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Putnam County

Personnel Department


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:  This is high-level secretarial work requiring  good communication skills and a high level of confidentiality. Direct contact with the citizenry, the media, County and Town and Village officials, business and community leaders is a significant element in this position. Work is performed under general supervision in accordance with specific policies and objectives. General supervision may be exercised over a small number of clerical staff. Performs related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)

  • Maintains calendar and schedules appointments for County Executive;
  • Maintains confidential and regular correspondence files;
  • Prepares a variety of reports and statistical data;
  • Responds to telephone calls and visitors, and establishes priorities for submission to County Executive;
  • Prepares all correspondence on behalf of the County Executive and Deputy County Executive;
  • Orders supplies and equipment for office;
  • May supervise temporary personnel;
  • Assists other County Executive office staff as necessary;
  • 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 AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS Thorough knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment; good knowledge of business arithmetic and English; good verbal ability; ability to type at an acceptable rate of speed; ability to prepare written correspondence for the office; ability to understand and carry out difficult oral and written instructions; a high degree of confidentiality, tact, and judgment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Qualifications are determined by the County Executive.


4/86; 9/97; 1/09; 12/22

Exempt Class

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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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