PUTNAM COUNTY PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT’S MISSION is to administer, in a fair and equitable manner, the provisions of New York State Civil Service Law and Putnam County Civil Service Rules with respect to the offices and employments in the classified service of Putnam County and the civil divisions therein, which include the towns, villages, school districts, libraries and special districts. It is Putnam County Personnel Department’s responsibility to ensure Putnam County taxpayers of a public workforce qualified for their jobs pursuant to the principles of selection according to merit and fitness as set forth in Article 5, §6 of the New York State Constitution.
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Putnam County 2016 PILOT Program
For the third year, Putnam County Government will once again offer high school, college and graduate school students the opportunity to apply for paid and unpaid summer internship opportunities throughout its many departments as part of the Putnam Invests in Leaders of Tomorrow (PILOT) Program.
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Interested in a career
Click here to explore New York State’s Professional Career Opportunities Program.
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APPLY AND PAY ONLINE FOR PUTNAM COUNTY CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATIONS
With our secure online examination application, you can complete and submit your application to any Putnam County civil service examination with the click of a button. Applicants can log in to their own “Applicant Profile” to see exams applied to, submitted information, and more. And now, examination filing fees can be submitted online by credit card, debit card or eCheck!
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in New York State
Do you like the challenge of learning a new skill? Would you like to earn while you learn? If so, apprenticeship training may be a good choice for you. Visit the NYS Dept of Labor’s website to find out more about Apprenticeship in New York State.
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CIVIL SERVICE INFORMATION FOR MILITARY VETERANS
Find out about special rights provided by New York State Civil Service Law and Military Law to wartime veterans and active duty members of the Armed Forces of the United States for jobs in New York State civil service.
View Veterans Rights in New York State
Effective January 1, 2014, Article 5, §6 of the New York State Constitution was amended to entitle veterans who have used non-disabled veteran credits for a Civil Service appointment or promotion and who were/are subsequently certified as being a disabled veteran by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, to additional credits for a subsequent appointment or promotion. For more information click here to read about additional eligibility for disabled veterans or contact the Putnam County Personnel Department.
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Veterans for Hire
Listen to an interview with authors Michelle Tillis Lederman and Col. Jack Jacobs about how veterans can nail the civilian job interview and translate their military skills and experience to the workplace.
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Commissioner of Health
SALARY: $150,000 – $167,000 annually
JOB SUMMARY: This is a high level professional position with full responsibility for directing, managing and regulating the Department of Health’s delivery of public health services throughout the County pursuant to the powers and duties specified in Section 352 of the Public Health Law. Duties include promoting health, disease prevention, and ensuring the highest quality of health protection to County residents through environmental sanitation, communicable disease control, personal health services, preventive healthcare, and health education. Work is performed under general direction of the County Executive and in cooperation with the Board of Health. General supervision is exercised through subordinates over a large number of professional, technical and clerical employees. Performs related work as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must meet the minimum qualifications set by New York State Public Health Law §225 and NYCRR Title 11:
A. A Commissioner of Health of a County shall be a physician who is currently registered to practice medicine in New York State and possesses two (2)years of experience in administrative practice and:
- Certification by the American Board of Preventive Medicine, or
- A Master’s degree in Public Health or a related field from a regionally accredited New York State-registered college or university.
B. All appointments to the position of Commissioner of Health must be approved by the State Commissioner of Health.
C. Candidates who do not meet the education or experience requirements may be conditionally approved by the State Commissioner of Health for a two (2) year appointment (see NYCRR 11.11 for details)
DESIRED ADDITIONAL TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Five (5) years of responsible full time Public Health experience.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be a United States citizen per the State Sanitary Code qualifications for local Commissioners of Health.
Candidates for employment will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test, along with a background investigation, and to possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State. Failure to meet the standards may result in disqualification.
RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: Applicant must be a resident of Putnam County within six (6) months of appointment to the position.
POSTING DATE: January 22, 2016
DEADLINE: Until filled
Submit Application/Resume to:
Putnam County Personnel Department
ATTN: Jan Miller
110 Old Rt. 6, Bldg. 3
Carmel, NY 10512
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New New York State Leaders:
Student Intern Program
The Student Intern Program attracts talented students from undergraduate and graduate programs at colleges and universities throughout New York State and elsewhere. Interns work in executive branch agencies or departments, providing program assistance while interacting with government leaders and policy-makers. Click here to see internship opportunities and application information.
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PUTNAM COUNTY IS AN
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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