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Alan Schneider
Personnel Director

Address:
Bldg. 158, William J. Lindsay County Complex
PO Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788-0099

Phone: (631) 853-5500
Fax: (631) 853-4796
Email: Civil Service


Firefighter Applicants: 

As the examination processing fee is non-refundable/non-transferable, 

Please be advised:  Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:  

Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and status as an active paid or active volunteer firefighter, or as a retired paid firefighter

The filing has opened for the Suffolk County Police Officer examination and the Suffolk County Correction Officer examination.  Go to "current list of exams" to access the on-line application. 

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Welcome to the Department of Civil Service Home Page

In Suffolk County, administration of the Civil Service Law is carried out under the direction of the Suffolk County Personnel Director. The Suffolk County Department of Civil Service is responsible for overseeing personnel actions taken by some 241 employing jurisdictions including school districts, towns, villages water districts, library districts, etc. Collectively, these jurisdictions employ some 40,000 individuals.

The majority of all jobs fall within the competitive class, which is characterized by examinations used to ascertain the relative merit and fitness of candidates. Announcements for current examinations are available on this site by clicking on Current List of Exams. Examination announcements are also posted in the Hauppauge Office of the Suffolk County Department of Civil Service and at our Riverhead Office located in the Riverhead County Center.

This site contains a section for Frequently Asked Questions. In addition, the Department's Information Unit in Hauppauge is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5 PM for further information. The Riverhead Office will be open every Wednesday from 9 AM to 4:30 PM, year around.

If you have any comments or suggestions for this site, please submit such suggestions to our Hauppauge office.


Job Opportunities

NOTICE OF JOB OFFERINGS

Suffolk County Government is an equal opportunity employer

When submitting a resume for a posted position, please highlight the experience and/or education that meets the minimum requirements of the position for which you are applying.  Please include the following information:  Transcripts if a degree is required, starting and ending dates of employment (Month and Year),  and number of hours worked per week for each position.  

Candidates meeting the minimum requirements for posted positions: submit resume and cover letter to Alan Schneider (UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED) at sc.personnel@suffolkcountyny.gov unless other wise requested.

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Examination Monitors for Saturday Examinations:  Associate's Degree Required.  Send resume to sc.personnel@suffolkcountyny.gov.  

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Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning 

CARTOGRAPHER (PLANNING) in Hauppauge, NY

Minimum Job Requirements:

a) Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Bachelor's Degree in Geospatial Imagery, Cartography, Drafting, Design Technology, Civil Engineering, Map Drafting, Geographic Information Systems technology or a related field, and six (6) years of experience working with Geographic Information Systems technology, four (4) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or,

b) Graduation from a standard senior high, possession of a high school equivalency diploma or graduation from a drafting certificate program at a vocational school or an accredited institution, and ten (10) years of experience working with Geographic Information Systems technology, four (4) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or,

c)    An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of a) and b).

The successful candidate will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and be a self-starter who works well with small teams as well as individually

Roles and Responsibilities Include:  


Data Sharing, Integration, Migration and Technology Facilitation

-Initiates the sharing of high-quality data across the Department, with other

County Departments, with consultants, vendors and the public;

-Reviews current databases and implements recommendations in consultation with DoIT to standardize data and effectuate data migration to facilitate sharing;

-Assigns, supervises, facilitates, and reviews the work of staff,consultants, and vendors

for quality assurance in the preparation of and distribution of various requested work

products including maps, as necessary;

-Identifies opportunities for techology modernization, workflow improvements, and

coordinates with DoIT; and provides GIS training and support for Department

of personnel.


Data Analysis:

-Facilitates and oversees statisical analysis on data using GIS software;

-Performs complex statistical analysis on data to find geospatial data/solutions to EDP

questions in a GIS environment (i.e. perform queries using SQL language to pull out

parcels of interest, create buffers and other spatial parameters based on project

guidelines); and Oversees the production of visual representations of geospatial data for presentation purposes.


Other Duties:

Facilitates GIS data archiving;

-Represents the County at User Group meetings; and

-Leads and participates in certification courses to keep abreast of latest advances in

technology in GIS.

