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Personnel Department


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS This is general clerical work primarily involving the collection and distribution of mail performed in accordance with prescribed routine. Supervision is received from an employee of higher rank. Performs related work as required.


  • Collects, sorts and distributes mail to all office locations;
  • Operates a postage meter machine, collator and other office machines;
  • Carries mail bags and boxes, many of heavy weight;
  • Packages, wraps and processes bulk items;
  • Makes specials trips to pick up or deliver urgently needed materials, overnight letters, registered letters, telegrams, etc.;
  • Performs routine clerical work ancillary to mailroom activities;
  • Operates a telephone switchboard and performs other office support services when called upon to do so.
  • 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 Working knowledge of office technology, procedures and equipment; ability to write legibly; clerical aptitude; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.


  1. Graduation from high school or possession of a comparable diploma, which included academic, technical or vocational training; or
  2. Two (2) years of clerical experience; or
  3. An equivalent combination of training and experience as indicated in a) and b) above.


Access to transportation is required to perform field work responsibilities in a timely and efficient manner.


10/95; 9/97; 4/09

Competitive 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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