Human Resources is responsible for regulatory compliance, administering personnel policies, benefits administration, payroll management, and overall workforce management for the Town of Penfield in accordance with all federal and New York State rules and regulations including New York Civil Service Law.
The Town of Penfield is an equal opportunity employer in compliance with state and federal fair employment laws and regulations. The Town of Penfield does not discriminate in recruitment, training, promotion or other terms of employment on the basis of sex, age, race, color, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, genetic information and characteristics, familial status, political affiliations, military status or service, arrest record or criminal record, or domestic violence victim status, in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations.
As a public employer, the Town of Penfield is covered by New York Civil Service Law, which is intended to ensure that positions in government are filled by qualified applicants. Under Civil Service Law, the Civil Service Commission of Monroe County handles the administration of regulations concerning "classified" service, which includes competitive class, non-competitive class, labor class, and exempt employees. The commission does not have jurisdiction over the "unclassified" service, which includes only elected and certain appointed officials.
Open positions in the Town of Penfield will be posted on official bulletin boards in Town buildings, on the Town website, and on popular online job boards. In all cases, applicants will be asked to complete an application and submit a resume of qualifications.
The Town of Penfield interviews, reviews, and selects candidates based on qualifications for specific job openings. Penfield residents will be given preference for open positions unless special expertise or skill is required. Where a Civil Service list exists for a competitive position, candidates on the list will be canvassed for eligibility.