Work at the Olympic Regional Development Authority

There are many great benefits to working for the Olympic Regional Development Authority. Depending on position and length of service benefits and perks may include:

  • NYS Retirement Benefits
  • Health, Dental, Vision
  • 1-4 Weeks Paid Vacation
  • Sick Time, Holiday Time, Personal Days
  • Access to ORDA Venues and Events
  • Employee Discounts at Retail Stores
  • Employee Discounts at Food and Beverage Locations
  • On the job training and opportunities to build your resume
  • And many more – including working with some of the best athletes in the world

 

Overview

Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working with the Olympic Authority. Our team is the most important part of what we do. We’re always looking for people who enjoy working toward goals and help to build a fun environment with our team.

Please take a moment to click through and explore all of the job opportunities at specific ORDA venues or the Corporate offices. If you would like to apply to ORDA and are unsure of a specific position, we’ll help you find the opportunity that fits best for you. Start your career today!

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Corporate Positions

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


Director of Environmental, Planning and Construction

Full-Time | Year-Round

The Olympic Regional Development Authority (Olympic Authority) is seeking an experienced manager with established leadership skills to be its Director of the Office of Environmental Planning and Construction (OEPC). The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and execution of the policies, procedures, and plans that direct the implementation of the following areas: environmental permitting and compliance, sustainability, building construction activities, major capital maintenance projects, as well as administration and enforcement of the NYS Uniform Building and Fire Prevention Code.

The Olympic Authority is a New York State public benefit corporation created in 1981 to manage, operate, and maintain the venues used during the 1932 and 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympic Games. Today the Olympic Authority administers state-of-the-art venues in the Catskill and Adirondack Mountains of New York including Warren County, Essex County, and Ulster County. OEPC supports the summer and winter operations of the Olympic Authority venues   which provide year-round recreational opportunities for the public, as well as training and events for all levels of athletes.

The Director of OEPC works out of the Olympic Authority’s Administrative Office Building in Lake Placid, New York. Travel will be required to all Olympic Authority venues and facilities as necessary to fulfill job responsibilities. Daily activities may include standing or being seated for extended periods, walking on mountainous grades, climbing ladders, and exposure to cold winter conditions and/or hot summer conditions. Work outside the normal workday will be required as is necessary to fulfill job responsibilities and/or meet critical deadlines.

Essential Duties (this list is not exhaustive):

  • Oversee and lead the OEPC team in fulfilment of the department’s objectives including the oversight of the analysis, development, implementation, and monitoring of the capital budgets and financial resources, including operations/maintenance budgets and grants to ensure that OEPC is delivering services in the most cost-effective way, and coordinating with the IT Department to leverage technology, knowledge, and process management to continually increase the efficiency and effectiveness for capital investments and organizational growth;
  • Manage and administer the Planning, Design and Construction team including the oversight of numerous, large sized and complex construction and renovation projects from planning stages through the completion of construction and functions including:
  • Serving as the primary point of contact for the implementation and completion of vertical and horizontal construction projects/programs for the professional, technical, and administrative staff;
  • Managing and administering the Uniform Building and Fire Prevention Code and overseeing the NYS Department of State Building Permitting and the issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy on a variety of small and large sized, new construction and renovation projects each year, and administering compliance with the NYS Fire Code;
  • Managing and administering the Environmental and Sustainability team including the oversight of regulatory permitting administered by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, NYS Department of Health, Adirondack Park Agency, NYS Watershed Inspector General, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and Army Corp of Engineers; as well as overseeing compliance of existing regulations and advancement of the program to meet the expectations of leadership.
  • Work in close partnership with the Olympic Authority Vice Presidents and Directors of Operations, Finance, Events, Marketing, Communications, and Sponsorship to align business, administrative, and financial management strategies across operational units to address the capital planning and maintenance needs of the organization.

