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Exam No. 8098 is now open for applications

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Well I just put in my application. This will be the best $60 bucks I've spent.:cool:

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I'm in as well. Hope all that part time work experience adds up enough to get me by the cut.

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I'm in as well. Hope all that part time work experience adds up enough to get me by the cut.

Just finished applying. Good to see others got up early to be near the top of the list when those test scores of 100% come roaring in like tax returns on April 15th to the IRS.

 

I'm sure that by the time you're called for the position you'll have more than enough work experience to qualify.

 

Good luck on the test guys (and gals)

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where are you guys getting the application from. The link isn't up on the MTA's official site. I just tried to apply and I didn't see a link.

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Guys I applied but in my summary page it says I have til the 24th to finish my education test paper. I filled out everything I dont know what they are talking about. Has this happened to any of u guys??? I got a Confirmation #

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I suggest to anyone who applies online to call DCAS tomorrow or the next the day and verify that your application is correct in the system.

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Man, I just LOVE dealing with City Employees lol I called DCAS and the guy wouldn't even let me explain the issue completely, he just said wait 24 hours and check again to see if it's still in the "Review/Continue Exams in Progress" section.

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If you sign in and try to view your completed exams does it let you?? It says I dont have any completed exams but have it in progress and it says my Edu and Work Exp test paper i have to the 24th to finish but I completed the pages they wanted weird....but I got a confirm number. I sent them a email but who knows when they will write back ;).........never mind just saw the post b4 wasnt there when I was typing mine in. Ill wait the 24hrs and see whats up.

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Man, I just LOVE dealing with City Employees lol I called DCAS and the guy wouldn't even let me explain the issue completely, he just said wait 24 hours and check again to see if it's still in the "Review/Continue Exams in Progress" section.

 

They can't help you even if they wanted to before 24 hours. The computers don't update until after that. This is NYC the systems we use are antiquated!!

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They can't help you even if they wanted to before 24 hours. The computers don't update until after that. This is NYC the systems we use are antiquated!!

 

I believe you. Our office has been having computer problems for the past 2-3 weeks. This week alone, we've been down for 2 days with no internet access. I just don't like how the guy cut me off before allowing me to explain.

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I just saw that they added something new to the Notice of Examination from the last exam. Anyone know what this is?

 

There will also be a qualifying Education and Experience Test. If you pass the multiple-choice test,

your Education and Experience Test Paper will be rated as vacancies occur. If you pass the qualifying

education and experience test and meet all requirements and conditions, you will be considered for

appointment when your name is reached on the eligible list. However, based on the projected number

of vacancies, it is possible that not all candidates who pass the multiple-choice test will have their

Education and Experience Test Paper rated.

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I'm curious what that means also. Where did you see that on the T/O notice? At first glance it seems like another weeding out process but I really have no idea.

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Here is the entire notice of examination with the new stuff in bold.

TRAIN OPERATOR

Exam. No. 8098

New York City Transit Authority

WHAT THE JOB INVOLVES: Train Operators, under supervision, have direct responsibility for the

safe, timely and proper operation of New York City Transit Authority multi-unit subway cars, subway

service cars and trains in accordance with the rules, regulations and special instructions governing such

operation. They operate trains in revenue and non-revenue road service, and in yard or terminal

service; prepare trains for road service and switch cars in yards; in revenue road service, convey

passengers over assigned routes; may open and close doors in stations and terminals; may make

announcements; in non-revenue road service, operate work trains and revenue collection trains; in

yards and terminal service, switch cars, prepare trains for road service and operate trains between

yards and terminals; convey trains into barns and shops for inspection and repair, and through car

washes for cleaning; wear a prescribed uniform; and perform related work.

Some of the physical activities performed by Train Operators and environmental conditions experienced

are: climbing and descending ladders on and off the tracks, ascending and descending from trains and

catwalks to roadbeds; walking along elevated sections of track; responding to audible signals such as

alarm bells, train whistles, horns and radio conversation; responding to visual signals including

distinguishing colored lights; using manual equipment related to train operation; remaining in a sitting

position for extended periods of time; and lifting heavy equipment.

