercised over a varity of clerical employees. The incumbent does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

  • Serves as secretary and office manager to a department head;
  • Assists in the development of the department's budget;
  • Maintains financial records and prepares annual financial reports;
  • Collects financial and statistical data used in preparing reports,budget requests and other various studies;
  • Organizes and compiles the data for analysis by the department head;
  • Orients and trains new employees;
  • Oversees various financial accounts and ledgers and insures proper expenditures;
  • Supervises and assigns work to subordinate clerical employees;
  • Screens telephone calls to the department head and responds to appropriate inquiries;
  • Relieves department head of office detail by making appointments, receiving calls and referring them to the proper persons;
  • Answers requests for administrative information and prepares office reports;
  • Opens, reviews, sorts and distributes the mail in accordance with staff assignments;
  • Organizes and coordinates the administrative action in the department, including handling incoming correspondence and drafting responses, and researching background information;
  • Organizes, plans and schedules demanding workloads for timely completion;
  • Designs and maintains office files;
  • Schedules meetings and maintains department head's calendar;
  • May operate word processing equipment in the performance of daily tasks;
  • Performs a variety of related duties as required.

Full performance knowledge, skills, abilities and personal characteristics:  Thorough knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment; thorough knowledge of business arithmetic and English; thorough knowledge of the organization, functions, laws, policies and regulations of the agency; ability to handle office detail independently, including composition of important letters and memorandum; ability to plan and supervise the work of others; ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written directions; ability to operate word processing equipment or a microcomputer; ability to interact in a professional manner with the public regarding various concerns; ability to establish effective working relationships with a variety of people at all levels of the organization; personal integrity necessary to maintain confidentiality pertaining to office matters; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from  regionally accredited or New York State registered two-year college or university with an associate's degree in secretarial science or a related field and three years of clerical experience; or
  • Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and five years clerical experience; or
  • Seven years clerical experience; OR
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of the three bullets listed above.

Special Requirements: Candidates must demonstrate the ability to type at a rate of at least 35 words per minute.

NOTE: The essential functions of this job are determined by the department/jurisdiction where the job is located.

 

Food Service Helper

This position involves responsibility for assisting in the routine preparation and serving of meals, and for the cleaning of kitchen equipment. The work is performed under the direct supervision of a higher level employee in the food service staff. The incumbent does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

  • Sets tables;
  • Heats precooked meals;
  • Cleans tables of dirty dishes;
  • Fills sugar bowls and salt and pepper shakers;
  • Cleans vegetables;
  • Prepares meal trays;
  • Polishes silverware, cleans trays, dining room tables and chairs;
  • Cleans dish and linen closets;
  • Cleans dining room;
  • Washes dishes by hand or machine;
  • Assists in the preparation of food as directed;
  • Performs a variety of related tasks as required.

Full performance knowledge, skills, abilities and personal characteristics: Working knowledge of the proper methods of serving food; working knowledge of cleaning methods and the use of cleaning materials and equipment; ability to follow oral and written directions; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications: None.

NOTE: The essential functions of this job are determined by the department/jurisdiction where the job is located.

 

Head Custodian

This position involves responsibility for supervising a variety of custodial, maintenance and heating operations at a large school building or a number of smaller school buildings and related facilities. The incumbent is under general supervision of a Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds or another superior with wide leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgement in the performance of tasks. General supervision is exercised over a number of Senior Custodians, Custodians and other maintenance and cleaning staff. The incumbent does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

  • Supervises the operation and maintenance of the heating system;
  • Makes regular inspections of buildings and grounds to maintain proper cleaning and maintenance procedures and makes recommendations for improvements or new equipment;
  • Inspects and otherwise exercises control over maintenance work performed by outside contractors;
  • Checks to insure that buildings are heated, cleaned, locked and unlocked and in readiness for all activities;
  • Keeps records and makes reports of supplies used and work done;
  • Assists with cleaning and maintenance activities when necessary;
  • Reports any acts of vandalism or breakage to proper authorities;
  • Requisitions and dispenses custodial and maintenance supplies;
  • Generates work requests;
  • Performs a variety of related tasks as required.

