The Personnel Department provides for the staffing needs of all Town departments, and ensures that the Town's employment practices are in compliance with state and federal law and with the rules and regulations of the Suffolk County Department of Civil Service. The Personnel Department administers the Town's three collective bargaining agreements as well as all individual employee contracts. In addition, the Personnel Department manages the employees' benefits programs for approximately 300 active employees and 100 retirees and their families. This department oversees the Town Workers' Compensation Program, the Drug and Alcohol Testing Program and the Employee Assistance Program. The Personnel Department actively promotes a safe work environment by providing required training and developing policies to ensure worker safety and wellness.
Mission Statement:The mission of the Personnel Department is to support the goals and challenges of the Town's government by providing services which promote a work environment based on the principles of fair treatment, open communication, personal accountability, trust and mutual respect. We will seek and provide solutions to workplace issues that support and optimize the vision of Town government with these principles in mind, thereby encouraging all employees to better serve our public.
Employee Related Links:Control Panel - email access
Employee Links:CSEA OnlineDental Plan Benefit SummaryDental Provider DirectoryEyeMed Vision Provider Directory (Network is Select)Family Counseling Services (EAP)HIP - Healthcare LinkMedicareMetlife MyBenefitsNew York State Deferred Compensation LinkNew York State Retirement SystemSocial Security OnlineSuffolk County Dept. of Civil ServiceMy United HealthcareUnited Health Care Online Provider DirectoryAdministrative Forms:Annual Performance Review Form - MUST BE PRINTED IN BLUE INKEmployee Accident FormRequest to Hire/Promote PersonnelPersonnel Notification of Employment to Information Technology
Employment Application (Downloadable)
The Town of Riverhead employs personnel in accordance with Suffolk County Department of Civil Service rules and regulations. This means that most positions have minimum qualifications that job applicants must meet in order to be considered for employment.It is important that you fill out your job application to show that you meet these minimum qualifications. Additionally, applicants for positions in an administrative or technical capacity generally must take a civil service exam, scoring high enough on the test to be included in one of the top three test scores. This is known as the "Rule of Three".
If you are seeking employment with the Town of Riverhead, it is recommended that you acquaint yourself with civil service regulations regarding competitive examinations and other civil service hiring regulations. Since each position in the Town has a specific civil service title, it is important to take any and all civil service tests for titles that fall within the range of the job opportunity you are seeking and for which the Department of Civil Service deems you qualified for, based on their minimum qualifications of those titles.
Please navigate to the link below for more detailed information regarding the civil service system:
Margaret Ferris Personnel DirectorExt. 603Phone (631) 727-3200
200 Howell AvenueRiverhead, NY 11901
Jean Miloski Principal Account ClerkExt. 235
1295 Pulaski StreetRiverhead, NY 11901Hours:Monday - Friday - 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.