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Alan Schneider
Personnel Director

Bldg. 158, William J. Lindsay County Complex
PO Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788-0099

Phone: (631) 853-5500
Fax: (631) 853-4796
Email: Civil Service

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Welcome to the Department of Civil Service Home Page

In Suffolk County, administration of the Civil Service Law is carried out under the direction of the Suffolk County Personnel Director. The Suffolk County Department of Civil Service is responsible for overseeing personnel actions taken by some 241 employing jurisdictions including school districts, towns, villages water districts, library districts, etc. Collectively, these jurisdictions employ some 40,000 individuals.

The majority of all jobs fall within the competitive class, which is characterized by examinations used to ascertain the relative merit and fitness of candidates. Announcements for current examinations are available on this site by clicking on Current List of Exams. Examination announcements are also posted in the Hauppauge Office of the Suffolk County Department of Civil Service and at our Riverhead Office located in the Riverhead County Center.

This site contains a section for Frequently Asked Questions. In addition, the Department's Information Unit in Hauppauge is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5 PM for further information. The Riverhead Office will be open every Wednesday from 9 AM to 4:30 PM, year around.

If you have any comments or suggestions for this site, please submit such suggestions to our Hauppauge office.

Job Opportunities


Suffolk County Government is an equal opportunity employer

When submitting a resume for a posted position, please highlight the experience and/or education that meets the minimum requirements of the position for which you are applying.

Candidates meeting the minimum requirements for posted positions:  submit resume and cover letter to Alan Schneider (UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED) at unless other wise requested.


Suffolk County POLICE COMMISSIONER.  Candidates must possess a high level of leadership, analytic and communication ability while demonstrating the highest level of integrity, vision and skill to oversee a department of over 3400 sworn and civilian personnel.  Applicants should send resume or CV to: by December 21, 2017.


Suffolk County, New York is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Deputy County Executive.  Qualified candidates will possess comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, techniques and financial management systems of government finance and budgeting; thorough knowledge of statistical concepts and methods; thorough knowledge of recent developments in performance management; good knowledge of use of key performance indicators to analyze data to identify opportunities to improve operating efficiencies; ability to prepare and submit official statements and financial reports; ability to conduct rating agency presentations and to interpret statistical tabulations and prepare statistical reports; and the ability to supervise the implementation of systems conversion.

Minimum Requirements:

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 8 years of budget or finance experience, at least 5 years of which must be in government budgeting or finance and must have included significant experience preparing Official Statements and making presentations to rating agencies and investors.  Please submit resume and cover letter to Alan Schneider at:

Excellent Salary and Benefit Package



The Suffolk County District Attorney's Office is seeking an individual with unimpeachable integrity and significant prosecution  and managerial experience to serve as a Division Chief overseeing the newly created Special Affairs Division.  

Inclusive of this position, there are three Divisions -- the Trial Division, Investigations Division, and the Special Affairs Division -- each of which is overseen by a Division Chief.  The Division Chiefs report to the Chief Assistant who in turn reports to the District Attorney, all of whom comprise the Executive Office, along with the Chief of Staff and Chief Investigator. 

The Special Affairs Division Chief will oversee the newly created Conviction Integrity Bureau, the Public Integrity Bureau, and the Appeals and Training Bureau.  Each Bureau is overseen by a Bureau Chief who will report to the Division Chief. 

Qualified Candidates send cover letter and resume to:

Excellent Salary and Benefit Package

Suffolk County is an equal opportunity employer


 Suffolk County Budget Director

Responsible for directing the review and analysis of the annual Capital and Operating Budgets, budget programs and budget procedures of the County. 

Minimum Requirements: Either:

a) Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's Degree in Public Administration or Business Administration, and eight (8) years of experience in public finance, public budgeting systems, and/or intergovernmental revenue systems, two (2) years of which must have been at an administrative* level (policy making); or,

            (b) Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration or Business Administration, and ten (10) years of experience in public finance, public budgeting systems and/or intergovernmental revenue systems, two (2) years of which must have been at an administrative* level; or,

            (c) An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (a) and (b).

*The term "administrative", as used here, refers to a policy-making position involving responsibility for high-level policy decisions; i.e., responsible direction of an organization comprised of more than one unit and involving multiple functions.  The experience must involve areas such as planning, resource allocation, policy formulation and fiscal accountability.

                                   Excellent Salary and Benefit Package


Sheriff-Elect Toulon is seeking resumes for the position of Undersheriff.  Qualified candidates must have a minimum of 15 years of full-time law enforcement experience, as well as strong management and analytical skills.  The position is in the exempt class and the appointee serves at the pleasure of the Sheriff.