Full performance knowledge, skills, abilities and personal characteristics: Thorough knowledge of building and cleaning practices, supplies and equipment; thorough knowledge of the operation and maintenance of a low pressure heating plant; good knowledge of the tools, terminology and practices of one or more skilled trades; ability to supervise the work of others; ability to plan and lay out the work of others; ability to follow moderately difficult oral and written directions; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Open Competitive:

  • Two years of experience as a carpenter, plumber, electrician, painter, mechanic or other trades work, one year of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity; OR
  • Three years of experience in building cleaning and maintenance work, one year of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity; OR
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of the above.

Promotion: Six months permanent status as a Senior Custodian or twelve months permanent status as a Custodian.

NOTE: The essential functions of this job are determined by the department/jurisdiction where the job is located.

 

Library Clerk

The work involves the performance of routine library clerical duties necessary for the proper organization and distribution of library materials. Work is performed under direct supervision of higher level clerks or Librarians. May supervise pages and volunteers. Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

  • Files cards;
  • Opens and sorts library materials;
  • Returns materials to publishers and dealers;
  • Files invoices and other order forms;
  • Opens and collates library materials;
  • Adds marks of ownership;
  • Pastes book plates, pockets and date slips in books;
  • Letters and labels library materials;
  • Shellacs library materials;
  • Assists in taking inventories;
  • Sets up the desk;
  • Issues, renews, and receives library materials;
  • Collates special books;
  • Sorts and files book cards;
  • Inspects audio-visual materials;
  • Counts and records statistics;
  • Receives and records money;
  • Replaces filled book cards;
  • Issues overdue notices;
  • Files registration cards;
  • Gives directional information;
  • Cleans books;
  • Utilizes computerized library services;
  • Performs a variety of related duties as required.

Full performance knowledge, skills, abilities and personal characteristics: Working knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment as applied to library clerical work; working knowledge of business arithmetic; working knowledge of library filing and shelving rules; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to operate alphanumeric keyboard such as a typewriter, terminal, or personal computer accurately; tact and courtesy in dealing with staff and public.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and one year of experience in clerical work in a library; OR
  •  Two years of experience in clerical work in a library; OR
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience defined by the limits of the above.

NOTE: The essential functions of this job are determined by the department/jurisdiction where the job is located.

Maintenance Worker

Performs a variety of maintenance and cleaning activities at a particular municipal building or facility. The work may involve the part-time operation of a truck, automobile or other automotive equipment. The work is performed under the direct supervision from a higher ranking official.

Typical Work Activities:

  • Performs semi-skilled work in masonry, carpentry, electrical or painting operations;
  • Helps to install and repair wiring systems and electrical fixtures and equipment;
  • Repairs windows, doors, floors, walls and other parts of buildings;
  • Does interior and exterior painting;
  • Serves as a general handyman performing a variety of semi-skilled duties;
  • Helps to install and repair general plumbing equipment, such as sinks, toilets, and baths;
  • Assists in cleaning and repairing boilers, pumps, heaters, pipe line, valves and traps, and ventilation and air conditioning equipment;
  • Assists in installation and repair work on a municipal water and/or sewage system;
  • Mixes plaster and concrete and assists in laying brick, plastering walls, finishing concrete work, etc;
  • Oils and greases cranes, air compressors, air hoists and assists on necessary repair work;
  • Repairs, rebuilds and refinishes recreation equipment;
  • Assists in the conditioning and maintenance of athletic and recreation fields and areas;
  • Resurfaces slate blackboards;
  • Operates trucks, automobiles, air compressors and other motorized equipment;
  • Takes part in general grounds maintenance activities;
  • May prepare room set-ups and knock downs according to room schedules;
  • May maintain simple records and reports;
  • Performs a variety of related duties as required.

 

Full performance knowledge, skills, abilities and personal characteristics: Working knowledge of building and general maintenance and repair practices; working knowledge of the common tools, terminology and safety precautions; mechanical aptitude.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • One year of experience as a building maintenance worker, custodian or in the building trades of carpentry, masonry, electrical, or plumbing.
  • Special Requirements: Must possess a New York State driver's license (Class 5) at time of appointment.

NOTE: The essential functions of this job are determined by the department/jurisdiction where the job is located.

