Department of Civil Service Launches First Summer Testing Program for Civil Service Examinations-Deadline to Apply is May 31st

Year-Round Civil Service Exams to Provide Access to Hundreds of Additional Employment Opportunities in State Government

The New York State Department of Civil Service today announced the launch of summer testing for State civil service exams, increasing the capacity to test candidates seeking employment with New York State and further supporting State agency hiring needs.  This year, it is anticipated that an additional 7,000 jobseekers will be tested as a result of the new expansion to the civil service examination program, resulting in access to hundreds of additional employment opportunities across a wide array of State agencies.

In addition, this is the first year that civil service exams will be held at SUNY Old Westbury, Bronx Community College, and Hudson Valley Community College, as well as other locations throughout the State, to complement the Department’s larger strategic recruitment efforts to expand testing venues and reach a diverse pool of candidates.

“Working for New York State is a great way to get involved in public service and make a difference in the lives of others,” said Acting Commissioner Lola W. Brabham. “State employees are diverse, dynamic and dedicated and the work they perform plays an important role in providing vital services to New Yorkers. I encourage all qualified individuals to take the first step and apply for a civil service exam.”

The first series of State civil service exams scheduled for this summer are currently available on the Civil Service website and scheduled to be held on July 15, 2017. The deadline to apply is May 31, 2017. These include the following examinations open to all qualified individuals.

Additional exams, scheduled for August 12, 2017, will be announced and posted on the Civil Service website on May 26, 2017. To learn more or to apply for a civil service exam, visit the following links.

The New York State Department of Civil Service is the principal human resources provider for the Executive Branch of State Government, serving approximately 150,000 employees. The Department provides examination services and supports civil service administration to 70 State and 95 municipal agencies.

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