Overview

Employment Opportunities

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:

  • Ski privileges at Whiteface, Gore, Belleayre and Mt. Van Hoevenberg
  • Reciprocal privileges at other ski areas
  • Employee discounts at the venues
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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

Current Opportunities

Cleaner – Laborer II

The Olympic Center, an ORDA managed facility, located in the heart of Lake Placid, New York, is in need of general cleaners. Responsibilities are janitorial in nature (sweeping, mopping, general cleaning, etc.). The successful candidate will also perform other duties as assigned. Nights, weekends, and holiday work are required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and physically able to perform manual labor including lifting up to 100 lbs.

WAGE: Identified as a Laborer II, Grade 8 on the ORDA/CSEA schedule with an entry rate of $12.14 per hour, plus benefits as defined under the CSEA contract.

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

Kelsey Stanton, Administrative Coordinator
c/o ORDA
2634 Main Street
Lake Placid, NY 12946
kstanton@orda.org  |  (518) 302-5331


General Inquiries

We want to help find you the perfect job at the Olympic Center! Complete the Job Finder Questionnaire to tell us a little more about yourself.

Job Finder

Olympic Jumping Complex

Current Opportunities

Ski Lift Attendant

The Olympic Jumping Complex, an ORDA managed facility, is seeking seasonal Ski Lift Attendants. Will assist guests with safe, efficient and courteous loading and unloading of lifts. Attendants are responsible for maintaining area around lifts.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must be outgoing, friendly and have the ability to communicate effectively. Knowledge of Whiteface and the Olympic Region are helpful. One years’ experience desired, but not required. Successful candidates will be at least 18 years of age and physically able to perform the essential functions of the job.

COMPENSATION: Classified as a Grade 8 under the current CSEA Contract. Rate $12.14/hour.

Interested applicants may send their resume with letter of interest with Subject Line of “Ski Lift Attendant” to:

Betsy Napier
bnapier@orda.org  |  (518) 523-3256


Customer Service Representatives

Successful candidates will sell tickets for admission and season passes. Customer Service Representatives also manage light food service operations and retails sales of merchandise. Customer Service Representatives also take phone reservations, answer general inquiries and provide informational material to guests. Must be able to follow instructions and make decisions within basic policy and procedures as well as be able to perform basic arithmetic functions of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Must be outgoing, friendly, and have the ability to communicate effectively. Knowledge of Whiteface, Lake Placid and the Olympic Region are plusses. Prior cashier and computer experience a plus. Entry rate: $14.07 /hr

Interested candidates should contact:

Betsy Napier – bnapier@orda.org  |  (518) 523-3256


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:

Betsy Napier – bnapier@orda.org  |  (518) 523-3256


General Inquiries

We want to help find you the perfect job at the Olympic Jumping Complex! Complete the Job Finder Questionnaire to tell us a little more about yourself.

Job Finder

Olympic Sports Complex

Current Opportunities

Track Maintenance Workers

In addition to their primary responsibility of making and preparing the ice on the Sliding Track, workers may operate a variety of power-driven mechanical equipment, be involved with maintaining buildings and grounds, and performing other tasks as assigned. Must be able to perform heavy physical labor. Will train. Entry rate: $ 14.07/hr

Interested candidates should contact:

Betsy Napier – bnapier@orda.org  |  (518) 523-3256


Bobsled Experience Brakemen

Brakemen are classified as Maintenance Assistants. In addition to their primary responsibility or braking sleds in the bobsled passenger ride program, they are responsible for making and preparing the ice on the Sliding Track. Workers may operate a variety of power-driven mechanical equipment, be involved with maintaining buildings and grounds, and performing other tasks as assigned. Must be able to perform heavy physical labor. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and will be subject to drug testing. Will train. Entry rate: $ 14.07/hr

Interested candidates should contact:

Betsy Napier – bnapier@orda.org  |  (518) 523-3256


General Inquiries

We want to help find you the perfect job at the Olympic Sports Complex! Complete the Job Finder Questionnaire to tell us a little more about yourself.

