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Civil Service
Dawn Marie Robens

Dawn Sweeney

4 Industrial Park
Mechanicville, NY  12118

Ph: (518) 664-7171 ext. 107

Tuesday & Friday 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
evening by appointment
Dawn Marie Robens- Chairperson

James Thompson - Commissioner

Donna Peluso - Commissioner

Dawn Sweeney - Secretary

The function of the Municipal Civil Service Commission is to provide an orderly and uniform system for the administration of Civil Service in the City of Mechanicville on the basis of merit and fitness as provided in the Civil Service Law of the State of New York.These rules have the force and effect of law and apply to all positions in the classified services of the City of Mechanicville, Mechanicville Housing Authority, Mechanicville Public Library and the Mechanicville City School District.

Other duties of the Commission are:
  • Maintain Roster Records for all employees
  • Certify payrolls for each municipality
  • Administration of Civil Service Exams and Certify Eligible Lists for appointments
  • Enforce Rules of the Civil Service Commission
  • Certify titles for new positions
  • Approval of applications for non-competitive appointments

The hours of operation are currently open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00-11:00 unless it falls on a holiday. 

The Commission has jurisdiction over the following:

City of Mechanicville
  •         City Hall
  •       Police Department
  •       City Garage

Mechanicville Housing Authority

Mechanicville Public Library

Mechanicville City School District

Also, listed on our website are:

Outside links to external sites are provided as a convenience:

Upcoming Civil Service Meeting Date
Wednesday, October 7 at 4:00 p.m. at DPW Conference Room
Wednesday, November 4 at 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 16 at 2:00 p.m. (Amended Meeting Date)
Wednesday, January 6 at 4:00 p.m. (Meeting Cancelled)
Wednesday, February 3 at 4;00 p.m.

Due to COVID-19, we are limited to 10 people entering the building.  This number includes the Commissioners/Secretary in which there are a total of 4.   If you plan on attending, email me at