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 April 25, 2017
Exam Number Exam Title Open to Employees of Salary Grade Last Date to Apply Non−Refundable Processing Fee (Waivers available)
37-797 Associate Industrial Hygienist Labor, Department of G-23 April 26, 2017 $20
37-832 Correction Sergeant Corrections and Community Supervision, Dept of G-17 May 24, 2017 $15*
37-859 Correction Sergeant (Spanish Language) Corrections and Community Supervision G-17 May 24, 2017 $15*
37-798 Education Program Assistant 2 Education, Dept of G-18 April 26, 2017 $15
37-827 Employee Insurance Reviewing Clerk 2 Civil Service, Department of G-14 April 26, 2017 $15
37-816 Forest Ranger 2 Environmental Conservation,Dept of G-17 April 26, 2017 $15
37-817 Forest Ranger 3 Environmental Conservation,Dept of G-20 April 26, 2017 $20
37-787 Laboratory Specialist 2 (Biology) Health,Department of G-23 April 26, 2017 $20
37-788 Laboratory Specialist 2 (Chemistry) Health,Department of G-23 April 26, 2017 $20
00-360 Parole Officer Trainee 1 Corrections and Community Supervision Equated to G-13 April 26, 2017 $15*
00-361 Parole Officer Trainee 1 (Spanish Language) Corrections and Community Supervision Equated to G-13 April 26, 2017 $15*
00-379 Senior Dental Assistant - SUNY Buffalo Buffalo,State University at G-10 April 26, 2017 $10
00-380 Senior Dental Assistant - SUNY Stony Brook Stony Brook,State University at G-10 April 26, 2017 $10
37-790 Traffic Systems Technician 2 Transportation, Dept of G-16 April 26, 2017 $15
*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.