Civil Service Examinations

Important Updates

  • Questions you may have in relation to the County Human Resource Department in relation to the Coronavirus as of March 17, 2020
  • ANNOUNCEMENT: Exam Applications must be postmarked by the last filing date noted on the exam announcement.  As a result of the Coronavirus there will not be a 2 day walk in grace period. Effective immediately this office is not accepting hand delivered applications.  Again, all applications must be mailed and postmarked by the last filing date noted on the announcement.
  • Effective January 1, 2020: Only applications with the issue date of 7/01/2019 will be accepted.  Please print out the application below. All checks and money orders for civil service examinations MUST be made payable to the Commissioner of Finance.

General Information

This list may not always be complete. Please check with the Department of Human Resources at call 845-291-2707, option 2, for a complete list of all open competitive examinations.

In order to take a civil service exam, you must complete an Orange County Application for Examination / Employment (PDF) and file within the announced filing period. Please refer to the individual exam announcements listed below regarding minimum qualifications, filing periods and application fees. 


In case of inclement weather, on the morning of the examination please call the exam hotline at 845-291-2707 for information on possible delays, cancellations or other updates.

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Scheduled Open Competitive Examinations

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