Job Listings

Electrician's Assistant (Full-Time)

The City of Olean Department of Public Works is seeking qualified candidates for appointment to a full-time competitive position of Electrician's Assistant.  Permanent appointment will be made only after examination and successful placement on Civil Service List.  Minimum qualifications as established by the Civil Service Commission mandate that applicants must have two years’ of experience working in the electrical trade or graduation from a regionally accredited or NYS registered college or trade school with Associate's degree in electrical engineering or a closely related field, or an equivalent combination of training & experience.  Candidates for this position must have a New York State Driver's License at time of appointment.  City of Olean residents preferred.  Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, February 14, 2024, and can be obtained from the Department of Public Works Office, 101 East State Street, Municipal Building-Room 206, by calling (716) 376-5650, or from our website at  Interested applicants should submit a completed application to:

City of Olean Dept of Public Works
101 E State St, Room 206
PO Box 668
Olean, NY 14760

[email protected]

Director of Public Works (Full-Time)

The City of Olean is seeking applications for a F-T, competitive position of Director of Public Works.  Applicants must possess Professional Engineer’s License in State of New York and ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in administrative and engineering work, including street, sewer, water and building construction.  Wage and benefits negotiable.

Applications and job specification available at the City of Olean Auditor’s Office in the Olean Municipal Building, Room 109 or on-line at: Applications will be accepted thru March 21, 2024.  For more information, call 716-376-5666.


Police Officer (Full-Time)

The City of Olean is seeking qualified candidates for immediate appointment to a full-time position of Police Officer. Applications are available at the City of Olean Auditor’s Office in the Olean Municipal Building, 101 E. State Street, Olean, NY 14760 or by calling 716-376-5666. Information is also available on the city’s web page at The City of Olean is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.

Applications can be obtained below.


Civil Service

Civil Service Job Application

Civil Service Job Application (fillable)

Civil Service Employment Portal

Please keep in mind that many of the jobs offered by the City are civil service positions.  To begin civil service employment, you need to possess the qualifications required for the job you're interested in and pass an examination or complete an application supplement.

When you successfully complete the testing process, you are considered not only for available current job opportunities, but also for future vacancies as they arise.