Personnel

It is the mission of the Broome County Department of Personnel to recruit, train, support and retain the most capable and productive workforce for Broome County and to fairly and equitably administer the provisions of the New York State Civil Service Law for local civil divisions under its jurisdiction, while ensuring fair employment and equal opportunity under the law to all persons, within a prudent budget framework for taxpayers.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement
Broome County envisions a workforce that mirrors the larger community and reflects our rich diversity of people and cultures.

To achieve this goal, Broome County strongly endorses the use of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action mechanisms to ensure equal opportunities for all employees, job applicants, and contract vendors.

It is the policy of Broome County to:

  • Fully comply with all Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action laws, rules, regulations and definitive court decisions;
  • Guarantee County programs are accessible to all as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act;
  • Prohibit discrimination/harassment based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability marital status, military status, sex, sexual harassment, genetic predisposition or carrier status; and 
  • Promote the full realization of equal opportunity for the County as a whole and each constituent department within the County.

The Broome County Department of Personnel is responsible for the implementation and enforcement of the County Affirmative Action Plan that will:

  •  Engage in personnel practices and policies that result in the County government workforce reflecting the demographic diversity of the County;
  •  Actively recruit members of protected classes for County employment; and
  •  Strongly enforce Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action guidelines in vendor contracts.

Additional EEO Responsibilities of the Personnel Officer:

  • Coordinating Broome County’s obligations under 29 C.F.R. Part 37 to ensure access, nondiscrimination and equal opportunity in programs and services assisted under Title I Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA).
  • Serving as the Disadvantage Business Enterprise Liaison Officer.
  •  Implementing and monitoring the Aviation Concession Disadvantage Business Enterprise Program to ensure nondiscriminatory practices in projects which are funded by the Federal Aviation Administration.
  • Administering and promoting an active Minority and Women’s Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Program.
  •  Developing education and training programs to insure compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other applicable EEO laws and regulations.
  • Investigation of alleged claims of violations of equal employment opportunity laws.

 Click here to view Broome County’s Affirmative Action Policy Statement in PDF format.

Who may file a complaint? Click here for more information and form.


Civil Service 

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EXAMINATION CANCELLATIONS

As the New York State Civil Service Commission schedules examinations on a statewide basis, it is very rare for one to be cancelled for any reason. In case of weather or other emergency, the Department of Personnel will place a cancellation announcement on this website and on the following radio stations the morning of the examination:

  • WAAL - 99.1 FM
  • WWYL - 104.1 FM
  • WHWK - 98.1 FM
  • WNBF - 1290 AM
  • WYOS - 1360 AM

In the event a cancellation does occur, the Broome County Department of Personnel will reschedule the examination and send you another admission letter with the time, date, and location of the rescheduled examination.

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Public employees are hired under a merit system known as civil service. Civil service law specifies the procedures for selecting employees based upon their qualifications and competence.

The Broome County Department of Personnel under the direction of the Personnel Officer administers the provisions of the New York State Civil Service Law for the 40 County departments and 37 jurisdictions (towns, villages, schools and special districts). There are approximately 7000 civil service employees in these agencies.

Jobs are typically filled using lists of eligible candidates who have passed a civil service examination for a specific title. The Department of Personnel web pages provide access to exam announcements and information you will need to know about taking civil service exams, as well as other useful employment related information.

Broome County Towns, Villages, School Districts and Special Districts: 

Towns

Barker                             Conklin                             Lisle                          Triangle Binghamton                     Dickinson                          Maine                         Union Chenango                        Fenton                            Nanticoke                     Vestal Colesville                       Kirkwood                           Sanford                     Windsor
 
Villages
Deposit                            Johnson City                   Port Dickinson              Windsor Endicott                           Lisle                               WhitneyPoint
 
School Districts
BOCES                              Deposit                       Maine-Endwell               Vestal    
Chenango Forks              Harpursville                 Susquehanna Valley     Whitney Point                 Chenango Valley             Johnson City                   Union Endicott              Windsor
 
 
Special Districts

 

Instructions, Applications & Forms:
In this section you will find all the forms necessary to apply for a civil service examination. This includes not only the exam application itself but also the forms for an alternate test date, fee waiver, or to cross-file with other counties. If you are a Veteran with questions, information is supplied along with the forms necessary to obtain Veteran's credits. If you are interested in applying for a position which does not require a civil service examination, you will find the general employment application here. General employment information is also provided.

Civil Service Examinations:
Exam announcements are listed in this section. This includes information as to the exam dates, last date to apply, qualifications necessary to take the exam and salaries.

Current Job Opportunities:
To find out about any current job opportunities within Broome County government, check this section.

Frequently Asked Questions:
Find the answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding civil service and Broome County employment.

Directions:
Broome County Department of Personnel
Johnson City High School Test Site
Public Safety Facility

Links To Other Sites:
Many other sites provide information relevant to obtaining employment. Click here for those links.

EXAMINATION CANCELLATIONS

As the New York State Civil Service Commission schedules examinations on a statewide basis, it is very rare for one to be cancelled for any reason. In case of weather or other emergency, the Department of Personnel will place a cancellation announcement on this website and on the following radio stations the morning of the examination:

  • WAAL - 99.1 FM
  • WWYL - 104.1 FM
  • WHWK - 98.1 FM
  • WNBF - 1290 AM
  • WYOS - 1360 AM

In the event a cancellation does occur, the Broome County Department of Personnel will reschedule the examination and send you another admission letter with the time, date, and location of the rescheduled examination.

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