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The disappointment and frustration of receiving a disqualification letter from NYPD, FDNY, DSNY or New York City Department of Corrections can be addressed by taking action rather than giving up. One of the great parts of New York City civil service jobs is the New York City Civil Service Commission.  The process of appeals has improved dramatically over the  more than 18 years I have been helping disqualified candidates appeal their disqualifications. I have created…
If you are in the hiring process for a New York City Civil Service job and you would like to find out when your eligible list expires: Dial 212-669-1357 Press 2 Enter your social security number The DCAS help line will tell you when your list was established, and when it will expire. The expiration date is usually 4 years after the list was established or promulgated. If you received a NYPD Disqualification letter you…
As a civil service attorney with more than 18 years of experience, I have successfully helped many of my clients win their NYPD disqualification appeal. I can help you too. RECENT CLIENT REVIEWS AFTER SECOND INTERVIEW: March 23, 2021 – “I was found psychologically qualified after a second interview with the help of Kevin Sheerin… Thank you so much Kevin Sheerin…” Vijay G. February, 2021 – “Kevin Sheerin helped me prepare for a second interview which…
One of my clients was recently called to a second psychological interview with the NYPD. The interview lasted 3 1/2 hours. What can you take from this? One, is that these interviews and processes are not taken lightly. If that were true, the psychologist would not have spent 3 1/2 hours with the candidate and would not have been that thorough and complete when questioning the candidate who had appealed their disqualification. Two, is that…
Part of the appeal process for psychological disqualification is finding a psychologist who will help you, and make the strongest arguments for your candidacy. If the psychologist is unable or unwilling to look at your good points, strengths, adversities you’ve overcome, accomplishments, perseverance over hardships, and persistence in improving despite any difficulties or disabilities you may have had, then you should look for a different psychologist. The psychologist you hire should be on your side,…
What are some of the reasons a candidate can be psychologically (psych) disqualified for the NYPD police officer title or other civil service titles? If a candidate had an IEP (Individual Education Plan) in school, some NYPD psychologists see this as a reason to disqualify a candidate. The NYPD psychologist will ask you to sign an authorization to get your school records. When the records are received they will review them and determine if the…
When appealing a NYPD character disqualification, what are some factors being considered? Frequency of violations or infractions, such as arrests, moving violations or other incidents such as school discipline or work discipline.  If you were suspended or expelled from school, these factors would work against your NYPD Police Officer application. Also, if you were late or disciplined at your job, this would be a problem in your application.  If you were terminated from one or…
Matter of Caslin v Nassau County Civ. Serv. Comm. Petitioner brought about CPLR Article 78 concerning application for Nassau County Civil Service Commission Police Officer Examination. Petitioner was disqualified due to “failure to meet the MPTC standard for audiology.”  The MPTC is the Municipal Training Council that sets standards for the necessary job functions for candidates of the NYPD.  In August of 2007 petitioner passed the written examination.  The petitioner then had to pursue with…
We continue to help candidates that have been disqualified from the NYPD.  For more than 18 years we have assisted candidates who received letters for NYPD psychological disqualification, NYPD character or background disqualification or NYPD medical disqualification.  In each of these areas we have had success in appealing the grounds for disqualification. It is crucial you have a NYC Civil Service disqualification appeals attorney assist you in your fight to appeal your disqualification.  I frequently…
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. The following New York Daily News article writes about City hiring procedures. click  www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2010/08/04/2010-08-04_for_civil_service_jobs_think_ahead.html I have been a New York Civil Service Law Attorney for more than 18 years and I can help you with your disqualification…