CIVIL SERVICE ADMINISTRATION
Putnam County Personnel Department administers civil service law, rules and regulations
for all Putnam County departments, towns, villages, school districts, libraries and special districts. The New York State Civil Service system provides an orderly method of personnel transactions including classification, hiring/selection, promotion, transfer, separation and retention.
 
 
PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT CIVIL SERVICE RESPONSIBILITIES
 
RECRUITING

    Competitive Class Positions by conducting examinations and maintaining lists of eligible candidates per civil service law.

    Other Recruiting for vacant positions in County departments which do not require a competitive examination or for which there is no current eligible list.

    Non-County Positions. There are certain positions located in towns, villages, school districts, libraries and special districts which may not require competitive examinations and may be filled through their own Personnel offices; we recommend that you contact them directly for information about current openings.

 
EMPLOYEE RECORDS

    The Personnel Department maintains employment records for all classified civil service employees (in general, those who are non-elected and non-teaching).

    Personnel records are maintained for every employee of both county and non-county agencies and department in Putnam County.

 
POSITION CLASSIFICATION

    The Personnel Department researches, documents and maintains job specifications and minimum qualifications for all positions in the classified civil service in all county departments and agencies, as well as Putnam County’s towns, villages, school districts, libraries and special districts.

 
EMPLOYEE RELATIONS

    The Personnel Department is responsible for:

  • Employee Training
  • Employee Orientation Programs
  • Employee Benefits
  • Maintaining salary schedules
  • Labor relations with County employees through the three bargaining units (unions) in the County: CSEA, PCSEA, and PBA

 
CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATIONS

    The Putnam County Personnel Department administers civil service examinations to fill a wide variety of jobs in Putnam County government and other local governments within the County (Towns, Villages, School Districts, Libraries & Special Districts). A detailed Examination Announcement is issued for each examination. The Examination Announcement contains essential information about the location of the position, the minimum qualifications for admission to the examination, filing fees and how to apply.

 
Putnam County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer