Wednesday, November 5, 2014 | Vito A. Turso/Belinda A. Mager
Press Release # 14-77, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The New York City Department of Sanitation today announced that an estimated 94,000 people will have completed registration to take the upcoming Sanitation Worker exam, making it one of the highest enrollments in history. Registration was open from October 1 until October 31 for the February 2015 test.
“We have long felt that Sanitation Workers have one of the best jobs in the city, and we are thrilled so many people took the opportunity to try and join the ranks,” said Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia. “This is a great job – one that allows you to take care of your family, and your city.”
The current starting salary of a Sanitation Worker is $33,746 per year. The current labor agreement provides for periodic increases to a maximum of $69,339 following the completion of 5 1/2 years. In addition to the basic annual wages, Sanitation Workers may also earn differential payments based on their specific assignment and overtime.
Final application information will be available once all administrative processing has been completed.
Estimated 2014 demographic breakdown:
Test takers for recent past exams
DCAS is the city agency that administers the Sanitation Worker exam.
The Department of Sanitation (DSNY) promotes a healthy environment through the efficient management of solid waste and the development of environmentally sound long-range planning for handling refuse, including recyclables. The Department operates 59 district garages and manages a fleet of 2,022 rear-loading collection trucks, 450 mechanical brooms and 365 salt/sand spreaders. The Department clears litter, snow and ice from approximately 6,000 miles of City streets and removes debris from vacant lots as well as abandoned vehicles from City streets.