Continuous Recruitment Examinations

Overview  

Applications for most continuous recruitment examinations are accepted continuously, with no application deadline. Examinations are conducted whenever there is a need for qualified individuals.

Minimum Education and Work Experience Required  

These are jobs that are filled through continuous recruitment examinations. In order to qualify for the examination, you must meet the minimum qualifications of educational and work experience, which is listed on the examination announcement.

Direct Support Assistant Trainee »
Direct Support Assistants provide a wide variety of person centered supports and services to individuals with developmental disabilities. These supports and services involve advocating for, encouraging, guiding and teaching individuals in expressing personal choice, developing daily living skills and habits, taking care of their personal needs, assuring community integration, ensuring for their health and safety, and maintaining a healthy, safe home environment. The supports and services performed depend upon the specific abilities of the individuals being served and the nature of the setting where the activities are performed.
To learn more about what direct support professionals do on the job every day, go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnK4z3KAqtE(External Link).

Developmental Disabilities Secure Care Treatment Aide Trainee »
Developmental Disabilities Secure Care Treatment Aides treat and care for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities who are highly assaultive, suicidal, and/or dangerous to themselves or others. Incumbents provide a safe, secure, and stable environment where individuals can receive intensive care needed for stabilization and treatment.
To learn more about what direct support professionals do on the job every day, go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnK4z3KAqtEe(External Link).

Information Technology Specialist »
Information Technology Specialists perform or assist in performing technical and agency program support IT activities related to network and system design, configuration, maintenance, and security; customer support; business/systems analysis and design which may include web site development and administration of a transactional, dynamic, or interactive web site; and the design, development and administration of database systems.

Medical Assistant »
Perform clinical, laboratory and clerical support activities

Mental Health Therapy Aide »| Mental Health Therapy Aide Trainee»
Mental Health Therapy Aides work in mental health facilities and medical centers and perform a variety of tasks related to the care, nurturing, treatment, education, socialization, habilitation, recovery, healing, and support of individuals diagnosed with a mental illness. Incumbents support, instruct, and assist individuals in developing the necessary skills to attain personal goals, live, be educated, work, and socialize successfully in the community.

Optometric Technician »
Optometric Technicians provide eye and vision care services to patients. Based on State licensing regulations and assignment, the positions measure facial features to ensure proper sizing of lenses and frames, advise patients on frame and spectacle lens selection, order frames and lenses, check lens prescriptions for accuracy upon return from the laboratory, dispense patient prescriptions after making all necessary adjustments and modifications, and advise patients on contact lens selection, application, and cleaning of contact lenses based on the eye care provider's prescription.

Plant Utilities Assistant »
Plant Utilities Assistants assist in the operation, maintenance and repair of mechanical and electrical equipment providing heat, hot water, ventilation, air-conditioning and electrical distribution.

Service and Repair Mechanic (Motor Equipment)
Please be advised Examination Nos. 20-794/10-017 are no longer held. These positions are now filled by an application process which can be found here: https://www.ny.gov/nysdot-employment-opportunities/service-repair-mechanic(External Link)

Transportation Construction Inspector »
Transportation Construction Inspectors assist in monitoring and inspecting construction projects during the construction season.

Verbatim Reporter »
Verbatim Reports take and transcribe verbatim records at hearings, formal meetings and conferences in judicial and quasi-judicial matters, and in other venues where verbatim transcription of spoken material or audio recordings is required.

Advanced Degree Required  

These jobs are also filled through continuous recruitment examinations. In order to qualify for the examination, you must have an advanced degree in the area(s) of study listed on the examination announcement.

Actuary Positions »
Actuaries perform actuarial computations relative to insurance plans and rates of contribution to pension funds, and for the preparation of the mortality, disability and other demographic tables upon which such calculations are based. Incumbents determine reserves to provide future benefits and analyze sources of earnings under policies and contracts to determine proper rates of dividends and other indeterminate credits and charges.

