This examination will be administered throughout New York State on October 7, 2017. In New York City, the examination will be administered at St. John’s University, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, New York 11439. If applications exceed seating capacity at a test center, applicants may be scheduled for an alternate location and/or date.
Entry level position Grade 16 that currently pays $47,226 with union negotiated annual increases and health benefits. Only people who take the exam are given the opportunity to interview.
Court Assistants serve as part clerks in: Supreme Courts; all County and District level courts; those City Courts with three or more full-time judges; and the Civil Court of the City of New York. As part clerks, they work under the supervision of higher level court clerical personnel, Chief Clerks, Commissioners of Jurors, or County Clerks and perform court clerical tasks directly related to court proceedings. Court Assistants may also work outside of the courtroom in these same courts, in other New York City courts, or in the Court of Claims, where they provide procedural information, supervise units staffed by subordinate personnel engaged in court support activities such as intake of papers or docketing. They may be designated to act in the absence of the Chief Clerk or Commissioner of Jurors, and may perform duties related to arbitration and the disposition of actions by means of arbitration, and perform other related duties.
The eligible list established as a result of this examination will be used to fill positions in the Unified Court System throughout New York State.
A $30.00 non-refundable application fee is required to file for this examination. Applications for this examination must be filed ELECTRONICALLY no later than July 5, 2017. To access the application go to: www.nycourts.gov/careers/. Applicants must have a working e-mail address to complete the application process and to receive Admission and Result Notices. An application is considered successfully filed upon immediate receipt of an Application ID Number. Be sure to add the following e-mail address to your address book to ensure receipt of all correspondence regarding this examination: UnifiedCourtSystemExam@nycourts.gov.
Admission notices will be e-mailed to all applicants on or about September 12, 2017. If you have not received an admission notice, e-mail the Office of Court Administration at CivilServiceAdmin@nycourts.gov no later than September 25, 2017. Late requests for duplicate admission notices may not be honored.
By the close of filing, July 5, 2017, applicants are required to have: High School diploma or the equivalent and two (2) years of clerical experience*; or four (4) years of clerical experience*. Thirty (30) college level credits may be substituted for each year of work experience.
Candidates must be United States Citizens at the time of appointment.
Candidates must be residents of New York State at the time of appointment.