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With Schenectady County, you won't just find a job, you'll start a career. 

Take the steps towards a rewarding career in public service. Schenectady County employees work hard everyday delivering essential services and maintaining public infrastructure. Schenectady County is seeking passionate and hardworking candidates with a strong desire to help others to fill several Civil Service vacancies. 

Schenectady County invests in you while you make a difference in your community. 

Competitive Salary and Benefits

Live well now and in the future. Earn a competitive salary with exceptional health benefits and a New York State Pension.

Work Life Balance

Work hard but save time for yourself and family. Find work life balance with paid sick leave, personal time off, vacation and holiday pay. 

Tuition Assistance

Earn your degree while you work.  Receive free tutition at SUNY Schenectady and half-off tuition at any College or University.

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Start Your Career, Serve Your Community, Make a Difference!

Schenectady County is currently recruiting caseworkers to investigate abuse and neglect cases, assess client/family strengths and needs, develop, coordinate, and monitor implementation of service plans to meet the needs of clients and families. This position provides crisis intervention services, arranges for services and documents all casework as prescribed by rules and regulations. 

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Schenectady County is seeking to fill Social Welfare Examiner positions. The work involves responsibility for the initial intake and determination of eligibility and assistance for individuals for various social services programs. The incumbent interviews applicants and evaluates applications and records to determine eligibility for benefit programs such as financial assistance, medical assistance, or food stamps. 

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Join Glendale's dedicated staff and provide our residents with outstanding care. CNAs work alongside a team of healthcare professionals, providing routine care and non-nursing services, including personal hygiene care. Current NYS Certification to work as a Nurse Aide is required. Full-time and part-time positions are available.

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Schenectady County is seeking reliable LPN's (Licensed Practical Nurse) to care for patients in a professional and considerate manner. LPN professionals must be first and foremost qualified and compassionate. The ideal candidate will be experienced in providing practical nursing services and diverse basic care to those who need it while remaining patient and calm.

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The Schenectady County Sheriff's Department Patrol Division is seeking community-minded candidates to serve and protect residents of Schenectady County, patrol county highways, and assist with criminal investigations. Working as a patrol officer is a challenging and rewarding career that gives you the chance to make a positive impact in your community.


Provide exceptional service to customers at the Schenectady County Department of Motor Vehicles.  Assist drivers in renewing their licenses and vehicle registrations or applying for driving permits and photo identifcation cards. Motor Vehicle Representatives also recieve and process various New York State Motor Vehicle forms ensuring that information is properly documented with great care and attention to detail.

Be on the front line and answer the call for help when someone calls 911.  Dispatchers receive, evaluate, and triage emergency and non-emergency calls for help, relaying information to first responders. Public Safety Dispatchers play a critical role in keeping their community safe 24/7.  Day-time, evening, and overnight shifts available. 

Start a rewarding career in law enforcement with the Schenectady County Sheriff's Department of Corrections. Corrections Officers play a critical role in keeping our community safe by providing direct supervision of individuals in custody. Corrections Officers work to create a safe and secure environment while also providing routine care and correctional treatment to incarcerated individuals. 

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How to Apply for a Job

How to Apply for a Job

No matter what career path you choose, all future county employees must demonstrate that they are qualified and capable of doing their job well. For most jobs, this is measured by an exam.  Sign up to receive email notifications about open positions and upcoming exams, take the exam, and apply for an open position. 

Take the Civil Service Exam for FREE

Take the Civil Service Exam for FREE

Many civil service jobs in Schenectady County require you to take a exam.  Don’t let the exam fee become a barrier to starting your career at Schenectady County. Take advantage of the Schenectady County Legislature’s one-year pilot program that eliminates the fees charged for taking civil service exams.