Human Resources and Civil Service Office

Human Resources and Civil Service  ♦  620 State Street, 2nd Floor, Schenectady, NY 12305  ♦  (518) 388-4233  ♦  (518)388-4235 (fax)
Hours ♦ 8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday-Friday (Except Holidays)

Joe McQueen, Director of Human Resources
Please submit your resume through our Online Application System


Schenectady County Civil Service Commission will be holding a Special Meeting on Monday, April 6, 2020 at 10am.  This meeting will be conducted by conference call in accordance with Executive Order 202.1.  To listen to the meeting please call 1-408-418-9388 and use Access code: 628 825 242

* Please be advised that all Schenectady County civil service examinations scheduled for Saturday, March 14 and Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Draper Middle School have been postponed. All impacted candidates will be notified of an alternate test date in the near future.


Welcome to the Department of Human Resources and Civil Service!

Schenectady County Government’s goal is to create a workforce that is committed to public service and quality performance.  Schenectady County government is committed to creating a strong, diverse and inclusive workforce ready to serve the residents of Schenectady County.  The Schenectady County Human Resources Department strives to provide a comprehensive range of supports to our employees, to all levels of County government and to the municipalities that we serve.  The Department assists with benefit and policy administration; acts as the liaison on human resource matters; ensures county compliance with applicable state and federal laws; and provides employee professional development.

Under the leadership of the Schenectady County Civil Service Commission, the department also provides local civil service functions to all local government jurisdictions within Schenectady County.  This includes conducting civil service exams, establishing and maintaining eligible civil service lists, and ensuring compliance with New York State Civil Service Law.

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Please visit our Civil Service Employment Portal where you will have the ability to create an account and be notified of any new opportunities in your field of interest.