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Jefferson County Civil Service Examinations
Instructions and Information

  1. ADMISSION TO EXAMINATION: Do not interpret a notice to appear for, or actual participation in the examination, to mean that you have been found to meet fully the announced requirements. Depending on the time available before an examination, applicants may be admitted to the examination on the basis of statements made on the application or conditionally, without prior review of the application. Such statements may not be reviewed and/or verified until after the examination is held. At that time, those candidates not meeting the requirements will be disqualified and notified of such disqualification. Those candidates who are subsequently disqualified after taking the test will NOT be notified of their score. Telephone this agency immediately if you do not receive a notice within three days of the date of examination informing you whether or not you are to be admitted to the examination.

  2. ADDITIONAL EXAMINATION CREDITS PURSUANT TO CIVIL SERVICE LAW SECTION 85-A: If you are a child of a police officer or firefighter who was killed in the line of duty in the service of the municipality for which you are applying for employment, you may be entitled for additional examination credits pursuant to Civil Service Law Section 85-a. For further information, please contact this office

  3. EXTRA CREDIT FOR WAR TIME VETERANS: If you are claiming Veterans Credits as either a disabled or non-disabled veteran, you must check the appropriate box on the Application for Examination form and answer all questions accurately and completely. You must also complete the Application for Veterans Credits (obtained in the Jefferson County Human Resources Department or on the Human Resources Department website at www.co.jefferson.ny.us/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=1784), and submit the DD-214 (member 4) discharge papers showing that you have an honorable discharge. Failure to do so may result in a denial of your claim for Veterans Credits.

    • If you are claiming credits as a disabled veteran, you must in addition to meeting the requirements as indicated on the Examination Application, be certified by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs as being disabled in the actual performance of duty in any war; that the disability is rated at ten percent or more, and that the disability exists at the time of application for appointment or promotion. Please click this link www.co.jefferson.ny.us/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=14968 for the Disabled Veteran's Credit form.

    • All claims for Veterans Credits are tentative and must be verified through inspection of discharge papers and related documents prior to the establishment of the eligible list. All statements you make in support of your claim for Veterans Credits are subject to investigation and substantiation by the Jefferson County Civil Service Commission. In the event of subsequent disclosure of any material misstatement or fraud in your claim, your appointment may be rescinded and you may be disqualified from further appointment on which you have been granted additional credits as a result of such material misstatement or fraud.

    • Any candidate who is currently serving in the armed forces of the United States on a full-time active duty basis, other than active duty for training, may file for Veterans Credits on an examination prior to the list being established.

    • Conditional Veterans Credits.  A qualified candidate receiving Conditional Veterans Credits will be restricted from certification using the credits until the appropriate documentary proof indicating that the service was in time of war and that the individual received an honorable discharge or was released under honorable circumstances has been presented. It is the candidate's responsibility to provide such proof to the Jefferson County Civil Service Office in order to have the restriction removed and be certified at a score including the Veterans Credits. Until such documentation is submitted, a candidate may only be certified with the examination score, not including the Veterans Credits.

    • Additional Veterans Credits.  Effective January 1, 2014, additional Veterans Credits may be granted to veterans who:
      1. Used Non-Disabled Veterans Credits to obtain a civil service appointment or promotion with New York State or a local government; and
      2. Subsequent to such appointment, are certified by the US Department of Veterans Affairs as having a service connected disability rated at 10% or more.

  4. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT: It is the policy of Jefferson County to provide for and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, sex, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, military status, marital status, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, or criminal record in connection with employment.