Advance planning is required for those hoping to get jobs with New York City.  The Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) serves as the City’s Personnel Department and writes, administers and scores the tests given for NYC jobs.  Lisa Colangelo of the New York Daily News writes about City hiring procedures in the following article. click  www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2010/08/04/2010-08-04_for_civil_service_jobs_think_ahead.html