Civil Service

Employment Information

The Town Civil Service Department is pleased to provide information about Town positions.

Current Openings

The following vacancies are open to the general public and do not require a civil service examination.

Typical work activities include but not limited to:

  • Operates and maintains the Library’s public network;
  • Installs and maintains desktops and related software;
  • Will assist Library staff and patrons with problems using Library computers and software;
  • Maintains the file/data server and print server at a level below administrator access;
  • Configuration of desktop operating systems;
  • Assists as needed the Management Informational Systems (MIS) staff in the installation

Typical work activities include but not limited to:

  • Repairs and maintains all town owned equipment including, but not limited to automobiles, trucks, machines, construction equipment, grounds maintenance equipment, atv’s, carts, on road/off road and all types of support and ancillary equipment;
  • Analyze and diagnose the root cause of equipment failure using repair manuals and computer programs;
  • Overhauls ignition and fuel systems;
  • Rebuilds defective or damaged subassemblies;
  • Repairs or overhauls engines, transmissions, brake systems, cooling systems, differentials and axle assemblies;
  • Uses welding equipment to repair various types of equipment;

Typical work activities include but not limited to:

  • Assists with training of Latham Water District personnel on instrumentation;
  • Act as the instrument and programming liaison with consulting engineers for capital projects;
  • Installs, programs, calibrates and checks instrumentation for proper assembly and connections including wiring to external equipment;
  • Troubleshoots all devices input and output to instrument control circuits;
  • Performs both programming and interfaces with Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) as required to add new instruments and develop new controls and programs.

Typical work activities include but not limited to:

  • Provides legal research and information regarding cases pending in Justice Court;
  • Prepares legal documents including, affidavits, briefs and other documents as needed;
  • Assists Justice Court in all legal matters such as hearings and trials;
  • Perform legal tasks as assigned by the Town Justices;
  • Search files to obtain information needed for the conducting of hearing and trials.

Typical work activities include but not limited to:

  • Provides professional assistance in the preparation of comprehensive land use, zoning and economic development plans;
  • Participates in studies involving research, investigation and analysis of sociological, Economic and environmental factors related to municipal planning;
  • Collects, analyzes and interprets data relating to planning matters in the Town, such as population reports; industrial, commercial and residential development;
  • Conducts field studies and surveys;
  • Prepares or supervises the preparation of a variety of planning statistics, data, plans, designs, charts, records and reports.
Summer / Seasonal Employment

The Civil Service department is currently accepting applications for Summer / Seasonal vacancies. To be considered, visit our office to submit an application or mail it in.

How to Apply for Employment

To submit an application for employment with the Town of Colonie, follow the steps below:

  • Obtain a Civil Service Application for Employment or Examination. Applications are also available at our office.
  • Complete all sections of the application in detail, even if you elect to attach a resumé to your application form.
  • Review residency requirements as listed in each job announcement.
  • An original signature is required on all applications. No digital signature will be accepted.
  • Submit your application with the appropriate filing fee in-person or by mail to our office. We only accept checks or money orders which must be made payable to the Town of Colonie.
  • Additional forms (i.e. Cross-Filing form, Veteran's Credit application, Change of Address form, etc.) are available at the Document Center.
Keep in mind:

If you are applying for a specific opening or civil service exam, ensure that your application and appropriate filing fee are received by our department no later than 4:30pm on the last filing date or postmarked by the United States Postal Service one day prior to the last filing date for an examination.

All forms must be legible (printed neatly or typewritten).


Memorial Town Hall
Second Floor
534 New Loudon Road
Latham, NY 12110

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