Work in Parks

Current Openings - updated 2/2/2023


 Summer Camp Naturalist - NEW!
Location: Beaver Lake Nature Center
Duties/Requirements: Responsible for implementing Beaver Lake Nature Center’s popular full day summer nature camp. Counselors teach and lead groups of campers ages 5 to 13 in nature based and outdoor recreation activities including natural history and field studies, hikes, games, crafts, canoeing, storytelling, and other projects and activities. Positions are scheduled for 40 hours/week, June 12 – August 18. Express interest by emailing: blnc@ongov.netNow hiring for Summer 2023 positions.

Job: Zoo Ticket Booth
Location: Rosamond Gifford Zoo
Duties/Requirements: Provide outstanding customer service and assistance to zoo patrons as they enter the zoo doors. Must be able to handle money & credit card transactions and frequently deal with groups of all sizes & ages. 

Job: Zoo Base Attendant
Rosamond Gifford Zoo
Provide outstanding customer service and assistance to zoo patrons answering questions, and taking reservations via the phone and in person. Support Zoo staff by being being familiar with safety protocols and acting as the the communication hub of the zoo via the radio.  Assist as needed with special projects. Upon occasion/as needed, fill in as a ticket booth attendant.  This entails the operation of a cash register as visitors enter the zoo and purchase zoo admission.  Generally this position will be at the Zoo's main desk but will fill in at the ticket booth to help cover absences, lunches, and if needed on busy days.

Job: Lifeguard
Jamesville Beach Park & Oneida Shores Park
Duties/Requirements: Click here for more information.

 Administrative Assistant & Lodge Closer
Location: Highland Forest Park
Administrative Assistant: Valid Driver's License.  Available nights, weekends and holidays throughout the employment period.  Proficient customer service skills, answering phones, file keeping, timekeeping, purchasing.  Experience with personal computer, cash management and register operations skills, and ability to communicate rules and policies to the public.
Lodge Closer: Must be available nights, weekends and holidays throughout the employment period.  Customer service skills, and ability to communicate rules and policies to the public.

Job: Campground Host
Location: Oneida Shores Park
Click here to visit Oneida Shores Park Camping page for more information.
Special Benefit: Camp for FREE!

Job: Park Rangers 
Location: Park Rangers Office
Click here for more information about the Park Ranger positions and application forms.

Other Part-Time, and Full-Time, positions may become available as well. Feel free to complete the online application even if you don't see a current position that you are interested in. 

Applicants must be at least 18 years old (except for lifeguards) and be willing to work a flexible schedule including nights & weekends. Most positions are available immediately.

Click here for online application.

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.

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.

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