ATTENTION: Effective September 1st, 2020 the Personnel Office will resume charging $15 for all civil service exams.  (Please click here to pay the exam fee).


7551 Court Street, P.O. Box 217, Elizabethtown, New York 12932
(518) 873-3360  Fax: (518) 873-3372

Jennifer Mascarenas, Personnel Officer
Erica Sadowski, Personnel Technician/Deputy
Jaime Douglass, Personnel Technician
Christina Slattery, Personnel Clerk

Employment / Civil Service Exams

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The Essex County Department of Personnel and Civil Service is the civil service agency for all divisions of government in Essex County. Public employees are hired under the New York State Civil Service Law which specifies the procedures for selecting employees based upon their qualifications and competence.

The Essex County Department of Personnel, under the direction of the Personnel Officer, administers the provisions of the Civil Service Law. Jobs are typically filled using lists of eligible candidates who have passed a civil service examination for a specific title.

The Essex County Personnel Office has the responsibility for overseeing civil service requirements for County Government, Town Government, Village Government, School Districts and Special Districts. There are approximately 2000 civil service employees in these agencies.



2024 County Employee Health Insurance Forms:
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Health Insurance – No Changes (employees keeping the same coverage for 2024)
No Change to Current Health Insurance

Health Insurance – Plan Information and Enrollment Forms
Health Insurance Plan Comparison
Health Insurance Enrollment Form
Health Insurance Declination Form
Health Insurance Buy-Out Incentive

Health Insurance – Deduction Forms
Full-Time Employee
Full-Time Employee Domestic Partnership
Part-Time Benefited Employee

Health Insurance – Family Waivers (both employees working at Essex County)
Domestic Partnership Waiver Prior to 2009
Domestic Partnership Waiver After 2009
Married Waiver Prior to 2009
Married Waiver After 2009
Parent & Dependent Employees Waiver

Health Insurance – Premium Enhancement Forms
Full-Time Employee Premium Enhancement Form
Part-Time Benefited Employee Premium Enhancement Form

Flexible Spending Account
FSA Enrollment/Declination Form

Dental Insurance – Enrollment Forms
Guardian Payroll Deduction & Enrollment Form
Guardian Dental Cancellation Form

Solstice Payroll Deduction & Enrollment Form
Solstice Dental Cancellation Form

Civil Service Forms:
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New Position Classification Form (ECPO-222)
New Position Classification Short Form (ECPO-222)
Request to Fill Vacant Position
Supplementary Payroll Certification and Report of Personnel Change (MSD-428)
55a and 55b Employment Eligibility

Excellus application

Request for additional time payment
Temporary employee’s time sheet

Group Term Life Insurance Beneficiary Form

Policy Acknowledgement

Employee Policy Acknowledgement System

  • The link above will bring you to our “Employee Links” page.
  • Use your Timesheets Login to access the page.
  • Click on the “Employee Policy Acknowledgement System” link on our “Employee Links” page to be brought to the Acknowledgement System.
  • If you do not have a Timesheets Login, please contact Personnel for a direct link to the Acknowledgement System.
  • Most recent copy of the Employee Policy can be found here (County Employees need to use the Acknowledgement System to acknowledge the policy).