 

Maintenance Helper

Employees in this position perform a variety of semi-skilled and unskilled tasks in connection with the maintenance, repair and cleaning activities of buildings, grounds and equipment. Work is performed under direct supervision from a higher level employee. The incumbent does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

  • Participates in maintenance and operation of boiler room, air conditioning and ventilation equipment;
  • Cleans desks, chairs, and other office furniture;
  • Assists in the repairing and refurnishing of various office furniture;
  • Mows lawns and shovels snow;
  • Performs general grounds maintenance activities;
  • Assists in painting exteriors and interiors of buildings;
  • Operates light motor and vehicle equipment;
  • Loads and unloads trucks and moves cartons, furniture, equipment and various other items;
  • Performs a variety of minor carpentry, plumbing, masonry, electrical and general building maintenance tasks as required;
  • Performs a variety of related duties as required.

 

Full performance knowledge, skills, abilities and personal characteristics: Working knowledge of the various trades: carpentry, painting, masonry, plumbing and electrical; working knowledge of maintenance methods and practices; working knowledge of common tools and terminology used in maintenance activities; ability to carry out simple written and oral instructions; physical condition commensurate with the demands or the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from high school or possession of high school equivalency diploma and six months experience as a helper in any of the following trades: carpentry, plumbing, masonry, electrical; or in general building maintenance practices; OR
  •  One year experience as outlined in (A) above; OR
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by (A) and (B) above.
  • Special Requirements: Possession of a valid New York State Driver's License at time of appointment.

NOTE: The essential functions of this job are determined by the department/jurisdiction where the job is located.

 

Payroll Audit Clerk I

This clerical position involves assisting in the audit, review and verification of payrolls and related documents. Attention to detail is an important factor of this position. Direct supervision is received from an administrative supervisor in the department. General direction in the form of on-going training, may be received from a Senior Payroll Audit Clerk. The incumbent does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

  • Audits payrolls against appointment papers, budget authorizations, social security withholding taxes, health insurance deductions, etc.;
  • Assists with the processing of retirement documents;
  • Computes and checks computations for items to be deducted from the payroll;
  • Contacts units and divisions concerning the auditing of the payroll;
  • Answers inquiries concerning payroll matters;
  • Files tax and assessments and payroll registers for the department;
  • Aids in the review and processing of weekly payroll;
  • Aids in the review and processing of weekly accruals;
  • Tracks and processes garnishments and child support updating computer records as necessary;
  • Ability to do all weekly payroll processing if necessary;
  • Performs a variety of related duties as required.

 

Full performance knowledge, skills, abilities and personal characteristics: Good knowledge of the methods of maintaining and reviewing financial records, good knowledge of Business Arithmetic and English; working knowledge of the practices and principles of payroll auditing; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; ability to make arithmetic computations rapidly and accurately; attention to detail.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered two-year college or university with an Associate's Degree in Accounting, Business Administration or a related field and one year experience in maintaining financial accounts and records, six months of which shall have involved payroll auditing or preparation; OR
  • Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma, and three years of experience as outlined in (A) above, six months of which shall have involved payroll auditing or preparation; OR
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B) above.

NOTE: The essential functions of this job are determined by the department/jurisdiction where the job is located.

Principal Clerk

This position involves responsibility for independently performing highly difficult and complex clerical duties and for relieving superior of administrative details by arranging conferences and by relieving him or her of contacts which should properly be made with subordinate officials. This position may be responsible for utilizing a micro-computer, remote computer terminal or similar computer equipment in the performance of daily work-related tasks. If this position has the responsibility for utilizing this equipment more than 70% of the work time, it is not properly classified as a Principal Clerk, but rather is classified in another appropriate series based on the duties and responsibilities performed. The correspondence duties of these employees are distinguished by the fact that most letters and releases of a routine recurring nature are composed personally. General supervision is received from higher level administrative staff, with wide leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgement in giving out information regarding departmental policies and practices, and in planning the routine of the office. Direct supervision is exercised over the work of one or more clerical assistants. The incumbent does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

  • Relieves superior of administrative detail by assisting in maintaining contracts with reporting units;
  • Reviews material submitted by staff members for compliance with procedures and policies before forwarding it to department head for action or decision;
  • Collects information to be used as a basis for reports and memoranda and prepares summaries and reports of various phases of the agency's program;
  • Maintains personal files for superior, and may direct the operation of the files' system of the agency;
  • Receives and reads addressed to the superior, personally answering many letters, and attaching background material to those referred to superior for decision;
  • Keeps complex records of the agency's activities;
  • May supervise the work of a number of clerks, stenographers, typists, clerks and other clerical staff;
  • Assigns work, furnishes guidance while work is in process, and reviews finished work on completion;
  • Maintains office discipline;
  • Trains new employees;
  • May operate addressograph, mimeograph, calculator, adding machine, typewriter, word processing equipment and other office machines;
  • Performs a variety of related duties as required.

