Can anybody on a certified eligibility list be hired?
In accordance with the Civil Service Personnel Rules, a department can select any person in the ten highest scores on the certified eligibility list. The department is entitled to consider 1 additional candidate for each additional vacancy with the same classification and department. For example, if there is one vacancy, the department may consider at least 10 candidates; if there are 2 vacancies, the department may consider at least 11 candidates, and so on. Because others get hired, or drop from the list for other reasons while the list is active, you could be one of the interviewees, even if you initially fall outside the top 10.

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1. What is an eligibility list?
2. I have successfully completed the civil service examination, when will I get a job?
3. How long will my name stay on the eligibility list?
4. When will the eligibility list I am on expire?
5. Once I have taken a civil service exam, does this mean I will not have to/be able to take another civil service exam while the list is active?
6. Can anybody on a certified eligibility list be hired?
7. How does the department determine whom to hire?
8. I took a test several months ago and got my score. Where am I on the eligibility list now?
9. What does it mean when a position is filled through open competition?
10. I applied several months ago or had an interview, but have not heard anything since, how do I find out about my status?