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Attention Albany County Residents!

Albany County residents may be allowed to submit up to two applications per calendar year without having to pay the filing fee for certain exams. The same remains true for employees of Albany County government (with a maximum of two per calendar year). Please refer to the filing fee section of each individual exam announcement as the resident/employee waiver policy does not apply to all exams.

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Albany County Office Building
112 State Street, Room 900
Albany, NY 12207

Albany County Department of Civil Service Michael Lalli, Director Harold L. Joyce Albany County Office Building 112 State St., Room 900 Albany, NY 12207 Phone (518) 447-7770 Fax (518) 447-5586 csinfo@albanycounty.com

Exam Announcements & Job Postings

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Albany County Civil Service Exams for June 2020 have been postponed.

All postponed exams will be rescheduled and candidates will be notified of the new exam date. Please include a LEGIBLE email address on all applications and check your inbox frequently.


Scroll down for lists of civil service exam announcements and other employment options with Albany County or our local municipalities.

Please visit our home page for additional information about Civil Service and the opportunities available to you!

Open-Competitive Exams

Promotional Exams

JobTypeApplication DeadlineSalary
Eligibility Examiner I - exam # 73978Competitive06/01/2020 4:30 pmNot Specified
Paramedic (Promotional) - exam #50012CompetitiveOpen Until FilledNot Specified

Continuous Recruitment Exams

JobTypeApplication DeadlineSalary
Caseworker - exam #50001CompetitiveOpen Until FilledNot Specified
Emergency Medical Technician - exam #50002CompetitiveOpen Until FilledNot Specified
Entry Level Clerical/Typist - exam #50000CompetitiveOpen Until FilledNot Specified
Help Desk Technician (BOCES) - exam #50004CompetitiveOpen Until FilledNot Specified
Help Desk Technician Trainee (BOCES) - exam #50005CompetitiveOpen Until FilledNot Specified
Librarian I - exam #60065CompetitiveOpen Until FilledNot Specified
Library Clerk - exam #50007CompetitiveOpen Until FilledNot Specified
Network and Systems Technician (BOCES) - exam #50008CompetitiveOpen Until FilledNot Specified
Paramedic - exam #50011CompetitiveOpen Until FilledNot Specified
Paramedic (Promotional) - exam #50012CompetitiveOpen Until FilledNot Specified
Senior Keyboard Specialist - exam #50016CompetitiveOpen Until FilledNot Specified

Job Postings

JobTypeApplication DeadlineSalary
Assistant Public DefenderNot SpecifiedOpen Until FilledNot Specified
Chief Criminal Investigator (Public Defender's Office)Not SpecifiedOpen Until FilledNot Specified
Criminal Investigator (Sex Offenses/Domestic Violence)Not SpecifiedOpen Until FilledNot Specified
Equipment Operator INot SpecifiedOpen Until FilledNot Specified
Licensed Practical NurseNot SpecifiedOpen Until FilledNot Specified
Registered Professional NurseNot SpecifiedOpen Until FilledNot Specified
Registered Professional NurseNot SpecifiedOpen Until FilledNot Specified
Staff Attorney Albany County Regional Immigration Assistance Center (RIAC)Not SpecifiedOpen Until FilledNot Specified
WatchpersonNot SpecifiedOpen Until FilledNot Specified

What Do the Different "Classes" (Categories) Mean? 

Competitive Class

The 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.

Provisional appointments may be made to positions in the competitive class if no list of eligible candidates exists. All provisional appointees are subject to passing a competitive examination and be reachable on any list established as a result of such an examination.

Continuous recruitment positions can be applied for at any time, and the eligible list will be used to fill vacancies as they occur. The personnel officer of Albany County reserves the right to terminate continuous recruitment and re-establish a periodic, announced-date type of examination.

Exempt Class

The exempt class of civil service consists of positions for which there is no competitive examination.  Candidates for appointment must meet minimum qualifications as established by the appointing authority. Those appointed in exempt class positions serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority. Applications for these positions will be accepted on a continual basis.

Non-Competitive Class

The 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.

Labor Class

The 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.