Welcome to Dutchess BOCES Office of Human Resources. The team is here to help. The Office of Human Resources’ goal is to recruit, develop, motivate, and retain a diverse workforce. Under the leadership of Executive Director of Human Resources Dr. Norah Merritt, our aim is to hire the most highly qualified faculty and staff in support of our mission of providing educational leadership through service, solutions and savings. This is accomplished by providing leadership and the equitable administration of policies and procedures.
Merritt has more than 30 years of experience in all levels of administration and teaching - the last eight in human resources management. She is a long-standing Dutchess BOCES Cabinet member and has worked at Dutchess BOCES for more than 20 years.
Meet the team:
- Family Medical Leave Act
- Regional Certification Officer
- Time And Attendance (Aesop) for BOCES staff
- Assurance Letters
- Fingerprinting coordination
- New Hire orientation
- Auditor Backup
- Civil Service Canvassing, reports, forms
- Cooperative Recruitment ad placement backup
Helping students makes work rewarding
Lyndsay Robbins has been a senior program assistant at the Salt Point Center for two years and she loves how every day is different and rewarding. Robbins has always worked in human services, so BOCES was a natural fit for her. She enjoys how one day is never the same as another – keeping her on her toes.
“You never know what the day is going to bring,” Robbins said. “I love my work environment – I couldn’t imagine working in any other setting.”
The most rewarding aspect of Robbins’ role is helping students in any way possible. “No matter who I’m assisting, whether it’s a parent or pointing someone to a resource – at the end of the day it serves a student,” she said. For Robbins, her favorite part of the day is seeing students either when they visit the main office or when she walks a student back to their class.
“The connection is so rewarding and they remind me why the behind the scenes work I do is so important,” Robbins said. “Just today, I received a card from a student – it melted my heart!"
Join Dutchess BOCES today! Openings include teaching, nursing, IT, support services and more. Full and part time positions are available for both 10 and 12 months of the year. Work while your children are at school!
You can view and apply to current openings via Dutchess BOCES’ Applitrack site.