The following are necessary forms for civil service exams and recruitments. Forms can filled out, printed, mailed or emailed to the Department of Human Resources. Contact our office with any questions you may have about completing any of these forms.
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Candidates may be eligible to receive a veterans’ credit of 5 points in an open competitive examination and 2.5 points on a promotion examination, if they meet certain criteria listed below. Veterans may be eligible for an additional credit of 5 points on an open competitive examination (for a total of 10 points) and 2.5 points on a promotion examination (for a total of 5 points) if they meet additional criteria to be classified as a disabled veteran. Those individuals who meet the criteria below, must submit a Veterans’ Credit Application (.pdf) form along with a copy of their DD-214 Separation from Service form or Discharge Papers to our office. (Note: DD-214 or Discharge Papers must indicate honorable discharge or release under honorable conditions). For Disabled Veterans’ Credit, the candidate must also submit a Disability Record Authorization (.pdf) form. The Veterans’ Credit Application form and Disability Record Authorization form are available from this office. Under these criteria, all documentation must be submitted to this office prior to the establishment of the eligible list.
*NOTE: Credit for Lebanon, Grenada or Panama will be limited to those who received an expeditionary medal.
For candidates in the armed forces as of the date of the examination:
Those individuals who are in the armed services but will meet the above criteria at the time of discharge must provide proof of active status (military ID card, military orders, or other official military document) as of the date of the exam. This proof of active status should be submitted at time of application, but cannot be accepted after the eligible list is established. Credits will be conditionally assigned to the candidate but will not be added to the candidate’s grade until the individual is actually discharged and submits the documentation described under candidates already discharged at date of examination.
NOTE: Veterans’ Credits may only be used once for actual appointment. Upon appointment, credits assigned to other eligible lists will be removed and future credit denied. - Veterans’ Credits may only be added to a passing score (70.0 or higher).
Dutchess County Department of Human Resources
22 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Candidates who apply for multiple civil service examinations scheduled on the same date in different jurisdictions must make arrangements to take all examinations at one test site. The Cross-Filer Form (.pdf) must be completed and filed no later than two (2) weeks before the exam date.
Candidates who have filed applications for examination or employment, job reference forms or other information and/or whose names are on civil service examination eligible lists should file the Change of Address/Name/Other for Civil Service Examinations and Recruitments Form (.pdf) with the Dutchess County Department of Human Resources in order to update their records with changes in personal information such as name, legal residence, mailing address, phone number, etc.
The Examination or Employment Application (.pdf) is used to apply for a civil service examination or job opening that has been announced. The candidate should read the examination or recruitment announcement prior to completing this application to determine the required minimum qualifications for the position. Please read the instructions(.pdf) carefully. Further information can be found under "General Exam Info" and "Important Exam Info" under Dutchess County Department of Human Resources.