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  1. I don't believe so. If I recall correctly, the one that was postponed from May had a different exam number.
  2. As per this webpage, in which a "print-screen" can be seen below, the application period for this examination will be open from July 15th to August 25th, 2020. If you are curious in what the Notice of Examination (NOE) might look like and/or contain, click here and here for the last two recent MaBSTOA Bus Operator Notice of Examinations. Happy Posting!!
  3. Although I apologize for 'bumping' this thread/topic, I have good news for those folks who have a low list number and for those who need to obtain their Commercial Learner's Permits (CLP) as well. As of today, Monday, July 6th, 2020, most of the DMV locations within the tri-state area have re-opened for in person transactions by appointment only. Therefore, since appointments at the DMV are going to be "hotcakes" in the foreseeable future, and if your list number is below 500, it would be a good idea to use "forward planning" to start preparing yourself to get the Commercial Learners Permit (CLP) sometime in the immediate future depending on appointment availability. To make an appointment to take the multiple-choice exams, click here. To practice some of the questions before going to the DMV, click here. Remember, the exams that you need to take and pass, at minimum are General Knowledge, Air Brake and Passenger Endorsement. Good luck!! Stay safe and healthy!!
  4. My apologies for 'bumping' this thread/topic, however I do have good news to share for those who do not yet have their Commercial Learners Permit (CLP). Although there has been no recent movement on this particular list, most of the DMV locations within the tri-state are now open by appointment only. Before this pandemic and/or "nightmare" began, for the purposes of pre-employment and the first drug test, the agency's Human Resources Office was up to the 2300's. Therefore, since they have about 500 names to go before they move on to the next list, and since appointments at the DMV are going to be "hotcakes" in the foreseeable future, in my opinion, it would be a good idea to use "forward planning" to start preparing yourself to get the Commercial Learners Permit (CLP) sometime in the immediate future depending on appointment availability. To make an appointment to take the multiple-choice exams, click here. To practice some of the questions before going to the DMV, click here. Remember, the exams that you need to take and pass, at minimum are General Knowledge, Air Brake and Passenger Endorsement. Good luck!! Stay safe and healthy!!
  5. First of all, welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you on-board!! Second, with the current pandemic that is going on, all I'm going to say is "take an educated guess and go with it." Personally, my educated guess is that this list will not be moving for a while, however that's my educated guess. However, instead of waiting around for an e-mail message or for something in the mail, I would encourage you to check out this website. All you have to do is type in "Track Worker" in the search box on the top right hand side of the screen. As soon as the agency requests a list of names from the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), you should see that webpage updated within a few business days. Third, if you haven't done so already, can you please familiarize yourself with the guidelines of the website? This includes "bumping topics." Therefore, please do not do this on a regular basis. As you can tell by looking at the other employment threads/topics, if no one has posted anything within the last couple of weeks, months and/or years, then you know there has been very little to no movement for that particular civil service list and/or title. Again, welcome to the Forums!!
  6. I'm going to let someone else who has a little more knowledge provide a more solid, concrete answer, however I will say this: If you did not have social security and/or income taxes taken out, then that is considered "off-the-books," which, in this case, is not good. Therefore, since, from my perspective they are not hiring any Bus Operators in the immediate future, this is what I would do: First, call Employment Operations on Monday, which is when they're supposed to open (347-643-8229/30/31/32), make sure you do not identify yourself, aka "anonymous," and ask them how to approach this. Worse comes to worse, you can always list it and make a notation that it was "self-employment" and "off-the-books" or anything to that nature. Second, I would be patient. Hopefully, by the time you're invited down to 180 Livingston Street, hopefully another member who has a little more knowledge about this will post a more, concrete answer in this thread/topic.
  7. I know, they also did this for the Conductor 6601 list as well, so there must be some reasoning behind this. Only time will tell...
  8. We just have to see what happens as time progresses. Also, if I remember correctly, for School Car for Conductors you need to get an 80% or better on the examinations in order to proceed on the road and in customer service. Therefore, you need to consider this as well, in addition to what you previously mentioned. In addition, with the fact that they practically requested the entire list to fill 65 positions, which, in my opinion doesn't make sense to begin with, if there happens to be a last-minute vacancy or two for whatever reason, then they might take this opportunity to fill the last-minute vacancy without requesting the entire list from DCAS for a second time. However, as a friendly reminder, there is also a hiring freeze in effect until further notice. Therefore, we'll see what happens as time progresses.
  9. Source? If they did mail out 12,000 (twelve thousand) letters, with the hiring freeze that is in effect, that would be a big waste, between paper, postage, people reporting to 180 Livingston Street, drug (urine) tests, etc., all for nothing.
