The Human Resources Department is committed to providing professional service to our employees, retirees and job seekers. The City of Poughkeepsie is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.  It is our goal to create a workforce that is representative of our community.  

Human Resources is responsible for the administration of benefits and compensation, employee records management, recruitment and retention, employee and labor relations, administration of Workers Compensation claims, administration of safety in the workforce, and Civil Service compliance.

The City offers a comprehensive benefits program. Our employee benefits portal can be accessed through the quick link below. If you need to speak with staff about employee benefits, call Human Resources at 845-451-4035.

iNavigator Employee Portal

Notice for Job Seekers

Of particular note to a job seeker is that public employees (government employees) are hired under a merit system known as civil service. Civil service specifies the procedures for selecting employees based upon their qualifications and competence. Jobs typically are filled using lists of eligible candidates who have passed a civil service exam for a specific job title.

The Dutchess County Department of Human Resources conducts Civil Service exams for the City. The Dutchess County Human Resources web page provides access to exam announcements and information that you will need to know prior to taking a civil service exam.  Certain positions in the Department of Public Works and the Joint Water Plant do not require taking an exam.  These positions have minimum qualifications that an applicant must meet to be eligible for employment.