Municipal Civil Service Commission

The Municipal Civil Service Commission is responsible for the administration of the Civil Service Law for municipal employees, as well as the protection of their rights. The Commission maintains employee records, and arranges with the State Department of Civil Service to conduct examinations, and prepare eligibility lists to provide candidates for municipal employment.

The Mayor appoints the commissioners, not more than two of whom shall be adherents of the same political party, for six-year terms. 

Meetings take place the last Wednesday of the month at 4:30 in the Mayor’s Conference Room unless otherwise noted. *Please note the meetings will be held on the last Tuesday of the month at 4:30 p.m. through September. Meetings will be held on the following dates:  July 25th, August 29th and September 26th.

Civil Service Commission Meeting - Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Members and Expiration Dates

  • Thomas McNaughton, Republican (5/31/20)
  • Erin Apostol, Democrat (5/31/18)
  • Linda Jackson-Chalmers, Democrat (5/31/22)

To view and download the City of Albany's current employment opportunities, please visit the employment page.

Contact Information

Secretary and Director of Human Resources 
City of Albany
City Hall, Room 301
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (518) 434-5049


New York State Civil Service Law section 15.