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Town of Riverhead


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.

Town Policies:

The Town Compliance Officers are Ray Coyne, Superintendent of Recreation, Ext.730 and Ashley Striplin-Tio, Town Personnel Officer, Ext. 603.

Workplace Sexual Harassment Policy & complaint form
Workplace Violence Policy
Workplace Violence Incident Report Form
Sexual and Other Unlawful Harassment Complaint Form

Employee Links:

CSEA, AFSCME – Local 1000, AFL-CIO (
Dental Plan Benefit Summary
Dental Insurance Plans: Healthy Smiles Ahead | MetLife
EyeMed Vision Benefits
Family Counseling Services (EAP)
Find a Provider
HIP - Healthcare Link
New York State Deferred Compensation Link

New York State Retirement System
Social Security Online
Suffolk County Dept. of Civil Service

Administrative Forms:
Annual Performance Review Form
Employee Accident Form
Request to Hire/Promote Personnel
Promotional Policy 
Personnel Notification of Employment to Information Technology

Employment Criteria

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:

Suffolk County Dept. of Civil Service

If you are interested in employment kindly download and complete application and mail or hand deliver to:

200 Howell Avenue
Riverhead, NY  11901
Attn: Personnel Department

The Town of Riverhead is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, gender, religion, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
Contact Us

Ashley Striplin-Tio
Town Personnel Officer

Ext. 603

Phone (631) 727-3200

200 Howell Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901


Dionne Marshak

Personnel Assistant
Ext. 244

Phone (631) 727-3200

200 Howell Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901


Phone (631) 727-3200

200 Howell Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901


Monday - Friday

8:30 am - 4:30 pm