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Civil Service

Employment Information

The Town Civil Service Department is pleased to provide information about Town positions.

Current Openings

The following vacancies are open to the general public.

Typical work activities include but not limited to:

  • Orally present and argue legal issues with program administrators, other attorneys and parties to legal disputes. Such presentations are designed to convince others of a particular point of view by thorough analysis of cases or statutes, and skilled logical thinking. Although these presentations vary in length and degree of formality, they usually involve detailed legal authority, preparation and formulation of a persuasive argument.
  • Prepare detailed, accurate and convincing legal memoranda accompanied by appropriate citations in support of actions taken by Town officials, boards and employees.
  • Participate in numerous conferences and meetings preparatory to legal and administrative proceedings in order to exchange specific information regarding Town official actions and the legal basis therefore, as well as to advise Town officials regarding the legality of these actions or determinations and may, as appropriate, suggest changes to conform to legal requirements.
  • Provide legal consultation to Town officials on proposed legislation, legality of anticipated decisions, effect of new legislation, etc.
  • Supervise Senior Attorneys and assist in job training, and advise on proper court and law office procedures.
  • Provide legal assistance and support to Town officials at policymaking levels on issues or problems for which there may be little precedent or which may have a major impact on particular Town missions or programs.

Typical work activities include but not limited to:

  • Assists in renovation of office areas in Town buildings;
  • Assists in repair of Town facilities and structures;
  • Assists in reconstruction of internal areas of Town buildings;
  • Repairs minor electrical problems;
  • Repairs minor plumbing problems;
  • Assesses repair/renovation project to determine needed supplies, equipment and manpower and acts to secure needed support;
  • Supply to the Technician the work records for man-hours, equipment and supplies to provide for "chargeback" of costs;
  • Receive instruction in basic activities associated with repair or renovation activities;
  • Operates motor vehicle when necessary;

Typical work activities include but not limited to:

  • Operates lawn mowers at various Town buildings and properties;
  • Trims, prunes, and cares for plants and shrubs;
  • Performs various grounds tasks involving raking, shoveling, and lifting;
  • Operates small power tools in activities involving grounds and building maintenance;
  • Performs minor repairs to equipment in off season;
  • Operates truck and equipment for ground maintenance and snow plowing or removal at various Town facilities;
  • Acts as custodian/cleaner when assigned;
  • Performs semi skilled repairs or maintenance to Town properties including painting and light carpentry;
  • Works with Town personnel in building and grounds projects when assigned.

Typical work activities include but not limited to:

  • Develops and implements a comprehensive maintenance plan for the golf course greens, grounds, facilities and equipment;
  • Manages construction and reconstruction projects;
  • Continually evaluates playing conditions and is responsible to decide if the course should be open or closed;
  • Directs, schedules and supervises the mowing, topdressing, watering, weeding, insect control and general care of all grounds, greens and fairways;
  • Oversees the storage, preparation and application of fungicides and pesticides, ensuring compliance with all applicable state, federal, and OSHA rules and regulations;
  • Plans and directs the location, excavation, backfill, and maintenance of drainage systems;
  • Monitors the irrigation system and water usage and directs modifications and repairs as needed;
  • Inspects work in progress and upon completion for quality and completeness;
  • Regularly consults with the Golf Course Manager to discuss issues of maintenance or course operations;
  • Inspects sodding and conditioning of turf and directs repairs and maintenance as necessary;
  • Ensures that all greens maintenance equipment is functioning properly;
  • Plans and supervises the repair of motor and hydraulic equipment;
  • Plans, schedules and directs planting, fertilizing and care of turf, flowers, shrubs and trees;
  • Requisitions supplies and equipment and keeps related records;
  • Interviews and recommends hiring of grounds crew employees and provides for their training;
  • Prepares the annual golf course greens budget;
  • Writes specifications for equipment.

Typical work activities include but not limited to:

  • Operates a truck in connection with the hauling of material for construction and repair work;
  • Operates a truck to transport workmen, tools and other equipment;
  • Operates a snow plow or related snow removal equipment;
  • Performs minor mechanical repairs on automotive equipment;
  • Services assigned vehicle and maintain it in clean condition;
  • Loads and unloads trucks;
  • On assignment operates heavy equipment for simple tasks associated with the operation of a truck.
  • Performs a variety of simple manual tasks such as digging and filling ditches, spreading asphalt, shoveling snow, using shovels, rakes, scythes and other hand tools.

