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Civil service exams to be held for DEC jobs; deadline to apply is Sept. 4

A civil service exam this fall will seek

A civil service exam this fall will seek candidates for jobs including environmental conservation police officer. Credit: Getty Images/Andrew Burton

The state will give civil service exams this fall for job openings at the Department of Environmental Conservation. Sept. 4 is the deadline to apply to take a test, officials said.

The exams are for forest ranger and environmental conservation police officer. They will be held on Oct. 19-20, said DEC commissioner Basil Seggos.

Applicants must be 21 or older and have some college experience. Those that qualify will be notified in advance of the testing sites on Long Island, according to a DEC spokesman.

Forest rangers are initially paid $65,402 per year and environmental conservation police, $54,243.

There is a $35 test processing fee. Exam scores will be used to rank candidates and create eligible lists to fill openings for up to four years.

More information is available from the Department of Civil Service at

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