Exam Announcements

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Exam announcements are posted on our Job Opportunities page when available. They are also posted on our job board outside the Personnel Department in Troy City Hall.

The Personnel Department posts exam announcements for the: 

  • City of Troy 
  • Troy Housing Authority 
  • Troy School District
  • Troy Public Library

STOP >>> If applicable, please complete the form below along with your application for the Exam.  

Have applied for the same exam in another city, county or the state. 
If you have applied for one or more examinations offered by any City, County or State* Civil Service Agency scheduled on the same date as the City of Troy Civil Service exam(s) you are applying for, arrangements must be made to take ALL examinations at ONE test site. You must complete a Cross-Filer Form and file it with each Civil Service agency for which you have applied, no later than two (2) weeks prior to the examination date.

Veteran or Active Duty Credit
If you are a veteran or active duty complete the Veteran's Credits Application. Candidates must file a separate application for each examination. A copy of applicant’s separation papers (DD-214 or other official documentation) must be filed with this form at the Commission address above by the last application filing date on the exam announcement.


Open Competitive Exams

  • Positions that anyone who meets the minimum qualifications may apply for. 
  • Provisional appointments may be made to competitive class positions. 
  • A Civil Service Exam will be held at a later date, and a permanent appointment made from the resulting list.

Promotional Exams

  • Candidates must be permanently employed by either the City of Troy, Troy School District, Troy Housing Authority or Troy Public Library, depending on the appointing authority seeking to establish an eligible list.

Upcoming Exams

Visit our jobs page to see a list of upcoming exams.

Exam Help Resources

Test Guides and Resource Booklets for Local Examinations are also available and published by the New York State Department of Civil Service.


The Employment Application (PDF) Form is used for both employment and exams. Please feel free to print the form and drop it off to City of Troy's Personnel Department at 433 River Street, Troy NY 12180. (original signatures only - no copies). You may also mail a signed copy to:

City of Troy
C/0 Personnel Department
433 River Street
Troy, NY 12180