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DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS Work involves providing clerical and secretarial support and assistance to elected County Coroners. Coroners are charged with investigations into deaths within the county, autopsy arrangements, reporting, disposal of personal property of decease, all in compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations. The Confidential Secretary to County Coroner performs a variety of administrative duties in support of the work of the Coroners. Work is performed under general supervision in accordance with specific policies and objectives. Performs related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)

  • Assists with a variety of aspects of administrative or technical functions of the office;
  • Assists with confidential correspondence and communication, including letters, emails, telephone;
  • Makes appointments and manages calendar, as needed;
  • Maintains confidential and regular correspondence files and databases;
  • Assists with preparation of a variety of reports and statistical data;
  • Reviews reports and other documents for completeness, accuracy and conformity with established procedures;
  • Performs a variety of related activities as required.

Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS Good knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment; good knowledge of business arithmetic and English; good knowledge of office management; ability to prepare correspondence, reports and other materials from general instructions; ability to carry out complex oral and written instructions; ability to exercise independent judgment; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; tact and courtesy.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Qualifications determined by the County Coroner.



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Mission Statement

Our mission is to administer, in a fair and equitable manner, the provisions of New York State Civil Service Law and Putnam County Civil Service Rules with respect to the offices and employments in the classified service of Putnam County and the civil divisions therein, which include the towns, villages, school districts, libraries and special districts.

It is Putnam County Personnel Department’s responsibility to ensure Putnam County taxpayers of a public workforce qualified for their jobs pursuant to the principles of selection according to merit and fitness as set forth in Article 5, §6 of the New York State Constitution.

  • Paul Eldridge

    Personnel Officer

Putnam County Office Building

40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512

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