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Civil Service Exams

 

Westchester County Civil Service exams postponed in light of COVID-19

All Westchester County civil service examinations that have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be rescheduled by the New York state Civil Service Commission.  All approved candidates will be notified of the new exam date once a schedule is confirmed.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

COVID-19 Updates

The Mid-Hudson Valley has been approved to enter Phase Four of reopening.

New Yorkers are still required to wear face masks and practice social distancing of six feet in public.

Obtain other COVID-19 information relevant to the County on the County's News.

View Phase Four Guidance.