Albany County Department of
CIVIL SERVICE
Harold L. Joyce Albany County Office Building
112 State Street | Room 1100 | Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (518) 447-7770 | Fax: (518) 447-5586
John Marsolais, Director

Civil Service Exam Announcements

Competitive ClassThe competitive class of civil service consists of positions for which it is practicable to determine the merit and fitness of applicants by competitive examinations. These examinations are either open competitive, that is, open to all applicants meeting the minimum qualifications for the position; or, promotional, for those individuals already serving in a lower position within the same jurisdiction as the existing vacancy. View Competitive Class Announcements »


Exempt ClassThe exempt class of civil service consists of administrative positions for which competitive examination is not practical. Candidates for appointment must meet minimum qualifications established by the appointing authority. Those appointed in exempt class positions serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority. View Exempt Class Announcements »


Non-Competitive ClassThe non-competitive class of civil service consists of positions for which using a competitive examination to determine the merit and fitness of the applicants has been found to be not practicable. View Non-Competitive Class Announcements »


Labor ClassThe labor class of civil service consists of unskilled labor positions for which no competitive examination is practicable; however, applicants may be tested as to their fitness for employment. View Labor Class Announcements »