Employment at OCPL
We are glad that you are considering a career with the Onondaga County Public Library. We welcome talented, creative and enthusiastic professionals who have a strong passion for customer service to join our team. OCPL employees are dedicated professionals who are committed to the principles and the mission of the library. We are devoted to each employee’s success and lifelong learning, and nurturing welcoming environment for all. Our employees strive to “make a difference in every life we touch by putting the power of ideas and information to work for all”; as an employee, you will help “make a difference to every life we touch.”
Most of our full-time positions are subject to the civil service examination process that is administered by the Onondaga County Personnel Department. OCPL offers competitive salary and fringe benefits to our full-time employees. You may sign up for email notification of exam announcements at the Onondaga County Personnel Department's website. for the part-time positions, we accept applications and/or resumes on an ongoing basis and keep them for 6 months for any upcoming vacancies.
OCPL is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and welcome all individuals who would enrich diversity of the people we serve. Thanks for your interest in OCPL.
Current Openings at Central and Branch Libraries
Current Openings at Suburban Libraries
Most OCPL full-time positions are civil service positions that require selection through the competitive process. For examination announcements, job postings, job specifications, and applications, visit:
Onondaga County Personnel Department Employment Opportunities
Librarian 1 examination (Training and Experience Questionnaires) is part of the continuous recruitment program. Applications will be accepted at least twice a year starting in 2014, 2014, around January and June. You can register to receive the exam announcement by clicking ““Register for Exam Announcements” at http://www.ongov.net/employment/jobs/. For specific questions regarding the exam, contact Onondaga County Personnel Department at 435-3537 or OCPL Personnel at 435-1805.
See OCPL's Public Librarianship brochure [PDF] for information on a career as an OCPL librarian. For all other job titles, examination announcements have more details.
To apply for a civil service examination, send the application to Onondaga County Personnel Department.
Part-Time Positions (Continuous Recruitment)
We accept applications and/or resumes on an ongoing basis and keep them for six (6) months for any upcoming vacancies. These positions are not subject to the competitive civil service process. Due to the volume of resumes we receive, we would not be able to answer your inquiry on the status of your application. Below is the list of part-time titles in the library for which we accept applications on an ongoing basis. Please note, we do not necessarily have openings in the below listed positions, we simply accept applications for these positions continuously.
Position Titles & Descriptions
Custodial Worker I
To apply, send cover letter and resume and/or application to:
Volunteer Opportunities at OCPL
OCPL is committed to serving the needs of the diverse people of Onondaga County and to fulfilling our mission of making a positive difference in every life we touch by putting the power of ideas and information to work for all. OCPL volunteers are unpaid positions, and we encourage community-minded people to serve as volunteers.
Volunteer Application [PDF]
Please return the volunteer application to:
Attn: OCPL Personnel
Galleries of Syracuse
447 S. Salina St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
or fax to 435-8533
Last updated June 20, 2016