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Civil Service Exam Announcements

How to Take a Civil Service Exam
The New York State Constitution states that public employees must be hired for jobs on the basis of merit and fitness. The constitution also says that, for most jobs, merit and fitness must be measured by examination.

Click here for information from the New York State Department of Civil Service on how to take a Civil Service written test.

Below is a list of all current exams within Schenectady County. For all exams, please see the General Conditions. At this time, applications are not accepted via the internet. Please follow the application guidelines.

Click here for a Civil Service Exam Application.

Please note, not all exams listed below are for the County of Schenectady. Each exam announcement will identify the jurisdiction the exam is for.

Open Competitive Exams
Name of Exam/Jurisdiction Exam
Number
Last Date
for Filing
Librarian I
Schenectady County
66825 Continuous
Recruitment
Librarian II
Schenectady County
66827 Continuous
Recruitment
Public Health Nurse
Schenectady County
400 Continuous
Recruitment
Assistant Transportation Supervisor
Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Central School District
66-230 December 22, 2014
Pistol Permit Clerk
Schenectady County
65-626 December 22, 2014
Police Records Clerk
City of Schenectady
65-620 December 22, 2014
School Bus Dispatcher
Mohonasen Central School District
62-825 December 22, 2014
Transportation Assistant-Scotia Glenville CSD
Scotia-Glenville Central School District
65-813 December 22, 2014
Unit Clerk
Schenectady County
65-820 December 22, 2014
Park Supervisor
City of Schenectady
64-027   January 12, 2015


Competitive Class Positions
The competitive class of civil service consists of positions for which it is practicable to determine the merit and fitness of applicants by competitive examinations. These examinations are either open competitive, that is, open to all applicants meeting the minimum qualifications for the position; or, promotional, for those individuals already serving in a lower position within the same jurisdiction as the existing vacancy.

     Provisional appointments may be made to positions in the competitive class if no list of eligible candidates exists. All provisional appointees are subject to passing a competitive examination and be reachable on any list established as a result of such an examination.

Continuous recruitment positions can be applied for at any time, and the eligible list will be used to fill vacancies as they occur. The personnel officer of Schenectady County reserves the right to terminate continuous recruitment and re-establish a periodic, announced-date type of examination.


Promotional Exams

Name of Exam/Jurisdiction Exam
Number
Last Date
for Filing
Pistol Permit Clerk
Schenectady County-County Clerk's
75-188 December 22, 2014
School Bus Dispatcher
Mohonasen Central School District
74-054 December 22, 2014
Park Supervisor
City of Schenectady Parks Department        
74-619 January 12, 2015

 


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