The following are frequently asked questions regarding applying for support staff positions in the Niagara Wheatfield Central School District.
1) What types of positions are there in the District?
Non-competitive titles include:
Cleaner and Laborer
Food Service Helper
Personal Care Aide
Competitive titles include:
2) What is the difference between a competitive and non-competitive position?
A competitive position requires that you take and pass a Civil Service exam in order to qualify. You can substitute in a competitive field until an examination is announced. Examinations are posted at our Administration Office and at Niagara County Civil Service website.
A non-competitive position does not require an exam. Your application would be subject to approval by the Niagara County Civil Service Office.
3) How do I get a Civil Service application?
Simply stop in our office at West Street School - follow the left side of the parking lot to the Administration Office guest entrance (do not enter from the front of the school). We will submit your completed application to the Civil Service Office.
4) What happens after I submit my completed application?
All applications are reviewed by the District. Only those applications that meet the job qualifications and may be a good candidate based on experience, education and job skills are forwarded to Civil Service for their review and approval. Once we receive an approval or disapproval from Civil Service, you will receive a letter from us notifying you of your application status.
If your application is approved, it will be submitted to the Director or Supervisor for the hiring department. For example, a bus driver application will go to the Transportation Supervisor for review and if qualified, will begin the interview process.
The Department head will contact you for an interview if there is an available permanent or substitute position. All applications will remain on file for one-year.
5) How are open positions advertised?
They are first posted in all school buildings, transportation office, and administrative office for 5 work days.
We also place postings on our web site under "Open Positions." We will advertise in local newspapers when there are no internal and/or substitute candidates.
Your application must be Civil Service approved prior to bidding on an open position.