Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Syracuse Department of Parks & Recreation. The City of Syracuse affirmatively recruits, hires, and promotes without regard to age, marital status, race, sex, religion, national origin or handicap and actively employs Vietnam Era Veterans and Handicapped persons. The Department hires both full-time and part-time staff.

Most full-time positions are filled through examinations offered by the New York State Department of Civil Service when job openings become available. The Parks Department hires titles such as Recreation Directors, Leaders & Supervisors, Aquatic Directors & Supervisors, etc. Some exams are given annually, others every three to four years, while still others are "continuous recruitment." For job listings, please  click here  or call the Onondaga County Personnel Department at (315) 435-3537.

The City of Syracuse Parks & Recreation Department Divides its seasonal employment opportunities into two seasons, summer and school year. Actual dates of employment vary during each season depending upon specific program needs. Applicants are hired on a seasonal basis, meaning employment is officially terminated at the end of the season. Job openings are limited. Learn more and apply HERE

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Last Updated: 2/20/2020