Jobs & Volunteers

Job Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in Onondaga County Parks. Each park has different needs and you may want to contact the individual park(s) that you are interested in to see what positions are available, click here for park contact information. Seasonal/part time jobs are available year round. If you're looking for a summer position it is recommended that you apply between January and March.

  • For seasonal jobs, click here to link to the application.
  • For full time, civil service, positions, click here to visit the Onondaga County Personnel Department website.


Volunteering is a productive and rewarding use of leisure time, and thanks to the devotion of hundreds of residents who collectively contribute over 50,000 hours of their time each year, Onondaga County Parks are truly special places.

  • Emergency Medical Services Team

    The Parks Emergency Medical Services team is looking for new members! Our primary responsibility is to provide emergency medical services to the general public for events large and small held at County Park venues, and we are looking for new members aged 16+, with a minimum of first aid & CPR certification, to staff this season's events. NYS certified CFRs, EMTs, and Paramedics are strongly encouraged to apply. 

    We provide services for many different events throughout the year, including the JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge race, Jamesville Balloonfest, Brew at the Zoo, Canine Carnival, Beaver Lake's Golden Harvest Festival, Antiquefest, and a variety of events at the Lakeview Amphitheater.

    For more information, contact EMS at (315) 440-5586 or
    ocpems1@ongov.netClick here to download an application.

  • Friends of Rosamond Gifford Zoo
    Click here for more information or contact Ellen Vaughn at (315) 435-8511 x112 or
  • Friends of Beaver Lake Nature Center
    Click here for more information or contact Beaver Lake at (315) 638-2519 or
  • Carpenter's Brook Fish Hatchery
    Click here for more information or contact Carpenter's Brook at (315) 689-9367 or
  • Highland Forest Nordic Ski Patrol
    The Highland Forest Nordic Ski Patrol is looking for some volunteers to help patrol the trails... improve your skiing and make new friends! For more information, contact Highland Forest at (315) 683-5550 or
  • Jordan Level Trail
    Trail volunteers are needed for the Jordan Level Trail. The 4 mile stone dust trail is part of the Western Canalway and can be accessed from the Sims Store in Camillus, the Village Park in Jordan, Laird Road and McDonald Road. Parks is looking for families, individuals or groups - a scout troop would be ideal - to monitor the trail monthly and help pick up debris from April -October. If you would like to enjoy this new trail while helping your community, call (315) 689-9367.

Internship Opportunities

Customized internship opportunities may be available, email Leiko Benson, at at the Parks Administrative Office for more information.


During your visit to Onondaga County Parks, you may be photographed, videotaped, or filmed by Onondaga County Parks or authorized parties. Your attendance/admission serves as permission for use of these images by Onondaga County Parks. Commercial photography or filming is prohibited without permission of Onondaga County Parks.