(This is a brief description of what you might do in this position and does not include all the duties of

this position.)

Special Working Conditions: Train Operators may be required to work rotating shifts including

nights, Saturdays, Sundays, holidays and must be available to work overtime as required .

THE SALARY: The current minimum salary is $26.9900 per hour. This rate is subject to change. In

addition, you receive night and weekend differentials, paid holidays, vacations and sick leave, a

comprehensive health plan and a pension plan.

HOW TO APPLY: If you believe that you meet the requirements in the “How to Qualify” section, there

are two ways to apply for this examination:

1. Online at the DCAS WEBSITE: If you wish to apply online, go to the Online Application

System (OASys) at http://www.nyc.gov/examsforjobs and follow the onscreen application

instructions for electronically submitting your application and completing any required forms.

The following methods of payment are acceptable: major credit card, bank card associated

with a bank account, or prepaid debit card which you may purchase online or at various retail

outlets.

2. By mail: refer to the "Required Forms" section below for the forms that you must fill out.

Return all completed forms and the application fee to DCAS Application Unit, 1 Centre Street,

14th floor, New York, NY 10007 by mail only. DCAS will not accept applications in person

from candidates.

HOW TO QUALIFY:

Education and Experience Requirements: By the last day of the Application Period you must have:

1. A four year high school diploma or its educational equivalent, approved by a State’s

Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization; and

2. Five years of full-time, paid satisfactory work experience.

College education may be substituted for experience on the following basis: One year of acceptable

experience will be credited for each 30 credits completed at an accredited college, up to a maximum

of four years. However, all candidates must have at least one year of full-time satisfactory, paid work

experience. Part-time paid experience will be pro-rated.

You will be given the multiple-choice test before your qualifications are reviewed.

You are responsible for determining whether or not you meet the qualification requirements for this

examination prior to submitting your application. If you are found “Not Qualified,” at the time of

appointment your application fee will not be refunded.

REQUIREMENTS TO BE APPOINTED:

Medical Requirement: Medical guidelines have been established for the position of Train Operator.

You will be examined to determine whether you can perform the essential functions of the position of

Train Operator. Where appropriate, a reasonable accommodation will be provided for a person with

a disability to enable him or her to take the examination, and/or to perform the essential functions of

the job.

Drug Screening Requirement: You must pass a drug screening in order to be appointed.

Residency: City residency is not required for this position.

English Requirement: You must be able to understand and be understood in English.

Proof of Identity: Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, you must be able to prove

your identity and your right to obtain employment in the United States prior to employment with the

City of New York.

REQUIRED FORMS:

1. Application for Examination: Make sure that you follow all instructions included with your

application form, including payment of fee. Save a copy of the instructions for future

reference.

2. Education and Experience Test Paper: Fill out sections A.1, A.2, A.4, and B. This form

must be filled out completely and in detail for you to receive your proper rating. Keep a copy

of your completed Education and Experience Test Paper for your records. If you are applying

by mail, write your social security number in the box at the top right side of the cover page,

and the examination title and number on the box provided. If you are applying online, follow

the online instructions.

3. Foreign Education Fact Sheet (Required only if you need credit for your foreign education

to meet the education and experience requirements): If were educated outside the United

States, you must have your foreign education evaluated to determine its equivalence to

education obtained in the United States. The services that are approved to make this evaluation

are listed on the Foreign Education Fact Sheet included with your application packet. When

you contact the evaluation service, ask for a “document-by-document” (general) evaluation

of your foreign education. You must have one of these services submit its evaluation of your

foreign education directly to the Department of Citywide Administrative Services no later than

eight weeks from the last date for applying for this examination.

ADMISSION CARD: You should receive an Admission Card in the mail about 10 days before the date

of the test. If you do not receive an Admission Card at least 4 days before the test date, you must go

to the Examining Service Section, 1 Centre Street, 14th floor, New York, NY, 10007, to obtain a

duplicate card.

