The Department of Personnel is charged with administering Civil Service Law in Rockland County. It is headed by the Commissioner of Personnel, who has the authority to adopt rules governing both County government employees and employees of local municipal agencies, such as towns, villages, libraries, school districts, etc. See list of Local Municipal Agencies/Jurisdictions.
In administering Civil Service Law for the County and local government entities within the County, the Department of Personnel conducts Civil Service examinations for competitive titles, establishes and maintains eligible lists for filling positions, classifies positions and develops job specifications, interprets Civil Service Law and Rules as well as other laws bearing upon employment, promotion, discipline and discharge, and maintains employment records of classified Civil Service employees.
We invite you to browse through our site to learn more about employment in Civil Service and to search for a variety of employment opportunities available to you within Rockland County.
-Joan M. Silvestri
Commissioner of Personnel
The Rockland County Department of Personnel is the central Personnel Agency of County government.
It is headed by the Commissioner of Personnel who has the authority to adopt rules governing various civil service matters relating to employees of the Municipal Governments of Rockland County. Among its functions are:
- analyzing and classifying positions
- establishing minimum qualifications for positions
- holding examinations
- reviewing qualifications of all appointees to civil service positions
- advising individual employees of their rights
- benefits and responsibilities under the law and the several labor agreements
- assisting in negotiating labor contracts with county employee organizations
It also provides the public with information and guidance concerning career opportunities in the county service.
We develop and oversee policies and procedures in order to ensure compliance with a variety of laws pertaining to the personnel function (e.g., Family and Medical Leave Act, Security Guard Law, etc).
In addition, the Department of Personnel provides basic guidance on retirement matters and administers Early Retirement Incentives, develops and administers special projects (e.g., Pay Equity Study, Alternative Work Arrangements) and provides guidance with respect to a variety of personnel-related functions (e.g., development of performance appraisal tools).