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Oneida County


For more information or help completing the application, call (315) 798-5726.

Before filling out your application, please read the examination announcement and/or vacancy notice carefully. Answer all questions fully and in detail, making sure all boxes are filled in and/or checked. Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of this application.

  1. FOREIGN EDUCATION: High school from other than U.S. schools may be verified by a transcript and against college-entry requirements in the corresponding country. Applicable documentation must be submitted. If your degree and/or college credit was awarded by an educational institution outside of the United States and its territories, you must provide independent verification of equivalency. A list of acceptable companies providing this service may be obtained in person from the Oneida County Department of Personnel, by mail (include a self-addressed, stamped envelope) OR on the New York State Department of Civil Service website: You will be responsible for the required evaluation fee.
  2. SELF-EMPLOYMENT: All self-employment must be verifiable and requires submission of applicable documentation.
  3. NON-REFUNDABLE EXAM FILING FEE: Please refer to the examination announcement for the required filing fee. You will be required to pay online via credit or debit card. IF YOUR APPLICATION IS DISAPPROVED, THE FEE WILL NOT BE REFUNDED.
    APPLICATION FEE WAIVERS: Your application fee will be waived if you meet the regulations as stated under #13 of the General Information page of the examination announcement.
  4. ADMISSION TO EXAM: Applications are reviewed for qualifying status. If your exam application is disapproved, you will be notified of the reason and given an opportunity to amend your application. All amendments to applications are due by the amendment due date listed on your disapproval letter. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE AN ADMISSION LETTER THREE (3) DAYS BEFORE THE EXAM DATE, CALL: (315) 798-5726. Collect calls will not be accepted.
  5. CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Please notify the Oneida County Department of Personnel immediately of any change of address by filling out a Change of Information form. This form is available at and in the Oneida County Department of Personnel Office.
  6. SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS: It is the policy of the Department of Personnel to provide qualified persons with disabilities equal employment opportunity and equal opportunity to participate in and receive the benefits, services, programs, and activities of the department. It is the policy of the department to provide such person’s reasonable accommodations and reasonable modifications as are necessary to provide equal opportunity. Further, it is the policy of the department to provide reasonable accommodation for religious observers. If you need special arrangements because you are a person with a disability or need a religious accommodation, you must check the appropriate box on the application, indicate the special arrangements you require in the “REMARKS” section and attach supporting documentation.
  7. VETERANS’ CREDITS: Disabled or non-disabled veterans who have served on active duty during the creditable periods of war, who have been honorably discharged/released, and who are New York State residents at the time of application for examination will be eligible for Veterans’ Credits. Eligible veterans must submit a member 4 copy of their DD-214s with their application(s). By law, copies of DD-214s must be submitted prior to the establishment of the eligible list to receive credits. An option of waiving these credits will be allowed up until appointment. Applicants who claim additional credits as disabled veterans must also submit copies of their benefits letters.
    Candidates who meet the Veterans’ Credits criteria currently serving in the Armed Forces of the United States may apply for Veterans’ Credits and receive conditional Veterans’ Credits until a member 4 copy of the DD-214 is submitted.
    Armed forces is defined as the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard and the National Guard when in service for the United States. Such service must be or have been on a full-time active-duty basis, other than for training purposes.
  8. MILITARY MAKE-UP EXAMINATIONS: Service in the military may at times conflict with scheduled civil service examinations. Sections of the New York State Military Law provide special rights for veterans and members of the armed forces who are government employees, candidates on lists or applicants awaiting examination. Please contact our office for further information by calling (315) 798-5726.
  9. ALTERNATE TEST DATES: In recognition of the fact that candidates occasionally encounter personal hardships or compelling conflicts beyond their control, Oneida County Civil Service provides for rescheduling of a test if you mee the regulations under the Alternate Test Date Policy. This policy is available at
  10. PERSONAL PRIVACY PROTECTION LAW NOTIFICATION: The information that you are providing on this application is being requested pursuant to Section 50.3 of the New York State Civil Service Law for the principal purpose of determining the eligibility of applicants to participate in the examination for which they have applied. This information will be used in accordance with Section 96(1) of the Personal Privacy Protection Law, particularly subdivisions (b), (e), and (f). Failure to provide this information may result in disapproval of the application. For further information, relating only to the Personal Privacy Protection Law, call (518) 457-9375.
  11. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: Applicants may be required to undergo a State and National criminal history background investigation, which will include a fingerprint check, to determine suitability for appointment. Failure to meet the standards for the background investigation may result in disqualification.

Oneida County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer