What happens after I take the examination?
After the final examination, the names of all who pass are placed on an eligibility list in the order of the score they received. Any vacancies in that type of job must be filled from that eligibility list. Ordinarily, an eligibility list remains active for one year, or until depleted (all names used), whichever occurs first. An eligibility list may be extended for one additional year if necessary and approved by the Athens Civil Service Commission.
For many of the city's jobs, tests are given on an as-needed basis. If your name is placed on an eligibility list, it is very important that you keep your address and phone number current with the Human Resource Director’s office. Failure to do so could result in you missing a job opportunity and your name may be removed from the eligibility list if you cannot be contacted.

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1. What if I am looking for a temporary or part-time job?
2. How do I apply for a city job?
3. How do I know when the city is accepting applications?
4. If I file an application, does this make me eligible for different examinations?
5. Do I have to submit any other papers along with my application?
6. How are the job specifications determined?
7. Are job requirements ever waived?
8. Who decides whether an applicant is accepted for an examination?
9. What is the best way to assure that my application will be accepted?
10. What are some of the reasons for rejection of my application?
11. If I have a police record, does that make me ineligible for employment with the City of Athens?
12. If my application is rejected, do I have any right of appeal?
13. If my application is rejected, does that mean that I can't apply for other civil service examinations?
14. What happens if my application is approved?
15. After I take the Civil Service Exam, am I eligible for federal, state, and county jobs?
16. What types of exams are given?
17. What happens after I take the examination?
18. So if I pass the exam, does that mean that I get a job?
19. If I am offered a city job, are there any other conditions that I must meet before I can begin work?