Examinations Open to the Public

Open-competitive examinations are open to anyone who meets the qualifications listed on the examination announcement. You can apply for open-competitive examinations online. Each examination title listed below will take you to the relevant examination announcement, which provides information on how and where to apply.

Additional opportunities that do not require an examination may be available through the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide (NY HELPS) Program. Information on the NY HELPS program is available on our website at: NY Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide. Candidates may find jobs filled through the NY HELPS program at StateJobsNY(External Link); to narrow your search for NY HELPS jobs, click on "For the General Public". Select "YES" in the NY HELPS field. Press submit. This will bring up all of the NY HELPS jobs that are available.

Continuous Recruitment Examinations — applications for most continuous recruitment examinations are accepted anytime.

Tentative Examination Schedule — tentative schedule of upcoming examinations.

Announcements as of July 19, 2024
Exam Number Exam Title Salary Last Date to Apply Non−Refundable Processing Fee (Waivers available)
21-061010 Environmental Conservation Police Officer Trainee 1 See Announcement August 14, 2024 $0
21-063010 Environmental Conservation Police Officer Trainee 1 (Chinese Language) See Announcement August 14, 2024 $0
21-062010 Environmental Conservation Police Officer Trainee 1 (Spanish Language) See Announcement August 14, 2024 $0
21-052010 Forest Ranger 1 See Announcement August 14, 2024 $0
21-066010 Municipal Police Officer/Deputy Sheriff See Announcement August 14, 2024 $0
21-050010 Park Police Officer Trainee See Announcement August 14, 2024 $0
21-051010 Park Police Officer Trainee (Spanish Language) See Announcement August 14, 2024 $0
21-064010 University Police Officer 1 See Announcement August 14, 2024 $0
21-065010 University Police Officer 1 (Spanish Language) See Announcement August 14, 2024 $0
*Fee may cover applications for multiple examinations. See examination announcement for details.

Notes on Applying

  • An application must be submitted online or postmarked by the last date to apply. See examination announcement for details.

  • An application will not be accepted after the application filing deadline has passed.

  • Testing accommodations will be made for the following reasons:
    • Due to a religious observance or practice
    • Reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities
    • Other accommodations - due to pregnancy, for nursing mothers, or for other circumstances that may impact your ability to be tested without accommodation

Examination announcements are subject to amendment or cancellation without notice.