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Civil Service Employment Portal

St. Lawrence County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

You can apply by mail, in person or online. A non-refundable application processing fee is usually required for exams. To receive automatic e-mail notification when a specific civil service exam or job announcement will be offered, please register with our automatic e-mail notification service.

Download a printable application.

Applications must be completed and submitted by 11:59 pm on the final filing date of the posting. Allow plenty of time to complete your first application. The information will be saved in the system and pulled forward into your subsequent applications. 

APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE PUBLISHED LAST FILING DATE. NO EXCEPTIONS.


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Effective November 7, 2018, the St. Lawrence County Personnel Officer assumed the administration of civil service for the City of Ogdensburg. St. Lawrence County eligible lists will, as appropriate, be certified to fill vacancies in the City of Ogdensburg. Candidates interested in employment with the City of Ogdensburg must now participate in examinations conducted by the St. Lawrence County Human Resources Department.

Click Here for Study Guides - Study Guides not available for all exams.

Click Here for Cross-filer Form


VETERAN'S INFORMATION: (EXAMS ONLY)

Honorably discharged veterans of war periods may apply for additional points on civil service examinations administered by St. Lawrence County. Both the Application for Veteran's Credits* and the Application for Veteran's Disability Records Release*, can be obtained from the Civil Service Office. Follow the instructions on the Application for Veteran's Disability Records Release form carefully. In order to receive veterans credits, the completed forms must be received by the St. Lawrence County Human Resources Department before the eligible list for the examination is established.


SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS IN TESTING & ALTERNATE TEST DATE: (EXAMS ONLY)

TESTING ACCOMMODATIONS: Accommodations in testing will be provided for individuals with disabilities. Persons who are requesting testing accommodations must make a request in writing, to the St. Lawrence County Human Resources Department no later than 14 days prior to the exam date, clearly stating the type of accommodation requested and the reason for the request. If your request and/or documentation are not received within the requested time limits, your request will not be able to be granted.

ALTERNATE TEST DATE: Alternate examination dates may be granted for qualifying circumstances. A request for alternate examination date must be submitted to the St. Lawrence County Human Resources Department no later than the close of business on the next business day following the examination date, whenever practicable. Any alternate examination date administration beyond the Saturday following the scheduled Saturday examination date must be reviewed with the New York State Department of Civil Service. 

CROSSFILER INFORMATION (EXAMS ONLY): Candidates who have applied with other municipalities (including the State of New York) to take civil service examinations to be held on the same date as St. Lawrence County’s examination must complete and return this form at least 14 days prior to the date of the examination. Candidates must make arrangements to take all the examinations at one test site. Candidates must notify all local government Civil Service agencies with which they have filed an application of the site where they wish to take their examinations.

This should not be used if the candidate is taking multiple examinations administered by the St. Lawrence County Civil Service.

If you have applied for both State and Local Government examinations, you must make arrangements to take all of your examinations at the STATE examination center by calling (518) 474-6470 no later than 14 days prior to the test date.


These examinations are open to all applicants meeting the minimum qualifications.

Exam #
Title (click to view announcement)
Last Filing Date
Exam Date
Filing Fee
Apply Online
24-004
06/26/2024
07/27/2024
$10.00
24-006
06/24/2024
07/27/2024
$10.00
86788-010
08/14/2024
09/28/2024
$30.00
86789-010
08/14/2024
09/28/2024
$30.00

These examinations are open only to those presently employed in a specific competitive job title.

Exam #
Title (click to view announcement)
Last Filing Date
Exam Date
Filing Fee
Apply Online
24-005
06/26/2024
07/27/2024
$10.00
Exam #
Title (click to view announcement)
Filing Fee
Apply Online