Civil Service Examinations

Important Updates

Notice to exam candidates for exams held after 02/10/22 - Face masks are no longer required inside businesses or public buildings per Governor Hochul.  Please note, candidates may continue to wear a face mask if they choose to. Please check back for updates as this information is subject to change.

  • Questions you may have in relation to the County Human Resource Department in relation to the Coronavirus as of March 17, 2020 (PDF)
  • Announcement: Exam Applications must be postmarked by the last filing date noted on the exam announcement.  There is no longer a 2 day walk in grace period.   
  • Effective January 1, 2020: Only applications with the issue date of 7/01/2019 or after will be accepted.  Please print out the application (PDF). All checks and money orders for civil service examinations must be made payable to the Commissioner of Finance.


    **5/11/22 – Score letters for the Orange County Correction Officer Exam # 67800 held on 12/11/21 were mailed on April 18, 2022.  All passing candidates are scheduled for the physical agility on May 18, 2022.  Per your letter candidates are required to email their paperwork to the Orange County Department of Human Resources Civil Service Unit at no later than Tuesday May 17, 2022, by 4:00PM.  Candidates who fail to submit their paperwork will not be tested.   A checklist of the process can be found on this link  Correction Officer Checklist  .

    Candidates should prepare for the agility.   Please click on the agility video link to the left of this page for the requirements. 

    Should you have any questions please email the above address or call 845-291-2707

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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