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Welcome to the new and improved Online Application System (OASys 2.0) where you can apply to exams starting January 30, 2019.
The previous Online Application System (OASys 1.0) will continue in a limited capacity until May 2019. If you have applied for one or more exam on or before January 26, 2019, and the eligible list(s) have not yet been established. If this applies to you, click here to be directed to OASys 1.0. If not applicable, remain on this page to apply for exams.
Working for the City
Becoming eligible for hire by the City of New York is easier than ever! Getting hired for most City jobs is a three-step process:
Take an Exam
The City posts an annual schedule of exams every July for titles for which City agencies seek to hire. Applicants can apply and pay for exams online, and can take an exam either online or at a community-based test center.
Qualify for a Civil Service List
After each exam, the City establishes an eligible to hire list that consists of all applicants who passed the exam, and is available to each City agency with open positions.
When a City agency has hiring need, candidates are contacted for interviews. After the interview, a candidate may be selected for appointment to a vacant position.