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Minimum Qualifications

In order for County Personnel to determine a candidate's eligibility for a position the applicant must document in writing on the application how they meet the minimum qualifications related to the position.


(a)  Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma.

Tompkins County is Committed to Equity and Inclusion. We encourage those with similar values to apply.


(1) Must successfully pass a post offer of employment (in accordance with the ADA) psychological evaluation, as well as a medical evaluation that will cover, but not be limited to, such areas as: vision, hearing, speech, and physical ability to sit for long periods of time.  The employee is required to maintain the physical and mental ability to perform the essential functions of the job (either with or without reasonable accommodations) for the duration of employment.

(2) An applicant must be eligible for all NYSPIN certifications (pass a criminal background check) at the time of application and, if hired, must maintain such eligibility for the duration of employment.

(3) Applicants must possess Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) certification within one year of appointment, as provided by the DOER and maintain such certification for the duration of employment. 

(4) An applicant must successfully complete all mandatory in-service training as required and provided by DOER.

(5) New hires and re-hires must pass a drug test.