Albany County Department of
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

55-A Policy

  1. Affirmative Action is contacted by a potential applicant and sets up a meeting to go over what titles might be appropriate for the individual.
  2. The Personnel Officer decides whether a position is 55-A eligible or not (entry level)
  3. Once the title has been approved 55-A the 55-A designee verifies that the applicant is qualified for the position.
  4. If the applicant is qualified the Civil Service and VESID application is sent over with the job spec to VESID for them to verify that the applicant can perform the duties and functions of the job. The mail should be sent to: VESID, 80 Wolf Road Suite 200, Albany, NY 12205
  5. Once we receive the VESID approval we put the applicant on the 55-A list and their name should be sent when a certified list for that title is sent. The Director of Affirmative Action is to be Cc to track the 55-a list.

55-A Eligible Titles

Account Clerk I (FT)
Account Clerk/Typist
Accountant I (FT)
Animal Control Officer
Assessment Aide
Attendance Clerk
Boiler and Maintenance Mechanic
Cashier (competitive if full-time)
Clerical Aide
Clerical Assistant
Clerical Worker
Clerk I
Clinic Assistant
Computer Programmer Trainee
Computer Programmer-Analyst
Conservation District Technician
Crime Victims Caseworker
Data Entry Operator
Deputy Code Enforcement Officer
Eligibility Examiner I
Engineering Technician
Family Assessment Worker
Finance Clerk I
Fiscal Assistant I
Health Office Assistant
Health Program Assistant
Help Desk Technician Trainee
Identification Officer
Keyboard Specialist
Laboratory Technician (Sewer District)
Library Assistant
Library Clerk
Mail and Supply Clerk
Mail and Supply Clerk (SD)
Medical Billing Clerk
Medical Clerk Typist
Medical Records Technician
Mental Health Assistant
Minutes Recorder
Payroll Clerk
Personnel Assistant I
Personnel Technician Trainee
Probation Assistant
Process Operator I
Program Assistant
Public Health Sanitarian Trainee
Public Health Technician
Records Clerk
Records Coordinator
Recreation Leader (FT)
School Bus Garage Dispatcher
Sewage Treatment Plant Operator Trainee
Social Work Assistant
Special Education Assistant
Stores Clerk
Support Investigator I
Technology Assistant
Telephone Operator (FT)
User Specialist Clerk
Water and Sewage Treatment Plant Operator Trainee
Water Treatment Plant Operator Trainee
Weights and Measures Inspector