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Professional Career Opportunities (PCO) Exam

The PCO exam consists of a written test and an optional online education and experience questionnaire. This exam was announced on January 20th and provides college graduates an opportunity to compete for traineeships or full level, professional positions in many state agencies with NYS government. State agencies will be using this exam to fill more than 100 different job titles. There are several DEC Select Job Titles that will be filled from this exam listing, including:

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree (college juniors and seniors can also apply). The deadline to register for the exam is extended to noon February 24, 2017 and it is scheduled to be given April 8, 2017. Visit the Department of Civil Service website ( for more information and to register. Be sure to complete the questionnaire with specific topic experience and courses to be eligible for DEC's Select Job Titles.

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General Information on Civil Service Examination Announcements

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