Municipal Civil Service Commission

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. Below are the 2020 meeting dates.
January 29
May 27 (Rescheduled to June 2)
September 30
February 18 June 24 
October 28 
March 25 
July 29 
November 25 
April 29 
August 26 
December 30 
An Emergency Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 28 at 4:30 p.m. Click here to view the emergency meeting agenda
The Municipal Civil Service Commission will be holding a Meeting on Wednesday, June 2 at 4:30 p.m. Click here to view the meeting agenda. *Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the moratorium on public gatherings this special meeting will be held via YouTube

March 27, 2019

February 27, 2019
January 16, 2019

December 18th, 2018
November 28, 2018
October 10, 2018
August 29, 2018
July 25, 2018
June 27, 2018
May 30, 2018
April 24, 2018
March 28, 2018
February 28, 2018
January 31, 2018

Members and Expiration Dates

  • Thomas McNaughton, Republican (5/31/20)
  • Michael Cassidy, Democrat (5/31/24)
  • Linda Jackson-Chalmers, Democrat (5/31/22)

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

Contact Information

Commission Staff
City of Albany
City Hall, Room 301
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (518) 434-5049


New York State Civil Service Law section 15.