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.

A non-refundable application processing fee is usually required for exams.

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Upcoming Exams

# Name
(click to view job description)
Type Application Deadline Exam Date Apply Online
66-209B ACCOUNTANT (COUNTY DEPTS) OC OC 11/01/21 12/11/21 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
66-209A ACCOUNTANT (TOWN OF NISK) OC OC 11/01/21 12/11/21 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
66-852 DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS (CO FINANCE) OC OC 11/01/21 12/11/21 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
66-241B HEAD CUSTODIAN (CITYSCH) OC OC 10/25/21 12/11/21 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
74-257B HEAD CUSTODIAN (NISK SCH) PROM PROM 10/25/21 12/11/21 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
66-241A HEAD CUSTODIAN (SCHALMONT SCH) OC OC 10/25/21 12/11/21 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
74-566A SENIOR CUSTODIAN (BH-BL SCH) PROM PROM 10/25/21 12/11/21 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
66-527 SENIOR CUSTODIAN (CITY SCH) OC OC 10/25/21 12/11/21 Apply 5abb90c32272b591e83f649c4d47bb30ce85b0d09a68831f3644b691fea98009
74-566 SENIOR CUSTODIAN (CITY SCH) PROM PROM 10/25/21 12/11/21 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.