Job Finder

Whiteface Mountain

Current Opportunities

Electrician – Lift Maintenance

Whiteface Mountain, an ORDA managed facility, is seeking a full-time, year round Electrician to provide electrical expertise and support in its Lift Maintenance department. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: repairing electrical/mechanical components of ski lifts while at the same time ensuring the safety of both employees and guests; operating heavy equipment and all-terrain vehicles; and troubleshooting lift malfunctions. The ideal candidate will have experience with PLC’s, variable speed drives, along with familiarity working with 24V DC up to 480V AC; reading blue prints and schematics; troubleshooting and fixing ski lifts; and estimating repair and maintenance costs.

This individual reports to the Lift Maintenance Supervisor and will perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Completion of apprenticeship or equivalent training and experience in ski lift electrical maintenance plus two years of relevant experience. Ability to climb towers 60’ in height; ability to lift 50-75 lbs. repeatedly. Working knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the safe operation of Ski lifts; working knowledge of the practices, facility standards codes and regulations applicable to the department; ability to prepare oral and written reports; and ability to train and supervise others with an emphasis on teamwork and productivity

WAGE: Entry rate of $19.04/hr; benefits pursuant to CSEA Contract including health, dental, and vision insurances; paid time off; participation in NYS and Employees Retirement Systems; and the ability to participate in New York State Deferred Compensation, a qualified 457-b retirement savings plan.

Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and resumé with the Subject Line of “Electrician – Lift Maintenance Inquiry” to:

Mike LeBlanc – mleblanc@whiteface.com


Assistant Ski Patrol Director

Whiteface Mountain, an ORDA managed facility, is seeking an Assistant Ski Patrol Director. This is a full-time, year-round position that will assist in overseeing the daily operations of the Ski Patrol while focusing on creating a positive work environment and building a strong team through effective training and leadership. The successful candidate will work as a supervisor and be tasked with: day-to-day decision making; complete accurate, and timely reporting; as well as planning and implementing strategies for the future growth of Whiteface’s Ski Patrol. Primary responsibilities include: promoting a culture of safety for guests and employees; reporting potentially hazardous equipment and safety related incidents to his/her immediate supervisor or appropriate department(s); working with ORDA’s Risk Manager, Ski Patrol Director, and Venue Management to implement a guest risk management plan as part of daily operations of ski patrol and training; responding to guest accidents/emergencies as necessary; overseeing daily operations of the Ski Patrol and ensuring that the department is functioning appropriately in the absence of the Ski Patrol Director; assisting with development and implementation of resort safety initiatives; helping develop and deliver contents of refresher; promoting a culture of excellent customer service; overseeing and ensuring quality of training and implementing new strategies when necessary; and other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Current Outdoor Emergency Care certification; National Ski Patrol member in good standing; computer literate (working knowledge of Microsoft Office or similar application); ability to ski/ride all areas of the mountain; must be able to lift 75 lbs.

COMPENSATION: Entry rate of $19.04/hr; benefits pursuant to CSEA Contract including health, dental, and vision insurances; paid time off; participation in NYS and Employees Retirement Systems; and the ability to participate in New York State Deferred Compensation, a qualified 457-b retirement savings plan.

Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and resumé with the Subject Line of “Assistant Ski Patrol Director Inquiry” to:

Mike LeBlanc – mleblanc@whiteface.com


IT Technician

Whiteface Mountain, and ORDA managed facility, is seek a full-time, year-round IT Technician to provide technical support to its IT Department. Primary responsibilities include performing a variety of responsibilities related to information technology such as the analysis and maintenance of Whiteface networks; data management for events at Whiteface ; and general duties related to computer technology, software usage, networking, audio/video equipment, and phone systems. Duties will include, but are not limited to, setup, testing, operation, maintenance, and repair of technical equipment.

QUALIFICATIONS: Two year Associates or higher level degree in computer science or related field. Strong interest in and/or excellent knowledge of Computers and software. A/V skills and light wiring experience required. Should be able to alpine ski. Must be able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.

SALARY & BENEFITS: This position is classified as Management Confidential grade 12 with starting salary of $37596 including excellent benefits package: 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.

