The Office of Human Resources administers employee benefits, civil service, recruitment for the City of Albany.
Effective immediately, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted an exemption for religion or disability. If you are offered city employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless an exemption is received and approved by the Office of Human Resources. Below, please see forms that must be completed by your medical provider or clergy by the date of hire.
Civil Service within City Government
- The City of Albany announces civil service exams and individuals may apply for exams on the city’s online job portal.
- Do you wonder why civil service examinations exist or required for certain jobs? Human Resources has answered common questions about the civil service process, exams, and taking exams.
The Municipal Civil Service Commission is responsible for the administration of the Civil Service Law within the geographic boundaries of the City of Albany, which includes the City of Albany, Albany Public Library, Albany Parking Authority, Albany Housing Authority, and the City School District of Albany.
Looking for a job or better employment? Apply to work for the City of Albany.
Visit the City’s online employment portal. From that page, you can see a list of positions for which we are currently accepting applications, the respective due date for those applications, submit an application, and request to be alerted when certain positions become available.
The portal saves your profile, so it is even easier to apply again in the future.
Find additional information on City of Albany employment opportunities.
Although you can apply from any internet-enabled device, computers are available in the Human Resources office for your use—and our staff can assist you with applying for a job or civil service exam.
Civil service exams are also posted on that website.
To obtain assistance with your résumé or job training, please reach out to the Department of Youth and Workforce Services.
The City offers the following benefits to all full-time City employees:
- Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance (and/or cash if employees obtain other coverage and opt out of City medical insurance plan)
- Paid Sick Leave
- Paid Vacation and Personal Leave
- Direct Deposit
- Flex Spending Accounts
- Employee Assistance Program
- Deferred Compensation
- Free Account with the CDPHP CYCLE!
- NYS 529 Program
Because the majority of the City’s workforce are unionized, additional benefits are included in individual union contracts.
Don’t forget about other benefits offered by vendors for being a government employer (such as cell phone discounts and Public Interest Loan Forgiveness).
Employees can find copies of their respective union contracts and the City-wide policy and procedures manual, make changes to their benefits, access their paystubs, and much more on the City intranet and e-Suite/HR portal.
The City of Albany Intranet and e-Suite/the HR Portal, however, must both be accessed from a City computer or a City laptop with a VPN.
Employees can also call Human Resources for more detailed information on the benefits of their employment at (518) 434-5049