Unless otherwise stated, all candidates are required to be legal residents of Clinton County for one month immediately preceding the date of examination. Appointing authorities may give preference to legal residents of their jurisdiction.
NOTE: If you are interested in taking a Civil Service examination for Clinton County you must apply for the examination when it is being announced at our office. Each Clinton County examination requires that you pay a $12.50 application fee. Only checks or money orders are acceptable for payment. Payment must accompany your application unless you qualify for an exam fee waiver. Check the exam announcement for details. An Exam Fee Waiver Form must be completed and submitted with your application. You may download a copy of the Application for Examination or Employment (this form requires Adobe Acrobat reader to be installed on your machine - see below). Also, you must attach documentation as proof of meeting the minimum qualifications (e.g., proof of high school, college transcripts ... see exam announcement for details). Click here for Acceptable Proof of Minimum Qualifications.
VETERANS: Please provide a copy of your DD214 indicating character of discharge. Complete and return the Application for Veterans Credits. Complete the following only if you are claiming credits as a disabled veteran: Disability Record Authorization.
Veteran's Rights for Exams - General Information / Request for Military Make-Up Exam
ALTERNATE TEST DATE POLICY: Clinton County has an Alternate Test Date Policy which allows a candidate to participate in the examination other than the set examination date. Please click on ALTERNATE TEST DATE POLICY for details.
How Can I study for the Tests(s)? The State of New York Department of Civil Service has published a few entry-level resource booklets for candidates who are applying for jobs with either New York State or local government. These publications and the publication “How to Take a Written Test” can be found on the link below. Refer to your examination announcement, which will have a section entitled: Subjects of Examination. The components of your test will be listed in this section, and are designed to test your skills and/or abilities in the areas listed. Test guides and resource booklets published by the State of New York Department of Civil Service can be found at the Department of Civil Service website by clicking on the following link: https://www.cs.ny.gov/testing/localtestguides.cfm.
Upcoming Civil Service Exams
OPEN-COMPETITIVE EXAMS require that you complete a Clinton County application for examination, meet the minimum qualifications, and pay the filing fee by the specified closing date. To be considered for a permanent position, you must score among the top three interested candidates. Clinton County Employee's Promotional Examinations are located on the Employee Button of the Personnel Home Page.
Click Here for Part-time experience calculation chart to determine full-time equivalency.
CONTINUOUS RECRUITMENT EXAMS are examinations for which we accept applications and filing fees anytime. There is no specified closing date.The scores for these examinations, regardless of exam date, are interfiled with existing candidates’ scores to form a constantly changing eligible list. Salaries for these positions are dependent upon the location.
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