Auditor 1 (Abandoned Property) | Auditor Trainee 1 (Abandoned Property) »
Auditor 1 (Abandoned Property) review banks, insurance companies, utilities, stockbrokers, collateral loan makers or any other organization that may hold unclaimed property to ensure accurate and complete reporting and remittance of unclaimed property to the State Comptroller.

Auditor 1 (Municipal) | Auditor Trainee 1 (Municipal) »
Auditor 1 (Municipal) review annual financial information submitted by local government entities, conduct financial and performance audits; provide technical assistance, and other functions analyzing and evaluating local government fiscal health.

Auditor Trainee 1 (Tax)
Please be advised Examination Number 20-971 has been suspended. Applications will no longer be accepted. Check back periodically for updates.

Child Protective Services Specialist »
Child Protective Services Specialists receive reports of suspected child abuse and maltreatment, via law enforcement referrals and the Statewide Central Register for Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR) at the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). Incumbents screen calls for appropriateness; evaluate information; determine if cases constitute suspected abuse and/or neglect; prepare and refer reported cases to local social services districts (LDDSs); provide technical assistance to LDSS staff; provide information and referrals to concerned individuals and agencies; and screen applicants for child care, day care, and related positions in accordance with the requirements of the Child Protective Services Act, and Social Services Law.

Engineering Positions »
Engineering careers are available to college graduates in engineering and engineering technology, individuals who have passed the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination, and New York State licensed and currently registered Professional Engineers.

Information Technology Specialist »
Information Technology Specialists perform or assist in performing technical and agency program support IT activities related to network and system design, configuration, maintenance, and security; customer support; business/systems analysis and design which may include web site development and administration of a transactional, dynamic, or interactive web site; and the design, development and administration of database systems.

Legal Specialties »
Attorneys may perform a wide range of assignments and the tasks performed vary considerably. There are some who as members of a very small legal office receive wide ranging assignments, while others, usually in larger offices, receive a more limited variety of work.

Medical Technologist »
Medical Technologists are clinical laboratory practitioners who perform microbiological, virological, serological, chemical, hematological, biophysical, cytogenetical, cytological, or histological procedures and tests on human tissue specimens and body fluids to provide information for the identification, diagnosis and assessment, treatment, and/or prevention of medical conditions. Incumbents process and accession laboratory samples; maintain laboratory equipment, instrumentation, computer systems, and records; and perform quality assurance activities related to laboratory testing performance.

Plant Utilities Engineer »
Plant Utilities Engineers operates, maintains, troubleshoots, repairs, tests, and calibrates mechanical and electrical equipment providing heat, hot water, ventilation, air-conditioning and electrical distribution in the most efficient and safe manner possible. Incumbents also make recommendations on major overhauls and replacement of equipment and initiate activity relating to energy conservation projects.

Psychologists »
Psychologists provide professional psychological services to individuals residing and receiving services in New York State-operated, certified, or licensed programs and facilities under the supervision of a licensed psychologist or other appropriate licensed clinician. Incumbents in these positions design, develop, and administer psychological tests; conduct psychological evaluations; develop and implement plans of treatment for individuals, groups, and families; participate in and lead individual, family and group counseling sessions; write progress reports; and maintain a wide variety of records. The purpose of these activities is to prevent or eliminate symptomatic, maladaptive or undesired behavior; enhance interpersonal relationships, personal or group effectiveness; and improve behavioral health and/or mental health.

Recreation Therapists »
Recreation Therapists perform a wide range of duties involved in the provision of therapeutic and rehabilitative recreation programs to enhance individual's physical, mental, and social well-being. Incumbents develop, implement, direct, and evaluate recreational activities and programs, including but not limited to competitive and non-competitive sports; arts and crafts; club activities; shows and holiday programs; and other cultural activities.

Service and Repair Mechanic (Motor Equipment)
Please be advised Examination Nos. 20-794/10-017, Service and Repair Mechanic (Motor Equipment) have been suspended. Applications will no longer be accepted. Check back periodically for updates.

State Program Examiner | State Program Examiner Trainee 1 »
State Program Examiners assist in the financial and performance audits of all state departments, agencies, institutions and authorities, directed at financial accountability, management effectiveness and efficiency, and program performance.

