How Can You Find Upcoming Exams?

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Find out about all of our upcoming civil service exams. You can subscribe to our mailing list and select "City Jobs and Civil Service Announcements” to receive announcements for upcoming exams. The exams schedule is available in Alpha Order and Application Period Order. Our exam schedule is posted every July, lists all our upcoming exams, and is updated every month. Civil service exams may be available only for a limited time and it may be a few years before a certain exam is offered again.

Note you will need to apply for and pay a fee, or obtain a fee waiver, and meet the minimum requirements to qualify to take the exams listed. You can also see the most recent updates in the monthly exam applications schedule, or view the tables on this page. Note that some exams may be cancelled or postponed, so check the schedule regularly if you plan to apply for or take an exam.

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Exam Alerts

  • SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2019 – THE CTACS WILL BE CLOSED IN OBSERVANCE OF VETERANS DAY
  • MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2019 – THE CTACS WILL BE CLOSED IN OBSERVANCE OF VETERANS DAY
  • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2019 – THE CTACS WILL BE CLOSED IN OBSERVANCE OF THANKSGIVING

Open Competitive Exams for Anyone

Below is the list of competitive civil service exams available to anyone who meets the minimum qualification requirements.

See the Upcoming Exams

Title of ExamExam No.Application Period
Assistant Urban Designer 0143 POSTPONED
Child and Family Specialist 0136 POSTPONED
Clerical Aide 0137 POSTPONED
Construction Project Manager Intern 0147 11/6/2019 - 11/26/2019
Consultant (Early Childhood Education) 0148 11/6/2019 - 11/26/2019
Contract Specialist 0138 POSTPONED
Emergency Medical Specialist - EMT (Fire) 0803 11/6/2019 - 11/26/2019
Emergency Medical Specialist Trainee 0802 11/6/2019 - 11/26/2019
Inspector (Housing) 0149 11/6/2019 - 11/26/2019
Police Attendant 0146 POSTPONED
Police Officer 0320 11/1/2019 - 12/14/2019
Public Records Aide 0139 POSTPONED
Recreation Director 0140 POSTPONED
Reporter/Stenographer (DA) 0145 POSTPONED
Roofer 0150 11/6/2019 - 11/26/2019
Urban Park Ranger 0142 POSTPONED

Promotion Exams for Permanent and 55-a City Employees

If you already work for the City and are a permanent or 55-a Program employee, you may qualify to take a promotion exam.

See the Upcoming Exams

Title of ExamExam No.Application Period
Supervisor I (Social Services) (Prom) 0521 11/6/2019 - 11/26/2019
Supervisor I (Social Work) (Prom) 0522 11/6/2019 - 11/26/2019

Exams for Provisional City Employees

A provisional employee is someone who works in a competitive-class position but is not a permanent employee of the city. If you currently work for the City and serve provisionally, you may qualify to take a qualified-incumbent exam (QIE).

See the Upcoming Exams

Title of ExamExam No.Application Period
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Past Exam Archive

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To find information on past exams, including qualifications and eligibility requirements, you can use these additional links:

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