Human Resources

Our Mission Contact
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. HR Department
1 Overocker Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

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

Interested in Working for the Town of Poughkeepsie?  
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. Please download the PDF of our employment application. You can also obtain an application in-person by stopping in the HR Department located in Town Hall or e-mailing your request to the HR Department. 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

Positions in the labor, non-competitive and exempt class do not require an examination.

Employee Handbook

The Employee Handbook was revised on 11/04/2020.

The Employee Handbook, revised 01/16/2019
Employee Handbook

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.
Date Posted New Job Listings!
05/01/2021 Duputy Building Inspector (PDF)
05/01/2021 Recreation Leader (PDF)
05/01/2021 Recreation Assistant (PDF)
05/01/2021 Secretary to the Planning Board (PDF)
05/01/2021 Sewer Maintenance Mechanic (PDF)

Please note, you will need to fill out both a Town and County Application.

Town of Poughkeepsie Employement Application Dutchess
Town Application County Application

Seasonal Employment
Recreation Department
Seasonal 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).