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Civil Service Commission

6-year term
Appointed by City Manager

The City of Watertown Civil Service Commission performs legislative, executive, and judicial functions:

  • legislative when establishing rules having the force and effect of law;
  • executive when administering the merit system, determining general policy, and establishing internal procedures;
  • judicial when considering and resolving appeals of Civil Service Law.

The Civil Service Commission serves the City of Watertown, the Watertown City School District, the Flower Memorial Library and the Watertown Housing Authority. The department is staffed with a full-time Executive Secretary. The goal of the Civil Service Commission is to assist appointing authorities and department heads in the recruitment and selection of employees dedicated to providing essential services to the citizens of the City of Watertown.

Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. at City Hall.

Civil Service Commission
245 Washington Street, Room 201B
Watertown, NY  13601
Ph: (315) 785-7733
Fx: (315) 785-7737