Applications: (Only accepted for Current Openings)
Note: Applications can be submitted digitally, but due to internet browser differences, you MAY or MAY NOT need to download the application first then open in Adobe Reader prior to entering the requested information. After completing the fillable form, you will be able to submit electronically with a digital signature. Instructions for creating a digital signature and submitting will appear once you have clicked into the signature box.
Printing the application, completing it manually and then mailing to our office is also an acceptable method of applying for open positions.
The Onondaga County Water Authority is a civil service agency under the jurisdiction of the Onondaga County Department of Personnel. Hiring is in accordance with Onondaga County and New York State civil service regulations.
Many of the positions at OCWA are “competitive,” which means that the applicant must have successfully completed a competitive examination given by the Onondaga County Department of Personnel and appear on an eligibility list derived from the examination. Notices of upcoming exams and eligibility requirements can be found on Onondaga County’s web site or by contacting the Personnel Office directly.
Other positions at OCWA are “non-competitive,” which means that no examination is necessary. However, specific training and/or experience qualifications are required to be employed in these positions.
OCWA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, disability, arrest record, genetic predisposition, marital status, military or veteran status, familial status, domestic violence victim status, gender identity, or any other legally protected status.