 Qualified candidates will also have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university and the following experience:  managing confidential and large-scale investigations, long-range agency planning, and developing and implementing agency policies and procedures, interacting with elected officials, department heads, and the public and the ability to express ideas, policies and other matters professionally in the written and verbal form

The Undersheriff is expected to perform the following duties:  Assume the responsibilities of the Sheriff in his absence, Provide direct oversight of the Sheriff’s Office’s managerial and senior supervisory law enforcement personnel, under the overall supervision of the Sheriff, Responsibility for enforcing agency rules and regulations, including disciplinary matters, and assist the Sheriff with maintaining order and the efficient operation of all aspects of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office, Exercise strong leadership by encouraging professionalism and adherence to a high level of ethical standards throughout the organization,  Perform specific duties as assigned by the Sheriff

Qualified Candidates are encouraged to submit their resume with a cover letter via email to by the close of business on December 22, 2017.

 Suffolk County is an equal opportunity employer.

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Department Of Social Services:  Medical Services Specialist  


There will be no written or oral examination for this position.  Candidates will be graded on their training and experience.  Because additional information will not be considered after a candidate's grade has been determined,  It is very important to read all the instructions on the examination announcement before before submitting an application.  Candidates must meet minimum requirements below.

Minimum Requirements:  Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by New York State with a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Nursing or other health or human services field, plus two (2) years of experience as a registered professional nurse in home health care and/or the review of home health care services for medical necessity or in the delivery of preventive health care services.  Experi¬≠ence must have been gained within the last ten (10) years.   At the time of appointment and during employment in this title, employees must possess a Registered Nurse's license issued by the State of New York.


Suffolk County Health Department seeks PsychologistsBoard Certified Psychiatrists, MD’s with Addiction Certification, Certified Nurse Practitioners (Psychiatric & Medical) and RN’s to fill Full Time, Part Time and Contract positions in our Mental Health Clinics, Jail based Mental Health Units, Opioid Treatment Programs and our Assisted Outpatient Treatment Unit. Positions and sites vary; rates of pay based on qualifications and site of position. Prior experience working with individuals diagnosed with co-occurring disorders a plus (MH/SUD). All candidates must be eligible to practice in NY, and meet regulatory / compliance requirements. 

Public Health Nurse I   Requires:  Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing and possession of a Professional Registered Nurse's License issues by the New York State Education Department.

Registered Nurse  Requires:  Graduation from an accredited school of nursing and either (a) possession of a Registered Nurse license issued by the State of New York or (b) possession of a limited permit issued by New York State to practice as a registered professional nurse.

Legal Nurse Consultant
Graduation from a New York State or Regionally accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, successful completion of a Legal Nurse Consultant certificate program given by a New York State or Regionally accredited college or university, and a Professional Registered Nurse’s License, issued by the New York State Education Department.

The incumbent of this position serves as a consultant on legal matters to Suffolk County Health Department physicians and seeks to diminish malpractice losses and Workers’ Compensation losses by identifying contributory factors and developing corrective programs.  Duties involve a combination of professional nursing expertise and legal knowledge.  Work requires independent judgment and initiative, and is reviewed through conferences, reports and evaluation of effectiveness.

Special Education Services Provider

Minimum Requirements:

Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Master's degree in Special Education and three (3) years of experience in case management, delivery of services to families or children, or in special education.  

 Candidate must possess either a New York State teaching certificate titled Special Education or Students with Disabilities (Birth to Grade 2).  

Clinical Psychologist  licensed by the New York State Department of Education For the Suffolk County Jails and the Mental Health Clinics.


Public Health Engineer (Wastewater) 

Requirements:  Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and six (6) years of sanitary, public health or environmental engineering experience and current registration as a professional engineer in the State of New York.  Candidate must be a resident of Suffolk County. Title and salary commensurate with experience.

Associate Hydrogeologist

Requirements:   Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Master’s Degree in a physical science or Engineering, including at least four (4) one-semester courses in hydrology, geology, hydraulics, earth sciences or water resource management, and eight (8) years of analytical, technical, investigative or research experience in hydrology, water resource management or a closely related area, plus two (2) years of which must have been served in a supervisory capacity.

Excellent Salary and Benefits Package.

Qualified candidates send cover letter and resume to:  Alan Schneider at

Chemist I  
Minimum Requirements:
Candidates must submit college transcripts.  Graduation from a New York State or Regionally accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in one of the natural sciences with at least sixteen (16) credit hours in Chemistry including Organic Chemistry.  

