What is civil service?

Most jobs in New York State’s public sector are governed by Civil Service Law. A "Civil Service" employee can be anyone from a secretary to a nurse, a mechanic, a laboratory technician, a truck driver, a building inspector, an electrician, or a teacher aide. However, different Civil Service jobs have different classifications and requirements. 

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1. What is civil service?
2. How do I apply for a job?
3. How do I know what jobs are available?
4. Do I have to take a test?
5. What happens after I apply for the test(s)?
6. What positions do not require a test?
7. What will be on the test(s)?
8. When will I find out how I did on the test?
9. Where are these examination lists used?