Salary commensurate with experience

Qualified candidates ONLY please send cover letter and resume to Alan Schneider at:

sc.personnel@suffolkcountyny.gov

Suffolk County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Suffolk County Residency Required

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Health Services Employee Relations Director

To be considered, candidates Must meet MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Either

(A) Graduation from a New York State or Regionally accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Labor and Industrial Relations or a related field, and five (5) years of experience in personnel administration or labor relations, two (2) years of which must have been in a supervisory or administrative capacity; or,                                    

(B) Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma, and nine (9) years of experience in personnel administration or labor relations, four (4) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.

NOTE: Additional relevant education from a New York State or regionally accredited college or university will be substituted for experience on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of two (2) years.

Labor Relations Experience a Plus

An employee in this position oversees personnel administrative functions and programs in the 

Department of Health Services.  The employee is responsible for programs pertaining to labor

relations and employee benefits and administers the collective bargaining agreement as it relates to

employee grievances within the Department.  The incumbent supervises and reviews the work of a

subordinate clerical and technical staff involved

in the labor relations and employee benefits functions.  


 Yearly salary 63,110 plus excellent benefit package

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Sheriff’s Office Employee Relations Director

To be considered, candidates must meet MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Either

(A) Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Master's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Labor and Industrial Relations or a related field, and four (4) years of experience in personnel administration or labor relations, two (2) years of which must have been in a supervisory or administrative capacity; or,

(B) Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Labor and Industrial Relations or a related field, and six (6) years of experience in personnel administration or labor relations, three (3) years of which must have been in a supervisory or administrative capacity; or,

(C) An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (a) and (b).

Labor Relations Experience a Plus

An employee in this position is responsible for all labor relations functions for the Sheriff’s Office, including participating in the negotiation of employee labor contracts. The incumbent is responsible for programs pertaining to employee benefits and labor relations for multiple collective bargaining agreements. Supervision is exercised over clerical and technical staff.    

Yearly salary:  75,142 plus excellent benefit package

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Department Of Social Services

Registered Nurse Position

Medical Services Specialist

Continuous Recruitment Training and Experience Examination (Please see minimum requirements before applying).   https://apps2.suffolkcountyny.gov/civilservice/efile/default.aspx

Minimum Requirements: Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by New York State with a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Nursing or other health or human services field, plus two (2) years of experience as a registered professional nurse in home health care and/or the review of home health care services for medical necessity or in the delivery of preventive health care services. Experi­ence must have been gained within the last ten (10) years. At the time of appointment and during employment in this title, employees must possess a Registered Nurse's license issued by the State of New York.

There will be no written or oral examination for this position. Candidates will be graded on their training and experience. Because additional information will not be considered after a candidate's grade has been determined, It is very important to read all the instructions on the examination announcement before submitting an application. 
 https://apps2.suffolkcountyny.gov/civilservice/efile/default.aspx 


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Health Financial Analyst

Minimum Requirements:  

Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Health Administration, Public Health, or a related field and two (2) years of experience in the analysis of financial statements, medical billing, or in the collection of revenues from Medicare/Medicaid or other third-party insurers.

NOTE: Additional relevant graduate education from a New York State or regionally accredited college or university may be substituted for experience on a year-for-year basis up to a maximum of one (1) year. 

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Heavy Equipment Operator

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  NYS Commercial Driver’s License Class A Required plus,

a) Completion of six (6) school grades, and one (1) year of experience in the operation of heavy automotive equipment; or

b) One (1) year of experience in the title of Automotive Equipment Operator in a public agency within Suffolk County.

An employee in this Position operates heavy equipment with complex controls requiring a relatively high degree of skill and manipulative ability.  Work of this class is different from that in the class of Automotive Equipment Operator in that the incumbents operate more complex and specialized equipment and are required to exercise considerably more skill and care in the operation of their equipment to do their assigned tasks.  Incumbents are responsible for the routine maintenance of equipment and may be required to perform related manual labor. 

Automotive Equipment Operator

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  NYS Commercial Driver’s License Class B Required plus, Completion of six (6) school grades.

Under supervision, an employee in this position is responsible for operating motor vehicles and simple diesel or gasoline powered equipment, such as a small dump, flatbed or similar basic truck or single chassis automo¬≠tive vehicle, frequently having mechanical attachments which require the manipulation of simple controls on the vehicle or on the attachment itself.  The incumbent's primary work responsibility is for the efficient operation of the assigned vehicle and for the safe transportation of passengers, materials and equipment from place to place.  The incumbent is responsible for the routine maintenance of the assigned vehicle(s) and, when not driving, performs manual labor. Work receives periodic checks while in progress and upon completion for adherence to established policy and procedures. 

