Civil Service



City Of Tonawanda Civil Service
200 Niagara Street
Tonawanda NY 14150
(716) 695-8626

Due to the pandemic, the Civil Service office will have adjusted hours of operation. Please call (716) 695-8626 between 10:00am and 2:00 pm to make arrangements to speak to the Civil Service secretary in regards to employment, exams, or records.
The building in which Civil Service is located remains closed to the public and no access to the civil service office will be granted without an appointment tag until further notice.
We apologize if this creates any inconvenience.

New York State has released to the Commission the results of the October 10, 2020 Firefighter Exam.
Those scores and ranks will be mailed to the participants after the Commission has met and established a list.
Thank you for your continued patience.

Civil Service VACANCIES:      

Civil Service EXAMS

Civil Service Exam Prep & Addtional Info


Any exam given in multiple locations  on the same day can be cross-filed per NYS Civil Service: Click for Cross-File Form. Must be submitted with  Examination Application.If you cannot take the exam on the  date scheduled, you may be able to schedule an alternate test date.  Click  the following to see if you are eligible for another date: Civil Service Alternate Test Date Policy.
Applications for examinations should  only be filled out and provided to the Civil Service Commission Office when  there are exams announced and the last date for the filing of applications has  not passed. Exam fees must be included with the application unless filing for an exam fee waiver as an unemployed head of household. (Waiver form must be submitted with application).

 * Notice to candidates who took the  December 2, 2017 Police Officer Examination: It is the responsibility of the  candidate to provide a college transcript to the Commission office verifying  that they have met the minimum requirements before they can be certified for  appointment.  Contact the office regarding  transcripts at 695-8626  or e-mail:

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Applications are accepted from January 1st thru December 31st of each year for Non-Competitive and Labor Class positions that may come up within the City and special districts during that calendar year.

Application  PDF form
MANDATORY Background Check Authorization Form to be filed with all applications
Both completed forms must be submitted for consideration
Summer/Seasonal Application PFD   
Summer/Seasonal Application with Background Check Authorization- RETURNING Employees PDF



 * Notice to candidates who took the  March 19, 2016 Firefighter Examination: It is the responsibility of the  candidate to provide a copy of their New York State basic Emergency Medical  Technician (EMT) certificate to the Commission office verifying that they have  met the minimum requirements before they can be certified for appointment. Contact the office regarding certificates at 695-8626  or e-mail:

 Please call Civil Service Department  at 695-8626 for more information.
Click here for job exam announcements with Erie County
Click here for job exam announcements with Niagara County
Click here for job exam announcements with NYS.


Monthly Meeting Minutes:

January 2020
February 2020
March 2020
April 2020 (no meeting)
May 2020 (no meeting)
June 2020 (Zoom meeting)
July 2020
August 2020