 

Full performance knowledge, skills, abilities and personal characteristics: Thorough knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment; thorough knowledge of the pertinent policies and practices, laws and regulations of the agency; good knowledge of Business Arithmetic and English; ability to plan and supervise the work of others; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to handle routine administrative details independently, including the composition of letters and memoranda without dictation; ability to proceed independently in solving difficult clerical problems; skill in carrying out public relation activities with operating officials and the general public; clerical aptitude; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and three years of clerical experience, one year of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity; OR
  •  Four years of experience as outlined in (A) above; OR
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B) above.

NOTE: The essential functions of this job are determined by the department/jurisdiction where the job is located.

 

School Bus Driver

This position involves responsibility for the operation of a school bus in the transporting of children to and from school related activities. A School Bus Driver is responsible for the safety and conduct of the children who are passengers. The work is performed under general supervision with considerable leeway allowed the operator in carrying out the details of the work. Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

  • Operates a school bus on a regular schedule or on special occasions;
  • Checks the operating condition of the bus before starting on a trip;
  • Reports any operational defect to immediate superior;
  • Informs children about safety practices;
  • Maintains orderly conduct of children on bus;
  • Keeps interior and exterior of vehicle clean and neat;
  • May be required to operate a station wagon or other similar vehicle;
  • May be required to perform minor maintenance tasks on the vehicle;
  • Maintains records of mileage, routes, times and incidents;
  • Prepares and maintains maps of routes and pick-up points;
  • Performs a variety of related duties as required.

 

Full performance knowledge, skills, abilities and personal characteristics: Good knowledge of driving safety practices and traffic laws and regulations; ability to operate a bus under difficult driving and road conditions; ability to make minor repairs to the vehicle; ability to understand and follow simple oral and written directions; ability to get along well with children and command their respect; mechanical aptitude.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Possession of Certified Driver's License with a “S” School Bus endorsement at time of appointment. Drivers must be at least 21 years of age and must satisfy the requirements for School Bus Driver set forth in the Rules and Regulations of the New York State Commissioner of Education.

 

School Monitor

This position involves responsibility for supervising the behavior of children in a variety of school related activities. These activities may include any of the following: guides children safely across streets and intersections; supervises children in corridors, playgrounds, school buses, locker rooms and rest rooms. The work is performed under general supervision from a teacher or other professional employee. Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

  • Guides school children safely across streets and intersections;
  • Directs school children to cross only when the traffic light is favorable;
  • Supervises the behavior of children on school buses;
  • Supervises students passing between classes, locker rooms, and on school premises immediately before and after school;
  • May be assigned responsibility for locker room supplies and equipment;
  • Assists children in lower grades with wearing apparel;
  • Assists teachers in maintaining order in classrooms and cafeterias;
  • Performs a variety of related tasks as required.

 

Full performance knowledge, skills, abilities and personal characteristics: Ability to supervise the behavior of children; Working knowledge of first aid methods; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma.

NOTE: The essential functions of this job are determined by the department/jurisdiction where the job is located.

 

Senior Account Clerk

This position involves moderately difficult clerical responsibility for maintaining varied financial accounts and records through the application of standardized account keeping practices. The work requires a general understanding of specific law, office rules, procedures and policies. This position may be responsible for utilizing a micro-computer, remote computer terminal or similar computer equipment in the performance of daily work-related tasks. General supervision is received from higher level supervisors, with leeway allowed for making independent judgments concerning routine policies and procedures. Direct supervision may be exercised over the work of Account Clerks or one or more clerical assistants. The incumbent does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

  • Oversees and classifies a variety of receipts and expenditures, and distributes items according to prescribed procedures;
  • Assigns work, reviews and records work done, and instruct new employees in specialized account keeping activities;
  • Posts entries to a journal or a ledger from a variety of original entry media;
  • Prepares reports from journal and ledger entries;
  • Reviews and checks account keeping records and reports for arithmetical and clerical accuracy, completeness and proper extension;
  • Supervises the verifying and reconciling of individual account balances;
  • Composes and types correspondence on matters where policies and procedures are well defined;
  • Issues receipts for monies received;
  • Compiles payroll data, prepares and checks payrolls;
  • Compiles and prepares labor, material and operational cost records and reports;
  • Supervises the processing, sorting, indexing, recording and filing of a variety of control records and reports;
  • Compiles data for and prepares and analyzes complex financial and statistical records and reports;
  • May operate a micro-computer, remote computer terminal or similar computer equipment in the performance of several work-related tasks;
  • Operates calculating, check writing and other office machines;
  • Assists in the preparation of unit or departmental budget and in maintaining budget control;
  • Performs a variety of related tasks as required.