Core Attributes

  • Established leadership skills with strong perspectives on strategy and operations.
  • High standard of integrity and ethics.
  • Result driven and proven ability to execute.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to guide, mentor, and coach across all levels of a team. 

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Engineering, Facilities Operation, Construction Management or related field; ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in project management, construction, or related field; five (5) years of experience leading or managing staff and/or teams in any of the fields identified above; working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications; working knowledge of AutoCAD, Adobe Pro, Bluebeam, and Construction Management Software; and the ability to think strategically and deliver results in a fast-paced environment. 

Other Considerations:

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Civil, Structural or Mechanical with a focus on HVAC Systems), Architecture Construction Management, or Facilities Operations; Professional Licenses: PE or AIA; relevant experience working with or in the public sector.

Compensation and Benefits:

This position is classified as a Grade 28 on the Olympic Authority’s Management Confidential Salary Schedule which has a minimum salary of $87,207 and a maximum salary of $139,531 per year. The hiring range for this specific position is $95,000 – $120,000 per year. Final offer will be within the hiring range and will be dependent on qualifications and experience.

The Olympic Authority offers an excellent benefits package that includes paid leave (paid parental, sick, vacation, and personal time); paid holidays; health, dental, and vision insurances; 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 email a letter of interest and resume with the subject heading “Director of Environmental, Planning and Construction” to:

[email protected]

The Olympic Authority is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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 [email protected]

IT Technician

Full-Time | Year-Round

The Olympic Authority has an ongoing need for qualified technicians to work for its Information Technology (IT) Department. Successful candidates will be motivated, detail-oriented individuals that join the team as helpdesk technicians for the Lake Placid area venues.

The Olympic Authority is a New York State public benefit corporation created in 1981 to manage, operate, and maintain the venues used during the 1932 and 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympic Games. Today the Olympic Authority administers state-of-the-art venues in both the Catskill and Adirondack Mountains of New York, which are managed and operated to provide both national and international training and competitive opportunities for elite athletes, as well as year-round recreational opportunities for the public.

Local travel to the Lake Placid area venues will be required.  Weekend and holiday work may be required as will work outside the normal workday to complete assigned duties. Daily activities required to complete assignments may include sitting or standing for extended periods, walking on mountainous grades, exposure to cold winter conditions and/or hot summer conditions, and climbing ladders.

Illustrative Duties: The successful candidate will troubleshoot and solve problems for end-users on workstations and point of sale systems. Responsibilities include:

  • Monitoring ORDA’s helpdesk queue and responding to or escalating tickets in a timely fashion
  • Applying IT service management principles to Improve the ORDA helpdesk experience
  • Resolving network connectivity problems
  • Deploying IT hardware and services throughout the organization
  • Writing documentation and training staff
  • Low-voltage wiring
  • Server and network installation and maintenance
  • Troubleshooting and escalating problems to higher-level technicians
  • Implementation and testing of backup and recovery operations
  • Supporting the IT Department on other assignments as requested

Core Attributes

  • Strong understanding of IT departmental needs
  • Ability to prioritize and fulfill assignments
  • Problem-solver with the ability to think outside the box
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

Minimum Qualifications: Relevant associate degree with a minimum of one year of full-time experience.  Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Relevant experience may replace educational requirements on a year for year basis.

Other Considerations: IT service management experience is preferred.

Compensation and Benefits: This position is classified as a Grade 15 on the Olympic Authority’s Management Confidential Salary Schedule which has a salary range of $47,747 – $76,396 per year.  The targeted hiring range for this position is $52,500 – $57,500 per year.  Final offer will be dependent on qualifications and experience.

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

Mike Costantino
[email protected]

The Olympic Authority is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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 [email protected]

Sr. Project Manager – Office of Environmental Planning and Construction

Full-Time | Year-Round

The Olympic Regional Development Authority is seeking seasoned professionals to work as Sr. Project Managers for the Office of Environmental Planning and Construction (OEPC). Sr. Project Managers provide a full range of professional project management services including consultation, evaluation, planning, systems design, surveys, and/or project oversight in order to ensure that work conforms to accepted construction standards. This position is located in Lake Placid, New York and reports directly to the OEPC Director.

