ALBANY (WRGB) The Albany Department of General Services does what its title implies, serve the public. Deputy Commissioner Frank Zeoli says sometimes people start in the public sector and then go private or vice versa.
“I think government is a good place to get your feet wet. To learn about life. I know that I learned a lot about life working for government.”
And he says you learn more about the people you serve.
“You look at people differently. You look at who they are and what they’re going through, you have compassion for people a little bit better.”
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Zeoli says government jobs get you a state run pension. Which is rare in the private sector.
“It may focus a little more on money, focus more on profit. That’s not the case here. This is focused on people.”
That’s the biggest recruiting tool. Zeoli hopes that can fill the nearly 60 positions they have open. Requirements for each job can vary.
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“Whether you’re a laborer or if you’re applying for a deputy commissioner, there are minimal qualifications for everything.”
But the only qualification they all have is that you must live in the city to work for DGS.