THE TEST: You will be given a multiple-choice test. Your score on this test will be used to determine

your place on an eligible list. You must achieve a score of at least 70% to pass the test.

The multiple-choice test may include questions on understanding and applying written material relating

to the rules, regulations and operating procedures governing safe and efficient train operation; ability

to read and understand written material on train controls, car equipment and railroad signals; ability

to apply appropriate procedures in emergency or stressful situations; understanding military time; and

other related areas.

THE TEST RESULTS: If you pass the competitive multiple-choice test, your name will be placed in final

score order on an eligible list and you will be given a list number. You will be notified by mail of

your test results.

There will also be a qualifying Education and Experience Test. If you pass the multiple-choice test,

your Education and Experience Test Paper will be rated as vacancies occur. If you pass the qualifying

education and experience test and meet all requirements and conditions, you will be considered for

appointment when your name is reached on the eligible list. However, based on the projected number

of vacancies, it is possible that not all candidates who pass the multiple-choice test will have their

Education and Experience Test Paper rated.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Training: If you are appointed you will be required to complete and pass, before the end of the oneyear

probationary period, an approved training course that includes practical train operation. Those

probationary employees who do not successfully complete this training course will be terminated from

this position.

Promotion Test: A promotion examination for this title is being held for eligible City employees. The

names appearing on the promotion list will be considered first in filling vacancies.

Special Test Accommodations: If you plan to request special testing accommodations due to disability

or an alternate test date due to your religious belief, and are applying:

1. Online, follow the instructions; or

2. By mail, follow the instructions included with the “Application for Examination.”

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"THE WHOLE WORLD WILL BE TAKING THIS TEST"...Words from a TSS! This is the moment of truth...lol Perfect timing in this economy huh?;)

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I have no clue what that EE Test Paper means. So there are 2 test on June 6th :confused: I didnt even notice that on the Exam

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"THE WHOLE WORLD WILL BE TAKING THIS TEST"...Words from a TSS! This is the moment of truth...lol Perfect timing in this economy huh?;)

 

Yep,you can say that again. They should have raised the application fee to at least $100.00. That isn't going to prevent most people from filing for the exam.

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"THE WHOLE WORLD WILL BE TAKING THIS TEST"...Words from a TSS! This is the moment of truth...lol Perfect timing in this economy huh?;)

 

 

With the economy the way it is the test will probably be like the first open competetive one in Jan. 2000 around 25000 people took that test.

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Nah, the fee is fine. the problem is that the exams are TOO easy. They should add more technical questions.

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Nah, the fee is fine. the problem is that the exams are TOO easy. They should add more technical questions.

 

If they make civil service test to hard or not incredibly easy Al Sharpton and others go crazy that the test is biased because it is difficult and they didn't get as good of an education as whites, latinos, or asians.

 

It happened a few years ago with the FDNY test and under incredible pressure they were forced to dumb down there test and hiring standards. It's disgusting but true!

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If they make civil service test to hard or not incredibly easy Al Sharpton and others go crazy that the test is biased because it is difficult and they didn't get as good of an education as whites, latinos, or asians.

 

It happened a few years ago with the FDNY test and under incredible pressure they were forced to dumb down there test and hiring standards. It's disgusting but true!

 

Al Sharpton needs to drop dead. That guy creates more racism than solving any.

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Al Sharpton needs to drop dead. That guy creates more racism than solving any.

 

 

People like him and Jesse Jackson have never solved ANY racism all they do is throw gas on the fire and make things worse.

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People like him and Jesse Jackson have never solved ANY racism all they do is throw gas on the fire and make things worse.
I agree, but back to the topic. After reading that part again a few times, it seems like it means that they will check your qualifications when they get to your list # and are planning on calling you down? In other words, they won't check everyone's papers at once, only when they are going down the list to hire you.

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Al Sharpton needs to drop dead. That guy creates more racism than solving any.

 

People like him and Jesse Jackson have never solved ANY racism all they do is throw gas on the fire and make things worse.

 

I'm straying a little off-topic but this article is worth reading.

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