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NYS Civil Service Exams

Employment Opportunities with New York State Government

Appointments and promotions in New York State civil service are made according to principles of "merit and fitness," as mandated by the New York State Constitution. Candidates can compete for competitive class positions by participating in competitive civil service examinations.

Civil service tests are required for a variety of jobs ranging from a police officer to a research assistant at a correctional facility. It is important to note that civil service tests are not just for those seeking law enforcement jobs. Many opportunities in a variety of fields may be found by taking a civil service test. Below are several sites which list current registrations for civil service exams across New York state. Good Luck!