Human Resources FAQ

Otsego County employs more than 130 people. We maintain a goal of hiring and retaining well-qualified individuals who bring enthusiasm and dedication to their work. Being an integral part of local government brings our employees tremendous satisfaction from assisting their fellow community members.

Employees are encouraged to provide outstanding customer service in the most cost effective manner available.

The following are frequently asked questions about applying for Otsego County jobs:

Q. Where can I get information on current job openings?

New job announcements are posted on-line at  Employment Opportunities 

Q. How do I apply for a job with Otsego County?

Complete an On-line Employment Application 

Q. Can I apply for jobs that are not currently open for recruitment?

Job applications which are submitted for positions which are not currently open will be kept on file for up to six (6) months. However, to ensure that your application receives consideration, a follow up letter or updated application should be submitted when a vacancy is posted.

Q. What are the hiring procedures for Otsego County?

The competitive hiring process consists of one or more of the following: employment application review, employment application appraisal, preliminary competitive rating, performance test, written test, and/or oral interview examination. Questions asked during the examination process are based on the knowledge and abilities required to successfully perform the position.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Otsego County accepts accommodation requests for consideration from applicants with a disability. If you are an Applicant for employment with Otsego County who has a disability and requires reasonable accommodation in the application and examination process, please contact Otsego County Human Resources at (989) 731-7520 to discuss your request.

Based on employment application and/or examination results, successful candidates are ranked and the top candidates proceed to the next level of the recruitment process.

It is the policy of the Otsego County Board of Commissioners that no person shall be discriminated against with regard to recruitment, selection, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline, or other aspects of employment on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, political beliefs, organizational affiliations, or sexual orientation.

Otsego County conducts a criminal background investigation, checks professional references, and requires a post offer drug, alcohol, and physical examination prior to the first day of employment. Otsego County must verify the identity and employment authorization of all new employees to comply with the 1986 Immigration Reform & Control Act. This verification is required only after an offer of employment has been made. For further information regarding verification, please contact Otsego County Human Resources at (989) 731-7520.

Q. What does Otsego County Benefits Program Include?

Please refer to Benefits on the main Human Resources page for a benefits summary.

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