Bethany O'Rourke
Personnel Officer


56 Main Street
Owego, NY 13827

Main Phone:

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Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Closed Legal Holidays

The Tioga County Department of Personnel, under the direction of the Personnel Officer, administers the provisions of the New York State Civil Service Law for the 24 County departments and more than 20 jurisdictions (towns, villages, schools and special districts). All current job vacancies and exam announcements are posted through the Personnel Office and available online through this page.

In addition, the Personnel/Civil Service Department has been charged with the responsibility for fair and equitable administration of the fringe benefits, collective bargaining agreements, Non-Union Salary Plan, and workers’ compensation program to all County employees. In doing so, the department offers new employee orientations, insurance claim assistance, and a variety of other support services.


 Services and Information

There are five (5) different classifications: Unclassified, Exempt, Labor, Non-Competitive, and Competitive. 

Titles that are classified as Competitive require applicants to compete in an examination process.  The process includes an applicant meeting the minimum qualifications for the title and completing all components of the examination itself.  In order to be considered for permanent employment, candidates must place among the top 3 scores and interview successfully.

For a listing of School Districts in Tioga County with links to their web sites, Please Click Here. Please note that Tioga County does not administer exams for either BOCES or Spencer-Van Etten schools. Please visit Broome County for BOCES positions or Chemung County for Spencer-Van Etten positions.




Civil Service Rules
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Application Policy
PDF, 356 KB

Veterans Information
PDF, 205 KB

 The following is a listing of county departments and those titles for which hiring occurs more frequently:

Department Titles
County Wide: Office Specialist (I, II & III), Accounting Associate (I, II III)
Social Services: Caseworker, Social Welfare Examiner, and Community Service Worker
Mental Hygiene: Clinical Social Worker, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor
Sheriff’s Office: Corrections Officer, Public Safety Dispatcher, and Deputy Sheriff
Public Health: Public Health Sanitarian, Public Health Educator, and Public Health Nurse
Public Works: Heavy Equipment Operator, Motor Equipment Operator, and Maintenance Mechanic

 If you have any other questions or comments about this information, please call us at 607-687-8494 or contact us online.

The Personnel Department administers benefits for eligible employees and retirees. Currently Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield,, is the health insurance administrator, and EBS-RMSCO,, handles the dental and flexible spending programs.

Tioga County is a participating employer in the NYS Employees and Local Retirement System, , and membership in the retirement system is mandatory for some employees and optional for others. In addition to the NYS Retirement System, Tioga County offers employees an optional investment program, 457 plan, which is currently administered by Nationwide Retirement Solutions,

For assistance on any of these benefit topics contact:

Amy Poff, Benefits Manager at 607-687-8205

Tioga County Self-Insurance Plan is the workers’ compensation carrier for Tioga County employees, employees of Tioga County municipalities, active volunteer firefighters for Tioga County fire departments, and volunteer ambulance workers for the Berkshire Emergency Squad. POMCO Group is the third party administrator that handles claims for the Tioga County Self Insurance Plan.

If you work for an employer under the Tioga County Self Insurance Plan and have been hurt on the job, notify your supervisor immediately. In order for the claim to be processed, there are forms (available below) that must be completed and submitted to Tioga County Self Insurance Plan, 56 Main Street, Owego, NY 13827, fax (607) 223-7074.

These are the current collective bargaining agreements in force with the County:

The Tioga County Personnel Department maintains a catalog of job descriptions for titles under it's jurisdiction. You may browse and search this catalog by clicking on the document links below.

Case Aide
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Caseworker RN
PDF, 66 KB

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Census Taker
PDF, 57 KB

Chief Accountant
PDF, 72 KB

Civil Law Clerk
PDF, 68 KB

Civil Manager
PDF, 71 KB

Cleaner (Light)
PDF, 57 KB

PDF, 58 KB

PDF, 63 KB

Computer Lab Aide
PDF, 72 KB

Computer Programmer
PDF, 271 KB

PDF, 61 KB

PDF, 64 KB

PDF, 65 KB

Corrections Officer
PDF, 103 KB

County Attorney
PDF, 66 KB

Custodial Aide
PDF, 61 KB

Custodial Worker
PDF, 62 KB

PDF, 62 KB

Data Base Clerk
PDF, 61 KB

Data Officer
PDF, 67 KB

Dental Assistant
PDF, 66 KB

Dental Hygienist
PDF, 63 KB

PDF, 60 KB

Deputy County Clerk
PDF, 78 KB

Deputy Sheriff
PDF, 80 KB

Dog Control Officer
PDF, 61 KB

PDF, 72 KB

GIS Administrator
PDF, 70 KB

GIS Manager
PDF, 81 KB

GIS Technician
PDF, 68 KB

PDF, 63 KB

PDF, 61 KB

PDF, 234 KB

Land Bank Director
PDF, 96 KB

Lead EMS Technician
PDF, 69 KB

Library Clerk
PDF, 59 KB

Library Technician
PDF, 65 KB

PDF, 84 KB

PDF, 61 KB

Safety Officer PT
PDF, 71 KB

School Chauffeur
PDF, 78 KB

School Monitor
PDF, 57 KB

PDF, 87 KB

Senior Caseworker
PDF, 80 KB

Senior Clerk
PDF, 61 KB

Senior Typist
PDF, 64 KB

Sergeant - Sheriff
PDF, 85 KB

Student Worker
PDF, 57 KB

Tioga County is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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