Typical work activities include but not limited to:

  • Opens, organizes and distributes mail to appropriate Clerks, Justices and Prosecutors;
  • Adjourns guilty pleas on court calendar and prepares files for Town Justice to assign fines; generates fine notices to defendants; enters all disposition information into case management system and reports to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles electronically;
  • Independently prepares files for not guilty pleas organizing documents from defendants, attorneys and Prosecutors for the assigned Town Justice; sets court dates within approved parameters;
  • Coordinates, organizes and schedules court calendar for Vehicle & Traffic trials and conferences considering availability of all parties;
  • Independently runs reports of failure to appear on scheduled court dates and failure to pay fines; sends notices to defendants and extends deadlines within approved parameters as needed;
  • Initiates action with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles to suspend defendants’ driving privileges when assigned by Town Justice;
  • Initiates action with the District Attorney’s Office to convert unpaid fines into Civil Judgements when directed by assigned Town Justice;
  • Interacts in writing, by telephone or in person with defendants and their attorneys to provide information and procedural guidance and to arrange court dates;
  • Represents the Town Justice in interactions with defendants and/or their attorneys;
  • Receives fine payments made in-person, by mail or on-line; receipts payments and balances daily deposit;
  • Assists in Town Court proceedings.

Typical work activities include but not limited to:

  • Assists the Sewer District Superintendent with administration of the Sewer District operations and provides technical assistance as required;
  • Assists in master planning for sanitary sewer system improvements, expansions and rehabilitation;
  • Manages all technical, administrative and financial aspects of a major public infrastructure expansion and rehabilitation projects;
  • Manages consultants, engineers, architects, and contractors involving collection system and treatment plant modifications, expansions and rehabilitation projects;
  • Performs complex engineering calculations and prepares detailed design drawings for collection system rehabilitation and treatment plant expansion and improvements projects;
  • Negotiates with local, state and federal regulatory authorities and establishes protocols in compliance with regulatory requirements, including modification of regulatory permits;
  • Supervises and performs review of commercial developments and residential subdivision proposals for the extension of, and connection to, the public sanitary system;
  • Assists in the development of standards and specifications, procedures, protocols and policies concerning district operations and regulations;
  • Responsible for assessing customers’ needs and assists in improving customer service and relations;
  • establishes programs related to these needs;
  • Analyzes collection and treatment systems for operational efficiency and prepares recommendations to the Superintendent to increase efficiency and performance;
  • Develops specifications for procurement of goods and services including preparation of bid proposals, negotiations with bidders and recommendation of bid awards;
  • Manages the Geographic Information System (GIS) development and management; including sewer collection system asset inventory and preventative maintenance programs;
  • Maintains technical materials and assists with technical research and guidelines on current issues;
  • Participates in union negotiations as required and administers collective bargaining agreements;
  • Responds to emergencies during and after normal work hours.

Typical work activities include but not limited to:

  • Directs traffic at crosswalks near school;
  • Assists children crossing street;
  • Slows down traffic in school zone;
  • Instructs younger children concerning proper place and precautions to be taken when crossing street.

Typical work activities include but not limited to:

  • Operates and adjusts pumps, valves, screens and related mechanical equipment;
  • Performs routine inspections of the plant unit processes and records relevant data;
  • Assists in monitoring treatment plant performance and making adjustments to the process based on recommendations by their Supervisor;
  • Installs, inspects, maintains and repairs pumps valves, screens and related mechanical equipment;
  • Collects and analyzes process control samples;
  • Performs analyses and completes reports for regulatory compliance;
  • Records and interprets laboratory data;
  • Conducts quality control analyses for industrial chemical deliveries;
  • Assists in the instruction of trainees;
  • Cleans channels, screens, tanks, vaults and other equipment;
  • Operates dump trucks, loaders, and power tools;
  • Completes written and electronic reports concerning process operations and equipment maintenance;
  • Interprets and records readings from gauges, sensors and other instrumentation;
  • Supervises the work of laborers and other subordinate employees;
  • Performs general plant maintenance including lawn mowing, plowing and cleaning;
  • Responds to after hour emergencies.