Excellent Salary and Benefits Package.

Qualified candidates send college transcripts, cover letter and resume to:  Alan Schneider at


The Police Department has a vacancy for a Communications Mechanic located in the Technical Services Section at Police Headquarters in Yaphank, NY.

Starting salary is $38,523.00 and the work schedule is Monday through Friday, day tour.

The minimum requirements for this position are:


a)    Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and one (1) year of experience in the maintenance, repair and installation of two-way communications systems, including general electrical and electro-mechanical equipment; or,

b)    Five (5) years of experience in the maintenance, repair and installation of two-way communications systems, including general electrical and electro-mechanical equipment or,

c)    An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (a) and (b).

Qualified candidates only – send cover letter and resume to Alan Schneider at  Suffolk County residence required        __________________________________________________________________________________

Suffolk County Department of Public Works

Division of Facilities Engineering:  Assistant Electrical Engineer 

Requirements:  a) Graduation from a New York State or regionally accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering, and two (2) years of experience in design and/or installation of electrical systems and equipment; or

b) Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and six (6) years of experience in design and/or installation of electrical systems and equipment; 

Ideal Candidate will have excellent• communication skills ;• experience with Microsoft Office ;• experience with AutoCAD.

Competitive benefits package including Health Insurance and Retirement planInterested individuals should provide a cover letter and resume via email to :  Alan Schneider at

________________________________________________________________________Suffolk County Probation Department:     Director of Probation

Minimum Requirements:

(a) Graduation from a New York State or Regionally accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree and twelve years of profes¬sional experience in a probation agency, which must include six years in a managerial capacity; or,(b) Two years of service in the position of Principal Probation Officer, or a directly equivalent or higher level probation position.  NOTE:  Additional education in public administration, management, probation studies, criminal justice or a related field may be substituted for the professional experience in a probation agency on a year-for-year basis. Education may not be substituted for the management experience.  NOTE:  Managerial experience shall include either:  1. Positions having primary responsibility for twenty-five or more professional employees; or  2. Positions providing comprehensive management-related services to probation agencies including the activities of: budgetary review and analysis, organizational diagnosis, agency performance assessment, program plan analysis, and staff development programming.  NOTE:  All appointments to the position of Director of Probation must be approved by the New York State Division of Probation and Correctional Alternatives. 

Excellent salary and benefit package 

Send resume and cover letter to Alan Schneider at  



Interested Applicants are Encouraged to Apply

Suffolk County, New York – (February 17, 2017) – Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and the Suffolk County Department of  Parks, Recreation and Conservation are pleased to announce  that the Suffolk County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation is now accepting  applications for a variety of seasonal employment positions at beaches, parks, golf courses, and campgrounds for the 2017 season. 

"Seasonal employment with the parks department provides the opportunity for individuals to help protect the environment, while earning money and providing a real service to the public,” said Bellone.  “With over 48,000 acres of parkland, the Parks Department requires extra assistance in efficiently maintaining each facility as well as help in providing a safe environment for the public.”

            Park Attendants are hired to perform a variety of tasks including maintenance, office work, as well as registrations and fee collections at the entrance booths. Park Attendants must be at least 16 years of age, and willing to work weekends and holidays, early and evening shifts. The main qualification for all positions is the ability to work well with the public.  If interested, please contact the Parks Personnel Department via email at

Substitute School Crossing Guard

The Suffolk County Police Department is seeking candidates for the position of substitute School Crossing Guard. Substitute School Crossing Guards work on an on-call basis. The hourly rate of pay as of 07/01/16 is $13.27. There is a guarantee of 3.0 hours for every assignment. No other benefits are available. Typical work activities include regulating the directional flow of school children, pedestrian and vehicular traffic at an assigned intersection or school crosswalk; reporting traffic incidents to police authorities for appropriate action ; noting unusual or suspicious occurrences or actions of individuals and alerting police in cases of observed or suspected violations of law and ordinances. Candidates must be able to read and write English. At the time of appointment, and during employment, employees must possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in New York State. Prior to appointment, there will be qualifying psychological and medical evaluations as well as an in-depth background investigation. Interested candidates may apply for a position at the police precinct in which they reside.

The Suffolk County Police Department is seeking full time Detention Attendants

Detention Attendants duties include: searching prisoners for weapons, contraband, drugs and other harmful articles; guarding persons detained at a police station house or detention facility pending hearing or transfer to a penal institution. Caring for prisoners who are sick or Intoxicated; accompanying prisoners to court; observing inmates in cells to assure prisoners' well being and adherence to regulations and rules.

