09/13/21 Undersheriff The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for the position of Undersheriff.

Duties: The Undersheriff is responsible for the daily supervision of all aspects of the Sheriff’s Office, acts as the Sheriff’s second in command, and serves as a confidential advisor to the Sheriff. The Undersheriff acts under the authority of the Sheriff in all decisions of the Office in the Sheriff’s absence. The Undersheriff is responsible for commanding, directing and controlling the Civil/Administration, Correction, Custody, and Police Departments operating within the Sheriff’s Office, which includes nearly 800 sworn and civilian personnel. The Undersheriff has direct supervision and command over Staff Development (Training), the Internal Affairs Unit and the Public Information Officer, with additional direct supervision responsibilities as required and determined by the Sheriff. The Undersheriff builds policy and written directives based on the needs of the Office, with best practices identified within the law enforcement and public safety fields. The Undersheriff is responsible for ensuring agency compliance with all applicable professional accreditation standards.

Salary: $102,871 – $136,373

Hours of work: Varies

Please submit a County application found on the Onondaga County Personnel website, cover letter and resume. Official job
description, including minimum qualifications, can be found on the Personnel page at

Name and Address where Applications/Resumes should be directed:

Katherine Trask, Chief of Staff Services
Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office
407 South State Street
Syracuse, NY 13202                                                                   

Email: KateTrask@ongov.net


08/11/21 Employee Relations Officer within the Sheriff’s Office- The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office is seeking an Employee Relations Officer. This position assists in the preparation for, and conduct of, collective bargaining and negotiations, contract administration and discipline and grievance procedures. Knowledge of personnel administration and employee relations as practiced under applicable State, Federal and Civil Service labor legislation is preferred. Candidates will be required to undergo a polygraph examination, a comprehensive background investigation, and fingerprinting at a cost of $88.75. This will be a provisional appointment. Permanent appointment to this position will be subject to NYS Civil Service Laws and Rules.

Salary: $54,092.

Hours of work: Monday through Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Please submit a County application found on the Onondaga County Personnel website, cover letter and resume. Official job
description, including minimum qualifications, can be found by clicking on the link above.

Name and Address where Applications/Resumes should be directed:

Michelle Williams, Human Resources Supervisor
407 South State Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

Email: MichelleWilliams@ongov.net


05/25/21 Clerk II Position within the Sheriff’s Office-The Sheriff’s Office has an opening for a provisional Clerk II. Interested candidates will be subject to a polygraph examination, a comprehensive background investigation and fingerprinting with a cost of $88.75. Pursuant to the Civil Service Rules for provisional appointments, you would be required to take the next exam for this title, pass and be reachable for permanent appointment. The deadline to sign up for the exam is 06/01/21 and the examination will be held on 07/17/21.

A provisional appointment is a temporary appointment to a competitive class position for which no eligible list currently exists or for which an eligible list exists with fewer than three candidates who are willing to accept the position being offered. In order to become permanent, the employee who is provisionally appointed must take the next examination for the position in question. The appointment to the position is then made from among the three highest scoring candidates who indicate their willingness to accept the position. Civil Service law does not compel the appointing authority to choose the provisional employee should he or she be one of the three candidates.

05/13/21 IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY A NEW YORK STATE CERTIFIED CORRECTION OFFICER and looking for growth opportunities to enhance your career, the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking highly qualified full-time lateral transfer applicants to fill immediate openings for the position of Deputy Sheriff Custody.

The general function of the position within the organization involves responsibility for supervising and interacting with inmates held in the Onondaga County Justice Center. Duties also include enforcing
rules, regulations and laws within the facility along with maintaining a safe environment for staff and inmates. We strive to recruit the most qualified professionals. We employ the most current and highly
regarded training, which reinforces preparation, adaptability, professionalism, ethics, dignity, respect and overall proficiency.

Applicants must be currently employed as a full-time Correction Officer/Deputy Sheriff Custody.
Applicants must have completed their probationary period.
Applicants must be in good standing with their department.
Applicants must possess a valid New York State driver’s license.
Applicants must be able to work all shifts, including holidays and weekends. 

The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office offers a competitive salary and benefit package and is committed to being an employer of choice. The Sheriff’s Office Human Resources Section will provide salary
information and lateral transfer credits based on years of service. Applications, along with additional forms and documents, will be mailed to all applicants that meet the qualifications.


Onondaga County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Williams in the Sheriff’s Office Human Resource Section at 315-435-1776 or email michellewilliams@ongov.net.

Click HERE to view agency recruitment video.


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The purpose of this 10-week fitness program is to assist you in successfully completing the Physical Training Portion of the Onondaga County CNY Regional Law Enforcement Academy. The Academy has very high standards utilizing solid discipline requirements with an emphasis on physical conditioning. The Academy is a highly rigorous program which prepares the recruit for entry into the Field Training Program.

Do not overestimate your abilities or underestimate the Academy program. This combination is a recipe for your premature resignation from the Academy due to failing to adequately prepare.

This web based program is focused on the functional fitness aspect of this program. Specifically, improving physical performance through training and nutrition. It provides photographs and descriptions of exercises used at the Academy, and will help prepare candidates for the physical aspects they will encounter. Upon arriving at the Academy, recruits are expected to have completed this 10-week program.

This web based program is a work in progress. While we have features in mind for future updates, we’d also like your feedback and suggestions. Please use the feedback feature to submit your comments and suggestions.

Fitness Disclaimer

This fitness and nutritional information is designed for educational purposes only and is for healthy individuals, 18 years and older.

You should not rely on this information as a substitute or replacement for professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or rehabilitation. By using this information, you acknowledge that it is your sole responsibility to consult with your physician regarding both your medical fitness to engage in this exercise program and any medical or physical conditions which might arise during the course of your exercise program. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you agree to consult with a physician or other health-care professional. If you experience faintness, dizziness, pain or shortness of breath at any time while exercising you should stop immediately and arrange to be seen and evaluate by a physician.

This fitness and nutritional information is to be used solely at your own risk. All exercise poses possible risk of injury or death, depending upon your underlying medical condition. The County of Onondaga and the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office will not be responsible or liable for any injury sustained as a result of using any fitness and nutritional program presented and/or discussed in this Application.


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