 

Full performance knowledge, skills, abilities and personal characteristics: Good knowledge of modern methods of keeping and reviewing financial accounts and records; good knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment; good knowledge of Business Arithmetic and English; ability to understand and follow oral and
written instructions; ability to make arithmetic computations rapidly and accurately; ability to write legibly; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and two years experience maintaining financial accounts and records; OR
  • Three years of experience as outlined in (A) above; OR
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B) above.

NOTE: The essential functions of this job are determined by the department/jurisdiction where the job is located.

 

Senior Automotive Mechanic

This is skilled work involving responsibility for leading in and performing, in an efficient manner, a variety of automotive repair and maintenance tasks. The work is performed under general supervision allowing considerable discretion in planning and scheduling the work of subordinates. Direct supervision is exercised over the work of Automotive Mechanics and a variety of subordinate staff. Incumbent does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

  • Leads in and performs skilled operations in making general repairs on gasoline and diesel motor equipment such as school buses, trucks, passenger cars, tractors, motorcycles, power shovels, graders and bulldozers;
  • Checks automotive equipment for worn, damaged, or defective parts by visual inspection, road test and testing devices and makes or prescribes necessary repairs or replacements;
  • Leads in and performs the more difficult body and engine repair, overhaul and rebuilding;
  • Orders parts, gas, oil and miscellaneous items;
  • Instructs assistants in the proper methods of repairing and adjusting bodies, engines and accessories;
  • Keeps records of maintenance and oil and gas consumption;
  • Performs the more difficult welding tasks and machine shop activities;
  • Assists in the preparation of budget estimates.
  • Inspects motor vehicles and heavy trucks under N.Y.S. motor vehicle inspection law;
  • Performs a variety of related tasks as required.

 

Full performance knowledge, skills, abilities and personal characteristics: Thorough knowledge of standard automotive repair methods and of the terminology and tools of the trade; working knowledge of the machinists trade; demonstrated ability to make the more difficult repairs to automotive and other mechanical equipment; ability to detect mechanical troubles in automotive equipment; ability to plan and supervise the work of others; mechanical aptitude; good physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and three years experience as an automotive mechanic involving engine diagnostics and repairs with one year in a supervisory capacity; OR
  • Completion of a two year vocational program in automotive engine diagnostics and repair and one year experience as a skilled automotive mechanic; OR
  • An equivalent combination of experience and training as outlined in (A) and (B) above.

Special Requirements:

  • Possession of a valid Commercial Drivers License with endorsements required by the department where position exists at time of appointment.
  • Possession of a valid N.Y.S. motor vehicle inspector's license for automobiles and heavy trucks at time of appointment.

NOTE: The essential functions of this job are determined by the department/jurisdiction where the job is located.

 

Senior Typist

This position involves responsibility for performing difficult clerical tasks, requiring the exercise of independent judgement in the application of prescribed procedures and methods to routine cases. This position may be responsible for utilizing a micro-computer, remote computer terminal or similar computer equipment in the performance of daily work related tasks. If this position has responsibility for utilizing this equipment more than 70% of the work time, it is not properly classified as a Senior Typist, but rather is classified in another appropriate series based on the duties and responsibilities performed. General supervision is received from a higher level clerical employee or other supervisory staff member. General supervision may be exercised over the work of one or more clerical employees. The incumbent does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

  • Assigns work, reviews and records work done and instructs new employees in specialized clerical and typing work of a unit;
  • Working from rough draft or from data personally developed, types accounting and financial statements, payrolls, statistical tabulations and data, form letters, memoranda, vouchers, reports, requisitions and other materials;
  • Reviews accounts, reports and other documents for completeness, accuracy and conformity with established procedures;
  • Conducts routine correspondence on matters where policies and procedures are well defined;
  • May supervise and participate in the typing, issuing and recording of applications, licenses and permits;
  • Supervises and participates in the typing of records and reports and reviews for clerical accuracy and completeness;
  • Oversees and participates in typing, processing, indexing, sorting, recording and filing a variety of control records and reports;
  • May be responsible for the maintenance of personnel records and preparation and typing of payrolls;
  • Answers telephone and gives out routine information or relieves at the switchboard;
  • May operate as addressograph, mimeograph, calculator, adding machine, typewriter, word processing equipment and other office machines;
  • Performs a variety of related duties as required.

