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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/09/23

Applications Due06/16/23

Vacancy ID130528

AgencyAgriculture & Markets, Department of

TitleState Fair Worker (Events), NS

Occupational CategorySkilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance

Salary GradeHourly

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $16.36 to $16.36 Hourly

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Labor Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Variable

Hours Per Week 40


From 8:30 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Onondaga

Street Address 581 State Fair Blvd

City Syracuse


Zip Code13209

Minimum Qualifications There are no education or experience qualifications or requirements for this position. Candidates must have the physical ability to perform work consisting of light or medium to heavy physical labor. When required to operate motor vehicles, candidates must possess a valid New York State driver's license appropriate for the type of vehicle to be operated. This position is not tenure-bearing.

Duties Description The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is seeking State Fair Workers (Events) to work at the Great New York State Fair. State Fair Workers perform a variety of tasks in support of event cleaning and maintenance on the New York State Fairgrounds on a year-round basis. The following event shifts are needed:

• Day Shift: 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM
• Afternoon Shift: 3:30 PM to 12:00 AM
• Overnight Shift: 10:00 PM to 6:30 AM

These positions are conveniently located at the New York State Fairgrounds at 581 State Fair Boulevard, Syracuse, New York. We offer a professional and comfortable working environment with ample free parking. These are Labor Class, CSEA-represented positions that offer a competitive pay rate of $16.36/hr.

Please indicate what shift(s) you are interested in.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Clean and maintain event facilities
• Empty trash and recycling containers and properly dispose of items
• Clean and re-stock bathrooms
• Clean event buildings – sweeping floors; mopping; scrubbing; vacuuming; window cleaning.
• Shovel snow and apply ice-melt material to sidewalks and building entry points
• Shovel animal manure to clean barn stalls after horse, animal and livestock events.
• Use leaf blower and yard tools to clean outdoor areas.
• Set up tables and chairs for special events and meetings.
• Transport and set up picnic tables; benches; barricades for events.
• Strip and wax floors.
• Operate event buildings – lock/unlock doors.
• Operate building lighting and HVAC systems.
• Act as direct contact for event promoters and respond to miscellaneous needs throughout events.

Additional Comments Department Summary:

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, through its various divisions and programs, promotes New York agriculture and its high-quality and diverse products, fosters agricultural environmental stewardship, and safeguards the State’s food supply, land, and livestock to ensure the viability and growth of New York’s agriculture industries.

If you would like to work for a premier agency focused on enhancing the quality of life for the people of New York State by supporting the production of agriculture; ensuring a safe, nutritious, and accessible food supply; providing economic opportunities for farm and rural residents, then the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is for you.

To learn more about our agency and our mission, please visit

Division of the State Fair:

The New York State Fair and Fairgrounds are used to promote and highlight New York State and its agriculture, commerce, arts, and sciences to residents of the State of New York. As part of this mission, the New York State Fair provides an educational forum for agriculture and commerce; enhances the image of New York’s agriculture and commerce; provides affordable, quality entertainment and educational opportunities for the people of New York; contributes to the efforts of the State, industry, associations and private businesses in the promotion and marketing of agriculture and agri-business; and creatively provides opportunities for economic growth by producing revenues and providing jobs.

The annual State Fair, held for 13 days ending on Labor Day, preserves and enhances the agricultural legacy of the State of New York and promotes current and future agricultural awareness. The State Fair hosts statewide competitions in the breeding and showing of horses and livestock and the production of quality wine, vegetables, fruit, honey, maple syrup, flowers, forage, and grain. Likewise, the Fair also hosts competitions for the youth of New York State that include horses, livestock, horticulture, robotics, dogs, sports, talent, and general economics.

The Fair's priority is attracting people to this unique tourism asset, which is the nation's first and oldest State Fair, attracting over 1.2 million people each year and bringing 180 events year-round.

To learn more about the New York State Fair, please visit

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Laura Osa

Telephone 518-457-3216


Email Address


Street 10B Airline Drive

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12235


Notes on ApplyingCandidates that are eligible and interested in being considered for appointment to this position must complete our online employment application and upload their cover letter and resume to the system. Our online employment application can be found at our online employment application found here:

The deadline to apply is June 16, 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Osa in Human Resources at (518) 457-3216 or or

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

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