SENIOR CLERK 6010 1506



March 19, 2019



(This is a Competitive-Class position and there is an open-competitive eligible list.

 No new applications will be accepted at this time.)


Michael Iapoce, Commissioner of Social Services

1061 Development Court Kingston, New York 12401


Senior Clerk / Permanent / Full Time / Benefited


1061 Development Court, Kingston, New York 12401


$17.72 per hour (Grade 7)


April 9, 2019

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: The work involves responsibility for supervising routine clerical tasks and/or independently performing difficult clerical work requiring a general understanding of specific laws, office rules, procedures and policies.  The work is carried out in accordance with established procedures and involves supervising entry level clerical office work and/ or independently performing more complex clerical duties which provide support to the function of a municipal department or agency.  The class differs from that of Clerk in that Clerk is the entry level of the clerical series whereas Senior Clerk is the second level having greater responsibility.  Work is performed under the general supervision of a higher-level employee with leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgement in the application of prescribed procedures and methods to routine cases.  Supervision may be exercised over the work of subordinates.  Does related work as required.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment; good knowledge of business arithmetic and English; good knowledge of agency policy, rules and regulations; ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions; ability to plan and supervise the work of others; ability to get along well with others; ability to write legibly and keep accurate records; clerical aptitude; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.


A.  Successful completion of the eighth grade in school, or its equivalent and one year of clerical experience; OR

B.  Two (2) years of clerical experience.


Successful completion of college coursework at a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university may be substituted for up to one year of the work experience required above as follows: One year of work experience equals thirty credit hours.

Successful completion of a clerical training program may be substituted for up to one year of the work experience required above as follows: One year of work experience equals one year of clerical training.

In no case will a candidate qualify for appointment to positions in this class without having at least one year of full-time paid clerical experience or its part-time equivalent.

Special Requirement for appointment to Ulster County positions: In accordance with Ulster County Legislative Local Law Number 14 of 2007 or by other State and Federal Statutes, candidates for employment to all Ulster County positions must obtain clearance for appointment from the Department of Criminal Justice Services or other mandated Federal and State regulatory authority based upon fingerprinting and a criminal history background check.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, disabled veteran status, or status as a member of any other protected group or activity.