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. Below are the 2018 meeting dates.
January 31
May 30 September 26 
February 28 June 27  October 31 
March 28  July 25  November 28 
April 25  August 29  December 26 
Civil Service Commission Meeting - Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. has been changed from the Mayor’s Conference Room to the Human Resources Testing Room (Room M-252) on the Mezzanine of City Hall.

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.