If you're talking about system or JCL symbolics, you'll have to wait for z/OS v2.1:
Enhancements for symbol processing in JCL in JES2 environments. This new
function is designed to make both JCL and system symbols available during
job execution. For example, you will be able to specify that symbols be used in
instream data sets, such as SYSIN data sets, and that symbols be retrieved from
the system using new programming services. This support is intended to make
symbols more usable and accessible and to make it easier to use identical copies
of JCL in multiple environments.