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GPL Job and Career Resources: New York State Civil Service


Links to help you navigate the NYS Civil Service process

New York State employees serve more than 18 million state residents through a wide variety of occupations.  New York State offers comprehensive compensation packages, including excellent health and retirement benefits, family friendly policies including flexible and alternate work schedules.

Request Email Notification of Upcoming Exam Schedules - Note: There are two types of eligible lists: Open Competitive and Promotion. They result from exams administered by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services.  The time it takes from when you take and exam to publication of the list resulting from it varies greatly, sometimes a year or more.

Test Guides and Resources Booklets for Local Examinations - also check the library catalog for Civil Service Examination (CSE) test preparation

The Wetschester  County Department of Human Resources -  administers civil service for 121 local jurisdictions, including cities, towns, villages, school districts and libraries. The cities of Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, White Plains and Yonkers are separate civil service agencies, and administer civil service independent of Westchester County.

                                             Weekly listings of job openings -  The Westchester County Department of Human Resources posts a list of current job openings each week. Scroll down the page to see the filing dates for applications, Job Description and Qualifications for each position. NOTE: Applications must be sent no later than the "Post Until" date to the person specified on the job posting.

                                           Email Notification for upcoming civil service examinations - sign up for email notifications for upcoming exams. 

                                  job search resources - includes links to government and civil service job sites including federal, New   York City, New York State and Westchester County local towns and villages

The Chief Leader--The Civil Employees' Weekly - Available in hard copy at the Greenburgh Library. This publication lists schedules for upcoming examinations, licensing examinations, and information about recruitment for the Police Department, Fire Department, EMT's and more.