Onondaga County Civil Service Exam

In Onondaga County, approximately 63% of all civil service titles are considered to be in a competitive class, meaning they require candidates to take and pass the Onondaga County exams in order to be considered for employment with the county government.

Exams are generally formatted in multiple-choice and administered on Saturdays by the county’s Department of Personnel. Applications for the Onondaga County exams can be downloaded online from the county site or retrieved from the personnel office.


Scoring on Civil Service Exams

There are over 1200 local and county titles – ranging from accounting to engineering - that require the Onondaga County civil service exam to fill vacancies in the county government, community college, City of Syracuse, schools, towns, villages, libraries and special districts.

The “Top 3 Rule” employed by Onondaga County means that agencies will only consider candidates if they are among the top three candidates with the highest Onondaga County civil service exam results.


Onondaga County Exam Schedule

Exam Title Examination Dates
Payroll Clerk April 25th, 2017
Typist Continuous Recruitment

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