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Civil service exam to be given on LI; Feb. 22 deadline to apply

Jobseekers interested in working for New York State have until Feb. 22 to apply to take a civil service exam in the spring, according to the state Department of Civil Service.

The Professional Career Opportunities exam was last given in 2014. It’s used by state agencies to fill more than 100 entry-level positions. More information about the job types can be found at

Those wishing to take the exam must have a bachelor’s degree or expect to earn one by Sept. 1, 2018. This year is the first time that college juniors will be permitted to participate.

To take the exam, applicants must complete an application at by Feb. 22. The exam will be administered April 8-9 and April 15 across the state. The state Department of Civil Service will inform eligible applicants about their exam date, time and location, according to department spokesman Jian Paolucci.

He said that on Long Island, the exam will be administered at SUNY College of Old Westbury, Hicksville Middle School and Comsewogue High School in Port Jefferson Station.

The state is one of the region’s largest employers. It employed 25,000 people locally in December, including 13,600 at SUNY and community colleges, according to the state Department of Labor.

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