John J. Kalinkewicz, Director of Personnel - Email
Marcy McNamara, Deputy Director of Personnel - Email
Robert Hartman, Safety and Health Coordinator - Email
Patty Veronezi, Personnel Assistant - Email
Judy Dahoda-Taylor, Personnel Assistant - Email
Stephanie Monaco, Confidential Secretary - Email
Sue Hofmann, Sr. Account Clerk - Email
Brigette Herbst , Personnel Clerk- Email
Wendy Tennant, Self-Insurance Specialist - Email
Personnel Office: (518) 885-2225
Self Insurance Administration: (518) 885-2234
Personnel Office-FAX: (518) 884-4752
Self Insurance Administration-FAX: (518) 884-4799
40 McMaster St.
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Hours: 8 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday
The goal of the civil service system in New York, likewise the goal of the Saratoga County Department of Personnel, is to attract, develop, and retain a diverse well-qualified and professional workforce that reflects the high standards of the State of New York. This merit system is based on Article V, Section 6 of the New York State Constitution, which provides that appointments and promotions in the civil service of the state and all of the civil divisions shall be made according to merit and fitness; and, as far as practicable, shall be in the competitive class. One of the main functions of this department is to carry out the State Civil Service Law and constitutional mandate.
Civil Service Administration
If you are seeking a position at the local government level, this is the place to discover the possibilities within Saratoga County. There is a large diversity of positions with various minimum qualifications. Civil Service Examinations are administered throughout the year for competitive class positions. In order to be eligible for a particular exam, one must meet the minimum qualifications. The process involves obtaining an application, filling it out, and sending it back to this office before the filing deadline. If you meet the qualifications, you should expect to receive an admission letter approximately one week prior to the date of the exam.
This Department negotiates and administers the County’s collective bargaining agreements. This includes the adjudication of conduct and discipline cases as well as employee grievances. The County has agreements with the following employee unions: Saratoga County General Unit of CSEA Inc., Saratoga County Deputy Sheriff’s Police Benevolent Association, and Saratoga County Deputy Sheriff’s Benevolent Association.
The Department prepares personnel policies and procedures, conducts County orientation, NYS Retirement Seminars, and other human resource training for its employees. This Department also administers employee and retiree health insurance programs, Deferred Compensation, Disability Insurance as well as many other personnel functions such as attracting and recruiting of new employees.
Employee Health and Safety
The Department administers the County Worker’s Compensation Program and oversees all required safety policies, procedures, and training of Department staff including a Defensive Driving Course. Our Department staff also conducts an exit interview program.
Classification and Compensation Studies
The Department conducts classification surveys for positions within the County as well as for its jurisdictions. This will ensure accurate job specifications and relevant exam content for those employees. Generally, the classification study shall provide a foundation for future career development plans for these employees. Likewise, compensation studies are conducted when necessary, to ensure internal equity of pay amongst all positions within a jurisdiction. Also, these studies review current salaries for competitiveness with similar titles in other public or private sector entities. The object is to effectively recruit and retain employees in all positions within the studied municipality.
The Saratoga County Personnel Department accepts applications for employment and/or Civil Service examinations for Saratoga County employees. We also provide civil service administration for the following Towns, Villages, School Districts, and Special Districts within Saratoga County.
Additional Information/Files to Download
- New York State Comptroller”s Office – Retirement
- New York State Department of Civil Service
- New York State Department of Labor
The following are external links for help with test preparation for some exams.