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor »
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors plan and coordinate the vocational rehabilitation of persons with disabling physical and/or mental handicaps with the primary goal being to help vocationally handicapped individuals and retain optimum employment.

Vulnerable Persons Protection Specialist 1 »
Please be advised Examination Number 20-128, Vulnerable Persons Protection Specialist 1 has been suspended. Applications will no longer be accepted. Check back periodically for updates.

Professional Certification and/or Licensing Required  

These jobs are also filled through continuous recruitment examinations. In order to qualify for the examination, you must have an advanced degree as well as professional certification or licensure in the field(s) listed on the examination announcement.

Actuary Positions »
Actuaries perform actuarial computations relative to insurance plans and rates of contribution to pension funds, and for the preparation of the mortality, disability and other demographic tables upon which such calculations are based. Incumbents determine reserves to provide future benefits and analyze sources of earnings under policies and contracts to determine proper rates of dividends and other indeterminate credits and charges.

Addictions Counselor »
Addictions Counselors are professional members of a multidisciplinary clinical treatment team providing therapy to patients in an Addictions Treatment Center (ATC). Incumbents play a central role in the design and delivery of comprehensive, short-term, individualized treatment programs through consultation with team members, individual and group counseling of patients, discharge planning, community involvement, and case management services; and counsel patients, families, and significant others to assist them in recognizing and accepting their addiction and its social, medical, economic, and psychological causes and consequences.

Assistant Clinical Physician »
Clinical Physicians perform professional activities, requiring specialized education and training, to provide general medical care and treatment for residents and clients of State institutions and facilities.

Audiologist »
Audiologists diagnose, evaluate, manage, and treat hearing disorders and communication problems. Incumbents determine the extent of hearing loss; prescribe, fit, and check hearing aids or cochlear implants; and counsel patients to cope with hearing loss. Clinical services are provided as a member of a multi-disciplinary treatment team, or within a Speech Language Pathology/Audiology department.

Auditor 1 (Abandoned Property) | Auditor Trainee 1 (Abandoned Property) »
Auditor 1 (Abandoned Property) review banks, insurance companies, utilities, stockbrokers, collateral loan makers or any other organization that may hold unclaimed property to ensure accurate and complete reporting and remittance of unclaimed property to the State Comptroller.

Auditor 1 (Municipal) | Auditor Trainee 1 (Municipal) »
Auditor 1 (Municipal) review annual financial information submitted by local government entities, conduct financial and performance audits; provide technical assistance, and other functions analyzing and evaluating local government fiscal health.

Auditor Trainee 1 (Tax)
Please be advised Examination Number 20-971 has been suspended. Applications will no longer be accepted. Check back periodically for updates.

Clinical Physician 1/2 »
Clinical Physicians perform professional activities, requiring specialized education and training, to provide general medical care and treatment for residents and clients of State institutions and facilities.

Dentist 1 »
Dentists perform a wide variety of activities related to restoring and maintaining individuals dental health in accordance with Article 133 of the Education Law.

Dental Hygienist »
Dental Hygienists assist dentists in their practice by performing preventive and therapeutic treatment procedures and by instructing patients in oral self care techniques.

Dietitian »
Dietitians assist in the management of food and nutrition program operations; participate in diet, meal, and menu planning and development; assist in and/or provide instruction on diet and nutrition therapy, meal planning, and food preparation and sanitation to individuals, families, and healthcare, direct care, and food service staff; and inspect and supervise food preparation, service areas, and meals to ensure compliance with dietetic care and nutrition plans, standards, regulations, and requirements.

Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics provide life support services and transport patients in need of emergency hospital care under the supervision of an attending physician.

Engineering Positions »
Engineers apply their knowledge of the mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences in several specialty areas. They provide engineering services including consultation, evaluation, planning, systems design, engineering surveys, or project oversight in order to ensure work conforms to accepted engineering standards.

Health Systems Management Program Nurse Series »
Health Systems Management Program Nurses participate in a range of activities which might include conducting or participating in investigations or on-site surveys of health care settings to determine their level of compliance with federal and state rules and regulations.

