Overview

Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working with the Olympic Authority. We value our staff and look forward to discussing the opportunities with you.

The Lake Placid Olympic Sites are constantly seeking operational support in both labor-oriented and skilled positions. We’re always on the lookout for exceptional employees who enjoy working in a fast-paced and fun environment!

Plus, working at the Lake Placid Olympic Sites includes great employee perks like ORDA facility access!


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 Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

Olympic Center

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Current Opportunities

Cleaners and Maintenance Assistants/Equipment Operators

CLEANERS: Cleaners’ duties are janitorial in nature (sweeping, mopping, general cleaning, disinfecting, etc.) Successful candidates will also perform other labor-oriented duties as assigned. Nights, weekends and holiday work will be required. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and physically able to perform manual labor including lifting up to 100 lbs. Cleaners are classified as a Grade 9 on the ORDA/CSEA schedule with an entry rate of $13.31 per hour, plus benefits as defined under the CSEA contract. Staff required to work evening/night shifts and/or holidays receive premium pay.

MAINTENANCE ASSISTANTS / EQUIPMENT OPERATORS: Maintenance Assistant/Equipment Operators are responsible for operating a variety of self-propelled equipment as well as construction, operations, repair, and maintenance of equipment. Under the direction of the Olympic Center General Manager, successful candidates will perform a variety of jobs including minor laboring tasks, general maintenance, as well as operation of heavy equipment. In addition to operating a Zamboni, the successful candidate may operate front-end loaders, road-graders, tractor mowers, and snowplows. Nights, weekends and holiday work will be required. Applicants should have at least one year’s experience related to the above and possession of a valid/clean New York State Driver’s License appropriate for the type of vehicle operated. Maintenance Assistants/Equipment Operators are classified as a Grade 11 on the ORDA/CSEA schedule with an entry rate of $15.47 per hour, plus benefits as defined under the CSEA contract. Premium pay for evening/night work as well as work on holidays.

Interested candidates should complete an application and forward to (electronic submissions preferred):

Heather Allard, Administration Coordinator
hallard@orda.org | (518) 302-5331

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Current Opportunities

Human Resource / Payroll Manager

MT. VAN HOEVENBERG & OLYMPIC JUMPING COMPLEX

The Olympic Regional Development Authority is seeking a talented and organized professional to serve as the HR/Payroll Manager for Mt. Van Hoevenberg and the Olympic Jumping Complex. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, processing payroll; maintaining personnel files, time and attendance records, and payroll documentation; and performing other typical personnel functions (which include record-keeping, correspondence, employee benefits assistance, workers’ compensation reports, and clerical functions).  This person will also be responsible for explaining benefits as well as personnel policies and procedures to staff.  The HR/Payroll Manager may also be called upon to support senior management with clerical/secretarial duties and provide support to other departments on an as-needed basis.  The successful candidate reports directly to the Business Manager for the facilities and also works closely with ORDA’s centralized Payroll Coordinator.

QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of basic business practices with a minimum of one (1) year experience in business procedures and demonstrated understanding of confidentiality is required. Prior experience with payroll functions preferred. Candidates must be computer literate and knowledgeable in Microsoft Office applications.  S/he must also demonstrate a professional appearance and manner and be willing to work with other staff members. Weekend and holiday work may be required.

COMPENSATION: Classified as a Grade 14 on ORDA Management Confidential Schedule with an entry rate of $42,459 per year.  A generous benefits package is offered including: paid leave (sick, vacation, and personal time); paid holidays; health, dental, and vision insurance; long term disability and supplemental life insurance at preferred rates; participation in the NYS and Local Retirement Systems; and participation in NYS Deferred Compensation, a qualified 457-B plan.

Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and resume with a subject line of “HR/Payroll Manager Inquiry” to:

Kristin Maxwell
kmaxwell@orda.org


Grooming and Trail Maintenance Supervisor

The NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA), the foremost Winter Olympic legacy organization, is seeking a motivated professional to act as its Grooming and Trail Maintenance Supervisor at the Olympic Jumping Complex and Mount Van Hoevenberg. Under the direction of the Department Head and Venue Management, this position is responsible for the grooming and maintenance of all trails and trail-related structures, markers, and signage at Mt. Van Hoevenberg and the Olympic Jumping Complex. The successful candidate will bring knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm as they work with a goal-oriented team to help provide a superior and safe guest experience.

Under the direct supervision of the Cross Country Department Head, responsibilities will include: supervising winter grooming operations and general trail maintenance; overseeing crews responsible for grooming, construction,  operation, and maintenance of various trails; providing status reports; and maintaining signage on trails designed for nordic skiing, snowshoeing, trail running, mountain biking, and other various trail-oriented sports. Other duties will include providing executional and maintenance support to the snowmaking department; race and event support; and interacting with clients, partners, and guests.

