How Do I Report Suspected Welfare Fraud?
If you suspect someone is committing welfare fraud, we encourage you to report it to us today. Click here to fill out an on-line form.
What Positions Do Not Require a Civil Service Test?
1. EXEMPT positions for which competitive examinations are not practicable include deputies to department heads, confidential secretaries, and secretaries to Boards or Commissions. Positions may be classified as exempt due to the confidential nature of the position and only with the approval of the NYS Civil Service Commission.
2. NON-COMPETITIVE positions have specific education and experience requirements. Candidates’ applications are reviewed and approved for employment consideration, if the candidate is found to meet the minimum qualifications required by the job specification. Appointing authorities may choose from among all qualified applicants. This class includes titles such as motor equipment operator, carpenter and mechanic, for which a written examination is not practical.
3. LABOR positions have no education or experience requirements. Individuals are hired based on their ability to perform the duties of the position.
What Happens After I Apply For A Civil Service Test(s)?
Applications for examinations are processed as they are received. Candidates that meet the qualifications are notified by mail a week before the examination date of the location for testing and other instructions. Candidates who do not meet the qualifications are notified two weeks prior to the exam and afforded five days to submit facts in opposition to their disqualification.
Do I Have To Take a Test To Get A Civil Service Job?
Many positions in public service require that the candidate take an examination. Positions, such as these, are classified as "COMPETITIVE". In order to be considered for employment in a competitive class position the candidate must rank among the three highest standing candidates taking the exam. A separate examination is held, as needed to fill vacancies, for all titles in the competitive class. All positions are considered to be competitive unless deemed by NYS Civil Service that it is not practical to determine the merit and fitness of applicants by competitive examination.
How Do I Know What Jobs Are Available?
You are welcome to apply for any examination announced to the public (competitive class titles) or any currently available opening not requiring an examination (exempt, non-competitive, and labor class titles) for which you meet the minimum qualifications.
Examination notices include the competitive class title, a description of the position, the minimum qualifications required for admittance to the exam, and a description of the subject matter to be covered in the examination. Applications are available from the Regional Civil Service Commission office. Other jurisdictions on our mailing list, such as towns, villages, school districts and libraries may also have exam notices posted. We recommend you check for new exam notices each month. Candidates that are successful on the exam are placed on an eligible list in rank order. As job opportunities become available, candidates are canvassed to determine interest and availabililty for employment. Appointing authorities are required to fill positions with candidates that are among the top three highest standing candidates on the eligible list willing to accept appointment.
HOW DO I APPLY? Whether you are interested in a tested or a non-tested position, the same application, available from the Regional Civil Service Commission office, should be completed.
How Do I Apply For a Job?
Whether you are interested in a tested or a non-tested position, the same application, available from the Regional Civil Service Commission office, should be completed.
When making application be sure:
1. to submit a separate application and exam fee for each examination you wish to take.
2. the correct examination title and examination number is on the application.
3. you meet the qualification and residency requirements (if applicable) on the examination for which you are applying. Application fees are non-refundable.
4. your application is complete and accurate. Applications with incomplete or incorrect information may result in disqualification from the job or examination for which you are applying. Attaching a resume is not an acceptable alternative to completing an application.
5. to ask questions if you require additional information. Someone will be available to assist you.
What Is Civil Service?
Most jobs in New York State’s public sector are governed by Civil Service Law. A "Civil Service" employee can be anyone from a secretary to a nurse, a mechanic, a laboratory technician, a truck driver, a building inspector, an electrician, or a teacher aide. However, different Civil Service jobs have different classifications and requirements.
How Do I Get a Civil Service Job?
Most jobs in New York State’s public sector are governed by Civil Service Law. A "Civil Service" employee can be anyone from a secretary to a nurse, a mechanic, a laboratory technician, a truck driver, a building inspector, an electrician, or a teacher aide. However, different Civil Service jobs have different classifications and requirements. Click here for more information about applying for a job.
What is a POD?
POD stands for Point of Dispensing. You can find more information about POD's and when they would be used at the Chemung County Health Department Site. Click here for more information.
How Can I Find Out Where Chemung County Is Located?
Chemung County is located in the south central region of Upstate New York. It is part of the Southern Tier as well as the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. For more detailed information about Chemung County, you can click here.
How Do I Make a Reservation at a County Park?
