CANTON -- St. Lawrence County legislators have agreed to fill six positions recently vacated through resignations and retirements at a recent board meeting.
The board approved hiring a deputy, social welfare examiner, senior account clerk, support investigator, a motor vehicle clerk and a corrections officer.
Legislators agreed to hire a new corrections officer to fill a Sept. 17 vacancy. According to the resolution approved Monday, the opening is for an entry-level position with a starting salary of $41,175.
The hire is necessary in order to meet minimum state staffing requirements at the county jail, the resolution says.
The board gave St. Lawrence County Sheriff Kevin Wells the green light to fill a vacant deputy's position as well. The job was left vacant following a resignation on Aug. 15.
According to the resolution, the department may hire an entry-level deputy with a starting salary of $39,336.
The board agreed Monday to fill a motor vehicle clerk position that was vacated Sept. 13. According to the resolution, failure to replace the employee would result in a loss of revenue, as the department would be unable to process downstate business.
Legislators approved hiring a social welfare examiner position following a Sept. 26 retirement.
According to the resolution the position is necessary as it maintains about 50 temporary assistance case and around 345 SNAP cases.
The board will also allow the social services department to fill a senior account clerk position following a Sept. 27 retirement and a support investigator position following a Sept. 27 retirement.
The St. Lawrence County Board of Legislators passed a resolution in 2008 freezing all non-essential hires at the county level.