Sr. Recreation Leader Position-Available


Position available with Village of Baldwinsville: Senior Recreation Leader (Refer to Senior Recreation Leader per Onondaga County Civil Service for  full job specifications) at Canton Woods Senior Center.


Under direct supervision, assesses participants needs and wants; develops recreation programs and activities to fill those needs.

Conducts activities with assigned groups of participants by initiating participation in the activities, enforcing rules and regulations and maintaining safety and order; may officiate during games or athletic contests; may chaperone field trips; may provide guided tours of facilities; may operate a public address system and audio visual equipment; may do public relations and advertising of the program and/or event; may be involved with private vendors providing services at an event; may organize volunteers for the activities.

May act as the assistant director of a recreation center or facility which involves directly assigning, supervising and evaluating the work of recreation leaders, aides and attendants; acts for the center director in their absence; may represent the director at meetings; may assist director by performing various administrative duties as assigned such as answering routine correspondence, collecting activity participation figures, etc.

Under direct supervision, evaluates activities and programs in terms of effectiveness, applicability, appeal, timeliness and suggests to a supervisor ways to redesign, change, eliminate or initiate activities.

Under direct supervision, organizes, promotes and directs activities such as team sports, nature studies, hikes, camping, skiing and skating, arts and crafts, storytelling, musical events, dramatics, table games, leagues, tournaments, socials, dances and other special events.

May keep records of equipment, monies received, supplies, activity participants, etc.; may be required to prepare oral and written reports.

Ability to plan, organize, conduct and teach several recreation activities.

Ability to communicate effectively and establish good working relationships with groups and individuals.

Ability to stimulate and hold the interest of the participants.

Ability to arrange schedules for groups engaged in playing a variety of games and sports.

Ability to establish cordial working relationships with groups and individuals.

Open Competitive:

  1. Two (2) years of work experience, or its part time equivalent, in the conduct of recreation activities, at least three (3) months or one (1) season of which must have been as a Recreation Leader or higher (i.e. work experience involving personal responsibility for the initiation but not necessarily the planning, design and development of day-to-day recreation activities at a site such as a center, park, playground or after school program); or,
  2. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an associate’s degree in recreation; or,
  3. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an associate’s degree or successful completion of sixty (60) credit hours and three (3) months or one (1) season of work experience as a Recreation Leader or higher (as per description in A above); or,
  4. An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B).

Position is provisional pending Civil Service exam. Salary is commensurate with experience. Send resume and application to or to Village Hall, 16 W Genesee St. Baldwinsville, NY 13027


Superintendent of Public Works Position Available

The Village of Baldwinsville is currently seeking a candidate for the Superintendent of Public Works. The Public Works Superintendent will be responsible for one or more of the following municipal services or activities: road construction maintenance including snow removal, parks, brush collection, water and sewer operations, buildings and facilities maintenance, Supervision of the administrative and operational workings of the department. Work is performed under the general direction of the Mayor and/or Village Board of Trustees. For a full job description, please go to Send resumes with cover letter and references to or to Village of Baldwinsville, Attn: Clerk, 16 W. Genesee St, Baldwinsville, NY 13027.

Typical Work Activities:

Plans and supervises the maintenance and snow removal or streets and roads:

Supervises the operation and maintenance of several types of motorized equipment, such as truckers, rollers, snowplows, pickup trucks.

Plans , organizes, and supervises the installation, maintenance and repairs of streets, rights-of-way, parks, storm drains, water and sewer systems, and facilities.

Directs the collection and disposal of brush collection.

Supervises the care and maintenance of municipal buildings, parks, playgrounds.

Supervises the removal of snow and ice from the streets.

Supervises the operation and maintenance of water and sewer systems.

Develops long-term plans for meeting the Department’s future equipment and staffing needs, within budgetary constraints. In conjunction with the Village Board, prepares annual departmental budget.

Attends meetings as a representative of the Department of Public Works.

Serves as lead Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) administrator for Public Works.

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in construction management, civil engineering, business, or public administration preferred. Five or more years of increasing responsible experience in public works maintenance and repair work, including two years in management preferred. A combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for job performance.

Possession of a valid appropriate level commercial driver’s license at the time of appointment.

Water Chestnut removal

During the next week, water chestnut removal will be happening on the Seneca River. During this time the parking lot at Mercer Park maybe used for equipment storage.

Thank you,


Attention Boaters

New York State Police-**Warning**

Chapter II, Section 151.10 on the Rule and Regulations Governing Navigation and Use of the NYS Barge Canal System Restricts: FREE MOORING TO A MAXIMUM PEROILD OF 48 HOURS WITHIN A CALENDAR MONTH.


Volunteer at the Visitor’s Center!

Volunteer’s are needed at the visitor’s center this summer.

There will be an organizational meeting on Monday, May 20, 2024 from 6:00-7:00 pm at the Baldwinsville Public Library in the Story Room if interested.

Also you may call: 315-638-0251 or email:

New! Pay or View your water bills online. Check it out today!

Pay or View Bills

Village of Baldwinsville is excited to offer residents an easy and convenient method to view and pay their water & sewer use bills online.

You may also make a payment by phone or check your account balance 24/7 with our automated phone service. Call (855) 679-3056.

This is a fee-based service. For credit, debit and PayPal Brands transactions, the service fee is 2.95% with a minimum of $2.00. For electronic check (ACH/EFT) transactions the service fee is $1.95. For payments by phone there is an additional fee of $1.95.

Celebrating Arbor Day 2024

Maria Shockney, DPW Clerk and Matt Swayze, DEC Forester, celebrate Arbor Day in the Village of Baldwinsville on Friday, April 26, 2024. The Village of Baldwinsville is also recognized as a Tree City USA.

To view pictures, please click here.

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