Send Cover Letter and Resume to Alan Schneider at:

 sc.personnel @suffolkcountyny.gov.

Suffolk County is an equal opportunity employer.

Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning is seeking a

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Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office  Westhampton, NY

PART-TIME: PHYSICIAN III  

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

The hours are flexible with a  minimum of one evening a week and one Saturday morning every two months.

51% position (option to purchase benefits) Bi-weekly hours:  35.70

49% position (no option to purchase benefits) Bi-weekly hours:   34.30

Minimum Requirements:

Possession of a license to practice medicine in the State of New York.  Board Certified in a recognized specialty.  Preferred specialty:  Orthopedic Surgery, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation or Neuromuscular Skeletal Medicine.

Summary of duties:  Evaluates employees in the Medical Evaluation Unit and performs history and physical examinations, reviews medical cases for on-the-job and non-job-related injuries and illnesses, performs authorizations of medical care, surgical procedures and imaging procedures, prepares written reports on medical and surgical cases of employees, conducts presentations on Worker’s Compensation, as well as other administrative duties.

Excellent Salary and Benefit Package

Send resume and cover letter to Alan Schneider at sc.personnel@suffolkcountyny.gov

MAPPING PRODUCTS DEVELOPER

 Suffolk County Real Property Tax Service Agency       Riverhead, NY

An employee in this position is responsible for performing work of a professional nature in the maintenance of the Real Property Tax Map, the design and update of the Real Property Tax Service Agency’s database and the implementation of special Geoscience projects.  Incumbents are expected to use independent judgment and initiative in completing duties.  Supervision is exercised over technical and clerical support staff and contracted agencies.  Work is reviewed through periodic conferences and written reports.          

MINIMUM REQUREMENTS 

Graduation from a New York State or Regionally accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Technology or a related field, and six (6) years of experience in database design and/or database programming, at least one (1) year of which must have been utilizing a Geographic Information System.  In addition, at least two (2) years of the above experience must be in a supervisory position.   

NOTE:  Because of the rapid evolution in this field, three (3) years of qualifying experience must have been gained within the last six (6) years.

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 Suffolk County Health Department

Coordinator of Emergency Services

Salary:  104,736 plus excellent benefit package

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

(a)  Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Healthcare Administration, Emergency Management, or Homeland Security and six (6) years of experience as a NYS Certified EMS Provider at the EMT-Paramedic level including four (4) years of experience in managing, organizing and training ambulance or healthcare personnel, which includes or is supplemented by two (2) years of responsibility for fiscal operations.

(b)  Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Bachelor's Degree and eight (8) years of experience as a NYS Certified EMS Provider at the EMT-Paramedic level including six (6) years of experience in managing, organizing and training ambulance or healthcare personnel, which includes or is supplemented by two (2) years of responsibility for fiscal operations.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

At the time of appointment and during employment in this title, employees must possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State.  Candidates must possess an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Certificate issued by the State of New York at the time of appointment and maintain said certification throughout employment in this title.

At time of appointment, must possess certificate of completion of training for Incident Command System (ICS) / National Incident Management System (NIMS) at the ICS 100, 200, 300, 700 and 800 levels

An employee in this position is responsible for the overall administrative and supervisory functions for the Department of Health Services’ Division of Emergency Medical Services. The incumbent is responsible for the fiscal operations of the Division and for overseeing the implementation of training, quality improvement, and emergency preparedness programs. Work is performed under the general direction of the Commissioner, and is reviewed through conferences and reports. Does related work as required. 

Send cover letter and resume to Alan Schneider at sc.personnel@suffolkcountyny.gov

Suffolk County Soil and Water Conservation District

SOIL DISTRICT TECHNICIAN

This is a permanent, full time position with Suffolk County Government. We offer a competitive salary and great benefits including NYS retirement, medical/dental insurance, and tuition reimbursement.  An employee in this position performs technical work and studies for the Suffolk County Soil and Water Conservation District.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Either: 

(a) Graduation from a New York State or Regionally accredited college or university with an Associate's Degree in one of the natural sciences; or,

(b) Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency

diploma, and two (2) years of experience in the field of soil and water conservation; or,

(c) An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (a) and (b).