Park reservations are made through the Department of Building and Grounds. Reservations for the use of facilities at Harris Hill Park and Park Station can be made by calling 607- 737-2843 or by coming to the Building and Grounds Dept. located at 217 Madison Avenue in Elmira, from 7am- 3:30pm (closed 12-12:30 for lunch) Monday through Friday. Credit cards are now being accepted. There is a nonrefundable additional charge for credit card use.
A minimum of $3.00 or 2.4% whichever is more. For more information on County Parks click here.
Chemung County Fairgrounds reservations can be made by calling the Chemung County Agricultural Society at 607-734-1217 or visit their website at chemungcountyfair.com.
How Do I View Property Taxes On-line?
The Chemung County Treasurers Office offers a tax search program on-line. You can access information in a number of different ways. Click here to access the tax search program.
How Do I Make a FOIL request?
Freedom of Information Law requests pertaining to records held by County Departments can be obtained by contacting the Chemung County Communications Director. Click here to learn more or fill out a form here
How Do I Get an Absentee Ballot Form?
You can receive an absentee ballot at the Chemung County Board of Elections or download the form and mail to the Board of Elections. Click here to learn more
How Do I Find My Polling Place?
Information about the various polling districts in Chemung County is available on-line from the Board of Elections.
Unsure what district you are in? Click here to look up your polling place by your home address.
You can also call the Board of Elections at 607-737-5475 during normal business hours.
How Do I Order a Birth or Death Certificate?
Birth and death certificates are available from the Vital Records department which is located at 103 Washington Street in Elmira. Certificates are only available for births and deaths that ONLY occurred in Chemung County.
Click here to learn more. or call 607-737-2018
How Do I Check Flight Arrivals and Departures Out of the Elmira Corning Regional Airport?
The Elmira Corning Regional Airport Website has a link to FlightView where you can check on any flight. Click here to check on flights..
Click here to go to the Elmira Corning Regional Airport Website.
How Do I Find Out About Recycling Programs in Chemung County?
Chemung County and Cornell Cooperative Extension offer a variety of recycling programs including hazardous waste collection days, electronics collection days and tire recycling days. To find out about these programs and what items are accepted at the Chemung County Landfill click here.
What can I expect to occur at a bid opening?
Bids are publicly opened on the date and time specified on the bid notice. The Purchasing Director or other designated individual will preside over the bid opening. At least one (1) Purchasing Assistant or other designated individual will also attend the bid opening. Bidders are welcome to attend the bid opening although their presence is not mandatory. There also may be other people present at the bid opening such as architects and department heads. Bids will be opened individually announcing the name of the company submitting the bid. Bid documentation will be reviewed to check that all forms are completed. Bid security, addenda acknowledgment and pricing for the bid will be read aloud at this time. Once all bids are opened and pricing, bid security and addenda acknowledgment is announced for each, the bid opening is concluded.
What is a Request for Quote?
A Request for Quote (RFQ) is a document used in soliciting price and delivery quotations that meet minimum quality specifications for a specific quantity of specific goods and/or services.
What is a Request for Proposal?
A Request for Proposal (RFP) is an invitation to vendors to submit a written offer to supply services or materials. The RFP will require the vendor to define the specific financial and/or service commitments that comprise the offer. Purchasing makes the RFP available to multiple vendors to review and respond with a proposal. Evaluation of competing proposals is based on various criteria, one of which is price.
What is a Request for Bid?
A Request for Bid (RFB) is a written request to prospective suppliers to submit a bid for materials or services. Bid submittal documents are enclosed in a sealed envelope in response to the RFB.
Where can I find information on Child Support?
The Customer Service Helpline is 888-208-4485.
When Will I Find Out How I Did On a Civil Service Test?
Examination results are received from the New York State Department of Civil Service approximately eight (8) to twelve (12) weeks after an examination. The Regional Civil Service Commission then certifies exam results at their regular monthly meetings. You will be notified by mail of your score and of your rank on the eligible list after the Regional Commission has certified the results. The average time frame for candidate notification is twelve (12) to twenty (20) weeks from the date of examination.
How Do I Obtain a Certificate of Residency?
If you attend a Community College in New York State you will need to get the residency form from your learning institution. Then you must also get the town or village that you live in to certify that you are a resident of that particular municipality by obtaining the seal from the municipality on this form. The certificate will entitle you to receive 50% off the Community College tuition cost.
