CITY OF KINGSTON CIVIL SERVICE
Civil Service Commission
- Bernice Arra - Chairperson
- Susan Wallace
- Audrey Kithcart
The City of Kingston Civil Service Office is responsible for administering New York State Civil Service Law for employees of the City of Kingston, Kingston City School District, Kingston Housing Authority and Kingston Library from the application through the appointment process for all positions in the classified service. In addition, it serves as the Personnel Office for the City of Kingston and is responsible for employee recruitment, administering benefits for City employees and retirees as well as various personnel functions. 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
The Fire Fighter examination previously scheduled for April 25, 2020 is now scheduled for October 10, 2020. The Civil Service Office is not accepting additional applications as the deadline for applying for the exam was March 25, 2020.
Approved candidates will receive an email regarding details about this examination and the COVID-19 guidelines for participating in the exam.
Admission Notices will be mailed out two weeks prior to the examination. All applicants will need to complete a COVID health screening form and bring it with them the day of the exam. Click on the link below for the form.
COVID Health Screening Form
Examination Update due to COVID-19:
The only examination scheduled at this time for the City of Kingston is the Fire Fighter exam. We will update as we get more information on exams being rescheduled.
Thank you for your continued cooperation.
The City is currently looking for Wastewater Treatment Plant Mechanic III's. Please click on the link below to view the full job notice.
Wastewater Treatment Plant Mechanic III
Forms, Policies & Announcements
Listing files in 'Civil Service Documents'
Kingston, NY 12401
Fax: (845) 334-3946
Phone: (845) 334-3921
Senior Account Clerk
Phone: (845) 334-3922
Benefits Account Clerk
Commissioner Meetings are held in Conference Room 1 located at City Hall, 2nd floor on Monday mornings at 9:00am.
January 27, 2020 Meeting Minutes
February 12, 2020 Meeting Minutes
May 18, 2020 Meeting Minutes - Virtual Meeting
June 29, 2020 Meeting Minutes - Virtual Meeting
Please see calendar on home page for meeting dates.