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    Cyburbian joshking2's avatar
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    NYS Civil Service Exam

    I have a question for any public sector planners in New York State. I've passed the first hoop for a position I've applied to back in NY. An exam is being scheduled for sometime soon however I have some questions. Namely Is it something I should be studying for? Are the questions NYS planning specific? After four years I may have forgotten some of the specifics of New York State planning laws. Any advice would be appreciated.

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    Transportation planning with **flair**

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    Cyburbian MacheteJames's avatar
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    I've taken the exam twice. Very difficult to study for as so much of it is nonsensical. It's all multiple choice. Be prepared for lots of questions that are more in the realm of engineering than planning - i.e. you'll be presented with a cross section of a road and have to select the answer that corresponds with the correct pattern for stormwater runoff following a rain event. The Assistant Planner exam that I took 4 years ago was actually harder than the Planner exam I later took.

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