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Putnam County

Personnel Department


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: Work involves responsibility for coordinating, developing and conducting seminars, orientations and training sessions aimed at enhancing and developing the managerial, professional, administrative and technical skills of employees of one or more Putnam County departments or agencies. Responsibilities include ensuring that course content and instruction is in accordance with any appropriate New York State guidelines and protocols, that course instruction is effective, and that course objectives are met.  May assist with identifying and assessing training needs in order to design effective programs. Work is performed under general supervision of an appropriate Putnam County administrator or officer. Performs related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (illustrative only)

  • Prepares and develops course content for general or specialized training sessions or courses, including lesson plans and teaching aids, such as training handbooks, demonstration models and multimedia visual aids, as needed, to achieve established instructional goals;
  • Provides lectures and conducts or co-conducts training sessions, as needed;
  • Participates in the scheduling and coordination of classes, training sessions, supplemental courses, evaluation meetings, etc., in accordance with appropriate New York State requirements or guidelines;
  • Provides trainees with information about course policies, feedback on performance and requirements, access to remedial or tutoring help, and counseling as needed;
  • Maintains records of trainee enrollment, attendance and performance;
  • Performs a variety of related duties 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 general and specific subject matter, including theory, techniques and applicable laws, rules and regulations, of subjects or systems involved in training or courses to be provided; good knowledge of the effectiveness of various training methodologies and motivational techniques; ability to develop training programs incorporating different teaching approaches and meeting specific instructional needs; ability to communicate ideas clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Graduation from high school or possession of a comparable diploma.

Provable, documented expertise and qualifications in a field appropriate to the training, education, development and/or instruction to be provided, as determined on an individual basis by the appointing authority.



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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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