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The normal entry-level position in the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) is Sanitation Worker. Sanitation Workers are appointed from a civil-service list. In order to be placed on the civil-service list, a candidate must pass a written exam and a physical test administered by The Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS). As DSNY receives authorization to hire Sanitation Workers, it calls candidates in list-number order. Each candidate must pass a pre-employment medical exam, a background check and a driver's license check.

Under the current civil service list, each candidate must have a high school diploma, or equivalent, and a commercial driver's license at the time of appointment. Sanitation Workers must reside within New York City, Nassau County or Westchester County.

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.

The current Sanitation Worker list from civil service exam # 6063 was established on Feb. 20, 2008 and has been extended to Feb. 20, 2016. Presently, the last appointment was list # 5593. Any candidate who passed the written exam # 6063 and has list # below 6,856 but was not scheduled for the physical test should visit the DCAS website for further instructions. If you passed your physical test and your list # is 4890 and below, letters for Pre - Orientation were mailed July 2013 through September 2013. If you failed to receive a Pre - Orientation letter, call Sanitation's Human Resources at (646) 885-0900. It must be noted that your address must be current during the duration of this list. Any changes must be submitted to:

1 Centre Street 21st floor
New York N.Y. 10007
Attn. Certification Unit

Include your name, Social Security Number, exam # 6063, and new address. 

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Our job opportunities are currently listed on NYC Careers website. To view detailed information on our job openings, please click on one of the following links:

• All City employees, please go to Employee Self Service (ESS), click on Recruiting Activities > Careers, and search for Job ID #

• All other applicants, please go to the NYC Careers website.

For promotion exams, please go to the DCAS website.

• NYC Careers
• Civil Service Examination Schedule

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