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.
New York State Civil Service Law, Section 55A, and Clinton County Civil Service Rules allow for appointing authorities to consider disabled applicants to be appointed on a non-competitive basis in certain entry-level, competitive-class positions.
Clinton County is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is in compliance with A.D.A. requirements.
- 30 Day Clinton County Residency is Required.
- Applications must be forwarded to the Agency with the Vacancy listed below.
- Supporting documentation for minimum qualifications must be attached to your application.
A complete listing of all position descriptions with minimum qualifications can be found by following this link. Only the positions below have current openings.
Any legal resident of Clinton County who meets minimum qualifications for a position can apply for a vacancy when no eligible list exists. (An eligible list is a roster of candidates who have passed a Civil Service examination for a specific title).
When New York became a state, officials and employees had to be appointed to carry on the functions of the new government. People who had done favors for the party in power were given the jobs. The point was to reward the faithful; nobody paid much attention to whether appointees were qualified. This was the patronage or "spoils" system, and that's the way it went for more than a hundred years.
Misson Statement: The Clinton County Civil Service Department is responsible for providing the county with a trained, capable and motivated public work force, selected on the basis of excellence and equal opportunity. To do this, the Department administers the New York State Civil Service Law and Local Civil Service Rules as they govern the appointment, promotion and transfer of personnel.