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Urban and suburban, a unique blend of new and old, Westchester County is a great place to live and work. County government offers stability and a diversified, team-oriented working environment. The county executive and county commissioners work in partnership to provide leadership and vision for county government.

Civil Service Exams
Civil Service Exams
The positions under our jurisdiction represent a wide variety of careers. Under New York State Civil Service Law, individuals seeking employment in the competitive class of civil service must compete in an examination for selection by merit and fitness. Learn More
Current Job Openings
Current Job Openings
The Westchester County Department of Human Resources posts a list of current job openings each week. These openings are posted for a specific period (usually 10 business days), after which they will no longer appear on our Web site. Learn More
Jobs in Demand
Jobs in Demand
The county often has jobs in urgent need of filling. Find out what the titles are, the required qualifications, the salary levels and the application process for each. Learn More
Applications and Study Guides
Applications and Study Guides
The majority of our job and exam applications, as well as the study guides, are available for downloading online. To view and print any of these documents, you need the free Adobe ReaderLearn More

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Employee Perks and Services

Some Westchester businesses offer discounts to county employees. You will need to show your Westchester County ID card to take advantage of the discounted rates. Click on a category in the menu to the left to see the discounts and services available. 

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Job Search Resources

Use the Internet to research your next job search. Hundreds of Web sites publish job openings and offer career information. To help in your search, the sites below are good starting points.

General Career Information

Government and Civil Service Job Sites

Job Listing and Resume Posting Sites

Listings of Employer Web Sites

Online Resume Preparation

Internet Search Engines

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Employee Benefits

County employee may receive these kinds of benefits based on their negotiated contracts.

 Leave Time  Insurance  Investments/Financial  Miscellaneous

Annual Leave

 

Sick Leave

 

Extended Sick Leave

 

Sick Leave Bank

 

Personal Leave

 

Family Medical

 

Maternity Leave

 

Bereavement Leave

Medical

 

Dental

 

Vision

 

Worker's Compensation

The Hartford Deferred Compensation

 

Credit Union

 

NY State Retirement System Pension Plan

 

Flexible Spending Plans Medical, Dependent and Child Care, transportation and Parking

 

Direct Deposit

EEO/Affirmative Action

 

Employee Assistance Program

 

Telework Program

 

No smoking policy

 

Sexual Harassment Policy and Training

 

Drug Free Workplace

 

Education

Computer-based training
Westchester County offers employees a broad range of online self-study and instructor-led courses. Course updates and new features are posted frequently.

Tuition Reimbursement Program
Qualified County employees can receive reimbursement of tuition costs.

  • All county-employed members of CSEA, COBA, SOA, and TEAMSTERS unions, as well as MANAGEMENT and CONFIDENTIAL employees are eligible. Other unions may have tuition reimbursement programs – contact your union directly.
  • Courses must be taken at an educational institution accredited or recognized by a state Department of Education.
  • Courses must benefit the county organization.
  • Applicant must be on the payroll prior to the start, during, and through the completion of the course, and at the time checks for reimbursement are issued.
  • Minimum grade requirement for undergraduate or graduate courses: C or better.
  • Additional eligibility requirements are stated on application and guidelines (available in the fall.) All applications must be filed by the deadline specified (usually during the first week of January).
  • No pre-approval process before enrolling in courses.
  • Once-a-year application process for all courses completed in that year.
  • Reimbursement rate is a percentage based on total amount approved for all applicants and amount available as determined by CSEA contract.

Tuition Waiver
Tuition-free credit courses at Westchester Community College (defined as courses that give grades). Excludes fees and books. For all County-employed CSEA, COBA, SOA, TEAMSTERS members, and CONFIDENTIAL employees. Tuition waiver form must be obtained from your union office, or from Human Resources for Teamsters and Confidential employees.

Tuition Reduction
County employees eligible for benefits receive a reduction in tuition at several colleges and universities.

  • The College of Westchester (formerly Westchester Business Institute): 20% tuition discount for employees (with proof of employment). Immediate family members are eligible for a 12% tuition discount.
  • Long Island University - Purchase College Campus (graduate courses only): One-third off tuition costs (with proof of employment). Immediate family members are eligible for one-third off their first six credits.
  • Fordham University - 25 percent tuition reduction at Fordham University (undergraduate) through College of Liberal Studies (West Harrison campus); 20 percent reduction at Graduate School of Social Work [West Harrison campus] and at School of Business [West Harrison Campus].
  • Mercy College - 15% discount.
  • Manhattan College - 25 percent discount for employees on required courses in the Adult Degree Completion Program (BS - Organizational Leadership and MS - Organizational Leadership) focused at the Riverdale campus.
  • Monroe College - 20 percent discount for employees enrolled in undergrad or graduate programs at New Rochelle or Bronx campuses, or taking courses online.

Manhattanville Castle Scholarship Awards are available for county employees. Tuition reduction of 30 percent for Accelerated Bachelor of Science degree completion programs and 15 percent tuition reduction for graduate programs in the School of Graduate and Professional Studies.

Michaelian Scholarship
The Edwin G. Michaelian Scholarship is a Westchester County/Pace University Partnership to promote excellence in government.

County and local municipal employees are invited to apply for Edwin G. Michaelian Scholarships. Scholarships are granted by Westchester County government to support the funding of graduate courses at Pace University leading to degrees in Public Administration, Nursing Administration, Computer Science, Business Administration, or Public Safety and Homeland Security.Applications are available beginning in February, and must be submitted by the filing deadline in June.

Pace University, at no cost to our taxpayers, funds 25 percent of tuition costs per semester through the Michaelian Scholarship program. It is the responsibility of the scholar to fund the remaining 75 percent at the time of school registration. This scholarship does not exclude the option of other sources to fund the balance (e.g., tuition reimbursement, educational loans.)

Applicants must meet the following guidelines:

  • Be deemed a valued employee of Westchester County or local municipality
  • Possess a Bachelor's Degree
  • Have at least three years of employment in government service
  • Possess career goals consistent with the sponsoring government’s operations

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Counties in the Region

You can expand your job search by viewing job opportunities in a neighboring county.

 Dutchess County 
 Orange County
 Putnam County
 Rockland County

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