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:

Zoning Department Clerk

Zoning Department Clerk – Part-time, Monday – Friday, 4 hours per day

Duties and responsibilities include:

1. Provide clerical and administrative support for the Zoning and Planning Department.

2. Assist in the application process and the collection and processing of fees for building, zoning, and related permits. Obtain and maintain sufficient level of regulatory knowledge.

3. Schedule and coordinate building inspections.

4. Greet and assist customers at the counter.

5. Answer and screens phone calls; provide general information and route call to appropriate person, taking and delivering messages as appropriate.

6. Provide information required for Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals review process; assists in packet and preparation for these meetings.

7. Create and maintains permits files, office forms, handouts, and computer databases as required.

8. Complete special projects as directed by the department head.

9. Use records, databases, the Internet, and other sources to research information needed for the department.

10. Cross train for other departmental positions.

Experience Requirements

A minimum of one-year office experience in a customer service capacity working with the general public.

Experience working in a construction office is preferred, or previous experience in zoning, codes field.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities needed to perform effectively in this position

Above average customer service skills, including being welcoming and friendly, and using good communications skills.

Ability to withstand the stress of dealing with the general public, while maintaining a calm demeanor.

Knowledge of commercial and residential property regulations and requirements.

Ability to use Microsoft Office including Excel and Word.

Ability to learn and use a variety of software applications.

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

Ability to sit for extended periods of time, use a computer monitor, and stand at the counter to serve the public. Ability to speak clearly in person and via phone.

ALL résumés submitted must include a completed Employment Application Form. The form is available by clicking here. Submit résumé and application form to

Assessment Clerk

Assessment Clerk – Part-Time, Monday – Friday 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Submit applications/resumes to Application form is available by clicking here.

The incumbent in this position is responsible for assisting the Assessor’s office with a variety of duties including customer service contact with the public via phone, in-person, or email; and general office work including records maintenance for the purpose of ensuring real property assessment and/or tax records are maintained in a current and accurate manner.

1. Provide excellent customer service to residents ensuring their questions regarding real property tax and/or the assessment process are answered promptly and accurately. Maintain a level of knowledge of the assessment process sufficient to answer questions.

2. Access the property records to extract the information needed to complete the property transfer forms. This could include: name, residence, tract, lot number, address, and assessed value. Ensure this is presented to the Assessor so they can facilitate the actual transfer on the tax rolls.

3. Tabulate assessment data, compile lists, and prepare reports for the Assessor.

4. Maintain the currency of tax maps received from Onondaga County’s property tax division. Check assessment changes; prepare notices of increased assessments, and assists in mailing to property owners. Assist in scheduling appointments with the property owner and Assessor.

5. Enter and delete veterans’ and senior citizens’ exemptions in tax and/or assessment rolls against real property, and computes the value and number of parcels in special districts.

6. Perform other duties as assigned to support the Assessor’s office.

Education and Experience

Minimum of 1-year clerical experience working in an office.

Six months of full-time experience (or equivalent part-time experience) in abstracting tax and/or working with assessment records, examining titles to real property, or maintaining real property records would be a plus.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities needed to effectively perform in this position

Ability to give excellent customer service and interact with a diverse group of individuals.

Expertise with keeping records, manually and electronically.

Working knowledge of statutory practices pertaining to real property taxes and assessment inclusive of exemptions.

Working knowledge of basic arithmetic computations such as square feet, percentages, etc.

Computer skills to include use of Microsoft Word and Excel, and learning and using a variety of software packages.

Job Related Physical Abilities needed

Ability to sit for extended periods of time, up to 4 hours. Dexterity sufficient to operate a variety of office equipment. Ability to see and read instructions and speak on the phone and in person.

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