St. Lawrence County to fill more than a dozen vacant positions, abolish one
CANTON -- St. Lawrence County will more than dozen positions in the wake of vacancies and retirements in several departments as recommended by the vacancy review committee.
Since 2008 St. Lawrence County has had a non-essential hiring freeze. The goal of the freeze is to ensure all positions filled by the county are deemed necessary to daily operations.Since Aug. 2015, the vacancy review committee must first approve filling positions before being approved by the board.
Despite the freeze, St. Lawrence County Legislators agreed to approve filling a welfare examiner position, and a bridge construction mechanic, custodial worker, groundskeeper, youth bureau coordinator, nutrition services aide, keyboard specialist, two assistant district attorneys and two chemical dependency counselors.
All of the positions to be filled were deemed necessary to operations.
St. Lawrence County legislators also agreed to abolish one social welfare examiner position with a salary of $37,514.
Some of the positions filled by the county are partially funded through grants and state reimbursements.