Health Care Surveyor 2 (Nursing)»
Health Care Surveyors are responsible for the surveillance and regulation of health care providers to ensure that care provided meets standards of practice and complies with State and Federal statutes and regulations.

Health Information Management Administrator 1/2/3 »
Health Information Management Administrators plan, implement, and maintain systems for acquiring and preserving individuals' medical records, which are used for administrative, training, reference, and research purposes at State healthcare and treatment facilities; supervise and train subordinate staff in facility medical records and health information departments; and may participate in the development of computer applications for medical records information.

Health Information Management Technician 1/2 »
Health Information Management Tecnicians perform technical activities involving the maintenance, review, and use of medical records at State health care and treatment facilities. Incumbents review diagnostic and therapeutic medical records for completeness and accuracy to ensure compliance with accreditation, research, and legal requirements; ensure records reflect the current and future treatment needs of individuals receiving care; supervise and perform coding of diseases, diagnoses, operations, and procedures; participate in committees concerned with the clinical and administrative policies and procedures governing medical records; and assist and train facility staff in resolving problems with proper medical records maintenance and use.

Legal Specialties »
Attorneys may perform a wide range of assignments and the tasks performed vary considerably. There are some who as members of a very small legal office receive wide ranging assignments, while others, usually in larger offices, receive a more limited variety of work.

Licensed Master Social Workers »
Social Workers apply professional social work theory, principles, and methods to assess, evaluate, formulate, and implement a plan of action based on individual needs and strengths, and intervene to address mental, social, emotional, behavioral, developmental, and addictive disorders, conditions and disabilities, and the psychosocial aspects of illness and injury experienced by individuals, couples, families, groups, communities, and organizations - Applications will be accepted during January and July of each year

Licensed Respiratory Therapist 1 »
Licensed Respiratory Therapists care for, evaluate, and monitor patients who have trouble breathing due to chronic respiratory diseases; provide emergency care to patients suffering from traumatic injuries that affect breathing; perform pulmonary function testing, cardiorespiratory rehabilitation, infection control, isolation procedures, and cardiorespiratory drug administration; insert tracheal tubes and connect ventilators; and teach patients and care givers how to operate assistive breathing apparatus. Licensed Respiratory Therapists are located primarily at Helen Hayes Hospital, which is part of the Department of Health.

Medical Care Representative »
Medical Care Representatives assure the comprehensive medical rehabilitation of injured workers through coordination of medical assessments, evaluations, recommendations, referrals, and payments.

Medical Specialist 1/2 »
Medical Specialists perform physical examinations; diagnose medical conditions and prescribe treatments; collaborate with other health care providers and disciplines to achieve treatment goals and objectives; and provide a variety of medical care and treatment services for individuals within a specialty area of practice in accordance with Article 131 of the Education Law and ABMS standards of care.

Nursing Positions »
Nurses (registered professional nurses) conduct health assessments; diagnose and treat an individuals' responses to actual, potential, or diagnosed health problems through the provision of care supportive to or restorative of life and well-being; and execute medical regimens prescribed by a licensed health care provider. Nurses also serve on interdisciplinary health care teams and health related committees to plan and implement health care.

Occupational Therapists »
Occupational Therapists evaluate individuals' functional capabilities and needs; and plan, develop, and implement individual and group occupational therapy programs to assist individuals restore, develop, or maintain adaptive skills, performance abilities, and/or physical, cognitive, and mental functioning in performing tasks and activities of daily living.

Optician »
Opticians provide eye and vision care services to patients. Based on State licensing regulations and assignment, the positions measure facial features to ensure proper sizing of lenses and frames, advise patients on frame and spectacle lens selection, order frames and lenses, check lens prescriptions for accuracy upon return from the laboratory, dispense patient prescriptions after making all necessary adjustments and modifications, and advise patients on contact lens selection, application, and cleaning of contact lenses based on the eye care providers prescription.

