|Civil Service FAQ|
|Q. Do I have to come into your office to pick up an application?|
A. Applications may be obtained at our office Monday through Friday from 9AM to 4:45PM or downloaded from this website. To obtain an application by mail, send in a 4X9 self-addressed stamped envelope with 66 cents postage and the title of the examination clearly written on the back of the envelope. The envelope must be received at least five days before the filing deadline.
|Q. How can I submit an application?|
A. Applications can be submitted in person to this office on or before the last date of filing or by mail with the date of the postmark on or before the last date of filing.
|Q. When will I receive my admittance notice?|
A. The notice of admittance is mailed to approved candidates one week prior to the examination informing the candidate of the location and time of the examination. If the notice is not received by the Wednesday before the examination you should call 572-2713 for information.
|Q. How do I request special arrangements for an examination?|
A. A written request for special arrangements must be made to this office at the time of applying for the examination. You must clearly state the type of special arrangement that is needed, as well as provide official documentation as to why the special arrangements are necessary.
|Q. What happens after I take the examination?|
A. In approximately six months, you will receive a notice of rating in the mail.
|Q. Are there study guides available for the examinations?|
A. If study guides are available from the Civil Service Commission, it will be stated on the examination announcement. Otherwise, it is the responsibility of the candidate to find his/her own study material. The subjects of the examinations are stated on the announcement.
|Q. Do I have to be a Nassau County resident to apply for the exam?|
A. With few exceptions, to fulfill the standard residency requirement, each candidate for the open competitive examination must have been a bonafide resident and dweller of Nassau County for at least one year immediately preceding the advertised date of examination and maintain that residency until appointed from the eligible list established as a result of the examination. If the examination is open to residents outside of Nassau County, it will be stated on the front of the announcement.
|Q. Is there a fee to apply for the examinations?|
A. Yes. The non-refundable examination fee will be stated on the announcement and must be submitted in the form of a certified check or money order at the time of the filing.