Personnel / Civil Service

Washington County Personnel/Civil Service

If you wish to schedule an appointment with our office, please e-mail: [email protected] or call 518-746-2250.

New York State Civil Service Law is based on Article V, Section 6 of the State Constitution, which provides that appointments and promotions in the civil service of the state and all of the civil divisions shall be made according to merit and fitness to be ascertained, as far as practicable, by competitive examination. The State Civil Service Law was enacted to carry out this constitutional mandate. Washington County Civil Service applies the NYS Civil Service Law and Local Civil Service Rules to all practices within its jurisdiction.

Many positions within Washington County require a Civil Service Examination. Civil Service Exam Announcements are posted on the Washington County website as well as in a variety of public locations such as Post Offices, Village, Town and County Offices, and School Districts.

If you are interested in applying to take an exam, review the exam announcement carefully and submit a Civil Service Application and Applicable Application Fee to the Washington County Personnel/Civil Service Department by the Final Filing Date listed on the Exam Announcement. After your application has been reviewed, you will receive an Admission Notice in the mail. This will notify you if you were approved to take the exam as well as state the time and location of the exam.

Approximately 8-12 weeks after you have taken the exam, you will receive notice through the mail notifying you of the exam results. Candidates are ranked according to score results and placed on an Eligible List which is referred to by agencies under our jurisdiction when vacancies occur. Eligible Lists are valid for 1-4 years.

For more information on the Exam Announcements or Employment Opportunities please contact the Washington County Department of Personnel/Civil Service.

Washington County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applications & Civil Service Rules