It is the Town’s policy to hire the best available person whenever a vacancy occurs. Employment and promotional opportunities will be posted and qualified individuals interviewed to fill vacancies as they occur.

Unless otherwise specified in Town Law, the Town Board has the authority to hire individuals to fill vacancies as they occur.

The Town Board adheres to all federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations throughout the employee selection process. These include, but are not limited to, Town Law, the Civil Service System, Equal Employments Opportunity, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and union contract provisions.


The Town of East Greenbush has adopted a residency requirement which states that Town employees must have their principal place of residence within the Town of East Greenbush, or sign a written agreement that they will move into the Town within three (3) months of their date of hire. Extensions may be granted by the Town Board on a case by case basis. Preference will be given to Town residents.

Current Employment Opportunities

Director of Planning and Zoning Job Description
The Town of East Greenbush is seeking a Director of Planning and Zoning. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, list of references and salary requirements. The deadline for submission of applications is August 11, 2017. Successful applications are required to establish residency within six months of receiving an appointment. Please see the above link for the Director of Planning and Zoning Job Description for the full job description. Applications must be submitted electronically to Lisa O'Brien at or by mail to East Greenbush Town Hall, 225 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer, New York, 12144 Attention: Lisa O'Brien. Questions can be directed to Lisa O'Brien at (518) 477-4775.
The Town of East Greenbush is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Hiring and promotion decisions for Town employment are based solely upon qualifications and ability, and the Town does not discriminate on any other basis.

To apply for any position please fill out the Rensselaer County Civil Service Application and submit a resume.