Putnam Accepting Applications for 2016 PILOT Program Student Internship Program

Carmel, NY – 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.
“The PILOT program has been a win-win for Putnam County and the students who participate,” County Executive MaryEllen Odell said.   “The PILOT program not only gives students from Putnam County an opportunity to have a hands-on real world experience but also the chance to learn the role county government has in our communities. In addition, Putnam County is able to benefit from the talent and eagerness of our youth.”
Past interns have found the PILOT program provided insight and resources that will help them as they consider their career choices.
“It was a great opportunity, I made great connections and I learned a lot about how the county government operates,” Zachary Cecere, a 2015 intern in the Purchasing Department, said.
The P.I.L.O.T Program helped some interns validate their career choices.
“Going into it I wasn’t sure if I really wanted to be a prosecutor,” said Timothy Martin, who is in his senior year at SUNY Buffalo and was a 2015 intern in the District Attorney’s Office. “But I found it interesting that you aren’t just working for yourself, it is very team oriented… it was a great experience.”
Some of the intern’s had eye opening experiences in regard to what occurs in their county.
Christine O’Loughlin, a 2015 intern in the Department of Social Services, stated, “Some cases are like TV, you wouldn’t think that they happen where you live, but it’s nice to see that there are people working to make it better.”
Odell first introduced the concept of PILOT back in 2013. Since its inception, interest in the PILOT Program and the number of student applicants has grown dramatically.
Eligible participants must be Putnam County residents who are graduate, college, or high school students in their junior or senior year.  Applicants must be at least 16 years of age. For college students a GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended.
The 2016 Summer PILOT program will be held May 23 through August 12, 2015, depending on student availability.  Internship hours, are typically 28 hours a week, and will be coordinated with Department supervisors.
Online filing instructions are now posted on the Putnam County Personnel website at www.putnamcountyny.com/personnel.  The application consideration deadline for students is Friday, January 15, 2016.  Initial candidate interviews will begin in December.
Photo Captions: County Executive MaryEllen Odell with many of the 2015 PILOT interns.

Full Time President of Economic Development needed!

The Putnam County Economic Development Corporation is seeking resumes to fill the position of a full-time President.

Requirements:  Strong business background with demonstrated capability to lead in the retention, expansion and development of the business community; must be available evenings & weekends; knowledge of Putnam County and the business community preferred.

Minimum qualification:  Eight years of economic development experience and/or related business experience.

Salary Range:  $85,000  – 95,000

Send resumes to: Putnam Co. Personnel Dept., ATTN:  Jan, 110 Old Rt. 6, #3, Carmel, NY  10512,
not later than 8/21/15.

PILOT Program 2015 Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 25, 2014

Paul Eldridge, Personnel Officer

 

Putnam County Announces the Launch of the 2015 PILOT Program Student Internship Program

Carmel NY – Putnam County  will once again offer high school, college and graduate school students the opportunity to apply for paid and unpaid summer internship opportunities in County Government as part of the Putnam Invests in Leaders of Tomorrow (PILOT) Program.

County Executive MaryEllen Odell first introduced the concept of PILOT back in 2013.  “We look to our high school and college students as the future in Putnam County,” Odell said.   The PILOT program not only gives students the opportunity to see how their County government works, it also provides a cost effective boost to the workforce while building a possible succession plan.”

Since its inception, interest in the PILOT Program and the number of student applicants has grown dramatically. This is not surprising to Office of Senior Resources intern, Jacquii Unger,  who said, “If I could, I would repeat this internship every summer.  I truly had such a wonderful experience.  I was exposed to real life situations and was able to help solve some of those issues.  This certainly set the bar for future internships.”

Eligible participants must be Putnam County residents who are graduate, college, or high school students in their junior or senior year.  Applicants must be at least 16 years of age. For College students a GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended.

The 2015 Summer PILOT program will be held May 26 through August 14, 2015, depending on student availability.  Internship hours, are typically 28 hours a week, and will be coordinated with Department supervisors.

 

Online filing instructions are now posted on the Putnam County Personnel website at www.putnamcountyny.com/personnel.  The application consideration deadline for students is

Friday, January 16, 2015.  Initial candidate interviews will begin in December.

 

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Putnam County Personnel Department

Donald B. Smith Government Campus

110 Old Route 6, Bldg. 3, Carmel NY  10512

Tel: (845) 808-1650 ~ Fax :  (845) 808-1921

www.putnamcountyny.com/personnel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: County Executive Odell to Welcome P.I.L.O.T. Interns

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MaryEllen Odell
Putnam County Executive
(845) 808-1001

June 5, 2013

County Executive Odell to Welcome P.I.L.O.T. Interns

County Executive MaryEllen Odell will welcome approximately 30 interns who will work in various Putnam government departments during the summer as part of the Putnam Invests in Leaders of Tomorrow (PILOT) program. The interns, students in high school and college, will gather at the Training & Operations Center on the Donald B. Smith Campus on Old Route 6 in Carmel at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 6.

The PILOT program is available to Putnam County residents only. County employee family members were not eligible for the internships. 

“This program was designed to assist the taxpayers, the families with students who need some assistance in employment and career opportunities,” said Odell.  

Odell first introduced the idea of PILOT during her March 2013 State of the County address. She hopes by providing both paid and unpaid internships for these young people, they may be encouraged to return to their hometowns and become a vital part of the County employee roster.

“We look to our high school and college students as the future in Putnam County,” Odell said. “These temporary jobs give these students the opportunity to see how their County government works. Who knows? It may also lead to full time positions for our soon-to-be young professionals.”

Whether or not any of these young men and women applies for a County job at a later date, they will still have the opportunity during their eight weeks to test their talents in their assigned temporary jobs and earn impressive work credentials to present on future resumes.

The two-month internship will also allow the County to pre-screen for the best candidates for future positions within the government sector.

“PILOT provides a temporary and cost effective boost to the workforce within County government while building a possible succession plan,” said Odell.

Putnam County’s Summer of 2013 Internship Program: PILOT: The PILOT Program is no longer accepting applications.

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Putnam County’s Summer of 2013 Internship Program: PILOT – Putnam Invests in Leaders of Tomorrow

The PILOT Program is no longer accepting applications.