Continuous Recruitment Examinations
NOTE: Ulster County will be offering the Caseworker Series TWICE in 2023, those Caseworker Series applicants who miss the Spring Last File Date will be scheduled for the Fall 2023 exam date. The other series will be offered only ONCE in 2023. We will continue to accept applications after the Last File Date; those applicants will be scheduled in 2024. Announcements will be issued at the end of January of 2024 indicating the examination date(s) for that year.
#50201A SENIOR CLERICAL SERIES – OPEN-COMPETITIVE
#50201B SENIOR CLERICAL SERIES – INTER-DEPARTMENT PROMOTION
#50201C SENIOR CLERICAL SERIES – PROMOTION ( School Districts )
#50701 PUBLIC HEALTH TECHNICIAN SERIES - OPEN-COMPETITIVE
#50401 WATER/WASTEWATER SERIES - OPEN-COMPETITIVE
Test Date: May 6, 2023
#50801 CASEWORKER SERIES - OPEN-COMPETITIVE
Spring Test Date: April 15, 2023
Spring Last File Date: March 15, 2023
Fall Test Date: November 4, 2023
Fall Last File Date: October 4, 2023
#50301 ACCOUNT CLERICAL SERIES - OPEN-COMPETITIVE
#50501 CUSTODIAL SERIES - OPEN-COMPETITIVE
Test Date: April 15, 2023
#50101 ENTRY LEVEL CLERICAL SERIES - OPEN-COMPETITIVE
Test Date: June 3, 2023
HOW TO APPLY: Complete an Ulster County Application for Examination or Employment. Use a separate application for each examination number (indicated above). Photo copies of the application are acceptable; however, each application MUST have an original signature. Applications may be obtained at the Ulster County Office Building, Personnel Department, 5th Floor, 244 Fair Street, Kingston, New York OR by mailing a request to P.O. Box 1800, Kingston, New York 12402-1800 (include a stamped, self-addressed, legal-size envelope - be sure to supply enough envelopes/postage if applying for more than one examination), OR at our website at: http://www.ulstercountyny.gov/personnel/index.html . Applications must be received or postmarked by the last file dates listed above.
NON-REFUNDABLE FILING FEE: A twenty dollar ($20.00) non-refundable filing fee is required for each examination number. Send your check or money order (made payable to COUNTY OF ULSTER) with your application. Please include the examination number, title, and applicant’s name on your check or money order. DO NOT SEND CASH. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED.
EXCEPTION TO FEE REQUIREMENT: An exception to the processing fee will be made for persons receiving Supplemental Social Security payments or public assistance (Safety Net Assistance or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families), provided Foster Care or certified Workforce Investment Act of 1998 eligible through a state or local social service agency, and for those who are currently unemployed. Individuals wishing to claim this waiver of fee on the basis of Supplemental Social Security, Safety Net Assistance or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, must certify on their application, under number 12 Remarks, that they are receiving public assistance and must indicate the type of assistance they are receiving, the agency providing the assistance and their case numbers. Persons claiming this waiver through Foster Care or Workforce Investment Act of 1998 Certification must specify the program and name of their contact agency. Persons claiming this waiver, who are currently unemployed must certify on their application, under number 12 Remarks, that they are currently unemployed and must provide documentation that they are receiving unemployment benefits or other unemployment documentation deemed appropriate by the Ulster County Personnel Officer.Such claims are subject to later verification and, if not supported by appropriate documentation, are grounds for barring appointment.
EXCEPTION TO FEE REQUIREMENT FOR HONORABLY AND OTHER DISCHARGED VETERANS: An exception to the exam processing fee will be made for Honorably and other Discharged Veterans. As provided by New York State Civil Service Law Section 50.5(b) the term “veteran” shall mean a person who has served in the armed forces of the United States or the reserves thereof, or in the army national guard, air national guard, New York guard, or the New York naval militia, and who (1) has been honorably discharged or released from such service under honorable conditions, or (2) has a qualifying condition, as defined in section three hundred fifty of the executive law, and has received a discharge other than bad conduct or dishonorable from such service, or (3) is a discharged LGBT veteran, as defined in section three hundred fifty of the executive law, and has received a discharge other that bad conduct or dishonorable from such service. The term “armed forces” shall mean the army, navy, air force, marine corps, and coast guard.All claims for application fee waiver are subject to verification. If you can verify eligibility for this exam application fee waiver, persons must certify on their application, under number 12 Remarks, that they meet the above required criteria and must provide a copy of their DD214 showing the type of discharge from military service.