Promotion and Transition Examinations

The New York State Department of Civil Service offers the opportunity to apply for these examinations on line. You may also apply for these examinations using NYS-APP.

Continuous Recruitment Promotion Examinations
Applications for Continuous Recruitment examinations are accepted continuously, with no application deadline. Examinations are conducted for positions where there is an almost constant need for qualified individuals.
Tentative Examination Schedule
Tentative schedule of upcoming examinations.
Announcements as of November 27, 2015
Exam Number Exam Title Open to Employees of Salary Grade Last Date to Apply Non−Refundable Processing Fee
37-609 Employees Retirement System Examiner 4 Comptroller, Office of G-15 December 22, 2015 $15
37-610 Employees Retirement System Examiner 5 Comptroller, Office of G-18 December 22, 2015 $15
37-611 Employees Retirement System Examiner 6 Comptroller, Office of G-23 December 22, 2015 $20
37-544 Insurance Premium Auditor 2 State Insurance Fund G-23 December 09, 2015 $20
37-545 Insurance Premium Auditor 3 State Insurance Fund G-26 December 09, 2015 $25
37-546 Policyholder Services Representative 2 State Insurance Fund G-23 December 09, 2015 $20
37-547 Policyholder Services Representative 3 State Insurance Fund G-25 December 09, 2015 $25
37-526 Recreation Program Leader 2 Corrections and Community Supervision G-17 December 22, 2015 $15
37-608 Recreation Program Leader 3 Corrections and Community Supervision G-19 December 22, 2015 $20
37-569 Security Services Assistant 2 Multiple Agencies G-9 December 22, 2015 $10
00-334 Supervisor Inmate Grievance Program Trainee Corrections and Community Supervision Equated to G-14 December 09, 2015 $15
00-331 Taxpayer Services Specialist Trainee 1 Taxation and Finance,Dept of Equated to G-11 December 22, 2015 $10*
00-332 Taxpayer Services Specialist Trainee 1 (Spanish Language) Taxation and Finance,Dept of Equated to G-11 December 22, 2015 $10*
00-333 Teachers Retirement Examiner 1 Teachers Retirement System G-12 December 22, 2015 $10
37-539 Teachers Retirement Examiner 2 Teachers Retirement System G-15 December 22, 2015 $15
37-540 Teachers Retirement Examiner 3 Teachers Retirement System G-18 December 22, 2015 $15
37-541 Teachers Retirement Examiner 4 Teachers Retirement System G-23 December 22, 2015 $20
37-550 Underwriter 2 State Insurance Fund G-23 December 09, 2015 $20
37-551 Underwriter 3 State Insurance Fund G-25 December 09, 2015 $25
*Fee may cover applications for multiple examinations. See examination announcement for details.

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Last Date To Apply

This is to advise you of a change that the Department of Civil Service will be implementing with respect to the application filing period for State civil service examinations beginning in Fall 2012. The application filing period will be 30 days for all promotion, transition, and open-competitive examinations.

This change to the application filing period, along with on-line posting of examination announcements and automatic e-mail notification of newly issued examination announcements, allows the Department to maintain a timely, high quality application review and to improve the efficiency of its test production schedule, while ensuring candidates have a sufficient and reasonable time in which to file an application for an examination.

Applications must be submitted on-line or postmarked no later than the date indicated in the Last Date to Apply column.


You may obtain printed copies of our current announcements and applications (NYS-APP) from NYS Civil Service Outreach & Information Centers.

Special test arrangements will be made for Saturday religious observers and persons with a disability. Our announcements are subject to amendment or cancellation without notice.

Do not copy them or post them to any other site, but link to the announcement or to this page instead.