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The next scheduled Commission meeting will be held on Wednesday July 31, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. on the second floor of 40 Main Street in Hempstead, New York.

The Nassau County Civil Service Commission is in the process of transitioning to canvassing by email. Please be aware that several agencies have been given the authority to send canvass letters to the email address you provided on your exam application. Some agencies will still be canvassing by US Mail until the transition period has been completed. You must respond to all letters received – MORE THAN TWO NO-RESPONSES TO CANVASS LETTERS WILL RESULT IN THE REMOVAL OF A CANDIDATE FROM THE ELIGIBLE LIST.

Classification defines all positions and maintains official job specifications, including training and experience requirements, according to the duties to be performed by incumbents. Examinations plans, organizes and supervises special and standard testing programs.

Qualifications reviews all applications, for both examinations and employment, in Nassau County Departments and municipalities within the 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 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.

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, maintains roster records for 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 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 Open Competitive Exam Announcements or Promotion Exam 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.