Current Openings:

Laborer II
Maintenance Worker IFrequently Filled Positions 400x518 1
Water Maintenance Worker I

Applications: (Only accepted for Current Openings)

Note: After completing one of the fillable employment applications, you can submit your application electronically with a digital signature. When submitted, the following message will appear: “Your application has been successfully submitted.”  
Printing the application, completing it manually, and then mailing to our office is also an acceptable method of applying for open positions.

General Employment Application
Seasonal Employment Application



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.

New York State Labor Law
Federal Labor Law (with FMLA)
Notice of Compliance NYS Disability Benefits
Summary Repo rt of Work Related Injuries and Illnesses
Federal FMLA Act
Federal FLSA Poster