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Personnel Department


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:  Work involves performance of a variety of semi-skilled tasks in the maintenance of buildings and grounds. Work is performed under general supervision and involves supervision of subordinate workers. Performs related work as required.


  • Supervises subordinate cleaning and maintenance staff in cleaning and maintenance procedures;
  • Performs routine building cleaning and maintenance tasks;
  • Performs minor carpentry work in the repair of windows, doors walls, furniture, etc;
  • Performs minor electrical repair work on a variety of fixtures;
  • Performs both interior and exterior painting;
  • Repairs plumbing equipment, such as sinks, toilets, drinking fountains, tubs, etc.;
  • Maintains, cleans and repairs boilers, pumps, pipes, heaters, heating and ventilating systems, etc.;
  • Performs a variety of general grounds maintenance tasks, including mowing lawns, maintenance of flower beds, walks and driveways;
  • Assists in the removal of snow and ice and the sanding of icy sidewalks;
  • Services automobiles by washing, refueling and checking the oil;
  • Performs a variety of related activities as required.

When Assigned to Central Storeroom:

  • Performs inventory;
  • Stocks storage area with supplies;
  • Fills and delivers orders;
  • Reports shortages and unusual requests to Director

In School Districts:

  • May fill in as School Bus Driver when needed, if properly licensed.

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:  Good knowledge of modern buildings and grounds maintenance and repair practices; working knowledge of the practices and techniques of one or more of the standard trades; ability to follow oral and written directions; ability to supervise the work of others; mechanical aptitude; dependability; initiative; manual dexterity.


Two (2) years of experience in general building construction or maintenance work involving the following standard trades:  carpentry, plumbing and electrical.


6/84; 1/86; 6/91; 11/95; 3/06; 1/09

Non-Competitive Class  [County Highway & Purchasing Depts]

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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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