Terri Souza

Deputy Director: 
Kari Town

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday:
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

1 East Montgomery Street
Johnstown, NY 12095

(518) 736-5574

(518) 736-1027 

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Fulton County Personnel Department FAQ


The Fulton County Personnel Department is responsible for the civil service administration of all jurisdictions located in Fulton County, including the County, Cities, Towns, Villages, School Districts, Public Libraries and Special Districts.

When these agencies fill civil service positions, applications must be approved by our office. Positions can be filled in many different ways depending on the classification of the title.

  • Positions may be filled by any candidate who applies o Laborers o Custodial Workers o Food Service Helpers
  • Positions may be filled by any candidate who meets the minimum qualifications o Motor Equipment Operators o Teacher Aides o Bus Drivers
  • Positions may be filled by any candidate who is reachable on an eligible list resulting from a civil service exam o Typists o Account Clerks o Social Welfare Examiners or Caseworkers


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Candidates may file applications directly with the agency in which they are looking to receive an appointment (City, School District, etc.) unless it is a position for which a civil service examination is being held.

Most agencies have websites available for you to track positions as they are posted.

Civil Service examinations are held throughout the year for various positions in various agencies under our jurisdiction.

Examination announcements are posted on our website, Facebook, in County buildings, post offices and various other locations. Each announcement has a last filing date in which you must apply to take that particular exam.

Examinations are typically held on Saturday mornings.

After the examination your name is placed on an eligible list based on the score you receive.

Appointing authorities must hire from the top three candidates on that eligible list.



Fulton County offers a comprehensive benefits plan designed to meet the needs of all our employees:

  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • New York State and Local Retirement
  • New York State Deferred Compensation
  • Short-term and long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays

The benefits listed above are for County positions only. The benefits package of other agencies varies by municipality.



  • Excellent benefits
  • Competitive salaries
  • New York State Pension
  • Diverse job classifications
  • Great people
  • Team oriented
  • Opportunity for advancement


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Fulton County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.