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Employment Opportunities

ZONING ENFORCEMENT OFFICER (Part-Time)

for the

VILLAGE OF COOPERSTOWN

The Village of Cooperstown, listed in the Glimmerglass Historic District on the National Register of Historic places, and a Certified Local Government, seeks qualified applicants for the position of part-time Zoning Enforcement Officer. Duties include explaining and interpreting the Village zoning ordinances to contractors and the general public, reporting to the various zoning boards and Village Board of Trustees, investigating complaints of violations, attending monthly meetings of the zoning boards and Board of Trustees, assisting the public in applying for zoning permits. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in municipal planning, zoning enforcement, historic preservation or related field. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships between the public and Village representatives is an essential component of this position. Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

Please send resume, cover letter, and references to the Teri L. Barown, RMC, Village Clerk, Village of Cooperstown, P.O. Box 346, Cooperstown, NY  13326 or by email to vcooperstown@stny.rr.com.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Any questions regarding this position should be directed to the Teri Barown at 607-547-2411.  Candidates must be Otsego County residents at the time of appointment.  EOE.

Clerk (Part-time)

The Village of Cooperstown is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Clerk (part-time).  The primary function of this position is attendance at various Village meetings for the purpose of taking minutes to be followed up by accurately transcribing them.

Preference may be given to candidates having previous experience with this function in a municipality, or similar experience in a legal or medical field. Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

Please send resume, cover letter and references to the Teri L. Barown, Village Administrator, Village of Cooperstown, PO Box 346, Cooperstown, NY  13326.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Any questions regarding this position should be directed to the Village Administrator at 607-547-2411.  Candidates must be Otsego County residents.  EOE.

Heavy Motor Equipment Operator (full-time)

The Village of Cooperstown has an opening for the position of Heavy Motor Equipment Operator.  Requirements include the possession of a valid New York State CDL Class A or B license, and experience in the operation of heavy equipment. This is a full time position with competitive wage and attractive benefits.  Applicants must be a resident of Otsego County.  Also available are seasonal laborer positions to begin as soon as possible.  Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.  For further information regarding the positions and to obtain an application please contact the Village Administrator’s Office at 607-547-2411 or send your resume and cover letter to:  Teri L. Barown, Village Administrator, Village of Cooperstown, PO Box 346, Cooperstown, NY   13326.  EOE.

 

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Village of Cooperstown Board of Trustees

Adopts Background Check Policy for Prospective Employees

 

On November 23, 2015, the Board of Trustees adopted a background check policy for prospective employees of the Village of Cooperstown over the age of 18 years old.  The policy was adopted for the safety and well-being of residents, business owners and staff members of the Village of Cooperstown. A copy of the policy, permission form and evaluation criteria can be found on this website by clicking on “work” link above to the employment page.

Prospective employees may only be asked if they have criminal convictions.  Under New York State Law, it is illegal to ask for information from applicants regarding arrests or criminal charges.  It is important for the public to be aware of these distinctions as often google searches by private individuals will pull up information that cannot be considered when deciding on making an offer of employment.

Pursuant to Article 23-A of the New York State Correction Law there are only two exceptions which may constitute a denial of employment with a listing of criteria that must be followed if denial of employment is to be considered based on those exceptions.  The Evaluation Criteria is attached to the background check policy and clearly outlines all the elements that must be considered by the employer under law.  This policy will pertain to all full and part-time prospective employees other than full and part-time police officers as a policy is already in place for those positions which are not subject to Article 23-A of New York Correction Law.

As noted in the policy, background check information will only be released to the Village of Cooperstown Board of Trustees and it is considered confidential.   At the November 23 meeting, The Village Trustees also approved obtaining background checks on prospective employees through New York State Office of Court Administration.

Background Check Policy

 

 

 

Teri L. Barown, RMC

Village Clerk

Village of Cooperstown

22 Main Street, PO Box 346

Cooperstown, NY 13326

607-547-2411

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