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:

  • Directs traffic at crosswalks near school;
  • Assists children crossing street;
  • Slows down traffic in school zone;
  • Instructs younger children concerning proper place and precautions to be taken when crossing street.

Typical work activities include but not limited to:

  • Develop and implement long range planning, goals, as well as policies and procedures for the Department as set by the Town Board;
  • Advocates for the senior community by attending and participating in organizations, coalitions, and advisory boards to develop resources and address issues and unmet needs of concern to seniors;
  • Prepares and manages the department budget; seeks out sources of available funding–federal, state, county and private, and manages grant implementation and budgets received by the department
  • Evaluates and determines feasibility of proposed programs and facilities designed to serve the needs of senior citizens and report as needed to various town boards and committees;
  • Evaluates and is responsive to new and changing Federal, State and local initiatives and trends in the aging field;
  • Represents the Town by providing leadership in the development and delivery of services impacting the Town’s senior population:
  • Oversees the Town senior citizen clubs in coordinating efforts to achieve specific goals or establish cooperative activities; and facilitate the social and recreational growth of the Town Clubs;
  • Manages the Departments offering of services to senior citizens and caregivers, including but not limited to, providing information and assistance, including case work assistance, special events, health insurance counseling, benefit assistance; educational and senior programs;
  • Participates in and provides for the staff training and professional development;
  • Manages a staff of caseworkers, specialists and volunteers who assist older persons in obtaining services; conducts monthly staff meetings and weekly case meetings to provide support and assistance with case load;
  • Responsible for the marketing and public relations of the department;
  • Conducts public speaking and outreach to senior groups;
  • Coordinates and prepares information for the media;
  • Prepares monthly newsletter and other written material to promote community awareness;
  • Manages a client case load as needed with special focus on intensive case management clients;
  • Provides mental health counseling and appropriate referrals for at risk or vulnerable individuals;
  • Works closely with and actively monitors the Town funding provided annually to Colonie Senior Service Centers, Inc. to ensure contract compliance.
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.

Typical work activities include but not limited to:

  • Vendor attendance during the hours of the Farmers Market;
  • Collect and record stall fees;
  • Set up market and parking signage;
  • Maintain market grounds;
  • Responsible for stall assignments, weekly maps and any substitutions;
  • Enforce all State, County and park Farmers Market rules and regulations;
  • Respond to questions from vendors and public regarding the market;
  • Responsible to resolve any disputes involving the vendors;
  • Acts as a liaison between the Farmers Market Committee and the farmers;
  • Provides to the committee accounting and performance reports;
  • Review the market area at business end for cleanliness;
  • Designate locations for clowns, musicians and acts;
  • Completes and signs Farmers Market Nutrition Program forms;
  • Carries a town authorized cell phone during working hours;
  • Keeps all necessary records.
  • Responsible for working the Farmers Market table
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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