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Attention Albany County Residents!

Albany County residents may be allowed to submit up to two applications per calendar year without having to pay the filing fee for certain exams. The same remains true for employees of Albany County government (with a maximum of two per calendar year). Please refer to the filing fee section of each individual exam announcement as the resident/employee waiver policy does not apply to all exams.

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112 State Street, Room 900
Albany, NY 12207

Albany County Department of Civil Service Michael Lalli, Director Harold L. Joyce Albany County Office Building 112 State St., Room 900 Albany, NY 12207 Phone (518) 447-7770 Fax (518) 447-5586 csinfo@albanycounty.com

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Albany County Civil Service Exams for June 2020 have been postponed.

All postponed exams will be rescheduled and candidates will be notified of the new exam date. Please include a LEGIBLE email address on all applications and check your inbox frequently.


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Please visit our home page for additional information about Civil Service and the opportunities available to you!

Open-Competitive Exams

Eligibility Examiner I - exam #69774

  • Type:Competitive
  • Posted Date:05/01/2020 2:23 pm
  • Deadline to Apply:06/01/2020 4:30 pm

TO BE HELD: Saturday, June 27, 2020. Applicants will be mailed notification of time and exam site the week of exam.

LAST FILING DATE: Application must be received by or postmarked by Monday, June 1, 2020.

VACANCIES: List will be used to fill future vacancies as they occur in the Albany County Department of Social Services and the Department for Children, Youth and Families.

SALARY: $39,172

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: None to sit for the exam. Pursuant to NYS Civil Service Law Sec. 23.4-a, preference in appointment may be given to those eligibles who are legal residents of Albany County. On effective date of appointment, an employee must be a resident of Albany County and remain so throughout employment by Albany County per resolution 587 (2013).

DUTIES OF POSITION: This is an entry-level worker who learns the basic state eligibility criteria to determine eligibility of applicants seeking Public Assistance, Medicaid, Food Stamp and/or HEAP benefits. This level Examiner undergoes intensive training to develop the necessary skills in applying the appropriate knowledge, skills and abilities in these several programs which are needed in addressing a client’s eligibility for assistance as well as in providing direction in methods necessary for the client to become self-sufficient. The work requires a comprehensive review and evaluation of applications, records and documents obtained from the applicant and collateral sources. The work is performed under direct supervision until performance is attained which meets predetermined levels of performance. Does related work as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must meet the following requirements on or before the last date for filing: EITHER:
A. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with at least an Associate’s degree; OR,
B. Graduation from High School or possession of a GED and two (2) years of experience in examining, investigating, or evaluating claims for public assistance or benefits against a set of established criteria.

  • NOTE: Copies of college transcripts indicating completion of degree are required if you qualify under A.
  • NOTE: See general instructions to applicants’ page for the experience rating scale.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: In the Department for Children, Youth and Families: Successful clearance from the State Central Registry in the New York State Office of Children and Family Services and the State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs (Background investigations are conducted by the appointing authority).

Eligibility Examiner I - exam #69774

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Promotional Exams

Eligibility Examiner I - exam #69774

  • Type:Competitive
  • Posted Date:05/01/2020 2:23 pm
  • Deadline to Apply:06/01/2020 4:30 pm

TO BE HELD: Saturday, June 27, 2020. Applicants will be mailed notification of time and exam site the week of exam.

LAST FILING DATE: Application must be received by or postmarked by Monday, June 1, 2020.

VACANCIES: List will be used to fill future vacancies as they occur in the Albany County Department of Social Services and the Department for Children, Youth and Families.

SALARY: $39,172

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: None to sit for the exam. Pursuant to NYS Civil Service Law Sec. 23.4-a, preference in appointment may be given to those eligibles who are legal residents of Albany County. On effective date of appointment, an employee must be a resident of Albany County and remain so throughout employment by Albany County per resolution 587 (2013).

DUTIES OF POSITION: This is an entry-level worker who learns the basic state eligibility criteria to determine eligibility of applicants seeking Public Assistance, Medicaid, Food Stamp and/or HEAP benefits. This level Examiner undergoes intensive training to develop the necessary skills in applying the appropriate knowledge, skills and abilities in these several programs which are needed in addressing a client’s eligibility for assistance as well as in providing direction in methods necessary for the client to become self-sufficient. The work requires a comprehensive review and evaluation of applications, records and documents obtained from the applicant and collateral sources. The work is performed under direct supervision until performance is attained which meets predetermined levels of performance. Does related work as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must meet the following requirements on or before the last date for filing: EITHER:
A. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with at least an Associate’s degree; OR,
B. Graduation from High School or possession of a GED and two (2) years of experience in examining, investigating, or evaluating claims for public assistance or benefits against a set of established criteria.

  • NOTE: Copies of college transcripts indicating completion of degree are required if you qualify under A.
  • NOTE: See general instructions to applicants’ page for the experience rating scale.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: In the Department for Children, Youth and Families: Successful clearance from the State Central Registry in the New York State Office of Children and Family Services and the State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs (Background investigations are conducted by the appointing authority).

Eligibility Examiner I - exam #69774

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Continuous Recruitment Exams

Eligibility Examiner I - exam #69774

  • Type:Competitive
  • Posted Date:05/01/2020 2:23 pm
  • Deadline to Apply:06/01/2020 4:30 pm

TO BE HELD: Saturday, June 27, 2020. Applicants will be mailed notification of time and exam site the week of exam.