Typical work activities include but not limited to:

  • Performs study and reading assignments, observes demonstrations and otherwise learns the techniques of operation and maintenance of a sewage treatment plant;
  • Learns and assists in the operation and adjustments of pumps, valves, screens and related mechanical equipment;
  • Performs increasingly responsible duties as assigned in the operation and maintenance of a sewage treatment plant;
  • Assists in performing routine inspections of the plant unit processes;
  • Assists in monitoring treatment plant performance and making adjustments to the process based on recommendations by their Supervisor.
  • Learns and assists in the installation, inspection, maintenance and repair of pumps valves, screens and related mechanical equipment;
  • Assists in collecting and analyzing process control samples;
  • Assists in conducting quality control analyses for industrial chemical deliveries;
  • Cleans channels, screens, tanks, vaults and other equipment;
  • Learns and assists in the preparation and maintenance of activity records and reports;
  • Operates dump trucks, loaders, and power tools;
  • Completes written and electronic reports concerning process operations and equipment maintenance;
  • Read, record and monitors gauges, sensors and other instrumentation;
  • Performs general plant maintenance including lawn mowing, plowing and cleaning;
  • Responds to after hour emergencies.

Typical work activities include but not limited to:

  • Manages and implements programs related to drinking water regulations such as but not limited to: Lead and Copper Rule, Disinfection Byproduct rules, Total Coliform Rules, etc.;
  • Establishes GIS procedures and protocols for LWD use and operations consistent with guidelines established by MIS;
  • Coordinates with the MIS Department on the installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of GIS software, interfaces and peripheral devices;
  • Maintains all data interfaces to GIS system for all LWD systems;
  • Works with the Town’s GIS Coordinator to analyze, evaluate, and integrate department data into the enterprise GIS system;
  • Evaluates Latham Water work processes and recommends changes to provide better, faster, GIS information;
  • Interacts with consultants, vendors, customers, contractors, and utilizes various social media platforms when necessary;
  • Assists in selection and purchase of GIS software and related hardware;
  • Trains Latham Water District users in GIS asset management and permitting applications;
  • Generates and maintains maps for the Latham Water District;
  • Develops, implements, and manages a Community Outreach program as required by various drinking water regulations;
  • Develops implements, and manages the operations dashboards for Latham Water staff;
  • Utilizes, manages, and updates Water Distribution System Hydraulic modeling software;
  • Works with Mohawk View Water Treatment Plant Laboratory to manage data systems to ensure compliance with drinking water regulations;
  • Acts to assure accurate and updated GIS data and information;
  • Review parcel splits and merges and coordinates changes with water billing staff;
  • Works with the Town’s GIS staff and outside contractors, vendors, and customers.
How to Apply for Employment

To submit an application for employment with the Town of Colonie, follow the steps below:

  • Obtain a Civil Service Application for Employment or Examination. Applications are also available at our office or online using our Application for Employment or Examination form.
  • Complete all sections of the application in detail, even if you elect to attach a resumé to your application form.
  • Review residency requirements as listed in each job announcement.
  • An original signature is required on all applications.
  • Submit your application with the appropriate filing fee in-person, by mail, or by online credit card payment.
    • If you submit your payment in-person or by mail, we only accept checks or money orders which must be made payable to the Town of Colonie Civil Service.
    • To submit your payment online, visit our EZPAYNET Online Portal. Note that if you use the online credit card payment, you will be responsible for the processing fee in addition to the exam fee.
  • Additional forms (i.e. Cross-Filing form, Veteran's Credit application, Change of Address form, etc.) are available at the Document Center.
Keep in mind:

If you are applying for a specific opening or civil service exam, ensure that your application and appropriate filing fee are received by our department no later than 4:30pm on the last filing date or postmarked by the United States Postal Service one day prior to the last filing date for an examination.

IMPORTANT:
All forms must be legible (printed neatly or typewritten).

Contact

Memorial Town Hall
Second Floor
534 New Loudon Road
Latham, NY 12110

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