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:

  • 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:

  • Evaluates all types of residential real estate, justifies residential appraisals, makes preliminary reviews and analyzes appraisal reports from outside appraisers;
  • Conducts assigned field inspections of residential real property for appraisal and reappraisal and makes field notes;
  • Identifies conveyances of real property from metes & bounds descriptions and confers with attorneys, land surveyors and title companies concerning discrepancies;
  • Prepares detailed, factual and analytical reports of the basis for residential valuation estimates including all pertinent data;
  • Reviews deeds and other property records to extract pertinent information;

Typical work activities include but not limited to:

  • Types/keyboards forms, form letters, transcripts, invoices, vouchers, records, payrolls, title searches, judgements, reports, index cards, time cards and similar materials;
  • Answers phones and responds to citizen's questions;
  • Addresses envelopes on a typewriter;
  • Types/keyboards and maintains various types of records;
  • Files correspondence, memoranda, reports and other materials;
  • Operates a computer or other simple office machines;
  • Indexes materials and performs simple record keeping tasks;
  • Makes entries on cards, or bills, or in ledger from original sources.
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.

To apply for this position, please download the Civil Service Application from our website. Applications are also available at our office.

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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