They clean and pave city roads, fix man holes and remove snow. Those are just several of the duties of the Albany Department of General Services. Frank Zeoli is the deputy commissioner. He says to work in the public sector, you need a sense of public service.
"It's a sense of public duty that comes along with it. It's a good thing to know that you do something that helps people on a day to day basis."
Zeoli says many of these jobs can be taught on the job. It's often the first job for many skilled trades workers.
"We are replacing a few panels at a time. We're not doing some repair work. We're not doing 30-40 panels at a time like a big firm would do. So it's a chance for you to learn and to hone your skills a little bit better."
Zeoli says the department can have turnover which leads to job openings for both seasonal and year round positions. Flexibility that may be hard to find in the private sector.
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"We need those seasonal employees because a lot of the work we do this time of the year is seasonal work it comes in the parks need to be mowed you've got yard ways that need to be picked up. Even snow."
And they currently have dozens of season and year round positions open.