Pharmacists »
Pharmacists administer, prepare, compound, preserve, and dispense drugs, medicines, and therapeutic devices on the basis of prescriptions or other legal authority, for a hospital, infirmary, or other State facility.

Pharmacy Consultants »
Pharmacy Consultants perform health surveillance, medical and program review, investigative, and regulatory activities with a focus on pharmaceutical issues. Pharmacy Consultants function independently, or as a member of a central or regional office team; and develop and administer pharmacy surveillance and regulatory programs to ensure that pharmacy services meet professional standards of practice and quality, and that services comply with laws, rules, and regulations.
Physical Therapist Positions »
Physical Therapists assist in, provide, and/or supervise the delivery of physical therapy treatment programs and services to individuals in accordance with Article 136 of the Education Law to assist individuals restore, maintain, and improve physical movement and function, and limit or prevent disabilities resulting from disease or injury.

Physician Assistant
Physician Assistants provides a wide range of medical care to individuals under the supervision of licensed physicians in accordance with Article 131-B of the Education Law.

Psychiatrists »
Psychiatrists conduct psychiatric evaluations and examinations; diagnose conditions and prescribe treatments; collaborate with other health care providers and disciplines to achieve treatment goals and objectives; and provide a variety psychiatric treatment services to individuals in accordance with Article 131 of the Education Law and ABPN standards of care.

Psychologists »
Psychologists provide professional psychological services to individuals residing and receiving services in New York State-operated, certified, or licensed programs and facilities under the supervision of a licensed psychologist or other appropriate licensed clinician. Incumbents in these positions design, develop, and administer psychological tests; conduct psychological evaluations; develop and implement plans of treatment for individuals, groups, and families; participate in and lead individual, family and group counseling sessions; write progress reports; and maintain a wide variety of records. The purpose of these activities is to prevent or eliminate symptomatic, maladaptive or undesired behavior; enhance interpersonal relationships, personal or group effectiveness; and improve behavioral health and/or mental health.

Radiologic Technologist »
Radiologic Technologists operate equipment generating penetrating radiant energy in performing radiological examinations of patients in order to provide physicians with data used in diagnosis or treatment. They also operate equipment and instruments producing radiation including instruments utilizing radioisotopes in order to administer radiation therapy treatments to patients under a physician's prescription and direction.

Recreation Therapists »
Recreation Therapists perform a wide range of duties involved in the provision of therapeutic and rehabilitative recreation programs to enhance individual's physical, mental, and social well-being. Incumbents develop, implement, direct, and evaluate recreational activities and programs, including but not limited to competitive and non-competitive sports; arts and crafts; club activities; shows and holiday programs; and other cultural activities.

Rehabilitation Technologist »
Rehabilitation Technologists may modify consumer products, custom fabricate rehabilitation devices, make recommendations for commercial devices, and participate in consumer education.

Speech Language Pathologist »
Speech Language Pathologists assess, evaluate, and treat individuals who have communication and swallowing disorders. Positions provide clinical services as a member of a multi-disciplinary treatment team, or within a Speech Language Pathology department. Speech Language Pathologists are classified primarily within the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities, the Office of Mental Health, and the Department of Health.

State Program Examiner | State Program Examiner Trainee 1 »
State Program Examiners assist in the financial and performance audits of all state departments, agencies, institutions and authorities, directed at financial accountability, management effectiveness and efficiency, and program performance.

Teaching Positions »
Teachers deal with learners having a broad range of physical and mental aptitudes, abilities, interests, social and academic backgrounds and ages in addition to some behavioral physical, mental or emotional problems. - Applications will be accepted during October of each year.

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor »
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors plan and coordinate the vocational rehabilitation of persons with disabling physical and/or mental handicaps with the primary goal being to help vocationally handicapped individuals and retain optimum employment.

Open to Current State Employees  

There are also continuous recruitment examinations open to all qualified current State employees. These examinations are called promotion or transition examinations. Some examinations are conducted by the Department of Civil Service, while others are conducted by the agencies where the positions exist. There is no application deadline for these examinations, which are held based on the need for qualified individuals.