Civil Service


The Civil Service Department is responsible for the administration, selection and examination of prospective city employees, as well as the classification of positions within the City of Mount Vernon. The Civil Service Department has a Commission that consists of three (3) members, one of whom is designated as President.

The Civil Service Commission is required to follow the rules governing Civil Service matters and fill position openings through procedures established by New York State Municipal Civil Service Division to ensure competitiveness and fairness in hiring. 

The City of Mount Vernon is a Civil Service Agency and hires under the requirements of New York State Service Law and The City of Mount Vernon Civil Service Rules.

The City of Mount Vernon is an Equal Employment Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, medical condition or disability, marital status, military or veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations are made for exam applications as requested.