The majority of positions in the town are of Civil Service classification and the Town is required to hire from Civil Service listing. However, on occasion, the Civil Service listing cannot provide employees and at that time, appointments are made provisionally until a test can be given.

Application Forms and Résumés

ALL résumés submitted must include a completed Employment Application Form. The form is available by clicking here. Unless otherwise instructed in the job posting, applications are to be submitted to

Job Postings:

Recreation Supervisor -Youth Bureau, Parks and Recreation

Status:                    Civil Service, Non-Competitive, Union, Full-Time, Non-exempt / hourly

Reports to:            Director of Youth Bureau, Parks and Recreation

The incumbent in this position is responsible to plan, organize, implement, promote and evaluate a community recreation program involving various activities, programs, leagues, special events and team sports. Manage and evaluate assigned staff to include Recreation Leaders, Attendants, and contractual instructors.

Primary Functions

Program Management

 1. Plans, organizes, and promotes recreation programs and activities including team sports, leagues, recreation activities, beach operation, and special events. Required to roll-up their sleeves and participate in programs as needed.

2. Trains and instructs Recreation Leaders, Attendants, Volunteers and Contractual Instructors and assigns them to specific areas or events in a manner that best utilizes their skills and abilities to ensure successful programs.

3. On own, or working with others as deemed appropriate, plans, creates, and writes effective publicity announcements and activities for programs by ensuring maximum dissemination of publicity announcements to reach the largest audience possible.

4. Organizes and implements events by scheduling events, facility reservations, assigning personnel, including volunteers, and arranging for equipment and supplies.

5. Prepares written reports on program attendance, evaluations of personnel work performance, inventory equipment and supplies.

 Management, Team Building, Leadership, and Relationships

 1. Responsible for ensuring effective and timely recruiting, interviewing and assessment of job candidates and volunteers including collaborating with the Director to make the best hiring and volunteer commitment decisions.

2. Manage time-to-hire so as not to leave positions unnecessarily vacant.

3. Oversee new employee orientation and training of all employee staff members and volunteers.

4. Effectively manage, motivate, and evaluate the performance and development needs of all assigned staff. Includes regular schedule of formal performance evaluations for employees.

5. Develop and maintain positive relationships with other Town Departments, Recreation Departments.

6. Coordinate services with outside agencies and the North Syracuse Central School District.

7. Maintain effective networking relationships with other area Recreation Departments.

Administrative and Miscellaneous

 1. Finance and budget

a. Work with Director of Youth Bureau, Parks and Recreation to develop and manage departmental budget. Monitor spending and be prepared to explain and justify budget variances.

b. Make suggestions to the Director for Creating new revenue streams, and enhancing current ones

c. Solicit donations

d. Issue receipts for, record receipt of and make bank deposit for all income received

2. Determine and forecast appropriate supplies, materials and equipment needed for all programs, recreation activities and special events. Shop for vendors and make cost effective purchases.

3. Create and organize and constantly maintain program participant, and other records as needed.

4. Identify and complete any continuing education, including attending conferences to ensure always remaining current with any laws, techniques or trends unique to the field.

5. Work with Director to provide updated and appropriate content for posting on the Town’s website and Facebook.

6. Attend and actively participate in other meetings as needed, including meeting regularly with Director.

7. Produce reports as needed in a timely manner.

8. Complete other duties or tasks as assigned or needed to complete job responsibilities and/or support other Town activities.

Education, Experience, and other Requirements

 All requirements as mandated by civil service.

 Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities Needed to Perform Effectively in the Position

Thorough knowledge of recreation principles and practices.

Ability to identify objectives of a planned community recreation program and the ability to plan and develop appropriate activities in order to meet the identified objectives.

The ability to assess the effectiveness of recreational activities.

Excellent supervision and leadership skills, including employee counseling, and the ability to train and evaluation employee performance.

Excellent planning and organizing skills, and the ability to multi-task.

Above average communications skills, including the ability to establish and maintain community relationships.

Computer and software knowledge sufficient to generate correspondence and reports.

 Job-related Physical Abilities needed in order to perform the job in a satisfactory manner

 Ability to participate in all recreational activities to potentially include running, jumping, bending, lifting, pushing, and any other activity requirements.


Adheres to the Town of Cicero’s policies and procedures.

Meets or exceeds expected performance standards, including consistently reporting to work on time prepared to perform the duties of the position.

 All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by management.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.

ALL résumés submitted must include a completed Employment Application Form. The form is available by clicking here. Applications are to be submitted to


Lifeguard and Assistant Swim Facility Manager

The Town of Cicero Youth Bureau Parks & Recreation Department is hiring waterfront staff for the 2018 beach season at William Park.

Positions available are: Lifeguard & Assistant Swim Facility Manager. 

The season begins in mid-June and will close mid-August. Candidates must have the ability to work flexible shifts (10am-7pm) throughout the summer, though we’re willing to make exceptions for school-related obligations. The Ideal candidate will have excellent skills in the water and reliable transportation. $12.50-$15.50/hr. (depending on position) Average 32 hour per week. Prior experience not required for lifeguard positions. Management positions require prior experience.


Possession of a current Lifeguard Training Certificate from the American Red Cross or equivalent certificate from the YMCA or other certifying agency through 2018 beach season, with Waterfront Module Lifeguard Certificate with First Aid.

Possession of a current CPR for Professional Rescuer Certificate from the American Red Cross or other equivalent certifying agency on the basis of standards approved by the New York State Commissioner of Health valid through 2018 beach season which ends in August. CPR is needed to be re certified annually for lifeguard staff (two year certifications are no longer valid).

Ability to pass pre-employment practical skills water test

Current Vaccination Record showing Hep-B

To apply, complete an application form (available by clicking here ), and submit to

For more information please contact:

Peter Bardou
Recreation Supervisor
Town of Cicero Youth Bureau Parks & Recreation

Day Camp Recreation Attendant

The Town of Cicero Youth Bureau Parks & Recreation Department is hiring Day Camp & Extended Day Camp staff for summer 2018 employment.

Positions available are: Day Camp & Extended Day Camp Recreation Attendant

Candidates must have the ability to work hours of position hired.

June 25-August 3: Monday – Friday

Day Camp: 8am-2:15pm

Extended Day Camp: 1:30pm-6:00pm


The Ideal candidate will have

Ability to conduct activities. 
bility to read and write in English. 
bility to keep simple records, such as lists and logs. 
Ability to comprehend, remember and follow instructions. 
Ability to give and enforce simple instructions. 
Ability to perform light manual labor. 
Ability to get along well with others. 
Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position which can include endurance to work outside and on your feet for your entire work shift; ability to push, pull, lift and carry up to 40 pounds; navigate the entire location where assigned; ability to respond and move quickly in the event of an emergency situation. 


Must be 18 years of age.

To apply, complete an application form (available by clicking here ), and and submit to

For more information please contact:

Peter Bardou
Recreation Supervisor
Town of Cicero Youth Bureau Parks & Recreation

Part-time Police Officer

Must be a DCJS Certified Police Officer at time of hiring
Have been employed as a police officer (fulltime or part time) for a minimum of 5 years
Must be able to work a minimum 800 hours per year
If needed must be able to work the following shifts;

  • 0600 – 1400 hours
  • 1400 – 2200 hours
  • 2200 – 0600 hours

Must be able to work weekends if assigned
Must be able to work holidays if assigned
All applicants may be required to submit to the following

  • Polygraph Exam
  • Psychological Exam
  • Medical Exam

The Cicero Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer
If interested send your resume to:
Chief Joseph Snell
Town of Cicero Police Department
8236 Brewerton Rd.
Cicero, New York 13039