04-09–22- Interested in becoming a Correction Officer/Deputy Sheriff -Custody? Apply today to take the civil service exam. Click here for the exam announcement and here for the application.

03-03-22-Provisional Appointment: The Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the position of Account Clerk I in the Civil Department. Interested candidates will be subject to a polygraph examination, a comprehensive background investigation and fingerprinting with a cost of $88.75. Interested applicants should review the job specification to ensure they meet the qualifications and send a completed County application to SH-HumanResources@ongov.net

“What is a provisional appointment?

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.”

01-14-22- Ready to make a difference? Join our team! We are currently seeking qualified full-time applicants to fill immediate openings for the position of Deputy Sheriff Custody. Click here for further details.

10-12-21- Looking for a part-time job? The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office Correction Department is currently looking to hire a Custodial Worker 1. This part-time position involves laundry duties at the Jamesville Facility located at 6660 East Seneca Turnpike, Jamesville. Hourly rate is $15.07. Candidates will be subject to a fingerprinting fee of $88.75. Interested candidates should complete an application found here and email it to 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.


Gear List


Main Workout Exercises

Movement Preparation

Nutrition Information

Post-Workout Regeneration