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We are proud of our workforce. We are constantly seeking talented and service oriented people to join our team. If you want to #WorkForSyracuse, look through our current job opportunities on Indeed.com where you can directly apply for a position. You are also welcome to send your resume to the Office of Human Resources for review and consideration for future positions. City of Syracuse employees are not just members of a great team but residents of a growing city. City jobs require residency as part of law. 

Civil Service Jobs

Civil servants are employees who work for the government at the local, state and federal levels to provide a service for the public. City government employs people in numerous careers with or without advanced degrees. Often, positions in city government are civil service jobs meaning they may require taking an exam. Exams vary by the position you apply for. Exams can be free or have an application fee of up to $20.

If you are interested in taking a civil service exam, contact the Onondaga County Department of Personnel. They are responsible for administering Civil Service exams on behalf of the City of Syracuse. They can be reached at 315-435-3537 or visit employment.ongov.net.

The City of Syracuse is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


You can download and submit the City of Syracuse General Application via email, mail, or complete it online. To apply for a specific job, we strongly encourage you to apply on Indeed.com

Apply By Mail

You can download and fill out the general City of Syracuse job application here: Download General Application(PDF, 505KB)

Once completed, mail your application to:
City of Syracuse
One Park Place
300 South State Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

Apply Online

We strongly encourage you to apply on Indeed.com


Common Questions

How can I submit my application?

You may submit your application for employment by downloading the application from the tab above, completing the general application online, or printing and mailing it the Human Resource Office at One Park Place, 300 South State St.

I applied for a job a couple of years ago do I need to reapply?

Yes, you must submit a new application for the position that you are interested in. 

The application deadline has passed can I still apply?

Applications are not accepted after the application deadline. Applications must be received by Office of Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. on the day of the announced deadline. 

How can I be notified about upcoming civil service examinations?

You can go to the Onondaga County website to sign up for email notifications or click here.