Personnel Department

Oneonta Municipal Civil Service Commission

City Hall

258 Main Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
Telephone (607) 432-0670
Fax (607) 432-1706

The City of Oneonta is an equal opportunity employer. The New York State Human Rights Law (Article 15) prohibits discrimination in employment because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military/veteran status, sex, marital status, disability, religion, pregnancy and related conditions, familial status, criminal or arrest history, predisposing genetic characteristics, or domestic violence victim status.

Our offices are open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday - Friday (except holidays).

Katie Böttger, Personnel Director
David Coury, Personnel Assistant

The Personnel Department is responsible for human resources and civil service administration.

The office is in charge of personnel recruitment, benefit administration, and providing assistance with labor relations.

Employee Recognition:

The City of Oneonta recognizes employees for exemplary service to the community.  Nominations for recognition can be submitted by city staff, elected officials, or the public at-large.  Nominations can  acknowledge services rendered by a City of Oneonta employee that demonstrate an exemplary level of dedication, helpfulness, or kindness.  To nominate an employee, please submit the below form to the Personnel Department.

City of Oneonta Employee of the Quarter Nomination Form

Civil Service Commission

Under the authority of the Oneonta Municipal Civil Service Commission, the personnel office is also responsible for Civil Service administration for the City of Oneonta, the Oneonta City School District, Huntington Memorial Library, and the Oneonta Housing Authority.

The Oneonta Municipal Civil Service Commission consists of three commissioners appointed by the mayor to serve six year terms. The Commissioners are:

Keith Bott (Chair), Elizabeth Burns, and Russ Southard

Meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Common Council Chamber at City Hall unless otherwise announced by the Office of the City Clerk.

To apply for any job opportunity or civil service exam listed below, please download, complete, and submit the following application:


City Hall remains closed due to the COVID-19 state of emergency.  Job seekers may apply for vacancies as follows:

  1. Download, complete and save the fill-able application form and return the application via email to  Candidates will be required to sign the declaration section of the application at a later date.
  2. Download, print, complete and sign the fill-able application form and return it via mail to the address above.
  3. Call (607) 432-0670 and request a blank application form be mailed to you. Complete and sign the form and return it via mail to the address above.

Please call or email with any questions. Calls will likely go to voicemail since staff may be working remotely.  Please leave a message and you will receive a return call the same or next business day.

Application for Examination or Employment

Employment Opportunities With the City of Oneonta:

Bus Driver (Part-time): Duty Statement - Advertisement - Sign-on bonus Details

Civilian Dispatcher (Part-time): Duty Statement - Advertisement

Firefighter (Part-time): Duty Statement - Firefighter Residency Requirements

Gardener (Seasonal):  Advertisement

Laborer (Part-time):  Advertisement

Public Service Vacancy (Full-time):  Advertisement - Water Distribution Maintenance Workers - Heavy Equipment Operators - Motor Equipment Operators - Maintenance Workers

Summer Student Workers (Seasonal): Advertisement

Civil Service Exam Announcements:

Custodian:  Exam Announcement

Police Officer Recruiting:

Click here for information regarding employment as a Police Officer with the City of Oneonta

Civil Service Forms:

Application for Examination or Employment
Application for Veterans' Credits
Disabled Veterans' Record Authorization
Non-Disabled Veterans' Verification Authorization
Cross Filing Form
Fee Waiver Form

Civil Service Resources:

State Civil Service Website
Test Guides and Resource Booklets from NYS Civil Service

City of Oneonta Employee Resources:

Discriminatory and Sexual Harassment Prevention Program
Workplace Violence Policy
Workplace Violence Prevention Program
Workplace Violence Incident Report
NYS Retirement System website
NYS Deferred Compensation website