You can apply and schedule a reservation for the Special Officer exam through the Online Application System (OASys). The pre-employment tests for New York DCAS Special Officer (6335) and New York City Hospital Police (6336) are administered toward the end of each month, and are expected to be given throughout the year depending on available positions in DCAS and HHC agencies. Exam reservations are accepted on specific dates, approximately one month prior to the test.
The Special Officer Exam is a multiple-choice, computer-formatted, aptitude test. You must receive a passing score of 70% on the exam. The civil service test involves job-related skills that are used in the daily tasks performed by NYC Special Officers.
There are nine basic skills that are assessed in the Special Officer test:
The NYC Special Officer position exists under the authority of the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS). In contrast, the Special Officer (HHC) position is an arm of the New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation (HHC). DCAS hiring agencies are distinct from HHC hiring agencies.
These two positions however, involve pretty much the same tasks. As to educational requirements, DCAS Special Officer applicants must have a high school or equivalent diploma. While those who have applied to become a Special Officer (HHC), can possess an Individual Educational Program (IEP) diploma as an alternative to high school or GED, plus six months of full-time work experience.
In order to begin employment, NYC Health & Hospital Special Officers must graduate from the NYC Hospital Peace Officer Academy. DCAS Special Officers are required to pass the DCAS Computer-based Training and Applications Center program.
Both groups are tested at the DCAS Computer-based Training & Applications Center during the initial phase of the hiring process.
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