The Olympic Authority is a New York State public benefit corporation created in 1981 to manage, operate, and maintain the venues used during the 1932 and 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympic Games. Today the Olympic Authority administers state-of-the-art venues in both the Catskill and Adirondack Mountains of New York, which are managed and operated to provide both national and international training and competitive opportunities for elite athletes, as well as year-round recreational opportunities for the public. The Olympic Authority venues consist of Whiteface Mountain in the Town of Wilmington, Gore Mountain in the Village of North Creek, Belleayre Mountain in the Hamlet of Highmount, the Olympic Jumping Complex and the Olympic Sports Complex at Mount Van Hoevenberg, both in the Town of North Elba, the Olympic Oval in the Village of Lake Placid, and the Olympic Center in the Village of Lake Placid. The Olympic Authority has the distinction of being one of just two Olympic Training Centers in the United States and under an agreement with the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, owns and operates a training center located next to the Olympic Authority’s Administrative Offices. Sr. Project Managers will be responsible for projects at each of these venues and facilities on a routine basis.

Travel to the Olympic Authority’s various venues and facilities will be required.  Daily activities required to complete job assignments may include climbing ladders, standing or being seated for extended periods, walking on mountainous grades, exposure to cold winter conditions and/or exposure to hot summer conditions. Work outside the normal workday may be required as is necessary to fulfill job responsibilities and/or meet critical deadlines.

Essential Duties (this list is not exhaustive):

  • Perform professional duties related to project oversight of civil and architectural projects
    • Review and evaluate plans, specifications and other contract documents.
    • Review construction cost estimates for accuracy.
    • Direct projects for conformity to plans, specifications and standards.
    • Analyze and interpret engineering reports and complex technical problems.
    • Perform inspections and surveys to evaluate existing conditions, define project priorities and determine corrective strategies.
  • Manage professional service contracts for both capital maintenance and capital construction projects
    • Review professional service contracts and ensure compliance.
    • Plan and coordinate multiple and various projects/tasks involving multiple facilities and tight deadlines.
    • Correspond with contractors regarding project status.
    • Update the Director and/or Assistant Director of OEPC regarding project status.
    • Conduct on-site visits and report on findings.
    • Ensure projects are on time and within budget.
  • Other professional duties
    • Train and supervise junior staff or new employees assigned to specific projects.
    • On occasion, may be responsible to prepare technical information, sketches, and documentation necessary for the requested work, and will coordinate requested work through the Environmental Division.
    • Develop and prepare conceptual estimates with minimal assistance using limited preliminary design documents and information.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management, architecture, or a related field with 10 years’ experience working as a construction superintendent or construction project manager. An additional five years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree. A thorough knowledge of commercial/institutional building materials, equipment, finishes, and systems is required. Must demonstrate solid communication skills, both oral and written, and be familiar with Microsoft Office applications. Current valid Driver’s License also required.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS: Experience with management of building restoration, building systems, retrofit, and maintenance projects preferred. Must also have the ability to communicate and work effectively with a wide range of managers, directors and operations staff.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: The targeted hiring range for this position is $85,000 – $95,000 per year. The Sr. Project Manager is identified as a Program Coordinator 2 which is classified as a Grade 22 on the Olympic Authority’s Management Confidential Salary Schedule. Grade 22 positions have an annual salary range of $66,008 – $105,613 per year. Final offer will be dependent on qualifications, demonstrated skills, and experience.

The Olympic Authority offers an excellent benefits package that includes paid leave (parental, 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 should e-mail a letter of interest and resumewith the subject heading “Sr. Project Manager Inquiry” to:

Kasey Donahue
[email protected]

The Olympic Authority is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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 [email protected]

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 [email protected].