Westchester County

Civil Service Exams

Civil Service Examinations

New York State has announced the upcoming exams for the titles Director of Facilities I, Director of Facilities II and Director of Facilities III. The exam is being administered State-wide by the New York State Department of Civil Service, and will be held on either January 24th or January 25th, 2015. The following links will take you to the exam announcements and provide all relevant information, including minimum qualifications, duties, subject of examination and how to apply (press control and click to access the information):

To apply for a promotion examination, click here - must apply on or before 11/25/14 (even if you are only interested in a promotion, you MUST take the statewide open-competitive exam)

To apply for open competitive examination, click www.cs.ny.gov


The Westchester County Department of Human Resources is responsible for civil service administration for Westchester County, the Westchester Medical Center, the cities of Peekskill and Rye and all of the towns and villages in the county and their associated school districts.

The cities of Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, White Plains and Yonkers are separate civil service agencies, and administer their own examinations independent of Westchester County.

The positions under our jurisdiction represent a wide variety of careers. Under New York State Civil Service Law, individuals seeking employment in the competitive class of civil service must compete in an examination process for selection by merit and fitness. Examinations may be specifically scheduled (periodic) and open to the public (open competitive), or open to current permanent employees only (promotional), or they may be held as continuous recruitment examinations.

Testing utilizes many formats, including written examination, training and experience evaluation, PC-administered tests, performance tests, language proficiency tests and agility tests. For each examination, we publish a detailed announcement specifying the minimum qualifications that need to be demonstrated in order to gain admission to the examination. Please read all materials carefully, as the application fee is non-refundable.

If you are not familiar with our examination program, answers to many questions can be found in our frequently asked questions section. Should you require further assistance, you may contact the examinations division at (914) 995-2117.

Westchester County is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome your participation in our examinations program.