BEST PLACE TO LIVE IN THE UNITED STATES*
BEST PLACES TO LIVE IN NEW YORK STATE*
BEST PLACES TO LIVE IN U.S. FOR QUALITY OF LIFE*
*According to U.S. News & World Report ranking.
Reasons To Work For Albany
You'll love the low cost of living in Albany.
Did you know that the cost of living in Albany is 19% lower than the New York State average, and housing costs are 18% lower than the national average? Bonus: the cost of transportation in our awesome city is 12% less than national average as well! Your paycheck can go further in Albany.
Retirement. Retirement. Retirement.
Did someone say retirement? The NYSLRS (New York State & Local Retirement System) has long been recognized as one of the best-managed and best-funded public retirement systems in the nation. Our benefits packages include a defined pension retirement plan and vested members are garaunteed a lifetime pension benefit after only 5 years of service. Simply put: work 5 years and reap the benefits for life.
Say hello to a career without boundaries.
We're all about opportunity at the City of Albany and we want your job to turn into career! With so many professional development resources available supporting the advancement of our employees, there's no such thing as a "dead-end job" in our book. Work here. Retire here. Love it here.
Make a difference in your community.
We do work that matters to your neighborhood, to your neighbors, and to you! From keeping our streets safe and managing stormwater drainage to providing access to arts and culture, we celebrate one another at every moment possible. It’s why you see us everywhere – at concerts, job fairs, educational programs, in the grocery store, and your favorite restaurant. Our mission is to serve our community and we can’t do it without you.
Work with & in your neighborhood!
What's better than seeing the impact of your work all around you? We're committed to creating a workforce that reflects the values of our vibrant city so that we can experience the impact in the neighborhoods we serve. (And who doesn't love a short commute?)
We fight against burnout.
Work-life balance is a top priority when you work for the City of Albany. When we say 8:30-5 with an actual lunch break - we mean it!
Not to sound braggy...but Albany is #1.
No, seriously, Albany is the best city to live in – ranked #1 in New York and #17 in the country according to U.S. News & World Report this year as the best place to live, work, and play! Albany has a rich history and vibrant culture including free festivals and events, amazing architecture, museums, parks, nature preserves, premier shopping, and fine and casual dining experiences. We're close to everything, but we're pretty sure you'll never wanna leave. ;)
Benefits that fit your lifestyle.
The value of a job is so much more than the dollar amount you see on your paycheck. We offer generous and comprehensive benefits packages that include vacation, sick time, personal leave, holidays, outstanding medical, dental, and vision plans, plus tons of perks that come with being a civil servant.
We've got a real team atmosphere.
We have forward-thinking leaders and hard-working, dedicated employees who treat their colleagues like family. Supportive and compassionate, City of Albany employees are all about taking care of each other. Come for the paycheck – stay for the lifelong friends you'll make.
The City of Albany is ready for you to become a member of our dynamic & exciting teams in one of our many departments. Can you imagine not having to worry about where or when your next paycheck will come from? Have you dreamed of building a retirement plan that doesn’t break the bank now? Job security, financial safety, positive workplace, flexible schedule, family atmosphere, work-life balance – the list goes on and on! Put it all together and it just makes sense. What are you waiting for? We know you’re ready to Join Albany.