The City of Kingston, NY

    Welcome to the City of Kingston, NY

    Kingston, dating to the arrival of the Dutch in 1652, is a vibrant city with rich history and architecture, was the state's first capital, and a thriving arts community. City Hall is in the heart of the community at 420 Broadway, and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except July & August (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.).  Come tour our historic City, with restaurants that are among the region's finest, and local shopping that promises unique finds.

    Historic Churches

    Kingston is home to many historic churches. The oldest church still standing is the First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Kingston which was organized in 1659. Referred to as The Old Dutch Church, it is located in Uptown Kingston. Many of the city's historic churches populate Wurts street (6 in one block) among them Hudson Valley Wedding Chapel is a recently restored church built in 1867 and now a chapel hosting weddings. Another church in the Rondout is located at 72 Spring Street. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded in 1849. The original church building at the corner of Hunter Street and Ravine Street burned to the ground in the late 1850s. The current church on Spring Street was built in 1874.

    Kingston, NY

    Kingston became New York's first capital in 1777, and was burned by the British on October 13, 1777, after the Battles of Saratoga. In the 19th century, the city became an important transport hub after the discovery of natural cement in the region, and had both railroad and canal connections.

    Kingston, NY

    The town of Rondout, New York, now a part of the city of Kingston, became an important freight hub for the transportation of coal from Honesdale, Pennsylvania to New York City through the Delaware and Hudson Canal. This hub was later used to transport other goods, including bluestone. Kingston shaped and shipped most of the bluestone made to create the sidewalks of New York City.


    Contact Us

    City Hall Address:
    420 Broadway
    Kingston, New York

    (845) 331-0080


    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

    Attention: Police Officer Applicant's - Please read the announcement in its entirety before calling the Civil Service Office.  Most, if not all questions, will be answered by reading the announcement. 

    This is a new examination and therefore no previous physical fitness examination results will be accepted.  Applicants must take the physical fitness exam in order to qualify for the written exam according to the announcement.

    We do not accept physical fitness exam results from other agencies.  Applicants must participate in the physical fitness exam given by the City of Kingston in order to qualify for the written exam unless you are under 20 years of age.

    Police Officer (Open Competitive) #66484 - Deadline to apply is October 6, 2017

    Police Officer (Spanish Speaking) Open Competitive #66305 - Deadline to apply is October 6, 2017



    Traffic Electrician - The City has an immediate opening for a full time Traffic Electrician.  Please click on the link to view full vacancy notice.  Deadline to apply is October 3, 2017 no later than 3:00pm.

     Seasonal Laborers (Department of Public Works) -

    The City is looking for two full time Laborers to work on a seasonal basis.  Seasonal employees can work no more than 6 months in a calendar year.  If interested please see the vacancy notice and submit an application to the Civil Service Office no later than October 3, 2017.

    The City is currently accepting applications for seasonal recreation assistants to work the after-school programs at the Everette Hodge center and the Rondout Center. If interested, please click on the link above and follow the instructions for applying.

    Passenger Bus Operators

    The City has immediate openings for Passenger Bus Operators. If you are interested please review the job notice and submit a completed application to the Civil Service Office.



    Forms, Policies & Announcements

    Listing files in 'Civil Service Documents'



    Contact Information

    City Hall
    420 Broadway 
    Kingston, NY 12401 

    Fax: (845) 334-3946

    Executive Secretary 
    Jackie DeCicco
    Phone: (845) 334-3921

    Benefits Account Clerk

    Robin Kimble

    Phone: (845) 334-3922


    2017 Meeting Schedule:

    September 25

    October 23

    November 20

    December 18


    Civil Service Meeting Minutes: