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Working for the City

Your guide to getting a job with the City of New York

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Why work for NYC?

A job in City government gives you a stable career with benefits and a competitive salary while also serving your community. And there are opportunities in a wide variety of fields – from education to health to construction to social services and many more.

Here’s how to get started…

Search current job openings

You can view featured entry-level positions on this website or visit the Explore Careers page on NYC.gov where you can search for all current jobs – even fellowships and internships. You can search by industry or by the City agency, location, experience level, salary, and more.

Check individual agency websites

Some New York City agencies post jobs and more information on their own websites, so check them for opportunities too:

Take the Civil Service exam

Most jobs in the City of New York require that you take and pass a test. This test is known as a Civil Service Exam.

You have to pay a fee to take a Civil Service exam. However, some New Yorkers—including veterans, people receiving public assistance or Unemployment Insurance benefits, and others— are eligible for a fee waiver.

Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, the exams are offered online only.

Create an account

To apply for a job, you will need to set up an NYC Jobs account using an email address and your legal name. This account will also allow you to save job searches and receive email alerts.

Apply for jobs

After you’ve created an account, you can apply for as many jobs as you want! Be sure to follow all of the instructions on the NYC Jobs Portal and submit all the required information. After you apply, the hiring agency will review your application. Only applicants being considered for an interview will be contacted.

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