Civil Service Employment Portal

The City of Ithaca’s Workforce Diversity Plan promotes the creation of an inclusive work environment that will enable its employees to maximize their full potential. We invite those who value diversity and inclusion to seek employment with the City of Ithaca.

You can apply by mail, in person or online for current vacancies in the City of Ithaca, upcoming exams or continuous recruitment exams.

To receive automatic e-mail notification when a specific civil service exam or job announcement will be offered, please register with our automatic e-mail notification service.

Click Here to download a printable application.

Instructions and Information for Applying for a Civil Service Position

Click Here for helpful hints for completing your application for employment or examination.

Click Here for Frequently Asked Questions.

Job Openings

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Apply Online
PARKING LOT ATTENDANT Apply 6725ccf0b3a0a504ac015c6c4f4c2c4bfd55dd1e7b934acb62321ed90aabcfb6


Upcoming Civil Service Exams

The civil service examination for each position is unique to the position. The examination announcements listed below provide information regarding the examinations that are currently available. If after reading an examination announcement, you are interested in applying for an examination, please apply online, download a job application or contact us at 607-274-6539 or email to request an application.

# Name
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Type Application Deadline Exam Date Apply Online
69-231 SENIOR CODE INSPECTOR OC 11/30/17 09/09/17 Apply 6725ccf0b3a0a504ac015c6c4f4c2c4bfd55dd1e7b934acb62321ed90aabcfb6


Continuous Recruitment Exams

We continuously accept applications for these exams. Multiple exam dates are offered throughout the year. Continuous recruitment exams may also be scheduled by appointment by contacting the Human Resources Department at 607-274-6539 or email.

# Name
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Type Application Deadline Exam Date Apply Online


Study Guides

  • Custodian Study Guide (PDF)
  • Police Officer Study Guide (PDF)
  • Entrance Level Account-Keeping and Financial Clerk Study Guide (PDF)
  • Senior Level Secretarial Study Guide (PDF)
  • Entrance Level Clerical and Library Clerk Study Guide (PDF)
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Trainee Study Guide (PDF)
  • Firefighter Study Guide (PDF)