Professional Management Positions in New York State

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Jan 1, 2019 | ARTICLE

Deputy Village Treasurer

Village of Ardsley

The Village of Ardsley seeks a professional, well organized individual to serve as Deputy Village Treasurer. Must be able to work in busy environment and be interested in and capable of working on a variety of tasks including, but not limited to:

Payroll, Bank Reconciliation, Accounts Payable, Human Resources/Workers’ Compensation/Pension and other related human resource documentation, Financial Transactions, Miscellaneous Financial Analyses and Reporting, and Miscellaneous Clerical Tasks as assigned. The Deputy will act on the Village Treasurer’s behalf. Technology proficiency and ability to maintain strict confidentiality are absolute requirements.

Thorough knowledge of government accounting practices and principles; ability to prepare and maintain accounting records and reports; ability to organize and administer a variety of financial activities.

Either: (a) graduation from a recognized college with a Associates Degree in Accounting and at least two years of accounting experience; or (b) five years of such equivalent combination of training and experience sufficient to indicate ability to do the work.

Resume with cover letter detailing experience and ability due no later than February 3, 2020. Send to:

Village Manager’s Office

Village of Ardsley

507 Ashford Ave.

Ardsley, NY 10502


Email to the Village Clerk at

Village Treasurer / Chief Financial Officer

Village of Scarsdale

This is a professional position in the Village of Scarsdale as the Chief Financial Officer. Under the general supervision of the Board of Trustees and the direct supervision of the Village Manager, the Village Treasurer is responsible for the Village's Treasury. Work involves the independent maintaining of records and accounts in accordance with prescribed procedures and methods, the balancing of accounts, the preparation and issuance of financial statements and the disbursement of Village funds. The Village Treasurer supervises a staff of approximately five (5) employees of both accounting and clerical staff.

WORK DESCRIPTION (including but not limited to): Receives all monies paid to the Village and disburses same; keeps the Village accounts with a detailed, classified budget control as prescribed by the State Comptroller, using a double entry system; collects current taxes; executes reports on all financial affairs for the Mayor and Board of Trustees; assists Village Manager with Village-wide budget preparation and closeout; prepares all financial reports and necessary documents relative to the borrowing of money and issuance of bonds; reviews and approves all purchase orders; reviews payrolls; coordinates annual independent audit; invests Village fund related to rate of return, liquidity, and security; oversees compliance with internal control policies; prepares and issues annual report to the State Comptroller; maintains records and filing systems; supervises the issuance of tax bills; answers correspondence and inquiries.

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND ATTRIBUTES: Thorough knowledge of government accounting practices and principles; ability to prepare and maintain accounting records and reports; thorough knowledge of accounting system, ability to organize and administer a variety of financial activities; ability to supervise the work of others; integrity; physical condition commensurate with the duties of the position.

DESIRED ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Either: (a) graduation from a recognized college with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Public or Business Administration or allied field and five years of accounting experience; or (b) ten years of such equivalent combination of training and experience sufficient to indicate ability to do the work. Supervisory experience preferred.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Competitive salary and benefits which include medical, dental, vision, deferred compensation and membership in the NYS retirement system.

Interested candidates, please send a resume and cover letter to Angela Martin, Director of Human Resources at by February 3, 2020. 

Village Manager

Village of Croton-on-Hudson

The Village of Croton-on-Hudson is accepting applications for the position of Village Manager until February 7, 2020.   

Applicants are required to have municipal management experience in New York State and a four-year degree from an accredited college; preferably with a master’s degree in business administration or public administration.  In addition, the applicant should have knowledge of municipal law, public finance, budgeting, human resources, as well as demonstrated abilities in a team environment, community involvement, and excellent leadership and communication skills. 

The Village is located in Westchester County, 40 miles north of New York City along the Hudson River, with easy commuter access by rail.  The Croton-Harmon Train Station, the largest train station in Westchester County, servicing Metro-North and Amtrak is located in the Village. With a population of approximately 8,000, the Village has become largely a commuter suburb while still maintaining a thriving artistic community and rich cultural diversity.   

The Village Government consists of a five-member Board of Trustees which includes the Mayor, and a staff of 87 full-time employees, with a budget of $19.5M.  Croton is a full-service community including water, sewer, sanitation, recreation, police and volunteer fire departments.    

Interested applicants should send cover letter and resume to Pauline DiSanto, Village Clerk, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 or by February 7, 2020. 

Labor Relations Administrator

Rockland County

This is a professional labor-relations position, which primarily involves administrative responsibility for the labor contract negotiations and labor contract administration, disciplinary procedures, and grievances in the Department of Personnel for the County of Rockland. The work is performed under the general supervision of the Commissioner of Personnel. There is currently one (1) opening for this position and preference will be given to individuals who possess a license to practice law in New York State. As such, the work may also entail providing legal counsel regarding labor relations matters, New York State Civil Service Law and other laws pertaining to public employment and will represent the County in administrative and court proceedings brought pursuant to said laws and regulations.

