Human Resources


Taryn Riley
Personnel Administrator

1 Overocker Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Phone: 845-485-3609
Fax: 845-485-1130

Our Mission

The mission of the Human Resources Department is to facilitate communication regarding town employment, enhance compliance with employment laws and regulations, and efficiently administer HR services including recruitment and selection, employee benefits administration, personnel policy development and implementation, record and reporting and supervisory and employee training and development.

Interested in Working for the Town of Poughkeepsie?

General Information

The HR Department strives to provide interested candidates with easy access to information on how to obtain employment in our town government. Job vacancies for entrance level positions are filled either by Civil Service examinations, advertisements, or screening applications on file with the HR Department. If you would like to submit an employment application, simply click here to download the form. You can also obtain an application in-person by stopping in the HR Department located in Town Hall or e-mailing your request to Resumes are encouraged and should be attached to the application.

Civil Service Examinations

Vacancies for competitive class positions are filled though civil service examinations. For more information regarding this process, you should contact the Dutchess County Personnel Department at Positions in the labor, non-competitive and exempt class do not require an examination.

Employee Handbook

The Employee Handbook, revised as of 1/16/2019, is available here.

EEO Policy

The Town of Poughkeepsieis an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Town does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, military status, arrest/criminal record, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or sexual orientation. Discrimination based on any of the above is strictly prohibited. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, compensation, promotion, transfer, training, leave of absence, and termination.

Retention of Applications

Applications remain in active status for a one-year period. You are encouraged to submit a new application if the one year period has lapsed.

Job Postings

(Please note, you will need to fill out both a Town application as well as a County Application.)

Volunteer Positions

  • Planning Board Alternate Member - contact us, (voluntary, and open to Town residents only).
  • Zoning Board Alternate Member - contact us, (voluntary, and open to Town residents only).
  • Planning Board Member - contact us, (voluntary, and open to Town residents only).