The City fills most of its jobs through the competitive examination process. For titles where an eligible list from a civil service competitive exam is not available, City agencies are permitted to consider and hire qualified individuals who apply directly to vacant positions to ensure that essential agency functions are executed. Qualified individuals may be hired in a non-permanent status (provisionally) to competitive positions while awaiting an exam for their title or a similar title.

Some positions available within the City do not require an exam. These positions tend to require special skills that make recruitment for the positions particularly difficult.

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The Fair Chance Act - Local Law 63 of 2015: Investigation before appointment (IBA) titles.

Pre-Employment Testing for Tetrahydrocannabinols or Marijuana - Local Law 91 of 2019