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.

Typical work activities include but not limited to:

  • Operates a truck in connection with the hauling of material for construction and repair work;
  • Operates a truck to transport workmen, tools and other equipment;
  • Operates a snow plow or related snow removal equipment;
  • Performs minor mechanical repairs on automotive equipment;
  • Services assigned vehicle and maintain it in clean condition;
  • Loads and unloads trucks;
  • On assignment operates heavy equipment for simple tasks associated with the operation of a truck.
  • Performs a variety of simple manual tasks such as digging and filling ditches, spreading asphalt, shoveling snow, using shovels, rakes, scythes and other hand tools.

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;
  • Qualifies taxpayer eligibility for aged, veteran, solar, clergy, paraplegic and disabled exemptions reviewing and extracting pertinent data from documents and records;
  • Reports discrepancies in records of building location, topography, condition, street conditions and improvements;
  • Confers with taxpayers and assessors to explain factors used in determining residential valuation;
  • Upon assignments may participate in some aspects of appraisal of commercial properties;
  • Justifies residential assessment to aggrieved taxpayers; investigates residential assessment complaints to obtain data used in process of Board of Assessment Review;
  • Confers with banks, attorneys and taxpayers concerning residential assessments and makes projection of future taxes;
  • Processes residential subdivisions and concept plans; consults with Engineering and Planning and mapping company to resolve problems;
  • Recommends assessments of newly created residential parcels;
  • Provides technical information to engineering firms hired to prepare and update tax maps.

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:

  • Directs the overall administration of the Town’s Sanitary Sewer District to assure the most efficient and economical use of personnel, equipment and supplies;
  • Plans, assigns, and coordinates the activities of District personnel in executing the duties and responsibilities of the District;
  • Develops master plans for major equipment purchases, infrastructure and treatment plant improvements, expansion and rehabilitation;
  • Directs the construction, rehabilitation and repair of sanitary sewer infrastructure, pump stations and wastewater treatment facilities;
  • Responsible for compliance with local, state and federal laws, regulations, permits and ordinances pertaining to wastewater collection, treatment and disposal;
  • Prepares the annual budget for the District and approves expenditures of funds;
  • Responsible for the management of the District’s safety programs;
  • Administers provisions set forth by labor contracts with Town bargaining units;
  • Negotiates contracts with engineers, architects, contractors, etc. for evaluation, expansion, rehabilitation and repair of the sanitary sewer collections system, pumping stations, and wastewater treatment plant; Interacts with Town, County, State and Federal officials and agencies to maintain cooperative relationships;
  • Meets with design professionals and developers regarding project sanitary sewer issues;
  • Directs the review of commercial and residential subdivision proposals requiring extension of the Town public sanitary sewer system and parcels requiring connection to the Town public sanitary sewer system;
  • Evaluates requests from commercial and industrial facilities concerning wastewater discharge to the Town sewer system and assesses their impact on collection system infrastructure and wastewater treatment facilities;
  • Directs the management of the wastewater collection system asset inventory and preventative maintenance programs as they relate to the Town’s Geographic Information System (GIS);
  • Directs the investigation of complaints and damage claims concerning the Town’s sanitary sewer system and makes recommendation for denial or acceptance of the claim to the Town Attorney; maintains good customer relations;
  • Recommends Division organizational changes to the Commissioner of Pubic Works and Town Board.

Typical work activities include but not limited to:

  • Inspects and repairs hydrants, making adjustments and replacing worn or damaged parts;
  • Makes connections to water mains for customer service laterals and hydrants;
  • Repairs “shut-offs” on house laterals;
  • Participates in the repair of water main breaks;
  • Inspects and cleans altitude valves in storage tanks;
  • Performs excavation and restoration work in connection with repair and maintenance duties;
  • Operates pumps, power saws, hydraulic cutters, air-hammers and the like as required by the task at hand;
  • Operates a truck or motor vehicle in connection with work;
  • On assignment operates heavy equipment for simple tasks associated with the operation of a truck.
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 or online using our Application for Employment or Examination form.
  • 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.
  • Submit your application with the appropriate filing fee in-person, by mail, or by online credit card payment.
    • If you submit your payment in-person or by mail, we only accept checks or money orders which must be made payable to the Town of Colonie Civil Service.
    • To submit your payment online, visit our Velocity Payments Online Portal. Note that if you use the online credit card payment, you will be responsible for the processing fee in addition to the exam fee.
  • 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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