WORK DESCRIPTION (including but not limited to):

  • Heads or participates in all County labor negotiating teams, as directed by the Commissioner of Personnel, reviews and make recommendations regarding the provisions of all collective bargaining agreements, and prepares reports regarding labor negotiations, as requested;
  • Plans, coordinates, and conducts studies for labor negotiations;
  • Interprets collective bargaining agreements and prepares reports and memoranda regarding same, as needed;
  • Meets with administrators, employees, and union representatives to clarify issues and information and resolve problems, especially those that pertain to the application of the provisions of collective bargaining agreements, New York State Civil Service Law, and other labor-related laws (e.g. Fair Labor Standards Act, Family and Medical Leave Act);
  • Facilitates cooperative management-labor relationships by participating in meetings, exchanging information, explaining labor-relations processes and procedures, etc.;
  • Completes special projects (e.g., analyzes and prepares reports regarding the effect of new laws and regulations regarding personnel/labor matters, prepares policies and guidelines), as assigned by the Commissioner of Personnel;
  • Provides day-to-day labor and employment advice and counsel (i.e., disciplinary charges, policy review);
  • Provides confidential legal counsel regarding New York State Civil Service Law, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), labor contract grievances, ADA compliance, etc.;
  • Provides legal counsel regarding disciplinary procedures, prepares disciplinary charges for County departments, attends disciplinary hearings, etc., as assigned by the Commissioner of Personnel;
  • Provides legal advice regarding Federal, New York State, and local laws regarding human rights (e.g., EEO laws and policies);
  • Performs legal research and provides specialized advice and information concerning labor and personnel law and labor relations;
  • Writes County policies and procedures, as needed (i.e., EEO, Civil Service Law, Rules);
  • Prepares a variety of reports and correspondence, as necessary;
  • May prepare and provide training.


  1. Possession of a license to practice law in New York State and give (5) years in the practice of law, at least two (2) of which must have substantially been in labor or personnel administrative law; or,
  2. A Master’s degree in Labor Relations, Public Administration, Business Administration, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Human Resources or comparable curriculum and five (5) years of post-degree experience that substantially involved labor relations, labor contract administration and/or interpretation, the administration of New York State Civil Service Law, and/or human resources administration.


Competitive salary and benefits which include medical, dental, vision, deferred compensation and membership in the NYS retirement system.

If interested in the position, please email your cover letter and resume to:

Gail M. Mulligan, Human Resources Generalist, at

Director of Planning

Village of Ossining

The Village of Ossining has an opening for the Director of Planning. The Director works under the general supervision of the Village Manager with reporting and advisory responsibilities to the Planning Board, the Zoning Board, the Historic Preservation Commission, the Environmental Advisory Council and the Board of Trustees. An incumbent has responsibility for the oversight and coordination of all administrative details of the planning operation and advises the various Boards with respects to the physical development of the Village. The incumbent supervises, designs, and performs statistical research and physical planning studies related to the comprehensive plan for the Village of Ossining and works with consulting agencies engaged by the Village to perform the same.

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Legislative and Research Analyst

New York State Conference of Mayors

Albany, NY

Position Description

This job entails a diverse set of responsibilities pertaining to legislative advocacy, technical assistance, and research presentation. As such, it requires a candidate with the following skills: ability to comprehend, analyze and convey complex information in a clear, visual manner; strong interpersonal and communication skills; a strong work ethic characterized by a desire to serve municipal governments/officials; technical proficiency with databases, spreadsheets, survey instruments and presentation.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reporting directly to the Executive Director of statewide municipal association, the duties and responsibilities include:
  • providing technical and financial guidance to association members by responding to telephone and written inquiries from elected and appointed local officials on municipal finance matters;
  • providing written and oral presentations to local government officials on issues of local taxation, budgeting and intergovernmental finance;
  • writing articles on municipal finance issues for the association’s magazine, newsletters, handbooks and research publications;
  • developing, undertaking and presenting research to assist the association’s members and legislative advocacy efforts;
  • monitoring and lobbying for/against state legislation that impacts the efficient operation of municipal government.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Public Administration, or related field; experience as a campaign organizer is a plus.
  • Minimum two years relevant experience in state or local government, preferably related to government finance.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Proficiency in the use of computer software programs including word processing, databases, spreadsheets, surveying, and social media.
  • Proven organizational skills for managing multiple priorities.
  • Excellent research, writing, analytical, presentation and interpersonal skills.


The salary for this position is commensurate with the selected candidate’s experience and also includes a comprehensive benefits package.

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample to: Peter A. Baynes, Executive Director, at