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
Please click on the link below to view the examination announcement. Applications can be found at the bottom of this page under Forms, Policies and Announcements. Applications can be mailed or placed in the drop box located outside City Hall on the side of the building closest to the Hospital.
The City of Kingston will be holding the Police Officer and Police Officer (Spanish Speaking) Examinations on May 15, 2021. If you are currently on the Police Officer list you will have to sign up and retake the exam in order to remain on the City's Police Officer eligible list.
The deadline to apply for both Police Officer exams is March 10, 2021 before 3:00pm. Please read the announcement in its entirety for minimum qualifications, age and residency requirements. There is a non-refundable application fee so please only apply if you meet all the requirements as stated in the announcements.
Police Officer #60136 - May 15, 2021
Police Officer (Spanish Speaking) #60137 - May 15, 2021
Physical Fitness Examination will be given on April 10, 2021 at 10:00am at Dietz Stadium. Approved candidates must bring the forms below completed and notarized in order to participate.
Physicians Release and Hold Harmless - Print two sided.
COVID-19 Health Screening Form
Part-time Building Inspector - The City is in need of a part-time Building Inspector. Please click on the link for the full vacancy notice. Applications may be mailed or placed in the drop box located on the outside of City Hall at the side door entrance closest to the Hospital. Applications accepted through the end of business on March 5, 2021.
*Page down to the bottom of this page to the drop down menu, click on "employment and examination application" to print the application.
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
August 24, 2020 Meeting Minutes - Virtual Meeting
September 28, 2020 Meeting Minutes - Virtual Meeting
October 26, 2020 Meeting Minutes - Virtual Meeting
December 28, 2020 Meeting Minutes - Virtual Meeting
January 25, 2021 Meeting Minutes - Virtual Meeting
February 22, 2021 - Meeting Minutes Draft - Virtual Meeting
Next meeting will be held March 22, 2021 Agenda to be posted prior to the meeting.
Please see calendar on home page for meeting dates.