Fire, Police and Correction Exams Set for 2012 – The Chief: Civil Service Exam Stories

Posted: Monday, July 18, 2011 5:00 on The Chief

The city’s first exam for Firefighter in five years, along with tests for other popular public-safety jobs including Police Officer, Correction Officer, Emergency Medical Specialist, School Safety Agent, and Traffic Enforcement Agent, head the list of 122 civil-service hiring and promotion tests scheduled over the next year.

Other open-competitive exams for which members of the public are eligible include Caseworker, Child Protective Specialist, City Tax Auditor, Elevator Mechanic, Eligibility Specialist, Housing Inspector, Motor Vehicle Operator, Police Communications Technician, Public Health Nurse, Sewage Treatment Worker, Special Officer, Steam Fitter, and Telecommunications Specialist.

Leading Promotion Tests

Promotion exams, which are limited to those already serving in city government, will be held for titles including Correction Captain, Police Sergeant, Lieutenant and Captain, Marine Engineer, Resident Buildings Superintendent, Senior Motor Vehicle Supervisor, Supervisor of Housing Caretakers and Supervising Probation Officer.

Some of the tests, including the one for Firefighter, do not yet have dates but are already open for filing. And exams for some titles, including Police Officer, Correction Officer, School Safety Agent, and Caseworker, are being conducted daily on a walk-in basis in addition to the scheduled dates listed below. To take any of those tests, candidates should show up at one of the two computerized testing centers run by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services: 2 Lafayette St., 17th floor, in Manhattan just north of City Hall, or 210 Joralemon St., 4th floor, in downtown Brooklyn. They will register before taking their exams, which are given five or six days a week. For the time schedules for the tests and more specifics about each job, including salaries, age requirements and qualifications needed, visit DCAS online at, or call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK.

Exam Fees Pegged to Salary

Filing fees range from $40 to $101, depending on title and salary.

Scheduled tests generally have 20-day filing periods that begin on the first of the month or shortly thereafter. For complete information, go to the DCAS website.

The exam schedule is tentative; some tests may be canceled or postponed. Changes will be posted in THE CHIEF-LEADER.

The following schedule includes the exams, their test dates and the filing dates, with “C” denoting an open-competitive test and “P” a promotion exam. Promotion exams are open only to eligible employees. Where there is no date given, either it has not been determined or applicants will be evaluated based on education and experience.

Exam Exam Filing Filing Test

Title No. Type Start Date End Date Date

Associate Engineering Technician 2515 P 2/1/2012 2/21/2012 5/19/2012

Associate Engineering Technician 2030 C 2/1/2012 2/21/2012 5/19/2012

Associate Supervisor of School Security 2516 P 2/1/2012 2/21/2012 6/1/2012

Automotive Service Worker 2015 C 11/2/2011 11/22/2011 3/24/2012

Captain (Correction) 2501 P 9/7/2011 9/27/2011 12/17/2011

Captain (Police) 2512 P 1/4/2012 1/24/2012 5/19/2012

Caseworker 2307 C 7/1/2011 9/30/2011 7/1/11-9/30/11

Caseworker 2314 C 10/1/2011 11/30/2011 10/1/11-11/30/11

Caseworker 2321 C 2/1/2012 4/30/2012 2/1/12-4/30/12

Caseworker 2337 C 5/1/2012 6/30/2012 5/1/12-6/30/12

Cashier 2031 C 2/1/2012 2/21/2012 5/19/2012

Child and Family Specialist 2041 C 5/2/2012 5/22/2012

Child Protective Specialist 2308 C 7/1/2011 9/30/2011 7/1/11-9/30/11

Child Protective Specialist 2319 C 10/1/2011 11/30/2011 10/1/11-11/30/11

Child Protective Specialist 2332 C 2/1/2012 4/30/2012 2/1/12-4/30/12

Child Protective Specialist 2348 C 5/1/2012 6/30/2012 5/1/12-6/30/12

City Tax Auditor 2042 C 5/2/2012 5/22/2012

Claim Specialist 2009 C 10/5/2011 10/25/2011

Climber and Pruner 2016 C 11/2/2011 11/22/2011

Construction Project Manager 2034 C 3/7/2012 3/27/2012 6/16/2012

Correction Administrative Aide 2039 C 4/4/2012 4/24/2012

Correction Officer 2304 C 7/1/2011 9/30/2011 7/1/11-9/30/11

Correction Officer 2315 C 10/1/2011 11/30/2011 10/1/11-11/30/11

Correction Officer 2322 C 2/1/2012 3/31/2012 2/1/12-3/31/12

Correction Officer 2338 C 4/2/2012 6/30/2012 4/2/12-6/30/12

Custodian Engineer (BOE) 2043 C 3/7/2012 3/27/2012 6/9/2012

Education Officer 2010 C 10/5/2011 10/25/2011 1/21/2012

Elevator Mechanic 2003 C 9/7/2011 9/27/2011 12/17/2011

Elevator Mechanic 2502 P 9/7/2011 9/27/2011 12/17/2011

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