Government institution

112 State St., Room 660


The New York State Civil Service system was developed to ensure that the best and brightest employees are brought into public service. The Albany County Department of Civil Service was established, per Article V, Section 6 of the New York State Constitution, to ensure that appointments and promotions in the civil service of the state and all the civil divisions shall be made according to merit and fitness; and, as far as practicable, shall be in the competitive class.


The Director of the Albany County Department of Civil Service possesses responsibility in five major areas of Civil Service administration:

  1. Adoption of civil service rules;
  2. Classification of positions;
  3. Administration of an examination program;
  4. Maintenance of employment records; and
  5. Enforcement of Civil Service Law through the payroll certification process.