 

Full performance knowledge, skills, abilities and personal characteristics: Good knowledge of modern office terminology, practices and equipment; good knowledge of Business Arthimetic and English; ability to plan and supervise the work of others; ability to type accurately at an acceptable rate of speed; clerical aptitude; ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions, physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and two years of clerical experience which shall have included typing; OR
  • Three years of experience as outlined in (A) above; OR
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B) above.
  • Special Requirements: Candidates must demonstrate the ability to type at least 35 words per minute.

NOTE: The essential functions of this job are determined by the deparment/jurisdiction where the job is located.

 

Teacher Aide

This position exists in a school district and involves responsibility for assisting a teacher by performing a wide variety of non-instructional duties which are related to the teaching process. The assignment delegated to individual employees in this class vary greatly. They include duties of limited scope such as helping children in lower grades with their outer clothing or other tasks requiring specialized skills or knowledge such as speaking a foreign language or assisting in the production of a television program. Consequently, the typical work activities listed below are intended to demonstrate the many different kinds of work performed in this class although individual positions are limited to one or a restricted number of such assignments. Incumbent does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

  • Performs various clerical duties including the correction of test papers, recording of grades, maintaining files and preparing statistical reports;
  • Reads in a foreign language from a prepared script for tape recordingpurposes;
  • Assists in overseeing the operation of the language laboratory equipment;
  • Reads to and plays records for children in lower grades;
  • Helps to set up science laboratory equipment, conduct experiments and perform limited review of student laboratory reports;
  • Helps to prepare and produce television programs;
  • Provides piano, guitar or other musical accompaniment;
  • Assists in physical education classes by issuing equipment and helping in other non-teaching duties;
  • Has charge of supplies and equipment, locker rooms and swimming pools;
  • Assist teachers in supervising recreation and lunch periods and in study halls;
  • Oversees students passing between classes and in various parts of the buildings and connecting grounds;
  • Monitors girls and boys lavatories;
  • Helps children in lower grades with wearing apparel;
  • Guides children at street crossings;
  • Performs a variety of related work as required.

 

Full performance knowledge, skills, abilities and personal characteristics: Working knowledge in the specific field where specialized duties are involved; ability to establish effective relationships with children; ability to perform simple clerical functions; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma; OR
  • One year experience in a capacity dealing directly with the supervision of children such as in a day care facility or assisting with the Scouts or 4-H programs; OR
  •  An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B) above.

 

Teacher Assistant for Resource Room

Objective: To provide assistance to the teachers assigned to the Resource Room.

Scope: The Resource Room Aide is responsible to the Resource Room teachers and to the
building principal for the following activities.

  • Assisting the teachers in the area of pupil supervision.
  • Assisting the teachers in working with individual pupils or groups of pupils on instructional projects.
  • Assisting the teachers in the area of Resource Room management.
  • Assisting the teachers by helping pupils in the use of various instructional resources.
  • Assisting the teachers by helping to produce and assemble instructional materials.

 

Responsibilities:

1. In the area of pupil supervision the Resource Room Aide participates in such activities as:

  • Accompanying pupils to and from the Resource Room and regular classrooms.
  • Supervising those youngsters who are unable to be mainstreamed in areas outside the Resource Room such as Cafetorium, playground, etc.
  • Assisting pupils at the buses during morning arrival and afternoon dismissal time.

2. In the area of assisting pupils on instructional projects the Resource Room Aide participates in such activities as:

  • Working with students to provide aid and support in the completion of individual or group assignments.
  • Working with students to determine their understanding and comprehension of material presented by the teachers.
  • Correcting papers, worksheets, workbooks, etc. and providing teachers with information regarding pupil progress.


3. In the area of Resource Room management the Resource Room Aide participates in such activities as:

  • Supervising the Resource Room and students when teachers are working with mainstreamed students in regular classrooms.
  • Providing supervision for the Resource Room when teachers are elsewhere for professional purposes such as parent conferences, meetings with psychologists and other personnel, etc.
  • Assisting with pupil records.
  • Supervising the Resource Room in emergencies.
  • Performing other room management functions as determined by the building principal and the Resource Room teachers.


