What is an eligible list and how is it used?
An eligible list is a list of persons who took a specific exam and passed the exam. It is organized in rank order. For example, a person who achieved a score of 100 on the exam may be ranked #1 on the eligible list. When a public employer under Livingston County’s Civil Service jurisdiction wishes to fill a competitive class position, that employer asks the Livingston County Personnel Office for a Certification of Eligibles. A Certification of Eligibles is a list of persons on the Eligible List who are currently eligible for appointment. This normally includes the first three available persons on the Eligible List and anyone tied in score with the third person. The employer may choose any person listed on the Certification of Eligibles to fill its position.

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1. Is there one Civil Service exam for all positions?
2. How do I apply to take an exam?
3. Which public employers hire using the results of examinations administered by Livingston County?
4. How can I obtain information on specific civil service exams?
5. If an exam is announced, does this mean there are open positions?
6. May I submit an exam application after the deadline?
7. May I take more than one examination on a single test date?
8. How can I pay my exam fee?
9. Can I get a waiver of the exam fee?
10. When will I be notified if my exam application has been approved?
11. Where are Civil Service examinations held?
12. Are there study guides for Civil Service exams?
13. What happens after I take the exam?
14. What is an eligible list and how is it used?
15. What do I do if my address changes after I apply for the exam?
16. What are veteran’s credits, and how do I apply?
17. Does Livingston County accept applications for State (including SUNY) and Federal exams?
18. What is the difference between an open-competitive and promotional exam?
19. What is a continuous recruitment exam?
20. What is a training and experience exam?
21. What are “special arrangements” for an exam?