Civil Service Employment Portal

Schenectady County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

You can apply by mail, in person or Online for Current Vacancies in Schenectady County, Upcoming Exams or Continuous Recruitment Exams.

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Upcoming Exams

# Name
(click to view job description)
Type Application Deadline Exam Date Apply Online
66-209 ACCOUNTANT (TOWN OF NISK) OC OC 02/10/20 03/28/20 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
75-008 ASSISTANT POLICE CHIEF- TYPE C (CITY) PROM PROM 01/27/20 03/14/20 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
75-923 ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER (TOWN OF ROTT) PROM PROM 01/27/20 03/14/20 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
69-542 CONFIDENTIAL ASSISTANT TO THE MANAGER OF SENIOR AND LONG TERM CARE (CO SR AND LTC) OC OC 02/11/20 03/28/20 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
76-665 CORRECTION CAPTAIN (COUNTY JAIL) PROM PROM 01/27/20 03/14/20 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
76-628 CORRECTION LIEUTENANT (COUNTY JAIL) PROM PROM 01/27/20 03/14/20 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
73-131 DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF FINANCE (COUNTY FINANCE) PROM PROM 02/10/20 03/28/20 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
76-706 DEPUTY JAIL SUPERINTENDENT(COUNTY JAIL) PROM PROM 01/27/20 03/14/20 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
66-852 DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS (CO FINANCE) OC OC 02/10/20 03/28/20 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
76-224 DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES (CO OFFICE OF FACILITIES) PROM PROM 01/27/20 03/14/20 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
73-141 EMPLOYEE BENEFITS ADMINISTRATOR (COUNTY CIVIL SERVICE) PROM PROM 01/27/20 03/14/20 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
63-385 EXECUTIVE SECRETARY I (NISK SCH) OC OC 02/10/20 03/28/20 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
73-157 EXECUTIVE SECRETARY I (T/O GLENVILLE) PROM PROM 02/10/20 03/28/20 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
68-503A EXECUTIVE SECRETARY II (BH-BL SCH) OC OC 02/10/20 03/28/20 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
70-835 EXECUTIVE SECRETARY II (SUNY SCH'DY) PROM PROM 02/10/20 03/28/20 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
68-503B EXECUTIVE SECRETARY II (SUNY SCHENECTADY) OC OC 02/10/20 03/28/20 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
61-071 FAMILY AND CAREGIVER SOCIAL WORKER (CO. SR. AND LTC) OC #61-071 OC 02/10/20 03/28/20 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
74-623A HEAD CUSTODIAN (CITY SCH) PROM PROM 01/27/20 03/14/20 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
64-761B HEAD CUSTODIAN (CITYSCH) OC OC 01/27/20 03/14/20 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
74-623B HEAD CUSTODIAN (NISK SCH) PROM PROM 01/27/20 03/14/20 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
64-761A HEAD CUSTODIAN (SCHALMONT SCH) OC OC 01/27/20 03/14/20 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
65-892D INFORMATION PROCESSING SPECIALIST II (CITY DEPTS) OC OC 02/10/20 03/28/20 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
74-916 INFORMATION PROCESSING SPECIALIST II (CITY POLICE) PROM PROM 02/10/20 03/28/20 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
65-892C INFORMATION PROCESSING SPECIALIST II (CITY SCH) OC OC 02/10/20 03/28/20 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
65-892A INFORMATION PROCESSING SPECIALIST II (SUNY SCH'DY) OC OC 02/10/20 03/28/20 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
65-892B INFORMATION PROCESSING SPECIALIST II (T/O ROTT) OC OC 02/10/20 03/28/20 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
62-057 INFORMATION PROCESSING SPECIALIST III (CITY) OC OC 02/10/20 03/28/20 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
60-996 PERSONNEL TECHNICIAN (CO. CIVIL SERVICE) OC OC 01/27/20 03/14/20 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
69-516B SCHOOL SECRETARY (BH-BL SCH) OC OC 02/10/20 03/28/20 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
74-390 SCHOOL SECRETARY (BH-BL) PROM PROM 02/10/20 03/28/20 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
69-516A SCHOOL SECRETARY (SCHALMONT SCH) OC OC 02/10/20 03/28/20 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
60-579 SECRETARY TO THE CHIEF OF POLICE (CITY POLICE) OC OC 02/10/20 03/28/20 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
69-527 SECRETARY TO THE PRINCIPAL AND DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL EDUCATION (DUANES SCH) OC OC 02/10/20 03/28/20 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
68-023 SENIOR CUSTODIAN (CITY SCH) OC OC 01/27/20 03/14/20 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
71-794 SENIOR CUSTODIAN (CITY SCH) PROM PROM 01/27/20 03/14/20 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
61-703 SIGN MAINTENANCE AND STREET MARKING SUPERVISOR (CITY ENG AND PW) OC OC 02/10/20 03/28/20 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
73-775 SIGN MAINTENANCE AND STREET MARKING SUPERVISOR (CITY ENG AND PW) PROM PROM 02/10/20 03/28/20 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009

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.

This is a list of all current exams within Schenectady County. For all exams, please see the General Conditions. Please follow the application guidelines.

Click Here to download 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.

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.

OC = Open Competitive - exams open to the public.

PROM = Promotional - exams for current employees.


Continuous Recruitment Exams

# Name
(click to view job description)
Type Application Deadline Exam Date Apply Online
61601 LIBRARIAN I (County) (ATAP) OC CR N/A N/A Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
61616 LIBRARIAN II (County) (ATAP) OC CR N/A N/A Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
400 PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE CR N/A N/A Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009

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.

OC = Open Competitive - exams open to the public.

PROM = Promotional - exams for current employees.