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Announcements for civil service examinations are publicized on the City of Mount Vernon website and in the Journal Newspaper. Printed copies are also available in all County and municipal buildings, and local libraries.
The City of Mount Vernon Application for Examination/employment is available at the Department of Civil Service, located at:City Hall1 Roosevelt SquareRoom 103Mount Vernon, NY 10550
They may also be downloaded from our website.
Not all examinations are held on an annual basis. Examinations are prepared and scheduled by the New York State Civil Service Commission. Civil Service requests examinations to be scheduled based on the number of positions, the length of the current eligible list, the age of the list, and the turnover of employees within the title. Eligible lists are valid for a minimum period of one year from the date of establishment and up to four years at the discretion of the Commissioner of Civil Service.
In order to find out if a specific examination is being offered, you must check on the schedule of announced examinations.
Lists of eligible job candidates established by the Civil Service Department are used to fill vacancies in competitive class titles.