What is provisional appointment?

A "provisional" appointment is made when there is no eligible list for a job category and a department wishes to make an appointment immediately. In this case the department may choose anyone who meets the minimum requirements for the job. However, a test will be given eventually for that job category. If you are appointed "provisionally", you must not only pass the exam when it is given, but you must be reachable for appointment by placing among the top three candidates on the 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?