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:

  • Patrols an assigned area of the Town and seizes, restrains, and transports stray or dangerous dogs to impounding area or owners;
  • Takes appropriate legal action against violators of Section 10 of Town of Colonie Local Law No. 12, 1979, including preparation of reports, service of summonses and participation in court proceedings;
  • Receives and answers complaints from the public regarding dog nuisances;
  • Aids in the rescue of trapped or wounded dogs or other animals;
  • Provides emergency treatment to seized dogs which are injured or diseased;
  • Transports injured animals to animal care facilities;
  • Enforces quarantine laws applicable to dogs;
  • Investigates reports of cruelty to animals;
  • Investigates reports of animal bites and takes necessary action to control rabies;
  • Maintains records of seizures and disposition of dogs and records of other work performed;
  • Prepares and files reports with the New York State Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets.

Typical work activities include but not limited to:

  • Acts as an advocate with parties interested in appropriate development of properties within the Town of Colonie;
  • Provides information and assistance to groups interested in economic development or planning activities affecting the Town of Colonie;
  • Meets with parties interested in development of properties in the Town to clarify required processes and procedures;
  • Prepares the necessary information and the agenda for the Planning Board meetings;
  • Reviews Planning processes and procedures and implements policy initiatives and changes as needed;
  • Directs and assigns Planning staff in matters involving department functions including but not limited to applications and plan reviews as well as land use related matters;
  • Regularly reviews planning practices and procedures and updates as needed;
  • Acts as the liaison and management to the Industrial Development Agency (IDA) and the Local Development Corporation (LDC) for the purpose of economic activities for the Town;
  • Educates business community in processes of IDA/LDC funding;
  • Monitors the progress of the Town of Colonie Comprehensive Plan and land use laws;
  • Reviews and recommends changes to the land use laws;
  • Represents the Town when interacting with Federal, State and local agencies regarding planning and the town designated engineers;
  • Responds to inquiries and interacts with the general public on matters of related to planning;
  • Prepares, submits and administers the annual budget for the Planning and Economic Department.

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.
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).


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Second Floor
534 New Loudon Road
Latham, NY 12110

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