The Personnel Department is a Division of the Finance Department. Personnel services active and retired employees and job seekers. Major areas of responsibility include: payroll, civil service, employment recruitment, labor relations, contract enforcement, diversity management, workers compensation, retirement, maintaining personnel records, conducting employee orientation and training, health insurance and employee benefits.
Notice for Job Seekers
Of particular note to a job seeker is that public employees (government employees) are hired under a merit system known as civil service. Civil service specifies the procedures for selecting employees based upon their qualifications and competence. Jobs typically are filled using lists of eligible candidates who have passed a civil service exam for a specific job title. The Dutchess County Personnel Department conducts Civil Service exams for the City. Dutchess County Personnel Departments web page provides access to exam announcements and information you will need to know about taking a civil service exam as well as other useful information.
Certain positions in the Department of Public Works, Recreation and the Water Plant do not require a test. These positions have minimum qualifications that an applicant must meet to be eligible to be hired.
Office Hours and Location
City Hall – 1st Floor
Monday through Friday
8:30 am to 4:30 pm