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Current Employment Opportunities and Open Exams

To ensure that there is a professional workforce that will provide a continuum for programs and services even as elected officials change, governmental entities in the United States generally rely on a civil service process to select and retain their employees. Before you can be appointed to a permanent position, you must take and pass an examination to obtain "list eligibility" (placement on a list of persons who have passed the examination). Permanent hires are made from the eligibility lists created by examining.

Examination bulletins contain broad information, which you will need to review, to make sure you meet the minimum qualifications so you can apply to take the exam. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in an examination bulletin, you are eligible to take the examination, which is competitive. Possession of the entrance requirements does not assure a place on the eligible list. Specific information is available regarding How to Get a State Job.

 
Open Exams Filing Date
promotional exams filing date
July 23, 2014
 
Other Opportunities
Filing Date
Until Filled

June 27, 2014 or Until Filled

July 18, 2014
Until Filled
 
 
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