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
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.|