Modified: September 16, 2021 3:18pm

Latest News

  • Collaborative effort brings first-of-its-kind play space to Erie County parks system  


    A Playground for All is fully accessible for children of all needs and abilities; features play equipment for children of all ages and of all abilities 

    October 22, 2021 1:38pm
  • Ogden’s decision denies all eight of plaintiffs’ causes of action; notes “the state and county can also impose regulations for the safety of students in private and public schools”


    CCA lawsuit is fifth to be dismissed or discontinued in 2021

    October 13, 2021 9:17am
  • Completed lobby renovations project creates well-lit, expansive greeting space for tourism groups  


    Upcoming façade renovations envision striking, attractively- lit main entranceway 

    October 12, 2021 1:12pm
  • Balanced proposal lowers the property tax rate per thousand of assessed value from $4.42 for 2021 to $4.33 in 2022, the lowest property tax rate since the County Executive’s office was established in 1960


    Allocates $24 million for ongoing COVID-19 response; includes significant new investments in law enforcement, small business revitalization, new workforce development initiative


    $76.8 million capital works program proposed dedicates $44.8 million to road and bridge work


    $34 million in federal American Rescue Plan funding allocated for construction of ErieNet Open Access Network; $31 million invested in critical sewer system upgrades


    October 4, 2021 11:50am
  • Today was truly a day for the dogs as Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Erie County Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Forestry Troy P.

    October 1, 2021 3:19pm

For press releases from other years, please click on one of the following links:


The Erie County Department of Social Services (“ECDSS”) has announced a hiring event to be held on Thursday, September 30, 2021 from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM at the Central Public Library in downtown Buffalo. Attendees will learn about the immediate hiring needs of the Department of Social Services including Youth Detention Workers, Child Support Investigators, Energy Crisis Workers, Paralegals and entry-level clerical opportunities. Applications will be accepted for the upcoming Caseworker exam. Presentations will include the Civil Service Hiring Process, Erie County Benefits, and a panel on Erie County Career Development.


Presentations will be offered every 30 minutes throughout the hiring event beginning at 4:00 PM. Representatives from the Erie County Personnel Department will also be on hand at the event to answer questions about qualifications, the application process, and other procedural items. ECDSS   staff members will be available to answer questions about opportunities within their particular programs and their experiences building careers within the Department. Representatives will discuss required qualifications for open entry-level positions.


“The Department of Social Services seeks to be an employer of choice within Erie County,” said Erie County Commissioner of Social Services Marie A. Cannon. “I am proud of our workforce, and I encourage all interested members of our Erie County community to attend this event to learn more about joining our team.”


Opportunities are available immediately. Most positions within ECDSS require applicants to sit for a Civil Service examination when offered; however, in some circumstances, employment may begin prior to testing. After the test is given and the civil service list is established, candidates are hired off the list. The list remains active for several years and the Department is unable to hire individuals for these positions who are not on the list.


For more information:


On the Erie County Department of Social Services, visit


On the Central Library, visit



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