  10. First of all, as per the guidelines of the website, can you please stay on-topic? If you briefly go 'off-topic,' it's okay, however please do not make this a routine. Second, you are aware that the information you presented is 'sort-of' incorrect, right? If you type "Bus Operator" into the search box of the Civil Service List Certification webpage, you will see that the last group of candidates for "Bus Operator," which was from this past January, were hired off of both Exam 4600 and Exam 7612. Next, Exam 7604 is for the "Train Operator" position and not just a 'subway exam.' Therefore, especially with the Hiring Freeze that in effect and with the fact that everybody is feeling a 'negative' impact of this pandemic in one way or another, we'll see what happens as time progresses.
  11. Generally speaking, this holds true for any civil service examination for the City of New York. If you're able to use the Civil Service List Certification webpage and interpret the data like I previously did for this title, then the same applies for any civil service examination, whether it is for a title for NYC Transit or for another title under DCAS (Dept. of Citywide Administrative Services). If you need more specific examples, send me a Private Message (PM) and I'll be more than happy to elaborate.
  12. Are you referring to a high certification sequence number, which is the ninth column from the left? If so, from my perspective, it is not a good sign. As an example, my list number for this exam is in the 4700's, and, as of June 29th, my certification sequence number is in the 2800's. Therefore, it will be a while before they reach me. As far as the first/top 65 people, we'll see what happens. It depends on who physically shows up to 180 Livingston Street, who takes and passes the drug test, who passes the physical, etc. However, if your certification sequence number, which is the ninth column from the left, is greater than 500, you will probably and most likely not receive an invitation letter in the mail. If your certification sequence number is greater than 300, you may or may not get an invitation letter in the mail - it depends on what happens with the first group of candidates. Keep in mind that the HR Office does not hold vacancies for people. In other words, if you're on Medical Hold for Sleep Apnea, and somebody else whose list number is slightly higher than yours can pass the drug test and the physical with flying colors, then they will be chosen to fill the vacancy first. If there are any more vacancies available once you come off the medical hold, then you will or will not be given the opportunity to fill the vacancy. In addition, if you carefully examine the data, you will see that for the first 29 candidates, their list numbers are not in sequential order. This means that they have probably restored their name to the list and they will get first priority since your list number remains the same until the list expires. If you look at the chart by either typing your name and/or "Conductor" into the search box on the top right hand side, and you scroll all the way to the right, the vacancy column is the third column from the right hand side of the webpage.
  13. My apologies for 'bumping' this thread, however I have good news to share!! If you type in "Conductor" in the search box located on the top-right hand side of the Civil Service List Certification page of the NYC Open Data website, you will see that on June 29th, 2020, which was two days ago, the agency requested 31,000 names to fill 65 vacancies. Why the agency requested so many names - I don't know. Best of luck for those who will be reporting to 180 Livingston Street in the immediate future for pre-employment processing!!
  14. (From https://abc7ny.com/health/first-woman-to-run-nyc-subways-is-leaving-mta/6284364/) The first woman to run the city's subway system is leaving the job after overseeing four months of unprecedented challenges and changes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, Eyewitness News has learned. Sally Librera, the NYC Transit senior vice president of subways, told her staff Tuesday morning that her last day overseeing the day-to-day operations of the sprawling system will be July 24. "It has been my privilege and honor to work with an incredible team of professionals for the past 16 years at New York City Transit, and lead the hardworking, brave employees of the subway for the past two years," Librera said in a statement. "I am incredibly proud of what we have done as a team to markedly improve performance for our riders and carry New Yorkers through the unbelievably challenging peak of the COVID pandemic this year. I will forever be inspired by the bravery and fortitude of the subways employees, each of whom are true masters of their crafts. I have made the difficult decision to transition toward new opportunities, but I am confident the talented subways team will continue to deliver for our customers." Librera -- whose first career was a teacher in California -- joined the MTA in 2004 as a transportation planner and worked her way up over the next 16 years, eventually running the Staten Island Railway and then taking over the subways, the first woman to do so. Officials say she was planning on leaving just before coronavirus hit the city, but stayed to face the unprecedented challenges, including: -- managing the suspension of overnight service for the first time in the railroad's history, -- overseeing the extensive cleaning and unheard of disinfecting of every subway station and train car -- keeping the subways running with an unprecedented number of workers out and amid general workforce concerns (a single positive coronavirus test could force many workers on the same subway line to be quarantined) More than 130 MTA employees, including 86 subway workers, died from coronavirus. And as the agency was beginning to battle back the effects of the pandemic, a train operator died in a March subway fire is believed to have been intentionally and remains unsolved. Frank Jezycki, the chief operating officer for subways, will take over for Librera on an interim basis. It is the second major departure for the subways. Andy Byford resigned as head of New York City Transit and started his new job as commissioner of Transport for London Monday. New York City Transit Interim President Sarah Feinberg also released a statement, praising Librera for her accomplishments. "When you have someone as passionate and incredibly talented as Sally Librera, you know at some point she is going to continue her journey and move on. MTA New York City Transit has been fortunate to have Sally leading Subways since May 2018 and holding various roles, including VP and Chief Officer of Staten Island Railway, for the past 16 years," Feinberg said. "Running subways is one of the hardest jobs in the country and over the past two years Sally has been instrumental in improving the system's performance. In the past four months, she has proven her strength and leadership getting the system through an unprecedented pandemic, and I know she will command her next endeavor with the same diligence she has at the MTA." (By the way, if you type "Sarah Librera" into the search box of this website located at the top right hand side of the screen, you'll notice that in 2018, she made over $200,000/year.)
