Civil Service Employment Portal

OPEN COMPETITIVE & PROMOTIONAL EXAMS

APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE PUBLISHED LAST FILING DATE. NO EXCEPTIONS.

# Title
(click to view exam description)
Type Salary Application Deadline Filing
Fee
Apply Online
89059-010 POLICE OFFICER OC $55,312 / Recruit Level (Academy) $63,790 / Entry Level (Post-Academy) 08/01/2024 $0.00 APPLY

OC = Open competitive - exams open to the public.

PROM = Promotional - exams for current employees.

CONTINUOUS RECRUITMENT EXAMS

# Title
(click to view exam description)
Type Salary Application Deadline Filing
Fee
Apply Online
10-021 ACCOUNT CLERK/ ACCOUNT CLERK I CR $30,000-$40,000 annually N/A $0.00 APPLY
10-018 CLERK TYPIST, CLERK TYPIST I CR $27,691 - $48,500 Annually 06/30/2024 $0.00 APPLY
63-485 LIBRARIAN I CR $55,254.07/year FT or $28.34/hour PT N/A $0.00 APPLY
63-341 LIBRARY ASSISTANT CR $39,726.22/year FT or $20.37/hour PT 06/30/2024 $0.00 APPLY
10-418 LIBRARY CLERK CR $31,206.43/year FT or $16.00/hour PT N/A $0.00 APPLY

CR = Continuous recruitment - positions can be applied for at any time. The eligible list will be used to fill vacancies as they occur.

55-A Program

55-a refers to the section of New York State Civil Service Law which allows local governments to bypass the examination process when employing qualified candidates with disabilities in entry-level civil service jobs. Click here for the 55-a Fact Sheet.

  • Eligibility is determined on a job-by-job basis. You may be eligible if you are certified as having a mental or physical disability which is a substantial barrier to employment, and you are qualified to perform satisfactorily the duties of a particular job.
  • The New York State ACCES-VR or the Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped certifies disability based on recent information and determines if you are qualified to perform satisfactorily the duties of the job. Civil Service determines if you meet the minimum educational and/or experience qualifications for a particular job.
  • 55-a is not a guarantee of employment. The program is voluntary and appointing authorities are not required to hire a 55-a eligible person. When an appointing authority is interested in hiring you, the job description will be reviewed by ACCES-VR or CBVH to assist you in determining your ability to perform the essential duties of the job.
  • Entry-level positions exist in technical, professional, administrative, and clerical areas. An eligible individual can contact Civil Service for assistance in identifying appropriate job titles. However, it is the individual’s responsibility to locate a suitable opening and an application must be submitted.
  • The 55-a Employment Program is voluntary and some departments and local jurisdictions may not participate. To ensure that you do not miss any employment opportunities, you should take all examinations for which you meet the minimum qualifications. Reasonable accommodations are provided for exam takers with disabilities to enable them to participate in the civil service examination process.
  • The Albany ACCES-VR office is located at 80 Wolf Road, Suite 200, 2nd Floor, Albany, NY 12205 and can be contacted at 518-473-8097 or 800-272-5448.

EXAMS

  • The City of Albany is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • A fee is required.
    Effective July 2023, exam fees for jurisdictions under the City of Albany Municipal Civil Service Commission have been waived until further notice.

  • Exam fee may be paid online, mailed, or dropped off at Albany City Hall, 24 Eagle Street, Room 301.
    If you have a credit card, the exam fee may be paid online by the application deadline. If you do not have a credit card, the exam fee may be mailed, by the application deadline to Albany City Hall, Human Resource Office, 24 Eagle Street, Room 301, Albany, NY 12207. The fee may also be paid by check or money order at the Human Resource Office by the application deadline. All checks and money orders should be made out to "Albany City Treasurer".

  • Preparing for a civil service exam:
    Several study guides are available for entry-level exams.

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Contact HR with any questions or concerns:
HR@AlbanyNY.gov | (518) 434-5049 | 24 Eagle Street, Room 301; Albany, NY 12207