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Home > City Departments > Civil Service > Notice To Exam Participants

Notice To Exam Participants


For more information, check with the Department of Human Resources, Civil Service office at (716) 851-9614.

  • Additional Points Available to Children of Police Officers and Firefighters Killed in the Line of Duty
    (New Section 85-a, NYS Civil Service Law, effective 9/17/02)

  • On September 17, 2002, Governor Pataki signed into law a bill adding a new section 85-a to the Civil Service Law granting additional credit on civil service examinations for children of firefighters and police officers killed in the line of duty. This law is to take effect immediately.
  • "In conformance with Section 85-a of the Civil Service Law, children of firefighters and police officers killed in the line of duty shall be entitled to receive an additional ten points in a competitive examination for original appointment in the same municipality in which his or her parent has served. If you are qualified to participate in this examination and are a child of a firefighter or police officer killed in the line of duty in this municipality, please inform this office of this matter when you submit your application for examination. A candidate claiming such credit has a minimum of two months from the application deadline to provide the necessary documentation to verify additional credit eligibility. However, no credit may be added after the eligible list has been established."
  • Applicants claiming these points must do so in writing (you may enclose in application), indicating the name, title, relationship and place of employment of the deceased parent.
  • Eligibility for points will be reviewed and applicants may be required to submit additional information to verify the claim.
  • Additional points available to siblings of Firefighters and Police Officers killed in the line of duty as the result of the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center Attack (Chapter 500, Laws of New York 2003).