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. 


This Month's Exams

Due to unforeseen technical difficulties, ALL test sessions for the practical test for Customer Information Representative, Exam No. 3020 have been postponed until further notice. Once new test dates are determined, new Admission Notices will be mailed to all candidates. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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


Exams Open to the Public

Open-Competitive Computer-based Tests Administered at the CTACs on a Walk-in Basis
Apply at the CTAC on test date - CTACs 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 take the test earlier in the month since there is generally more seating available at these times.
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    • FRIDAY, JULY 4, 2014 – ALL TEST SESSIONS AND ACTIVITIES ARE CANCELLED IN OBSERVATION OF INDEPENDENCE DAY AT BOTH DCAS CTACs
    • SATURDAY, JULY 5, 2014 – THERE WILL BE NO WALK-IN TESTING OR APPLICATIONS AT BOTH DCAS CTACs
    • MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014 TO FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014 – THERE WILL BE NO WALK-IN TESTING AT BOTH DCAS CTACs
    • SATURDAY, JULY 19, 2014 – THERE WILL BE NO 5:00 PM TESTING AT BOTH DCAS CTACs
    • SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2014 – THERE WILL BE NO 5:00 PM TESTING AT BOTH DCAS CTACs
    • TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014 – THERE WILL BE NO 9:30 AM TESTING AT BOTH DCAS CTACs
    • THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014 – THERE WILL BE NO 9:30 AM TESTING AT BOTH DCAS CTACs 
TITLE OF EXAM EXAM NO FILING PERIOD TESTING DAYS
Police Officer 5300

7/1/2014

through

7/31/2014

Monday 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:30 AM & 5:00 PM
Wednesday 1:30 PM
Thursday 9:30 AM & 1:30 PM
Friday 1:30 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM
School Safety Agent 5303

7/1/2014

through

8/30/2014

Monday 9:30 AM
Tuesday 1:30 PM
Wednesday 9:30 AM
Thursday 5:00 PM
Friday 9:30 AM
Saturday 1:30 PM
Traffic Enforcement Agent 5304

7/1/2014

through

8/30/2014

Monday

1:30 PM

Tuesday

1:30 PM

Wednesday

9:30 AM & 5:00 PM

Friday

9:30 AM

Saturday

1:30 PM


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. Filing Period
No Non-CTAC Open-Competitive Exams This Month N/A N/A

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 are encouraged to take the test earlier in the month since there is generally more seating available at these times.

Title of Exam Exam No. 

Filing
 Period

Testing Day
 No CTAC Promotional Exams This Month N/A

N/A 

N/A


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. Filing Period

Emergency Medical Specialist - Paramedic (Fire) (Prom)

N/A

Postponed

General Superintendent (Sanitation) (Prom)

5500

7/2/2014-7/22/2014

Continuous Filing 
Tests held several times a year

Title of Exam Exam No. Filing Period
Marine Engineer (Prom)
(DOT - Ferry)
4504 8/1/2013-Until further notice
Marine Engineer (Prom)
(Uniformed - Fire Dept.)
4505 8/1/2013-Until further notice

Annual Civil Service Exam Schedule

FY 2015 Exam Schedule

Use the schedules below to view the exams offered from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.

  • View the Exam Schedule in Alpha Order
    The preliminary schedule for FY 2015 will be posted soon. Until it is posted, please check our website on the first day of the month and again on the first Wednesday of the month to learn about new exams.

    This is preliminary schedule as of July 1, 2014, which is NOT regularly updated. Exams listed here may have been cancelled and/or postponed. Refer to the Monthly Exam Schedule or Exam Schedule in Filing Date Order (below) for the most up to date list of scheduled exams.

  • View the Exam Schedule in Filing Date Order
    The preliminary schedule for FY 2015 will be posted soon. Until it is posted, please check our website on the first day of the month and again on the first Wednesday of the month to learn about new exams.

    This is a preliminary schedule as of July 1, 2014, which is updated monthly; however, exams listed here may have been cancelled and/or postponed. Refer to this schedule or the Monthly Exams Schedule above at the beginning of each month to see which exams are open for filing.

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