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DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS Under general supervision, incumbents of this class perform community outreach work for an assigned school district. Incumbents provide information and referral to district students and families about County programs and services available to them. Considerable contact and interaction with school administrators, teachers, school personnel, students and parents are involved, requiring confidentiality and proper handling of confidential materials. Duties require proficiency in both the Spanish and English language, in providing interpretive and information services. Supervision of others is not a requirement of this position. Performs related work as required. 

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES  (Illustrative only)

  • Speaks, reads, writes and interprets Spanish language and Spanish language documents, as needed;
  • Interprets program services and makes referrals to district residents and students about County programs, services, and resources available to them;
  • Distributes informational materials to district residents;
  • Acts as liaison between building administration and families;
  • Helps arrange appointments for residents with school staff and outside agencies;
  • Gathers community data;
  • May travel to student homes and/or school buildings to deliver program information, student work and/or supplies;
  • 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 Good knowledge of the geographic area served; working knowledge of programs and services available in the area of assignment; working knowledge of the characteristics, needs and interests of assigned population; ability to communicate with members of assigned population; empathy in handling sensitive problems; tact; courtesy; integrity.  


Graduation from high school or possession of a comparable diploma and one (1) year of general work experience involving contact with members of a community.


  1. Access to transportation may be required to perform field work responsibilities.
  2. Candidates must be fluent in the understanding, speaking, reading, writing and translating Spanish.



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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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