In order to provide high quality services to Otsego County residents, the County strives to hire the person best qualified for each position.
Resumes and other documentation you wish to submit may be added, but resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed County application form. We expect that you will take the time to complete all areas of the application form and sign it. The information you provide will be verified. If there are omissions, falsifications or misrepresentations, we will have to withdraw your application from consideration. Should you start employment prior to the completion of the entire verification process, any falsifications or misrepresentations on the application will result in termination of your employment.
Your application is a public record and can be viewed and/or copied upon request from any person.**Pursuant to Freedom of Information Act 442 of 1976
Offers of employment are contingent upon the selected applicant passing any testing deemed necessary.
Persons being hired by Otsego County will be checked for the following:
If you have any questions, you may contact the Human Resources Office, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
I authorize Otsego County and its agents to consult with and receive information from other companies, individuals, schools or agencies (public or private) concerning my employment, education, background, criminal or motor vehicle record, competence, experience, character or qualifications, and I authorize them to release such information to Otsego County as the County requests, including without limitation, my prior disciplinary record, without any obligation to give me written notice of such inquiry and/or disclosure. I also authorize Otsego County to release any information concerning my employment to any prospective or subsequent employers without any obligation to give me written notice of such disclosure. I authorize the Social Security Administration to verify that the Social Security number I will furnish is my assigned number and is valid for employment purposes. I hold harmless and release Otsego County and any individual, institution, company or agency from any liability as a result of the above inquiries and disclosures.
I understand that this Application is not an offer or a contract of employment. If I am hired by Otsego County, I will be bound by the rules, policies, regulations, terms and conditions of employment of Otsego County as they may be communicated to me from time to time by the County and which may be changed or modified at the will of the County, in its sole discretion, with or without cause, or notice to me. I further understand and agree that Otsego County is an at-will employer which means that my employment relationship with Otsego County is for no definite period and subject to the express terms of any collective bargaining agreement covering my employment, may be terminated at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, at the will of either Otsego County or me. I understand that the direction and control of all work is the sole prerogative of Otsego County and includes, by way of illustration only, the right to hire, layoff, transfer, reassign, demote or discharge. Only the Otsego County Board of Commissioners has the authority to enter into any agreement for employment for any specific period of time.
I understand that according to federal law, I must produce documentation to verify my identity and authorization to work in the U.S. I agree that any employment with Otsego County is contingent on my ability to obtain and maintain the required documentation within the time period required by applicable law.
I certify that all of the information in this Application (and other information given by me in support of my application) is true and complete. I understand that any misrepresentation, misleading statement or omission of any fact by me in this Application, in support of my application for employment, or during my employment, is sufficient reason for my (1) not being offered employment or (2) being disciplined, up to and including discharge, at any time during my employment in the sole discretion of Otsego County.
I understand and agree that as a condition of employment, I may be required to undergo a post-offer medical examination, which includes a drug test. During any employment with the County, I understand that I may be required to submit to an alcohol or drug screening at the request of the County and I authorize the release of any such tests results to appropriate personnel of the Company. I further agree that during any employment with the County if I need an accommodation as the result of a disability, I will promptly notify the appropriate Otsego County representative of my need for accommodation in writing within 182 days after I learn of the need.
I acknowledge that this application will remain active for six (6) months from this date. If I have not heard from the County at the conclusion of this six (6) month period, it is my responsibility to complete a new application if I still wish to be considered for employment by the County.
I agree that any claim or lawsuit relating to my application for employment, or service with Otsego County must be filed no more than six (6) months after the date of the employment action(s) or event(s) that is the subject of my claim or lawsuit. I voluntarily and knowingly waive any statute of limitations to the contrary.