Personnel Department

Welcome to the Otsego County Personnel Department's Webpage.  Please click on the Vacancies and Examination Schedule link below for information on vacancies and examinations within Otsego County. 




Application for Vacancies and Examinations (PDF) This application should be used for both examinations and vacancies.  If you are applying for an exam in which you are filing with more than one jurisdiction, you must fill out a Crossfiler Notification Form (see Forms and Other Resources below). You may complete the application online, but the original application must be signed and returned to the Personnel Office.  Faxed, copied, scanned or e-mailed applications will not be accepted.  


Civil Service Rules


Forms and Other Resources:

Crossfiler Notification Form (PDF) This needs to be completed and returned to the Personnel Office if you are taking exams with more than one jurisdiction.

Acceptable Driving Record Policy (PDF)

Alternate Test Date Policy (PDF)

Application for Vets Credits (PDF)

Decentralized/ Performance Testing Policy (PDF)

Fee Waiver Application (PDF)

How to take a Written Exam (PDF)

Part - Time & Volunteer Experience Policy (PDF)

Test Guides and Resource Booklets for Local Examinations (External) Test Guides published by the New York State Department of Civil Service are usually targeted to specific, entry-level titles.

NYS Department of Civil



Personnel Officer:

Penney S. Gentile

Sr. Personnel Assistant:

Wendy Lichtman

Personnel Technician:

Erica O'Brien

Contact Information



E-mail: Personnel


Personnel Department
Old Jail Building

183 Main Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326

Mailing address:

197 Main Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326