Human Resources


         Erica LeClerc, Human Resources Manager

         Phone:  (315) 785-7732           

    The Human Resource office is primarily responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, and retaining employees as well as ensuring their safety and wellness.  Other responsibilities include:

  • Labor relations and Union negotiations
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Labor compliance
  • Unemployment
  • Personnel records management

    As an employer, the City of Watertown offers an excellent benefits package, enrollment in the New York State Retirement system and 457b retirement savings plan.  Working for the City has a direct impact on the daily lives of the individuals that live here.  We sincerely hope that you will consider employment and help make a difference.

   For a complete listing of all current job openings, scheduled exams and job specifications, please consult the Civil Service section of our website. 


         Christine Parks, Benefits Administrator

          Phone:  (315) 785-7755           

   The City of Watertown offers a generous benefits package to its eligible employees.  This office provides assistance to employees/retirees with enrollment, plan changes and claim issues.  Other responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining and updating Plan document
  • Ensuring compliance with health care changes
  • Billing and collection of premium payments to health plan
  • Managing and monitoring Stop Loss policy


New option for retirees to pay health premiums

     Beginning April 1, 2021, retirees can now use the City’s on-line bill pay program , Xpress-pay, to make a payment towards their monthly health insurance premiums.

Depending on your method of payment, a processing fee will be charged.

     Debit / Credit     ..........     2.85% of amount paying + $ .28 (per transaction)

     eCheck              ..........     $ 2.50 per transaction

A link to Xpress-pay section is provided below:

General Information
Benefits Administrator
Christine Parks
Human Resource Manager
Matthew Roy
Phone Numbers
HR: (315) 785-7732 Benefits: (315) 785-7755
Emergencies: Dial 911
245 Washington St.
Room 205