4. In the area of helping pupils with various instructional resources the Resource Room Aide participates in such activities as:

  • Accompanying students to the Media Center and assisting them there in the selection and use of materials.
  • Assisting students in the use and operation of various instructional aids such as tape recorders, filmstrip machines, phonograph players, etc.
  • Assisting students in the use of various instructional programs such as reading, language and math labs, etc.

 

5. In the area of producing instructional materials the Resource Room Aide participates in such activities as:

  • Typing, duplicating and collating materials as needed by the Resource Room Teacher.
  • Gathering materials from the school media center, Curriculum Office and other sources as needed by the Resource Room teachers.
  • Videotaping programs off the air for later use in the instructional program.

 

Teacher Assistant for Remedial

Objective: To provide assistance to teachers working with students on competency test remediation.

Scope: The Resource Room Aide is responsible to the Resource Room teacher and to the building principal for the following activities:

  • Assisting the teachers in the area of pupil supervision.
  • Assisting the teachers by working with individual pupils or groups of pupils on instructional projects.
  • Assisting the teachers in the area of Resource Room management.
  • Assisting the teachers by helping pupils in the use of various instructional resources.
  • Assisting the teachers by helping to produce and assemble instructional materials.

 

Responsibilities:

1. In the area of pupil supervision the Remedial Aide participates in such activities as:

  •  Accompanying pupils to and from regular class.
  • Supervising those youngsters who are involved in remedial work.

2. In the area of assisting pupils on instructional projects the Remedial Aide participates in such activities as:

  • Working with students to provide aid and support in the completion of individual or group assignments.
  • Working with students to determine their understanding and comprehension of material presented by the teacher.
  • Correcting papers, worksheets, workbooks, etc. and providing teachers with information regarding pupil progress.

3. In the area of Resource Room management the Remedial Aide participates in such activities as:

  • Supervising the Computer Room and students when teachers are working in regular classrooms.
  • Providing supervision for the classroom when teachers are elsewhere for professional purposes.
  • Assisting with pupil records.
  • Supervising the classroom in emergencies.
  • Performing other room management functions as determined by the building principal and specified teacher.

4. In the area of helping pupils with various instructional resources the Remedial Aide participates in such activities as:

  • Accompanying students to the Media Center and assisting them in the selection and use of materials.
  • Assisting students in the use and operation of various instructional aids such as computers.
  • Assisting students in the use of various instructional programs such as reading, language and math labs, etc.

5. In the area of producing instructional materials the Remedial Aide participates in such activities as:

  • Typing, duplicating and collating materials as needed by the teacher.
  • Gathering materials from the school media center, curriculum offices, and other sources needed by the teachers.
  • Video-taping programs off the air for later use in the instructional program.

 

Typist

This position involves responsibility for performing routine clerical duties and/or assisting in the performance of more difficult clerical work. The class of Typist is comparable to the class of Clerk, but the work also requires the substantial use of a typewriter or word processing equipment in the performance of daily tasks. Direct supervision is received from a higher level clerical or administrative staff with detailed instructions given for new or difficult assignments. The incumbent does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities:

  • Types forms, form letters, transcripts,invoices, vouchers, records, payrolls, title searches, judgements, lis pendens, reports, index cards, time cards, or similar materials;
  • Answers telephone and waits on the public;
  • Types addresses and mailing lists;
  • Types and maintains various types of records;
  • Files correspondence, memoranda, reports and other materials;
  • May operate a calculator, adding machine, typewriter, word processing equipment and other office machines;
  • Indexes materials and performs simple record keeping tasks;
  • Makes entries on cards or bills, or in ledger from original sources;
  • Makes arithmetical computations and compiles simple statistical reports;
  • Performs a variety of related duties as required.

 

Full performance knowledge, skills, abilities and personal characteristics: Working knowledge of modern office terminology, practices, procedures and equipment; working knowledge of Business Arithmetic and English; ability to type accurately at an acceptable rate of speed; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to write legibly; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma; OR
  • One year of clerical experience.
  • Special Requirements: Candidates must demonstrate the ability to type at least 35 words per minute.

NOTE: The essential functions of this job are determined by the department/jurisdiction where the job is located.