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Personnel Department


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: Work involves a wide variety of responsible clerical and record keeping duties, requiring confidentiality and use of independent judgment. Work involves considerable contact with the public and plumbing board members. Duties include clerical work and accurate recordkeeping relative to all the books and records of the Plumbing Board. Work is performed under general supervision. Supervision of others is not usually required of this position. Performs related work as required.


  • Prepares meeting agendas, sets up materials for Plumbing Board members and sends legal notices to newspapers;
  • Prepares all meeting materials for Plumbing Board members;
  • Attends all meetings of the Plumbing Board;
  • Keeps complete and accurate records of all proceedings;
  • Prepares minutes of the meetings;
  • Answers all communications under the direction of the Chairperson;
  • Sends notices of regular and special meetings;
  • Sends notices of written orders of the Board setting forth the determination or decision to applicant;
  • Maintains files and corresponds for Plumbing Board members;
  • Arranges for annual elections;
  • 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 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS Good knowledge of modern business procedures; good knowledge of office terminology procedures and equipment; ability to manipulate an alphanumeric keyboard; ability to take notes at a satisfactory rate of speed where appropriate; ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions; ability to get along well with others; sound judgment, honesty; accuracy; tact; courtesy.


  1. Completion of a post high school business or secretarial course and three (3) years of secretarial experience; or
  2. High school graduation or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and four (4) years of secretarial experience, or
  3. Five (5) years of secretarial experience; or
  4. An equivalent combination of training and experience as described in a), b) and c) above.

PLEASE NOTE: Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.


11/01; 1/09

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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