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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

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

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  • Do I have to be an Albany County resident to take a civil service examination?

  • How can I tell when a particular test will be given by the County?

  • How can I obtain information on civil service examinations?

  • Is there an application fee?

  • Can I take more than one examination on a test date?

  • Is the experience required in the minimum qualifications always full-time?

  • I received my qualifying degree/higher education in a foreign country, what documentation do I need?

  • Who uses Albany County Civil Service lists?

  • Are study materials available?

  • How can I review my examination?

  • What are the examinations like?

  • How long will it take to get my score?

  • I filed for an examination, but I haven't heard...

  • What is the difference between an open-competitive and promotional examination?

  • What does continuous recruitment mean?

  • What happens if I change my address?

  • What time do exams start?

  • What is a training and experience examination?

  • Where are the tests held?

  • Will I get the job if I get the highest score?