External Applicants

NYC Jobs is the official New York City government jobs site where you can obtain general career information and view and apply to specific jobs and/or civil service exams. Visit to view and apply for available positions.

Current City of New York Employees

Log onto the Employee Self-Service (ESS) to view and apply for available positions. Click on Recruiting Activities > Careers.

Tobacco Enforcement Unit

The Tobacco Enforcement Unit inspects merchants to enforce State and City Laws that prohibit the sale and distribution of tobacco products to individuals under 18 for New York State and individuals under 21 for New York City. Join our team to help with compliance checks.


DCA is looking for dedicated and enthusiastic students at the undergraduate and graduate level to join its operations as Interns. By joining DCA's innovative and collaborative team, prospective interns will aid efforts to protect and enhance the daily economic lives of New Yorkers to create thriving communities. Interns will gain an in-depth understanding of DCA's valued relationship with consumers, businesses, and workers. Continuously, interns will gain public service experience in a wide variety of professional areas.

Depending on the prospective intern's abilities, experience, and interests, DCA will place them in a division that is most compatible. Divisions include Administration, Collections, Communications & Marketing, Consumer Services, Enforcement, External Affairs, Finance, General Counsel's Office, Human Capital, Licensing, Office of Financial Empowerment, Office of Labor Policy & Standards, and Technology and Strategic Solutions. Individual supervision is provided within each division. DCA interns will have the opportunity to attend weekly seminars and meetings presented by DCA professional staff. Internships are unpaid; academic credit can be earned. Flexible scheduling is available.

If this description meets your interests, please email a short cover letter and resume to Please indicate in subject line the top three divisions listed above that interest you in order of preference. Example: “Communications & Marketing; External Affairs; Licensing Internships”.

Equal Employment Opportunity

DCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Read about the City's Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy.

To file a complaint with DCA's EEO Officer, mail complaint to:

EEO Officer
NYC Department of Consumer Affairs
42 Broadway, 9th floor
New York, NY 10004

New York City employees are not allowed to ask for or accept anything of value, such as money, gifts, or tips for doing their job. To report corruption, contact the NYC Department of Investigation.