  15. First of all, you are aware of the guidelines that have been put into place, which include "bumping topics," right? Second, if you look over the posts from this particular page, there should be some information there which will hopefully answer your question. What doesn't help is the fact that, once DMV reopens, appointments will be necessary to take care of all transactions, including taking the multiple-choice examinations and obtaining a permit, compared to walking in off the street. So, from my perspective, it will be a while before things get back to the 'new normal.' In the meantime, stay safe and healthy!!
  16. First, welcome to the Forums!! Have you read the guidelines? If not, please take a moment and do so. In the event you are unaware, this includes "bumping topics" under "Forum Etiquette." Second, we will probably and most likely be called again for the examination, it's just a matter of time. Like I previously said, in the meantime I would encourage you to check out this website for the latest information. Stay safe and healthy!!
  17. Don't worry about it. You're forgiven. Things happen, we all make mistakes here and there. Just try to refrain from doing it again.
  18. You can try to email them, however, as per this recent post, no one has responded. Personally, I'm not surprised since they "don't work too hard." In addition, as per the guidelines of the website, can you please refrain from "bumping" topics, such as this one? Even if you follow the other thread, the fact that, as of this typing (Thursday, June 18th, 2020 at approximately 1:20 PM) the HR Office is still closed should say something to begin with. Thank you.
  19. Let me just add my two cents: When the time comes, you will get a letter in the mail, along with this packet, with the exception of page 9 since this is not a driving position. I have seen people down at 180 Livingston Street in blue jeans, I myself wear black jeans and black sneakers or black boots and they don't say anything to me. If you're still not sure on this, read the top of the first page very carefully. As far as the paperwork is concerned, I would make sure you have a copy because they will give you a hard copy of the CPD-B booklet to fill out, in which your employment history must match!! Once this is done, they will send you for the drug test, providing the lab is not "backed up." Once the drug test is complete, they will send you home and expect to receive a phone call or email within the next 3 to 90 calendar days. The next step is the physical/medical. Click here for a description of what the physical/medical contains. From what I've heard, the employees on the 5th Floor of 180 Livingston Street "don't work too hard," therefore, although the descriptions within the link are physicals for Bus Operator, Track Worker, etc., I wouldn't be surprised if the physical for this position is 95% similar. Once your physical is completed, they will send you to final processing, where both of your employment histories will be verified to make sure they are accurate, you will get sworn in, go for fingerprints, have your picture taken for your MetroCard ID pass, and then off to schoolcar!! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. We're all here to help each other.
  20. Although I like your post, as per the attached picture, I thought there was a "hiring freeze" in effect? Any updates?
  21. Not only am I staying safe and healthy, but lately I've been taking advantage of the "free food" at the local city schools! And, to tell you the truth, it's not that bad!! Anyways, as far as the first question, you cannot use white out. If you need more pages, click here. Now, if you happen to have a printer either in your residence, apartment, etc., fantastic! If not, then I would suggest contacting your local office supply store, such as Staples, and see what they have to offer. With me, if I need to print something, I can email the PDF document as an attachment to a certain address, go to the store, and pay a nominal fee. The same machine that you print your documents from also acts as a copy machine as well. Second, as far as the additional pages for your employment, I would personally detach the booklet and just make sure everything is in order by date, specifically month and year from the time you graduated high school. As far as the additional copies of page 13, I wouldn't worry about that. As long as everything is in order by date, you should be fine. Stay safe and healthy!!
  22. And, according to the MTA website, which you can see in the attached picture, it is official that this examination has, indeed, been cancelled.
  23. Hey folks, I have good news!! As of this typing (Saturday, May 30th, 2020 at 7:15 PM), for some reason, which I'm not going to speculate on, ABM Industries has posted several job openings on indeed.com for LaGuardia Airport (zip code 11371) and Kennedy Airport (zip code 11430) for the following titles: CDL Bus Driver** Shuttle Supervisor Bus Dispatcher Assistant General Manager General Manager Regional Safety/Customer Service/Training Manager Contractor Representative A few more which are not relevant to this forum, respectively ** = The job description does not require the candidate to have any experience, however the candidate needs to be DOT Certified (also known as having a valid medical certificate). Good luck applying!! Stay safe and healthy!!
  24. If I had to take an educated guess, I would say "yes," however, as always, we have to wait until the results of an investigation are released, respectfully. In addition, as per the guidelines, can we please stay on-topic and not off-topic? Thank you.
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