Municipal Civil Service

The Municipal Civil Service Commission is responsible for the administration of the Civil Service Law for municipal employees, as well as the protection of their rights. The Commission maintains employee records, and arranges with the State Department of Civil Service to conduct examinations, and prepare eligibility lists to provide candidates for municipal employment.

The Mayor appoints the commissioners, not more than two of whom shall be adherents of the same political party, for six-year terms. 

Meetings take place the last Wednesday of the month at 4:30 in the Mayor’s Conference Room unless otherwise noted

Civil Service Commission Meeting - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Members and Expiration Dates

  • Thomas McNaughton, Republican (5/31/20)
  • Erin Apostol, Democrat (5/31/18)
  • Andrew Phelan, Democrat (5/31/16)

To view and download the City of Albany's current employment opportunities, please visit the employment page.

Contact Information

Secretary and Director of Human Resources 
City of Albany
City Hall, Room 301
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (518) 434-5049


New York State Civil Service Law section 15.