LAST FILING DATE: Application must be received by or postmarked by Monday, June 1, 2020.

VACANCIES: List will be used to fill future vacancies as they occur in the Albany County Department of Social Services and the Department for Children, Youth and Families.

SALARY: $39,172

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: None to sit for the exam. Pursuant to NYS Civil Service Law Sec. 23.4-a, preference in appointment may be given to those eligibles who are legal residents of Albany County. On effective date of appointment, an employee must be a resident of Albany County and remain so throughout employment by Albany County per resolution 587 (2013).

DUTIES OF POSITION: This is an entry-level worker who learns the basic state eligibility criteria to determine eligibility of applicants seeking Public Assistance, Medicaid, Food Stamp and/or HEAP benefits. This level Examiner undergoes intensive training to develop the necessary skills in applying the appropriate knowledge, skills and abilities in these several programs which are needed in addressing a client’s eligibility for assistance as well as in providing direction in methods necessary for the client to become self-sufficient. The work requires a comprehensive review and evaluation of applications, records and documents obtained from the applicant and collateral sources. The work is performed under direct supervision until performance is attained which meets predetermined levels of performance. Does related work as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must meet the following requirements on or before the last date for filing: EITHER:
A. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with at least an Associate’s degree; OR,
B. Graduation from High School or possession of a GED and two (2) years of experience in examining, investigating, or evaluating claims for public assistance or benefits against a set of established criteria.

  • NOTE: Copies of college transcripts indicating completion of degree are required if you qualify under A.
  • NOTE: See general instructions to applicants’ page for the experience rating scale.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: In the Department for Children, Youth and Families: Successful clearance from the State Central Registry in the New York State Office of Children and Family Services and the State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs (Background investigations are conducted by the appointing authority).

Eligibility Examiner I - exam #69774

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Job Postings

Eligibility Examiner I - exam #69774

  • Type:Competitive
  • Posted Date:05/01/2020 2:23 pm
  • Deadline to Apply:06/01/2020 4:30 pm

TO BE HELD: Saturday, June 27, 2020. Applicants will be mailed notification of time and exam site the week of exam.

LAST FILING DATE: Application must be received by or postmarked by Monday, June 1, 2020.

VACANCIES: List will be used to fill future vacancies as they occur in the Albany County Department of Social Services and the Department for Children, Youth and Families.

SALARY: $39,172

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: None to sit for the exam. Pursuant to NYS Civil Service Law Sec. 23.4-a, preference in appointment may be given to those eligibles who are legal residents of Albany County. On effective date of appointment, an employee must be a resident of Albany County and remain so throughout employment by Albany County per resolution 587 (2013).

DUTIES OF POSITION: This is an entry-level worker who learns the basic state eligibility criteria to determine eligibility of applicants seeking Public Assistance, Medicaid, Food Stamp and/or HEAP benefits. This level Examiner undergoes intensive training to develop the necessary skills in applying the appropriate knowledge, skills and abilities in these several programs which are needed in addressing a client’s eligibility for assistance as well as in providing direction in methods necessary for the client to become self-sufficient. The work requires a comprehensive review and evaluation of applications, records and documents obtained from the applicant and collateral sources. The work is performed under direct supervision until performance is attained which meets predetermined levels of performance. Does related work as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must meet the following requirements on or before the last date for filing: EITHER:
A. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with at least an Associate’s degree; OR,
B. Graduation from High School or possession of a GED and two (2) years of experience in examining, investigating, or evaluating claims for public assistance or benefits against a set of established criteria.

  • NOTE: Copies of college transcripts indicating completion of degree are required if you qualify under A.
  • NOTE: See general instructions to applicants’ page for the experience rating scale.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: In the Department for Children, Youth and Families: Successful clearance from the State Central Registry in the New York State Office of Children and Family Services and the State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs (Background investigations are conducted by the appointing authority).

Eligibility Examiner I - exam #69774

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What Do the Different "Classes" (Categories) Mean? 

Competitive Class

The competitive class of civil service consists of positions for which it is practicable to determine the merit and fitness of applicants by competitive examinations. These examinations are either open competitive, that is, open to all applicants meeting the minimum qualifications for the position; or, promotional, for those individuals already serving in a lower position within the same jurisdiction as the existing vacancy.

Provisional appointments may be made to positions in the competitive class if no list of eligible candidates exists. All provisional appointees are subject to passing a competitive examination and be reachable on any list established as a result of such an examination.

Continuous recruitment positions can be applied for at any time, and the eligible list will be used to fill vacancies as they occur. The personnel officer of Albany County reserves the right to terminate continuous recruitment and re-establish a periodic, announced-date type of examination.

Exempt Class

The exempt class of civil service consists of positions for which there is no competitive examination.  Candidates for appointment must meet minimum qualifications as established by the appointing authority. Those appointed in exempt class positions serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority. Applications for these positions will be accepted on a continual basis.

Non-Competitive Class

The non-competitive class of civil service consists of positions for which using a competitive examination to determine the merit and fitness of the applicants has been found to be not practicable.

Labor Class

The labor class of civil service consists of unskilled labor positions for which no competitive examination is practicable; however, applicants may be tested as to their fitness for employment.