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General Exam Info | Exam History | Per-Diem Court Interpreters | Seniority Credits

 

The Exam Process

I. EXAMS OPEN FOR FILING (Apply to take an exam):

FILING OPEN -
New York State Court Officer-Trainee Examination 45-784

 


II. PENDING EXAMS (Filing Period Closed):

 


III. TAKE THE EXAM: Applicants are emailed Admission Notices no later than seven days prior to the examination date. The Admission Notice contains the test site address, test time and general instructions.


IV. RECEIVE EXAM RESULTS: Applicants are emailed Results Notices generally seven to nine months after the examination date.

2014 Statewide Examination Schedule*
Exam
Dates
Title & Salary Grade Type of Exam Filing
Status

Oct.18 & Dec.13, 2014

NYS Court Officer-Trainee (JG-14)

Open-Competitive Open

*The scheduling of Examinations is subject to change.


General Information

TYPES OF EXAMINATIONS
OPEN-COMPETITIVE EXAMINATIONS are open to all qualified applicants, including members of the general public and employees of the New York State Unified Court System.
PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATIONS are limited to qualified employees of the New York State Unified Court System.

FILING FEES
A non-refundable $30 filing fee is charged for all open-competitive examinations. A waiver of the fee requirement is made for employees of the New York State Unified Court System and those who fall into other categories set forth on the examination announcement.

EXAMINATION ANNOUNCEMENT AND FILING PERIOD
The issuance of an examination announcement and the opening of the filing period usually occur about three to six months prior to the scheduled examination date. This filing period is at least four weeks long. If you choose to take an examination you must submit an application during the filing period.

HOW TO OBTAIN APPLICATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
The application must be submitted online only during the filing period. An email address and credit or debit card are required for successful submission. Separate applications must be submitted if an applicant is applying to more than one examination.

An examination announcement may be viewed or downloaded from this website during the filing period of the examination until the date of the examination.

Civil Service Administration
For further information contact us by email:
CivilServiceAdmin@courts.state.ny.us

You may write to us at:
Civil Service Administration
Office of Court Administration
25 Beaver Street, Room 1047
New York, NY 10004


Exam History

Eligible lists are in existence for four years and may be extended for one additional year. Consistent with civil service rules, passing candidates will be canvassed in rank order when there is a vacancy to be filled. Questions regarding the test should be submitted to CivilServiceAdmin@courts.state.ny.us.

Candidates who wish to modify their location preference, address, phone number or other information should contact asm@nycourts.gov.


Court Officer-Trainee examination 45-758 was held October 24 & December 12, 2009 throughout New York State.

Court Officer-Trainee Eligible List 45-758 has been established July 28, 2010. Result Notices have been mailed to all applicants.  Any applicant who did not receive a test score in the mail should email coexams@courts.state.ny.us.

Additional information concerning the Court Officer-Trainee pre and post process is located at http://www.nycourts.gov/careers/cot/index.shtml.

EXAM HISTORY
Exam Title Eligible List Eligible List Established

Associate Court Clerk (JG-23)

Principal Court Clerk (JG-26)

55-773

55-774

May 3, 2013

Associate Surrogate's Court Clerk (JG-23)

Principal Surrogate's Court Clerk (JG-26)

55-775

55-776

December 5, 2013
Court Assistant (JG-16)
45-762
December 8, 2011

Court Clerk (JG-18)

Senior Court Clerk (JG-21)

55-778

55-779

November 21, 2013

Court Interpreter (Spanish) (JG-18)

45-757

January 28, 2011

Court Reporter (JG-24)

45-764
November 4, 2011
Court Revenue Assistant (JG-14)
55-777
March 7, 2014
Data Recording Assistant (JG-8)
45-780
April 17, 2014

Law Librarian (JG-20)

Senior Law Librarian (JG-24)

45-768

45-769

55-769

February 28, 2012
NYS Court Officer-Sergeant (JG-19)
55-781
June 12, 2014
Senior Court Reporter (JG-27)

45-767

55-767

December 16, 2011

Senior Data Recording Assistant (JG-12)

Supervising Data Recording Assistant (JG-16)

Senior Supervising Data Recording Assistant (JG-18)

55-770

55-771

55-772

June 5, 2012
Supervising Court Office Assistant (JG-16)
55-763
December 8, 2011

Surrogate's Court Clerk (JG-18)

Senior Surrogate's Court Clerk (JG-21)

55-765

55-766

November 10, 2011

Promotional Examination Seniority Credits For Unified Court System Employees

Successful promotional examination candidates will have seniority credits added to their examination results based upon their length of continuous permanent service in the New York State Unified Court System. Credits are computed from the date of the examination and will be added to candidates' passing results accordingly:

Less than 1 year: 0 points
1 year up to 6 years: 1 point
Over 6 years up to 11 years: 2 points
Over 11 years up to 16 years: 3 points
Over 16 years up to 21 years: 4 points
Over 21 years up to 26 years: 5 points
Over 26 years up to 31 years: 6 points
Over 31 years up to 36 years: 7 points


Appointments and Systems Management Office
For information regarding rank #, score, location preference, or post-exam address change, please email asm@nycourts.gov or fax 646-963-6619


Per-Diem Court Interpreters For Languages Other Than Spanish

Candidates are required to pass a multiple-choice written examination assessing English Language Proficiency and basic Legal Terminology, which covers the following areas: Reading and Understanding Written Material - Sentence Completion and Paragraph Comprehension; Grammar and Language Usage; Vocabulary - Synonyms and Antonyms; Idiomatic Expressions; and, Legal Terminology.

Candidates who are successful in this examination are invited to take an oral examination which is currently administered in the following languages: Albanian, Arabic, BCS (Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian), Bengali, Cantonese, French, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Urdu, Vietnamese and Wolof. Candidates interested in interpreting languages that are not listed above are required to submit appropriate professional references and/or academic credentials that relate to their interpreting skills.

The Written English Proficiency Exam is scheduled once a year, usually early summer. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and scheduled exam dates will be posted online.

*NOTE to applicants who were invited to the June 2014 Written English Exam (for languages other than Spanish) but who did not appear to take the exam: In order to be included or invited to the NEXT court interpreter exam, you must submit a new application.

Questions regarding exam results and address changes can be forwarded to Per-Diem Court Interpreter

Download the Per-Diem Application Form
The form must be completed and mailed directly to:

Court Interpreting Services
Office of Court Administration
Division of Professional and Court Services
25 Beaver Street - 8th floor
New York, NY 10004

Reciprocity and Exam Waiver
Interpreters possessing out-of-state court interpreter certification may apply for state reciprocity. Information regarding reciprocity and exam waiver can be found at Informational Sheet. Applicants seeking reciprocity or exam waiver must complete the Per-Diem Application Form and the Exam Waiver/Reciprocity Form. All forms, certified copies of examination results, certificates and/or credentials that can be verified must be mailed to Court Interpreting Services.

For more information go to Court Interpreting Services


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