All candidates must complete and submit an Application for Examination and/or Employment.  A separate application is required for EACH vacancy/exam you are interested in applying to; due to volume we are not able to copy single applications for multiple submissions. NOTE: applications for employment opportunities DO NOT transfer to exam announcements – you must also submit a separate application with applicable fee.

Certain candidates are eligible to submit an Application Fee Waiver Request and Certification Form.

The Cross File Application must be completed when a candidate is applying for multiple exams on same day with different Civil Service Agencies.

Candidates who are unable to take an examination on the announced test date may be eligible to apply for an alternate test date.

NOTE: As per Saratoga County Board Resolution #250-12
Both Residents and Non-Residents will be charged a NON-REFUNDABLE fee of $10.00 for non-uniformed exams and a $20.00 fee for uniformed exams. Please be sure to CLEARLY list all relevant education and work experience as listed in the minimum qualifications. Vague applications will not be interpreted in applicants favor.

Civil Service Positions
Civil Service Examinations are administered throughout the year for competitive class positions and are updated regularly.  To be eligible for a particular exam, minimum qualifications must be met and clearly stated on your application.  The process involves obtaining an application, filling it out, and sending it back to this office before the filing deadline.  If you meet the qualifications, you should expect to receive an admission letter approximately one week prior to the date of the exam.

Test Guides
The New York State Department of Civil Service publishes test guides for some examinations that are designed to familiarize candidates with the test format and subject areas and a general guide to help you better understand civil service examinations and written tests.

Test Guides published by the Department of Civil Service for Local Government Examinations

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