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 be advised that all Schenectady County civil service examinations scheduled for Saturday, June 27th, June 13th, May 16th, May 2nd, and April 25th at Draper Middle School have been postponed. All impacted candidates will be notified of an alternate test date in the near future.

Schenectady County Civil Service Commission June Meeting and Public Hearing Notice: 

To minimize the spread of COVID-19, the Schenectady County Civil Service Commission will hold their June meeting online. Members of the public are invited to call-in to listen to the meeting and comment during Privilege of the Floor and during the Public Hearing.

Schenectady County Civil Service Commission June Meeting and Public Hearings
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Call-In Information:
(408) 418-9388
Access Code: 126 498 3000
Pass Code: 27258632

CLICK HERE for meeting agenda.

CLICK HERE for Public Hearing 1
CLICK HERE for Public Hearing 2

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.

                                                        Career Portal - Apply Online                                    
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.