The Personnel departmentís mission is to ensure that the County workforce is qualified and that employees are afforded opportunities for advancement via the civil service system.
Responsibilities within the Personnel Office include:
- Personnel and civil service functions to the general public, Franklin County departments, municipal governments, and educational entities;
- Franklin County Self Insurance Plan (workers' compensation insurance) for Franklin County government and participating municipalities;
- Oversight of employee related topics such as benefits, disciplinary issues, labor bargaining agreements, and employee handbook rules.
The application for examination or employment must be thoroughly completed in order to be considered for either. Application forms are available on this website or in the office (Suite 428, 355 W. Main Street, Malone).
Positions are categorized as:
Competitive: must take and pass an examination and be reachable for appointment (one of the top three candidates).
Non-Competitive: approved by the NYS Civil Service Commission as positions for which competitive examination is determined to be not practicable.
Exempt: primarily jobs which involve providing support for, or acting for and in the place of, an elected official, and have been approved by the New York State Civil Service Commission.
Labor: involve manual labor and have no minimum qualification requirements.
Unclassified: elected officials, teaching and supervisory staff of schools, Community College positions approved by Chancellor.