Current & Upcoming Exams

You may view the Annual Civil Service Exam Schedule to see examinations that will be accepting applications in the upcoming months. Exams for which applications are currently being accepted may be found in the monthly Application Schedule or below, including those exams offered at our Computer-based Testing & Applications Centers (CTACs). Please refer to the dates below when applying for and for taking these exams.  New civil service exams generally open for filing on the first Wednesday of each month. Applications are accepted online and at our CTACs. Follow the instructions on the Notice of Examination or review the FAQs on the Online Application System (OASys) for assistance. 

Exam Schedule Information

  • The multiple-choice tests for Promotion to Administrative Engineer, Exam No. 6526 and Administrative Engineer, Exam No. 6045, have been postponed until further notice. You will receive further notification from DCAS when information is available.

This Month's Exams

Beginning Monday, December 2, 2013, if you choose to pay the application fee for a Civil Service exam with a credit/debit/gift card, you will be charged a fee of 2.49% of the payment amount.  This fee is nonrefundable.

View the Monthly Exam Schedule

    Since late 2007, DCAS has offered computer-based tests on a walk-in only basis at our Computer-based Testing & Applications Centers (CTACs). Beginning on Monday, September 28, 2015, for the exams that will be offered at our CTACs during October 2015 and beyond, you will now have to apply and schedule yourself for one or more of these exams through the Online Application System. If you do not own or have access to a computer, you may come to one of the CTACs to use our computers to apply and schedule yourself for one of these exams.

    Please note that for only the exams that were previously offered on a walk-in only basis at the CTACs will you be able to apply and schedule yourself.  For other exams that have a multiple-choice test part, you will apply during the application period and then be invited to take the test at a later date.


Exams Open to the Public

Open Competitive Computer-based Tests Administered at the CTACs
Apply and schedule yourself through the Online Application System from home or at a CTAC – CTACs are open 6 days a week

Important Information:

  • Electronic devices, including cell phones, are not permitted in the testing areas.
  • Check the Notice of Examination to see if calculators are permitted.
  • If you are requesting a fee waiver, you must provide a copy of acceptable documentation. DCAS staff cannot make copies of your documentation.
  • Seating is limited. Once the CTAC is filled to capacity, no more candidates will be admitted.
  • You are encouraged to apply and schedule yourself to take a test earlier in the month since there is generally more seating available at these times.
  • You may not have any other person, including children, present with you while you are applying for, being processed for, and/or taking a test, and no one may wait for you inside of a CTAC.

Title of Exam Exam No. Application/Scheduling Start Date Testing Period

Child Protective Specialist

7300

7/27/2016

8/1/2016-8/31/2016

Environmental Police Officer

7301

7/27/2016

8/1/2016-8/31/2016

School Safety Agent

7302

7/27/2016

8/1/2016-8/31/2016

Traffic Enforcement Agent

7303

7/27/2016

8/1/2016-8/31/2016

Other Open-Competitive Exams
Exams listed below are not administered regularly at the CTACs and may be paper-and-pencil or computer-based multiple-choice tests and/or Education & Experience tests. Refer to the NOE for details.

Title of Exam Exam No. Application Period

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Exams for City Employees


Promotion Computer-Based Exams Administered at the CTACs
Apply at the CTAC on test date 

Important Information:

  • Electronic devices, including cell phones, are not permitted in the testing areas.
  • Check the Notice of Examination to see if calculators are permitted.
  • If you are requesting a fee waiver, you must provide a copy of acceptable documentation. DCAS staff cannot make copies of your documentation.
  • Seating is limited. Once the CTAC is filled to capacity, no more candidates will be admitted.
  • You may not have any other person, including children, present with you while you are applying for, being processed for, and/or taking a test, and no one may wait for you inside of a CTAC.

Title of Exam Exam No. Application Period

*

*

*


Other Promotion Exams
Exams listed below are not necessarily administered at the CTACs and may be paper-and-pencil or computer-based multiple-choice tests and/or Education & Experience tests. Refer to the NOE for details.

Open this Month

Title of Exam Exam No. Application Period

Firefighter (PROM)

7501

8/3/2016-8/31/2016

Continuous Filing 
Tests held several times a year

Title of Exam Exam No. Application Period
Marine Engineer (DOT - Ferry)
(Prom)
7504 8/4/2016 - Until Further Notice
Marine Engineer (Uniformed - Fire Dept.)
(Prom)
7505 8/4/2016 - Until Further Notice

Annual Civil Service Exam Schedule

FY 2017 Exam Schedule

Use the schedules below to view the exams offered from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.

Please check the Monthly Application Schedule above at the beginning of each month to view the exams that are open for filing.


Can't Find the Job Title You are Looking For?


Visit the Exam Notice Archive using the links below to obtain information regarding qualification requirements and test areas for the last exam administered for the job title.