CITY OF KINGSTON CIVIL SERVICE
Civil Service Commission
Bernice Arra, Chairperson
The function of the Municipal Civil Service Commission is to provide an orderly and uniform system for the administration of civil service in the City of Kingston, on the basis of merit and fitness as provided in the Civil Service Law of the State of New York. These rules have the force and effect of law and apply to all positions in the classified service of the City of Kingston, the Kingston City School District, the Kingston Housing Authority and the Kingston Library.
As part of its services, the City of Kingston Civil Service Commission provides the following:
- Determines position titles and develops job descriptions.
- Administers examinations for competitive titles and establishes lists of qualified candidates.
- Interprets Civil Service Law and Rules covering appointment, promotion, discipline and discharge.
City of Kingston Rules & Regulations (adopted March 8, 2016)
Appendices to Rules & Regulations
Civil Service Examination Announcements
Please click on the title below to view the examination announcement. All exams have a non-refundable fee so please read the announcement in its entirety before applying. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline posted on the announcement.
Employment and Exam Application
Please click on the link below to view the examination announcement in its entirety.
Assistant Corporation Counsel - Training & Experience Examination
Assistant Director of Building Safety and Zoning #62630 - January 13, 2024
Building Inspector #62437 - January 13, 2024
Housing Code Inspector #62344 - January 13, 2024
Plumbing Inspector #62910 - January 13/2024
Senior Building Inspector #62547 - January 13, 2024
Firefighter Paramedic Trainee #86589 - January 13, 2024
Emergency Services Dispatcher I Trainee #85977 - January 27, 2024
Purchasing Assistant #66701 - February 10, 2024
Purchasing Coordinator #66686 - February 10, 2024
CONTINUOUS RECRUITMENT EXAMINATIONS: The following examinations will be given on a continuous recruitment basis. Please click on the title below to view the examination announcement. Exams will be given every six months and names will be interfiled on the eligible lists. Candidates will remain on the list for one year. Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis for these titles only. Any applications received after October 19th for the Typist exam will be scheduled for the next exam in May, 2024. The Office Assistant exams are being given the first weekend of December and the first weekend of June.
Please contact the Civil Service office with any questions about continuous recruitment examinations.
Office Assistant I
The City is currently looking to fill several vacancies. Please click on the title below to view the full vacancy notice.
Applications can be found here. Employment and Exam Application.
Deputy Assessor - Full-time position
Junior Planning Aide - Full-time position
School Crossing Guards - The City of Kingston is looking to hire School Crossing Guards for the upcoming school year. This is a responsible part-time position calling for the exercise of considerable vigilance in directing traffic for the protection of children going to and from school. Please inquire with the Civil Service Office if interested. The pay is $20.00 an hour and a great way to earn some extra money while not tying up your entire day.
City of Kingston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Forms, Policies & Announcements
Listing files in 'Civil Service Documents'
Kingston, NY 12401
Fax: (845) 334-3946
Principal Account Clerk
Commissioner Meetings are held once a month on Mondays at 9:00am at City Hall.
Next Commissioner Meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 18th at 9:00am.
Please see calendar on home page for meeting details and agenda.