Westchester County

Civil Service Exams

Civil Service Examinations

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.