Do all applicants take an exam?

No. For some job categories, all candidates who meet the requirements for appointment (“minimum qualifications”) are eligible for consideration by the hiring department without an examination. For a small number of jobs there are no experience or education requirements. But for most job categories, candidates who meet the minimum requirements are ranked by means of an examination. The department then makes its choice from the people at the top of the “eligible list.”

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1. How do I apply for a job opening or exam with the City of Albany?
2. How do I apply for more than one job or exam?
3. Do all applicants take an exam?
4. How do I find out about the job duties, requirements and type of examination?
5. Can I apply for an exam even if it hasn’t been announced?
6. What happens to applications for job openings and examinations that are submitted after the deadline?
7. What happens if I don’t meet the minimum qualifications for the exam?
8. When are letters admitting candidates to the exams sent out?
9. Must I live within the City limits to apply for a job with the City of Albany?
10. How do I prepare for the exam? What do I study?
11. Do you have a policy for alternate examination dates?
12. What is provisional appointment?
13. What are “Promotional” and “Open-Competitive” exams?
14. What kinds of exams are there?