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* IMPORTANT UPDATE *

  • The next meeting of the Nassau County Civil Service Commission will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2018, at 10:00 am


PUBLIC WEBSITE NOTICE REGARDING NEW ONLINE EXAMINATION APPLICATION PROCESS


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.

Additionally, our 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.


The Nassau County Civil Service Commission was established pursuant to Article XII and expanded by amendments to Nassau County Government Law, in accordance with provisions in New York State Civil Service Law and the New York State Constitution.

The purpose of the Nassau County Civil Service Commission is to administer New York State Civil Service Law and ensure Nassau County taxpayers a qualified public workforce pursuant to the principles of selection according to merit and fitness. We currently service all County departments as well as more than 200 municipal agencies that include the Towns of North Hempstead and Oyster Bay, and Nassau County’s school districts, libraries, villages and special districts.

Three Commissioners meet on a weekly basis, relying upon Civil Service staff that oversees specialized divisions. These divisions are Recruitment, Classification, Qualification, Examination, Placement, County Transactions and Municipal Transactions.

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.

Classification defines all positions, according to the duties to be performed by incumbents of those positions and establishes training and experience requirements for the positions.

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

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.

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.

County Transactions, in addition to acting as a liaison between the Commission and the various County departments, reviews all appointments of Nassau County employees prior to employment, to ensure that all legal requirements have been met. It maintains roster records for approximately 18,000 County employees and certifies County department payrolls to ensure that the employment practices of these departments comply with New York State Civil Service Law and Nassau County Civil Service Rules.

Municipal Transactions, in addition to acting as a liaison between the Commission and the various municipal agencies, reviews all appointments of municipal employees prior to employment to ensure that all Civil Service requirements have been met. They maintain roster records for approximately 27,000 municipal employees and certify municipal payrolls to ensure that the employment practices of municipalities comply with New York State Civil Service Law and Nassau County Civil Service Rules.