What happens after I take the exam?
Your written exam will be scored. Some exams are scored locally (by Livingston County) while others are scored by New York State. On the day of the exam, you will be informed of when you may expect to receive the results of your written exam. You will also be informed as to whether you should call the Livingston County Personnel Office for results or whether results will be sent to you by mail. Some written exams are followed by a performance test (typically a typing/keyboarding test). If a performance test is required, you will be required to take the performance test if you pass the written exam. Once Livingston County has all exam scores, it will create an eligible list. The eligible list is a list of all persons who took the exam and passed. The list is organized in rank order. You will be informed of your exam score and rank. The higher your rank (i.e. the lower the rank number), the better your chance for consideration for employment.

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1. Is there one Civil Service exam for all positions?
2. How do I apply to take an exam?
3. Which public employers hire using the results of examinations administered by Livingston County?
4. How can I obtain information on specific civil service exams?
5. If an exam is announced, does this mean there are open positions?
6. May I submit an exam application after the deadline?
7. May I take more than one examination on a single test date?
8. How can I pay my exam fee?
9. Can I get a waiver of the exam fee?
10. When will I be notified if my exam application has been approved?
11. Where are Civil Service examinations held?
12. Are there study guides for Civil Service exams?
13. What happens after I take the exam?
14. What is an eligible list and how is it used?
15. What do I do if my address changes after I apply for the exam?
16. What are veteran’s credits, and how do I apply?
17. Does Livingston County accept applications for State (including SUNY) and Federal exams?
18. What is the difference between an open-competitive and promotional exam?
19. What is a continuous recruitment exam?
20. What is a training and experience exam?
21. What are “special arrangements” for an exam?