Personnel & Civil Service
56 Main Street
Owego, NY 13827
Public employees are hired under a merit system known as civil service. Civil Service law specifies the procedures for selecting employees based upon their qualifications and competence.
The Tioga County Department of Personnel, under the direction of the Personnel Officer, administers the provisions of the New York State Civil Service Law for the 24 County departments and more than 20 jurisdictions (towns, villages, schools and special districts).
Jobs are typically filled using lists of eligible candidates who have passed a civil service examination for a specific title. The Department of Personnel’s web page provides access to current job vacancies and exam announcements.
In addition, the Personnel/Civil Service Department has been charged with the responsibility for fair and equitable administration of the fringe benefits, collective bargaining agreements, Non-Union Salary Plan, and workers’ compensation program to all County employees. In doing so, the department offers new employee orientations, insurance claim assistance, and a variety of other support services.