Illustration of a woman working at a computer. Text: Become a public health hero.

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

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.

Community Engagement and Equity



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

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.

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.


The Health Department seeks to hire attorneys and support professionals who are committed to pursuing justice and promoting public health.

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.