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Personnel/Self-Insurance Office

Kim Godreau, Personnel Officer

355 West Main Street, Suite 311
Malone, NY 12953

The Personnel departmentís mission is to ensure that the County workforce is qualified and that employees are afforded opportunities for advancement via the civil service system.


Responsibilities within the Personnel Office include:

  • Personnel and civil service functions to the general public, Franklin County departments, municipal governments, and educational entities;
  • Franklin County Self Insurance Plan (workers' compensation insurance) for Franklin County government and participating municipalities;
  • Oversight of employee related topics such as benefits, disciplinary issues, labor bargaining agreements, and employee handbook rules.


The application for examination or employment must be thoroughly completed in order to be considered for either. Application forms are available on this website or in the office (Suite 428, 355 W. Main Street, Malone).


Positions are categorized as:


Competitive: must take and pass an examination and be reachable for appointment (one of the top three candidates).


Non-Competitive: approved by the NYS Civil Service Commission as positions for which competitive examination is determined to be not practicable.


Exempt: primarily jobs which involve providing support for, or acting for and in the place of, an elected official, and have been approved by the New York State Civil Service Commission.


Labor: involve manual labor and have no minimum qualification requirements.


Unclassified: elected officials, teaching and supervisory staff of schools, Community College positions approved by Chancellor.





In accordance with various Federal and State requirements it is the policy of Franklin County that all employees and potential employees shall be afforded equal opportunity in matters such as hiring, promotion and all other employment activities without regard to their race, creed, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, military status or marital status.


Any person who feels that his/her rights have been wrongfully denied should first discuss the matter with their immediate supervisor.  If the matter cannot be resolved at this level it should be discussed with the department head.  Complaints that cannot be resolved satisfactorily by the department head should be directed to the Personnel Office.


It is the intent of the County that every effort will be made to resolve discrimination complaints internally.  However, individuals may seek the assistance of appropriate State and Federal agencies if their complaint is not resolved to their satisfaction.




Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Closed on Holidays, if you have any questions please call our office. 

Dawn Jarvis - Personnel Assistant ()
Phone: 518-481-1676
Christie Bonville - Employee Benefits Coordinator and Workers Compensation ()
Phone: 518-481-1678
Denise James - Personnel Aide ()
Phone: 518-481-1677
Emily Vanier - Senior Clerk-Personnel ()
Phone: (518) 481-1665
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