COMPENSATION: ORDA offers an excellent benefits package including paid leave (sick, vacation, and personal time); paid holidays; health, dental, and vision insurance; long term disability and supplemental life insurance at preferred rates; participation in the NYS and Local Retirement Systems; and optional participation in NYS Deferred Compensation.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Passion and professional skills in trail grooming and trail building/maintenance.  Minimum 3 years of experience in trail grooming, building and maintenance. Proficient skills in general construction and forestry practice relating to trail maintenance.  Supervisor experience and valid NYS driver’s license.

Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and resumé with a subject line of “Grooming/Trail Maintenance Supervisor Inquiry” to:

Kristin Maxwell
kmaxwell@orda.org


Nordic Groomer

The Olympic Jumping Complex and Mt. Van Hoevenberg, ORDA managed facilities, are seeking a skilled and talented individual to be a groomer. Under the direction of the Department Head, this position will be responsible for grooming and maintaining all trails at the Olympic Jumping Complex and Mt. Van Hoevenberg.

The successful candidate will work with their supervisor in order to fulfill the grooming/trail maintenance needs of Mt. Van Hoevenberg and the Olympic Jumping Complex; the goal of which is to provide and maintain a safe, world-class trail experience for all users during all seasons.  This includes grooming trails for Nordic skiing and the general maintenance of skiing, hiking, snowshoeing and Mt. Biking trails at Mount Van Hoevenberg.

Other duties will include performing maintenance on grooming machines; assisting the snowmaking department as needed; providing appropriate support for races and events; and interacting with clients, partners, and guests.

COMPENSATION: ORDA offers an excellent benefits package including paid leave (sick, vacation, and personal time); paid holidays; health, dental, and vision insurance; long term disability and supplemental life insurance at preferred rates; participation in the NYS and Local Retirement Systems; and optional participation in NYS Deferred Compensation.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Passion and professional skills in trail grooming and trail building/maintenance.  Minimum 3 years of experience in trail grooming, building and maintenance. Proficient skills in general construction and forestry practice relating to trail maintenance.  Supervisor experience and valid NYS driver’s license.

Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and resumé with a subject line of  “Nordic Groomer Inquiry” to:

Kristin Maxwell
kmaxwell@orda.org


Customer Service Representatives

The Olympic Regional Development Authority is seeking customer service-orientated individuals to work at various locations in the Lake Placid area. The successful candidate will perform tasks including, but not limited to: greeting customers and ascertaining what each customer wants or needs, opening and closing cash registers, performing tasks such as counting money; separating charge slips, coupons, and vouchers; balancing cash drawers; making deposits; stocking the sales floor; as well as straightening and cleaning the store.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must be able to follow instructions and make decisions within basic policy and procedures. Candidates should be self-motivated, able to perform basic arithmetic functions, willing to greet and assist customers in a friendly and professional manner, practice good customer service, and be able to lift 20-30 lbs. Applicants should have strong communication skills and approachability. Previous retail experience is preferable, but not necessary. Knowledge of the Lake Placid Olympic venues is a plus.

COMPENSATION: Dependent upon skills and qualifications.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resumé to (email preferred):

Kristin Maxwell
kmaxwell@orda.org


Positions Available for Immediate Hire

The Olympic Jumping Complex is in immediate need of the following positions. We will train all staff on how to effectively and safely perform their jobs.

ZIP LINE ATTENDANTS: Zip Line Attendants are responsible for providing guests with a safe, exciting and enjoyable experience. You will learn how to be proficient in and be able to safely teach guests to get in and out of zip line gear and guide them on the lines.

SKI LIFT ATTENDANTS/OPERATORS: Attendants and Operators are responsible for operating and maintaining a ski lift and assisting customers boarding and getting off lifts. They are also responsible for safety and preparing daily reports.

GENERAL MAINTENANCE WORKERS: General Maintenance Workers are primarily responsible for maintaining buildings and grounds, and performing other labor oriented tasks as assigned. Staff may also be responsible for operating, repairing, and maintaining equipment. This work will require medium to heavy physical effort involving exposure to different weather conditions.

CLEANERS: Cleaners’ duties are janitorial in nature (sweeping, mopping, general cleaning, disinfecting, etc.). Successful candidates will also perform other labor oriented duties as assigned.

All positions are available immediately! Newly hired staff will be trained and must adhere to social distancing requirements and other protocols to ensure the safety of fellow employees and guests. Successful candidates will be at least 18 years of age and physically able to perform the essential functions of the job.

Interested applicants should contact:

Kristin Maxwell
kmaxwell@orda.org


Medical Support Staff

Primary responsibilities include monitoring training areas and treating injured athletes and public users. Additional responsibilities include identifying both potential and actual safety hazards, rectifying and reporting safety hazards, responding to emergencies, assisting in evacuations, participating in search and rescue operations, and providing general assistance to patrons and staff. Emergency Medical Technician — Basic certification, CPR for professional required. Entry rate: Varies

Interested candidates should contact:

Kristin Maxwell
kmaxwell@orda.org