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Smithtown Historical Society Looking For Volunteers For Heritage Country Fair

It’s that time of year again, the Heritage Country Fair is just a month away. We’re gearing up for another full day of live music, crafts, and other activities — and we hope you’re available to help us out again!
We’re looking for a number of volunteers in the following areas:
Set Up 
Break Down
Kids Area (helping with various crafts)
Entry (collecting admission)
Raffle (collecting 50/50 Raffle funds and tickets)
Grounds (walking the grounds and being available as necessary)
Info Booth (information booth and lost and found)
Touch a Truck Monitors
Historical Spaces Monitors
There are two time slots available for the day, 9:45-12:30 and 12:45 onward. Of course, if you want to soldier on the whole day you’re more than free to do so!
Please respond to this email if interested in volunteering for the Heritage Fair.
631 -265-6768



***Vendors Needed For Saturday, September 21***

   *** Vendors Needed***

Smithtown United Methodist Church is looking for vendors

For our 29th Annual Country Fair on Saturday, September 21st, 2019 from 10am – 4pm. All vendors are welcome

For more information please call us at 631-265-6945.



Environmental Conservation Police Officer And Forest Ranger Exams

DEC Announces Environmental Conservation Police Officer and Forest Ranger Exams Being Held in October

Exam Application Deadline is September 4, 2019

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today encouraged individuals interested in becoming a Forest Ranger or Environmental Conservation Police Officer (ECO) to apply for civil service exams being offered for the positions this fall. Applications are being accepted until September 4, 2019.

“DEC Forest Rangers and Environmental Conservation Police Officers are instrumental in protecting wildlife, natural resources, state lands and the people who use them,” Commissioner Seggos said. “From search and rescue operations to uncovering environmental crimes, these brave men and women are often first on the front lines of some of the most harrowing events. We encourage anyone interested in joining our ranks of admirable professionals to sign up for the exams today.”

The civil service exams will be held the weekend of October 19, 2019. There are separate exams and different qualifications for becoming an Environmental Conservation Police Officer or Forest Ranger. Potential applicants should closely review qualifications required for each position to determine which exam they are eligible to take. Those who want to apply for both positions, and meet the required qualifications, must submit separate applications and will be required to take both exams.

A full summary of qualifications, salary, and application procedures can be found online at the New York State Department of Civil Service exam announcements web pages for Forest Rangers and Environmental Conservation Police Officers.

Exam scores will be used to rank candidates and create eligible lists to fill openings for Environmental Conservation Police Officers or Forest Rangers. Although the exam is being offered, there is no guarantee that there will be openings. The eligibility list from this exam is expected to remain active for up to four years.

In the future, candidates selected from the list would be required to attend a 28-week residential training program at the DEC Basic Academy. Recruits must pass all elements of the Academy before being assigned to a work location. DEC recently began the 22nd Basic School for Uniformed Officers on May 19. For an inside look into what it takes to be an Environmental Conservation Police Officer or a Forest Ranger, watch a 4-minute clip from 2017’s Basic School for Uniformed Officers available on YouTube. Additional information on DEC Environmental Conservation Police Officers and Forest Rangers is available online.

For more information about the upcoming state civil service exams and qualifications, visit the New York State Department of Civil Service website.


Volunteer Drivers Needed for Meals on Wheels Program

Volunteer Drivers Needed for Meals on Wheels Program

Do you have a couple of free hours in your week?  Would you like to provide a vital service to senior citizens in your community? The Town of Smithtown Senior Citizens Department has an opportunity for you! 

We are looking for volunteers to deliver meals to the homebound elderly in the Smithtown community.  Meals are delivered in the late morning each Monday - Friday and require as little as two hours a week, one to four days per month. You can even choose to be a “back-up” driver if your time is limited. Our volunteers use their own vehicles and are reimbursed for mileage. 

Volunteer with a friend and share the experience! If you have the time to spare, we would love to have you join our wonderful group of volunteers. For more information, call us at 631-360-7616.

Funding for this nutrition program is provided by the U.S. Administration for Community Living through New York State office for the Aging, Suffolk County Office for the Aging and the Town of Smithtown.

For more information about the Smithtown Senior Citizens Department visit us at 420 Middle Country Road in Smithtown or


Census Bureau Hiring Apply Online

We’re Hiring - Apply Now!

The Census Bureau is hiring temporary employees for the 2020 Census. Our jobs offer weekly pay, competitive pay rates, flexible hours, and paid training. By joining the 2020 Census team, you can support your community while getting paid to do it.  

Watch this short video and then click the button below to get started.

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The U.S. Census Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Note: If you’ve already started an application or started a new position with the Census Bureau, you can ignore this message.