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Work for the Health Department

Thank you for your interest in working for the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. We are one of the largest public health agencies with over 200 years of leadership in the field. Our 6,000-plus employees share a passion for helping all New Yorkers live their healthiest lives. Whether working in the clinical field, information technology or legal services, our team members bring their individual talents and their dedication to their work, a commitment that has helped lead the agency’s COVID-19 response.

Our team is rapidly expanding, and we are looking for public health professionals in various fields. View our open jobs below and apply by clicking on the link.

Clinical and Lab

Our clinical and lab staff provide data to health care providers and researchers or provide direct clinical services to help support and protect the health of New Yorkers. The agency offers services through our Sexual Health Clinics, Tuberculosis Chest Centers and an Immunization Clinic. Established in 1892, our Public Health Laboratory performs testing on more than 200,000 specimens each year.

Information Technology

Work with our information technology team to create, process, store, secure and exchange electronic data and develop new applications designed to help New Yorkers live healthier lives.


Work with our general counsel team in innovative policy review, public health legal analysis of city and state legislation and contract review and negotiation.

Community Engagement and Equity

Our community engagement and equity team members establish partnerships with communities in NYC. Through ongoing dialogue, the Health Department tailors services and programs that address the priorities of local communities.

Communications and Public Affairs

Our communications and public affairs teams develop and execute communications to inform New Yorkers of public health matters.

Administration and Operations

Work with our administration and operations teams to coordinate, plan and direct services that support the day-to-day running of the agency.

Data and Research

Work with our data and research teams to collect and generate data to support the agency’s mission for promoting the health of all New Yorkers.


Work on budget and revenue for the agency’s finance department.



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The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.