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
In order to keep the public and the staff safe the Civil Service Office now has a drop box located outside the office door. We kindly ask that the drop box be used whenever possible. The drop box is checked on a daily basis. If you need to speak to someone in Civil Service please call 334-3921 Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:00am and 2:00pm or leave a message and someone will return your call as soon as possible.
Examination Update due to COVID-19:
All examinations were postponed starting March 14th, Although we gave exams on that day most agencies across NY cancelled. As a result exams will not be scored for that date until all agencies have given the exams originally scheduled for March 14, 2020. At this time we are waiting for exams to be rescheduled by NYS Civil Service. Once we have new dates we will post exam announcements for those exams that were never posted. For exams that were posted and applications accepted we will notify the candidates as soon as we have new dates scheduled.
Thank you for your continued cooperation.
No Vacancies at this time
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
Please see calendar on home page for meeting dates.