Where Are Civil Service Examination Lists Used?
Chemung County and City of Elmira departments, towns, villages, school districts, SCT-BOCES, Elmira Water Board and special districts use the lists resulting from Civil Service examinations to fill competitive positions.
How Do I Register My Vehicle?
You can find all the information you need about registering your vehicle locally by clicking here.
How Do I Find Out About Services For The Elderly?
You can get all kinds of information about the services by visiting our Department of Aging and Long Term Care page.
How Can I Find Out About Any Airports In The Area?
You can also get to the official flyELM web site by clicking here.
How Do I Get a Bus Schedule?
You can see all the Chemung County Transit bus schedules by clicking here.
How Do I Obtain a Passport?
Passports can be obtained at the County Clerk's Office, 210 Lake Street in Elmira. Applications are processed 8:30am to 3:30pm Monday through Friday.
16 and older (10 year passport issued) - Check or money order ONLY made payable to U.S. Dept. of State - $110.00
15 and under (5 year passport issued) - Check or money order ONLY made payable to U.S. Dept. of State - $80.00
PLUS a $25.00 Execution Fee for each passport (Cash or check made payable to Chemung County Clerk)
Passport Photos(2) taken at County Clerk's Office - $12.00
Passports are obtained 6 weeks after application.
Expedite Passport service (3 weeks delivery) is $60.00 additional fee per applicant.
YOU WILL ALSO NEED:
1. Two identical passport photos (COLOR Only)
2. Proof of citizenship: Birth certificate with raised seal, file date and certified by Official Custodian of the Record (NO hospital certificates) or previous passport or Naturalization Certificate
3. Identification: Current driver's license or previous passport (if issued after 16th birthday within the past 10 years) or current college ID
How Do I Find Out More About "Mark Twain Country"?
In February of 1870, Samuel Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain) married Elmiran Olivia Langdon at Ms. Langdon's home in Elmira. For the next 20+ years the Clemenses spent their summers at Olivia's sister's (Susan Langdon Crane) home, just outside of Elmira. The home, known as Quarry Farm, was situated on a mountain just east of Elmira, and had a picturesque view of the Chemung Valley, and the city of Elmira below. In 1874, as a gift for Samuel, the Crane's built an octagonal study on a knoll a short distance from their home. It was thought that it would give Samuel a quiet place to think and write. It certainly was an inspiration. During this time period, and in this study, MarkTwain wrote major portions of some of his most acclaimed works, including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Life on the Mississippi, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, The Prince and the Pauper, and A Tramp Abroad. Mark Twain loved his study. He described it as, "...the loveliest study you ever saw, octagonal with a peaked roof, each face filled with a spacious window... perched in complete isolation on top of an elevation that commands leagues of valley and city and retreating ranges of distant blue hills."
On April 21, 1910 Samuel Clemens died at the age of 75. He is buried along with his family in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira.
In 1952, the study was gifted to Elmira College and moved to the college campus, where it resides today. It is open to the public daily from mid-June through Labor Day and by appointment throughout the rest of the year. Quarry Farm is now owned by Elmira College and serves as a residence for Mark Twain scholars. The Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies offers a variety of programs, including conferences, seminars, and public lecture series. For information, call (607) 735-1800 or write The Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies, Elmira College, Box 7035, Elmira, NY 14901.
What can I expect to occur at a proposal opening?
Proposals are publicly opened on the date and time specified on the bid notice. The Purchasing Director or other designated individual will preside over the proposal opening. At least one (1) Purchasing Assistant or other designated individual will also attend the proposal opening. There is no formal public opening for RFP proposals. Proposals will be opened individually announcing the name of the company submitting the proposal. There will be no pricing announced at this time. Once all proposals are opened, the proposal opening is concluded.
How Do I Register to Vote?
- You can register in person at the Chemung County Board of Elections Office.
- You can register in person at any New York State Agency-Based voter registration center
- You can call the New York State Board of Elections hotline at 1-800-FOR-VOTE to request a voter application.
- You can download a PDF version of an Absentee Ballot complete the form and mail it to the Chemung County Board of Elections.
- You can download a PDF version of the New York State Voter Registration Form, complete the form and mail it to the Chemung County Board of Elections.