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

Candidates must possess a valid New York State driver's license at the time of appointment; employees must maintain said license while employed in this title.

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Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office  Westhampton, NY

PART-TIME: PHYSICIAN III  

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

The hours are flexible with a  minimum of one evening a week and one Saturday morning every two months.

51% position (option to purchase benefits) Bi-weekly hours:  35.70

49% position (no option to purchase benefits) Bi-weekly hours:   34.30

Minimum Requirements:

Possession of a license to practice medicine in the State of New York.  Board Certified in a recognized specialty.  Preferred specialty:  Orthopedic Surgery, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation or Neuromuscular Skeletal Medicine.

Summary of duties:  Evaluates employees in the Medical Evaluation Unit and performs history and physical examinations, reviews medical cases for on-the-job and non-job-related injuries and illnesses, performs authorizations of medical care, surgical procedures and imaging procedures, prepares written reports on medical and surgical cases of employees, conducts presentations on Worker’s Compensation, as well as other administrative duties.

Excellent Salary and Benefit Package

Send resume and cover letter to Alan Schneider at sc.personnel@suffolkcountyny.gov

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Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office 

Chief Detective Investigator

  • Deputy Chief Detective Investigator
  • Division Chief

The Chief Detective Investigator is responsible for directing and coordinating the activities of the investigative staff for the District Attorney's Office. The duties involve developing operating procedures for investigative methods and supervising the activities of investigators engaged in investigations. The incumbent directs the training of investigative personnel. Supervision is received from the District Attorney or the Chief Assistant District Attorney through conferences.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Ten years of diverse investigation experience in a local law enforcement agency and five additional years of experience working as a federal law enforcement investigator.” The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of working collaboratively with state and local law enforcement, past supervisory experience, and specialized expertise in investigations into drug operations, anti-terrorism and public corruption offenses. The successful candidate will be responsible for directing and coordinating the activities of the investigative staff for the District Attorney's Office. The duties involve developing operating procedures for investigative methods and supervising the activities of investigators engaged in investigations.

The Deputy Chief Detective Investigator assists in the supervision of continuing investigations and otherwise coordinates activities of the District Attorney's investigative staff. Responsibility is included for directing and conducting particularly sensitive investigations and for conducting internal investigations as required. The work is performed under the general direction of the Chief Detective Investigator or District Attorney and is reviewed through conferences and submission of required reports

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma recognized by the New York State Department of Education and an aggregate minimum of eight (8) years of experience as a detective or plainclothes investigator while employed as a police officer by a state, county, city, town or village police department within New York State. At least four years of this experience must have been in a supervisory capacity with responsibility for the investigation of syndicated, organized criminal activity in more than one of the following: arson; homicide; larceny by extortion; gambling; narcotics; prostitution; usury.

The Division Chief position requires an individual with unimpeachable integrity and significant prosecution and managerial experience to serve as a Division Chief overseeing the newly created Special Affairs Division.

Inclusive of this position, there are three Divisions -- the Trial Division, Investigations Division, and the Special Affairs Division -- each of which is overseen by a Division Chief. The Division Chiefs report to the Chief Assistant who in turn reports to the District Attorney, all of whom comprise the Executive Office, along with the Chief of Staff and Chief Investigator.

The Special Affairs Division Chief will oversee the newly created Conviction Integrity Bureau, the Public Integrity Bureau, and the Appeals and Training Bureau. Each Bureau is overseen by a Bureau Chief who will report to the Division Chief.

Candidates must possess a New York State License to practice law before the Bar of the State of New York.

All Applicants will be subject to a rigorous vetting and records verification process.

Qualified Candidates send cover letter and resume to Alan Schneider at sc.personnel@suffolkcountyny.gov

Excellent Salary and Benefit Package

Suffolk County is an equal opportunity employer


Suffolk County, New York is seeking candidates for the position of

Assistant Deputy County Executive.

Qualified candidates will possess comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, techniques and financial management systems of government finance and budgeting; thorough knowledge of statistical concepts and methods; thorough knowledge of recent developments in performance management; good knowledge of use of key performance indicators to analyze data to identify opportunities to improve operating efficiencies; ability to prepare and submit official statements and financial reports; ability to conduct rating agency presentations and to interpret statistical tabulations and prepare statistical reports; and the ability to supervise the implementation of systems conversion.