Responsible for the cleanliness and sanitation of the dormitory and cells of detention facilities and clerical tasks such as maintaining detention log, sorting documents, data entry, filing, opening and distributing station mail and answering phones and relaying messages.

All candidates must undergo qualifying psychological & medical evaluations as well as an extensive background investigation before being hired. Detention Attendants must obtain a CDL license at their own expense after they are hired.

The annual salary is $31,050.00. Employees are required to join the New York State Retirement System. The current applicable contribution rate is 3% of the gross salary. Employees may also enroll in health insurance coverage. The annual cost for an individual plan is $1,418.53 while the annual cost for a family plan is $3,025.51.

Interested candidates can complete Form CS-205A on this website and mail it to Suffolk County Police Department, 30 Yaphank Ave, Yaphank, NY 11980, attention Personnel Section.


Suffolk County Police Department:  Deputy Police Commissioner

The Suffolk County Police Department, an accredited law enforcementagency, seeks qualified candidates for the position of Deputy Commissioner. Candidates must have 10 years of diverse experience in local law enforcement and five additional years of experience working for or in cooperation with a federal law enforcement agency. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of working collaboratively with state and local law enforcement, past supervisory experience, and specialized expertise in investigations into drug operations, anti-terrorism and public corruption offenses. Applicants will be subject to a rigorous vetting and records verification process. Interested parties may submit a cover letter, detailed resume and references to Alan Schneider at $150,000 range plus excellent benefit package

Suffolk County is an equal opportunityemployer


150 Motor Parkway, Suite 102
Hauppauge, NY 11788

BASE SALARY: Salary Determined Upon Successful Candidates Qualifications 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Admission to the New York State Bar and one (1) year of service in the Deputy Chief Attorney title; or Equivalent relevant experience.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: All interested persons meeting the minimum qualifications are encouraged to submit a UCS 5 Application for Employment form (obtainable from any administrative office in a court building or on the web at  and a resume to:
 Appellate Division, 2nd Judicial Department
45 Monroe Place
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Attention: Mary O’Donoghue, Human Resources Director


The New York State Unified Court System is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy and gender identity or expression), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.


A Chief Attorney serves in a confidential capacity and is responsible for supervising the staff of a Mental Hygiene legal Service office or an attorney disciplinary committee A Chief Attorney is responsible for monitoring the progress of cases and resolving problems, developing and implementing policies and procedures, and administering all related activities. A Chief Attorney also researches legal issues and questions, presents complex cases before administrative tribunals and trial and appellate courts, organizes complex investigations, and performs other related duties.

Counsel to the Grievance Committees in the Second Department serves as legal counsel to those Committees. The duties of the Chief Counsel to the Grievance Committee for the Tenth Judicial District are as follows: supervise a staff of approximately thirteen attorneys, as well as support staff, in the investigation and, if appropriate, prosecution of complaints of alleged attorney misconduct, on behalf of that Committee.  Review and analyze grievance complaints to determine if an investigation is warranted.  Assist and counsel staff attorneys on legal issues, areas of inquiry, investigative strategies and potential dispositions, including discipline by consent.  Review and edit confidential legal memoranda, pleadings, motions, disposition letters and other documents prepared by staff attorneys for submission to the Grievance Committee, the Court, and the Special Referees appointed to hear disciplinary proceedings.  Perform legal research pertaining to ethics and attorney responsibility.  Conduct and supervise hearings before Special Referees appointed by the Appellate Division.  Act as liaison between the Grievance Committee and the Nassau and Suffolk County Bar Associations and their grievance, mediation and fee conciliation committees, as well as the Fee Dispute Program of Part 137 of the Rules of the Chief Administrator of the Courts.  Oversee the management of the agency, which includes but is not limited to personnel, fiscal and facility issues.   Assist Appellate Division with agency's annual budget and future propagation of its mission.  Responsible for preparation of quarterly and annual statistics, as well as the completion of surveys, for various bar associations and the Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection, among other entities.  Collaborate with Chief Counsel of the other Grievance Committees within the Second Department, as well as the Appellate Division, Second Department's Clerk of the Court and Chief of Staff. 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this title.  They do not include all job duties performed by employees in the title, and every position does not necessarily require these duties.  Although a position is available and situated at a specific location, the appointee may be subject to reassignment to any position in the same title in this promotion unit dependent upon the needs of the Unified Court System.  All applications received from this announcement may be used to fill any vacancies in this title that may occur in this court or agency within the next six (6) months.  Position(s) available at the present time:  1  .