Notification sent to all candidates in an assembled test informing them of when and where to report for the test and the materials needed.
Online form or forms a candidate must submit. A completed application form is required to register for an examination.
The Civil Service List or portion of the Civil Service List officially sent to City agencies and from which they can hire.
State Law which mandated competitive exams where practicable to fill positions based on the principles of merit and fitness.
A panel assembled to review appeals submitted by candidates regarding their ratings on an examination.
The Department of Citywide Administrative Services.
DCAS Human Capital.
The specific time period during which individuals are able to register to take a specific examination. The time usually lasts approximately three weeks. The City does not accept registration for an examination before or after the defined filing period.
The answer key or rating guide in an examination adopted after all protests have been evaluated and by which all candidates are scored.
The Official Notice of Examination (NOE) explains the specific details of an examination. This includes test date, qualifications required to take the examination and topics the exam will cover. Read the NOE carefully before registering for an examination.
Under New York State Civil Service Law, this rule provides City agencies with the discretion when hiring to select one of the three eligibles scoring highest on the ranked eligible list of exam passers.
Exams open to anyone meeting the minimum qualifications as described in the official Notice of Examination.
City employees who have been appointed from a Civil Service exam and passed the mandated probationary period. Persons with permanent Civil Service Status may take promotion Civil Service exams if they qualify.
Exams open to permanent Civil Service employees, i.e.: those who have been appointed from a Civil Service exam and passed the mandated probationary period.
Answers in an examination by which DCAS proposes to grade candidates. Candidates are allowed to submit challenges or protests to the Proposed Key.
A 30-day period during which candidates are permitted to present challenges to the Proposed Key.
A method used by agencies to appoint/promote applicants (from an eligible list) who possess additional or specialized knowledge, training, skills or abilities beyond those which are assessed through a Civil Service title's minimum qualification requirements. Applicants who possess a particular specialized skill for which a City agency may have an immediate need are given preference for being appointed/promoted from the eligible list over other candidates who do not possess that particular specialized skill.