The Department of Personnel and Director of Personnel were established by the County Charter. The Director of Personnel/Labor Relations serves as the primary County representative in labor relations in both contract negotiation and administration for six collective bargaining units. The Department is also involved in general personnel administration for the County, involving over 1,000 employees, including personnel recruitment, departmental personnel practices, and employee benefits.
Civil Service Commission
The Chemung County/City of Elmira Regional Civil Service Commission serves as the Civil Service agency for most divisions of government in Chemung County. The Regional Commission and its staff provide employment opportunities to residents of Chemung County and frequent opportunities to residents of its contiguous counties of Schuyler, Tioga, Tompkins, and Steuben. Many positions may only be filled on a permanent basis following a competitive examination. All County and City departments, Towns, Villages, School Districts, and Special Districts within Chemung County fall under the jurisdiction of the Regional Civil Service Commission.
The Commission is statutorily required to provide an orderly and uniform system for the administration of civil service in Chemung County on a basis of merit and fitness as provided in the Civil Service Law of the State of New York and the Rules for the Classified Service of the Chemung County/City of Elmira Regional Civil Service Commission.