Monroe County, NY

Veterans Employment

Monroe County Civil Service Opportunities

According to Civil Service Law, additional credits on examinations are granted to successful candidates who have claimed and established status as veterans. These credits are granted on the following basis:

  • DISABLED VETERANS: 10 points for Open-Competitive Exams; 5 points for Promotional Exams
  • NON-DISABLED VETERANS: 5 points for Open-Competitive Exams; 2.5 points for Promotional Exams

These additional credits, which are combined with the final score obtained in the examination, may be granted to PASSING CANDIDATES at the time of the establishment of the eligible list. Candidates are permitted a minimum period of 60 days from the last filing date to submit veterans credits forms for a particular examination. These forms will be accepted until such time as the eligible list is established. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that all required forms are filed timely.

For more information about exams, applications and other employment information, click here.

For additional information, you can also visit the Human Resources Home page.

NYS Department of Labor

As a military veteran, you receive priority service at the NY State Department of Labor. Feel free to contact any of the dedicated veteran’s representatives listed below to assist you in your search for employment.

NYS Department of Labor / Rochester Works!
267 Waring Road
Rochester, NY 14609
http://www.rochesterworks.org

Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Kevin Melia
Local Veterans Employment Representative

585-266-7760 Ext. 226
Kevin.melia@labor.ny.gov

John Stradley
Disabled Veterans Outreach Specialist

585-266-7760 Ext. 264
John.stradley@labor.ny.gov

NYS Department of Labor / Rochester Works!
255 Goodman Street
Rochester, NY 14607
http://www.rochesterworks.org

Anthony Marchante
Disabled Veterans Outreach Specialist
585-258-3507
Anthony.marchante@labor.ny.gov

Veterans Outreach Center (VOC)

The Veterans Outreach Center has a number of employment programs designed to help veterans stabilize and re-enter the workforce.  These free programs have proven very successful for local veterans and their immediate family members. Some services include:

  • Career Counseling
  • Resume Assistance
  • Skills assessments
  • Job networking and focus groups
  • Specialized vocational workshops
  • Job Readiness, life skills, and occupational services

Veterans Outreach Center, Inc.
459 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
585-546-1081
Toll Free: 866-906-VETS (8387)

U.S. Office of Personnel Management's Veterans Employment Website
This site contains information for job seeking veterans, veterans currently employed by the Federal Government, and Federal human resources specialists. This site will assist individuals when determining a veteran's special rights and privileges for Federal civil service employment. The links below contain the most recent information and developments regarding Veterans employment.

More Resources:

  • Rochester Regional Veterans Business Council (RRVBC)
    RRVBC offers opportunities to network with veteran owned/operated businesses in the local community.  In addition, this website has a job board specifically targeting veteran job-seekers.
  • VA Upstate NY Job Bank
    This website highlights recruitment opportunities for VA Health Care Upstate New York (VISN 2).
  • Canandaigua VA Medical Center and Community-Based Outpatient Clinic Careers
    USAJOBS provides public notice of Federal employment opportunities to Federal employees and U.S. citizens; this site highlights local VA opportunities exclusively.
  • VetJobs
    VetJobs is designed for transitioning military, National Guard, Reserve Component Members and veterans that have separated over the last several decades. VetJobs is a leading source for candidates with security clearances.
  • USA Jobs Veterans' Employment Resource Center
    USAJOBS is the U.S. Government’s official system/program for Federal jobs and employment information.
  • Public Works Jobs Online
    PUBLIC WORKS Online is the voice of professionals who serve America's communities. It serves the entire industry of key decision makers in public works departments at all levels of municipal, county and state government.
  • Hire a Hero
    Hire A Hero is the premier online job board and community of choice for those who have served our country. Hire A Hero has helped thousands of veterans and their spouses connect to employers who value their service, work ethic and loyalty to our country.
  • YOUR RIGHTS UNDER USERRA (The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act)
    USERRA protects the job rights of individuals who voluntarily or involuntarily leave employment positions to undertake military service or certain types of service in the National Disaster Medical System.
  • G.I. Jobs
    G.I. Jobs magazine is the premier publication for those transitioning from military service. It provides education, transition assistance, and job opportunities for military veterans.
  • Veterans Preference for Federal Jobs
    Recognizing that sacrifices are made by those serving in the Armed Forces, Congress enacted laws to prevent veterans seeking Federal employment from being penalized because of the time spent in the military service. By law, veterans who are disabled or who serve on active duty in the Armed Forces during certain specified time periods or in military campaigns are entitled to preference over non-veterans both in Federal hiring practices and in retention during reductions in force (RIF).
  • Helmets to Hardhats
    Helmets to Hardhats is the fastest way for Military, Reservists & Guardsmen to transition from active duty to a career in the construction industry.
  • SCORE
    SCORE is a national organization of experienced business professionals that offers priceless counseling, business advice, and low cost educational programs to prospective entrepreneurs, existing small business owners, and non-profit organizations. Rochester has a local chapter with a lot of exciting initiatives as well.

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