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Position Available: Commissioner of Public Works

The City of Poughkeepsie is accepting applications for the position of Commissioner of Public Works until March 7, 2014. The City of Poughkeepsie, a municipality of 32,736 residents, is located in Dutchess County, New York State.

The Commissioner of Public reports directly to the City Administrator and is responsible for the operation of the Department of Public Works, which includes highways, buildings, parks, engineering, water/sewer and sanitation.  Important contacts are encountered both within and outside the organization on all matters pertaining to Public Works.  Supervision is exercised over a large number of clerical, administrative, labor group and professional personnel which comprise the staff of the Department of Public Works.

The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or an equivalent degree AND: six (6) years of experience in the field of civil engineering which must have included three years of  experience primarily concerned with highway engineering or design and construction of buildings. Those with a P.E. license are encouraged to apply.

Residency is required within six (6) months. Starting salary will range from $75,000-$85,000    depending on experience and qualifications. The City offers an excellent benefit package. Send resume, cover letter, salary requirements and five professional references to the Personnel Office, City of Poughkeepsie, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

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The City is committed to diversify its workforce by advertising all vacancies as widely as possible and ensuring that all qualified applicants are given equal opportunity for employment.

Job Posting: Temporary Laborers

Temporary Laborers – (2) OPENINGS
Seasonal Positions – $10.00/hour

This is a 40-hour a week position that requires applicants to be able to do manual labor in the outdoors. Incumbents will assist in all manner of projects. Mechanical aptitude and the ability to work with machines are required. The position offers no benefits and does not offer paid sick or holiday time.

High School Diploma or a G.E.D. is preferred. Candidates are subject to pre-employment physical/drug testing.

Deadline to Apply: April 30, 2013

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Job Posting: Legal Secretary

Legal Secretary: $38,000

This is a management position in the City’s Law Department. A 35 hour work week position with full benefits which includes health insurance, paid dental/optical, vacation, sick and personal leave.

This is an important secretarial support position involving responsibility for handling the Corporation Counsel’s correspondence, performing various secretarial duties of a technical, legal nature including motions, briefs, petitions, affidavits, indictments, contracts and other documents, keeping confidential files, and records, making appointments, etc. The work is performed under the general direction of an attorney and within established guidelines and procedures of the specific law office. This position may direct the work of aides, interns, temporary employees and other lower level employees.

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Position Available: Commissioner of Finance

The City of Poughkeepsie is accepting applications for the position of Commissioner of Finance until April 19, 2013.  The City of Poughkeepsie, a municipality of 32,736 residents, is located in Dutchess County, New York State.

The Commissioner of Finance reports directly to the City Administrator and is responsible for the administration of the financial affairs of the City as well as the operation of the accounting, personnel, tax collection, information systems, budgeting and purchasing units.  The Commissioner is responsible for the development of all major financial policies of the City.  The Commissioner is also responsible to the Mayor and represents administration before the Common Council.

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Job Posting: Bus Driver (PT)

Part Time Bus Driver Positions ($15.00/hr)

Scheduled 10-20 hours or as needed

This position involves responsibility for driving a bus. The operator is responsible for the safety and conduct of the passengers. Work is performed under general supervision with considerable leeway allowed to the operator for independent judgment in carrying out the details of the work.  Candidates are subject to pre-employment physical/drug testing. Continue reading Job Posting: Bus Driver (PT)

Job Posting: Recreation Maintenance Supervisor


SALARY – $46,945.60 (STEP 0)


1.         Supervises the planting and care of trees, flowers, shrubbery and lawns;

2.         Directs the maintenance of parks and recreation areas, including playing fields, skating rinks, and swimming pools;

3.         Schedules and assigns work in accordance with seasonal requirements and weather conditions;

4.         Leads in work projects and works with personnel as needed on scheduled and emergency work projects;

5.         Supervises all snowplowing of parks and recreation areas, the arterial highway and some municipal parking lots;

6.         Supervises the maintenance and repair of buildings and equipment in recreation areas;

7.         Requisitions supplies and equipment and makes budgetary recommendations pertaining to work projects;

8.         Maintains daily records and prepares reports on activities;

9.         Does related work as required.


Thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the maintenance of grounds and recreation areas; ability to plan and supervise the work of others; ability to keep detailed records and make reports; mechanical aptitude; reliability; resourcefulness; good judgment; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.


EITHER:          (A)       An Associate’s degree in Horticulture, Natural Resources Conservation or a related field and one (1) year of work experience supervising and performing grounds keeping and park maintenance work;

OR:                  (B)       Three years of experience in grounds or park maintenance activities, one (1) year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity;

OR:                  (C)       An equivalent combination of training and experience as indicated in (A) and (B).




City of Poughkeepsie
62 Civic Center Plaza
Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601

The City of Poughkeepsie is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply.