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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.

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.

Clinical and Lab

Community Engagement and Equity


Work with the Department’s leadership in the planning and execution of agency strategies that promote public health.

Food Safety and Community Sanitation

Work with our food safety and sanitation team to protect the public from various health hazards in places of businesses and public spaces.

Civil Service Exams

Most City jobs require you to take a civil service exam. Standardized testing helps us find the right person for the job by making the hiring process fair and competitive.

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.