Interested candidates email a cover letter and resume with a subject line of “Whiteface IT Inquiry” to:

Betsy Kane – bkane@whiteface.com


Additional Full & Part-Time Positions

Enjoy all of the perks of working at the highest vertical peak in the East while providing top-notch customer service for our guests at Whiteface. For a full list of winter seasonal opportunities, head to the Whiteface website below.

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Corporate

Current Opportunities

Assistant Counsel

The Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) in Lake Placid, New York, is seeking a full-time Assistant Counsel. ORDA is a public benefit corporation responsible for managing and operating the Whiteface, Gore, and Belleayre Mountain ski venues, the Mount Van Hoevenberg Nordic venue, and the Olympic facilities in Lake Placid. Under the direction of ORDA’s General Counsel, the Assistant Counsel will work on all legal aspects of ORDA operations including: drafting, reviewing, and negotiating the contracts needed for ORDA to operate and manage its venues and facilities, including sponsorship contracts, lease agreements, trade and event agreements, and construction and technology contracts, among others; working with and advising staff on compliance with State contracting requirements for New York State Authorities; acting as the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) attorney including the review of requests, providing advice to staff on compliance with the law, and assisting staff in responding to requests in a timely manner; working with the Office of the Attorney General and private outside counsel on a variety of litigation matters including matters in the Court of Claims and in Supreme Court; preparing and updating ORDA policies; preparing resolutions for presentation to the ORDA Board of Directors and attending ORDA Board meetings; working with ORDA staff to assure that ORDA policies, resolutions, and other relevant public documents are posted to the ORDA website in a timely manner; providing counsel and advice on land use matters in the preparation and interpretation of Unit Management Plans in relation to capital projects and other ORDA operations on State land in the Forest Preserve; communicating with staff from the Department of Environmental Conservation, Adirondack Park Agency, the Town of North Elba Park District, and other State and local government agencies as necessary; legal research in the analysis and interpretation of laws and regulations related to ORDA and its mission and operations; assisting with personnel and ethics matters as they arise.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have been admitted to the New York State Bar and must have had at least two years of experience in the practice of law subsequent to admission. Strong communication skills, and legal research and writing skills, are a must. Candidates should be able to take initiative and work independently. Public sector experience and a working knowledge of New York State contract law is desirable but not required.

Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and resumé with the Subject Line of “Assistant Counsel Inquiry” to:

David McKillip, Director of Human Resources
dmckillip@orda.org


Capital Project Coordinator

The Olympic Regional Development Authority is seeking a Capital Project Coordinator to provide professional support to the Department of Environmental, Planning and Construction (DEPC). This position is established to assist the DEPC with the management and/or development of the design of construction projects resulting from New York State’s additional capital investments in ORDA’s infrastructure. Projects will include new construction, additions, refurbishments, remodels, and equipment replacements.

General responsibilities will include field survey/data collection, drafting, estimating, technical writing, and planning through design, construction, and project closeout. In doing so, the successful candidate will collaborate closely with the department Director, Venue Management, various ORDA departments and staff, as well as various consultants to initiate and deliver projects of high aesthetic and functional quality, on budget and on schedule. In addition, the Capital Project Coordinator will assist the department Director with the administration of environmental compliance and building code compliance regulations. Other duties may be assigned at the discretion of the department Director which may include, but not necessarily be limited to, administrative responsibilities associated with the Office of Planning and Construction.

QUALIFICATIONS: Associate’s degree Construction Engineering Technology, or closely related field with a minimum of one year of relevant full-time experience. General knowledge of construction practices, principles, and techniques in the Architectural Engineering Construction field, design and construction means and methods and industry standard project management processes. Proficient in AutoCAD and Microsoft Office. Familiarity with New York State bidding procedures preferred, but not required.

COMPENSATION: Salary is negotiable based upon experience and qualifications. ORDA offers an excellent benefit 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.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume to:

Robert Hammond, Director of Environmental, Planning and Construction
c/o ORDA
2634 Main Street
(518) 523-1655 x5332  |  bhammond@orda.org
(518) 523-9711