Civil Service Exams

The New York State Department of Civil Service, located in Albany, is the central personnel agency for the Executive Branch of State government,which employs approximately 188,000 people. The Department is responsible for providing the State of New York with a trained, capable and motivated public work force, selected on the basis of excellence and equal opportunity.

You can obtain announcements and applications for open competitive examinations by contacting our department or by calling the Career Information Center in Albany at (518) 474-8865. The following pages (maintained by the DCS) may be useful, as they contain important information about this agency, exams, and other related materials.

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