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  1. If you end in Signal Department then unfortunately Flagman/Flagwoman is all you would be so yes but.. luckily this is a universal Helper Exam so if lucky then you can end up in a different Department. I had a good score so I had the opportunity to select either Power Dept. or Signal Dept. I would recommend Power Dept. Over Signal Dept.. Some Senior Maintainer's at Signal Dept. Are bunch of A whole's so they will take advantage of Helper's and treat Helper's like slaves. Have a buddy in Power Dept. and it's day & night experience for me and him. Had a family friend who was in Lighting Dept. But for some reason I haven't heard Lighting Dept. Looking for Helper's. Electronic Equipment Dept. Is another good place if you want use the skills they ask for .. but same as Lightning Dept. For some reason they aren't looking for Helper's.
  2. When I took it back in 2018 it was about 40 questions and primarily common sense but it did have some questions related to Ohm's Law. Definitely had some DC equations .. V=I×R. Some people bash on Passbook but it should point you in the right direction and help you understand what you might expect on the Exam. Check this out: Transit Electro-mechanical Maintainer (Career Examination Seri... https://smile.amazon.com/dp/0837339766/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_awdo_t1_JxgDEbHH94V75
  3. SALARY AND BENEFITS 1. The current minimum salary for Transit Electrical Helpers working in Electrical Power Maintenance is $21.95 per hour for a 40-hour week increasing to $31.36 in the sixth year of service. 2. The current minimum salary for Transit Electrical Helpers working in other subdivisions is $21.46 per hour for a 40-hour week increasing to $30.66 in the sixth year of service.
  4. 98vice your getting carried away with the questions. What difference does it make to you who's coming off which exam? Also those who started and are currently in training aren't allowed to discuss any material with the outside. Once you get hired you will be given information about the job. This is a universal position, you can end up in a completely different department then the other person so training and material is not the same. Do yourself a favor and just continue living your life.. continue working and continue breathing.
  5. Pass is given in person when you start working, you have to sign for it
  6. Nothing to be upset about, previous generation candidates would sometimes wait years to be called for premployment. Exam 8611 was taken by candidates only a year ago, those who passed are lucky that they started calling for premployment so soon. Not to mention it's only been a little over a month since they started calling for premployment and they are already half way thru the list. Continue living and breathing, everyone will get an opportunity.
  7. 1st Premployment Appointment invitation is received by an actual physical letter in the mail, followed by a possible phone call, text and/or email. 2nd Premployment Appointment invitation is received primarily by an Email and followed by a phone call.
  8. Some folks on here keep asking questions that can be answered just by reading the original exam application. MTA has a zero tolerance policy for drugs and alcohol. Read the Exam#8611 application. "Drug Screening Requirement: You must pass a drug screening in order to be appointed and if appointed, you will be subject to random drug and alcohol tests for the duration of your employment. Additionally, if you have tested positive on a drug or alcohol test or had a refusal to test during pre-employment or while employed by a Federal DOT-regulated employer during the applicable period, you must have completed the Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) process required by federal law in order to be appointed to this safety- sensitive position."
  9. I noticed a few ppl on here said they have a lower list number compared to others that got called in. Unfortunately because this is Civil Service title the selection process may not be fair to some. See link below https://www.civilservicejobnyc.com/1-in-3-rule-rule-of-three/
  10. Considering the fact that only 720 applicants passed Exam #8611, I would say they will go throw the list very quickly. Now it makes sense why they released another TEH after 8611.. 720 candidates is probably not enough to disperse into 8 different Maintenance departments.
  11. Why do you say that ? DCAS has it posted that Transit has/had 40 vacancies for TEH. So my educated guess would say the first 40 candidates have already been hired (unless they turned down the offer and they went to the next candidate on the list) .. they probably started training or will start training in the near future.
  12. DCAS has posted results from Exam #8611.. 720 applicants passed https://data.cityofnewyork.us/City-Government/Civil-Service-List-Active-/vx8i-nprf
  13. If you're already an electrician then you Should've taken "Light Maintainer" exam.
  14. @Oxl6665 US Passport or US Certificate of Citizenship can be an alternative to Birth Certificate. Also alternative to Education is Experience.. lookup the original 8611 Exam Application to see the requirements for Experience.
  15. @+Young +: Its not about being fed up, it’s about how most of us gave up careers with decades of experience to server the City and nobody out there was brave enough to say exactly how it is. An honest down to earth B/O will tell you off the bat that being an Operator is no longer a great position. Maintenance workers get treated much better.. if they work 12hrs then it’s 8hrs standard rate pay and 4hr overtime rate pay.
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