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The next scheduled Commission meeting will be held on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.

Members of the public are not permitted to attend the meeting in person, in light of COVID-19 physical distancing requirements and safety concerns.

The Civil Service Commission office located at 40 Main Street remains closed to the public, with the exception of scheduled appointments for fingerprinting or physical examination. The office is fully operational. All information should be sent via email to the following addresses:

Classification defines all positions and revises job specifications, according to the duties to be performed by applicants and incumbents of those positions and establishes training and experience requirements for the positions. Examination plans, organizes and supervises special and standard testing programs. It determines areas appropriate for written tests and reviews test items for subject matter based on standards and appropriateness of content.

Law Enforcement administers the entry level Police Officer examination and is responsible for coordinating all phases of the qualifying process for law enforcement positions.

Placement establishes, maintains and certifies eligible lists. It is also responsible for verifying that competitive class appointments are made in accordance with Civil Service Law.

Qualification reviews all applications, for both examination and employment, in Nassau County Departments and municipalities located in Nassau County.

Recruitment administers all Civil Service exams and is responsible for preparing examination announcements and reconciling examination results from the New York State Civil Service Commission, prior to the establishment of eligible lists.

Transactions is responsible for serving as a liaison between the Commission, and the County departments and municipal agencies. It reviews all appointments of Nassau County and municipal employees prior to employment, to ensure that all legal requirements have been met. It maintains roster records for approximately all County and municipal employees and certifies County department and municipal payrolls to ensure that the employment practices comply with New York State Civil Service Law and Nassau County Civil Service Rules. The municipal agencies include the Towns of North Hempstead and Oyster Bay, and Nassau County’s school districts, libraries, villages and special districts ;


The Nassau County Civil Service Commission utilizes an ONLINE EXAMINATION APPLICATION PROCESS on this website for both open competitive and promotional examinations.
The advantages of filing electronically include the storage of submitted applications in a candidate’s personal user account, and the acceptance of application processing fee payments by credit/debit card. Applicants are responsible for updating their personal user account with accurate contact information, including accurate email addresses.

Additionally, the Nassau County Civil Service Commission’s Examination Announcements web page includes a link to Job Descriptions as well as to Job Interest Cards.
Individuals interested in Nassau County Civil Service employment can now view class specifications and can easily fill out a form to sign up to receive email notifications when an open competitive examination for a particular title is announced.