New York is the best place in the world to start or grow a career, and City government is an equal opportunity employer filled with opportunities in nearly every occupation. With so many diverse positions, talented individuals who want to grow their careers while serving their communities can make an important difference.

Types of Positions

As the largest local government in the United States with over 300,000 employees and 80 agencies, you can find your interest in the City of New York.

  • Clerical & Administrative Support
  • Communications & Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Engineering, Architecture & Planning
  • Plumbing & Mechanics
  • Finance, Accounting & Procurement
  • Community & Business Services
  • Health & Safety Management
  • Information Technology
  • Facilities Maintenance & Operations
  • Policy & Analysis
  • Public Safety, Security & Inspections
  • Social Services

The City fills the majority of its positions through the Civil Service Exams Process, a process guided by the New York State Civil Service Law, which is in place to help ensure that the hiring process is competitive and fair. The City uses employment examinations to measure a potential candidate's merit and fitness for a particular title. In most instances, taking an exam is the beginning of a hiring process that may lead to a fulfilling career with the City. Visit Take an Exam to learn more about our examination process. You may also learn more about upcoming Civil Service exams and apply for exams by visiting the Computer-Based Testing and Application Center in your borough. Find the nearest location 

Some positions within the City do not require an exam or an exam is not currently available for those specific titles. To learn more about these positions, visit the Citywide Openings page.