Minimum Requirements:

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 8 years of budget or finance experience, at least 5 years of which must be in government budgeting or finance and must have included significant experience preparing Official Statements and making presentations to rating agencies and investors.

Please submit resume and cover letter to Alan Schneider at: sc.personnel@suffolkcountyny.gov

Excellent Salary and Benefit Package

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Suffolk County Health Department seeks Psychologists, Board Certified Psychiatrists, MD’s with Addiction Certification, Certified Nurse Practitioners (Psychiatric & Medical) and RN’s to fill Full Time, Part Time and Contract positions in our Mental Health Clinics, Jail based Mental Health Units, Opioid Treatment Programs and our Assisted Outpatient Treatment Unit. Positions and sites vary; rates of pay based on qualifications and site of position. Prior experience working with individuals diagnosed with co-occurring disorders a plus (MH/SUD). All candidates must be eligible to practice in NY, and meet regulatory / compliance requirements.


Public Health Engineer (Wastewater)

Requirements: Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and six (6) years of sanitary, public health or environmental engineering experience and current registration as a professional engineer in the State of New York. Candidate must be a resident of Suffolk County. Title and salary commensurate with experience.

Excellent Salary and Benefits Package.

Qualified candidates send cover letter and resume to: Alan Schneider at sc.personnel@suffolkcountyny.gov


Substitute School Crossing Guard

The Suffolk County Police Department is seeking candidates for the position of substitute School Crossing Guard. Substitute School Crossing Guards work on an on-call basis. The hourly rate of pay as of 07/01/16 is $13.27. There is a guarantee of 3.0 hours for every assignment. No other benefits are available. Typical work activities include regulating the directional flow of school children, pedestrian and vehicular traffic at an assigned intersection or school crosswalk; reporting traffic incidents to police authorities for appropriate action ; noting unusual or suspicious occurrences or actions of individuals and alerting police in cases of observed or suspected violations of law and ordinances. Candidates must be able to read and write English. At the time of appointment, and during employment, employees must possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State. Prior to appointment, there will be qualifying psychological and medical evaluations as well as an in-depth background investigation. Interested candidates may apply for a position at the police precinct in which they reside.

The Suffolk County Police Department is seeking full time Detention Attendants

Detention Attendants duties include: searching prisoners for weapons, contraband, drugs and other harmful articles; guarding persons detained at a police station house or detention facility pending hearing or transfer to a penal institution. Caring for prisoners who are sick or Intoxicated; accompanying prisoners to court; observing inmates in cells to assure prisoners' well being and adherence to regulations and rules.

Responsible for the cleanliness and sanitation of the dormitory and cells of detention facilities and clerical tasks such as maintaining detention log, sorting documents, data entry, filing, opening and distributing station mail and answering phones and relaying messages.

All candidates must undergo qualifying psychological & medical evaluations as well as an extensive background investigation before being hired. Detention Attendants must obtain a CDL license at their own expense after they are hired.

The annual salary is $31,050.00. Employees are required to join the New York State Retirement System. The current applicable contribution rate is 3% of the gross salary. Employees may also enroll in health insurance coverage. The annual cost for an individual plan is $1,418.53 while the annual cost for a family plan is $3,025.51.

Interested candidates can complete Form CS-205A on this website and mail it to Suffolk County Police Department, 30 Yaphank Ave, Yaphank, NY 11980, attention Personnel Section.


Suffolk County Police Department: Deputy Police Commissioner

The Suffolk County Police Department, an accredited law enforcement agency, seeks qualified candidates for the position of Deputy Commissioner. Candidates must have 10 years of diverse experience in local law enforcement and five additional years of experience working for or in cooperation with a federal law enforcement agency. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of working collaboratively with state and local law enforcement, at least 8 years of supervisory experience, specialized expertise in investigations into complex gang operations and counter terrorism, and sensitive, confidential internal investigations. Applicants will be subject to a rigorous vetting and records verification process. Interested parties may submit a cover letter, detailed resume and references to Alan Schneider at sc.personnel@suffolkcountyny.gov. Salary: $150,000 range plus excellent benefit package

Suffolk County is an equal opportunity employer