Careers at SBS

Here at the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS), we pride ourselves on creating a dynamic work environment where employees are given opportunities to grow professionally and advance in their fields. We are looking for highly motivated and well-organized individuals to join us in making a difference for the City's workforce, small businesses, neighborhoods, and economic recovery.

Open Positions

To view or apply for a position with SBS, you must submit your resume through NYC Jobs, the official New York City government jobs site. You can also learn about civil service, obtain general career information, and explore internships and fellowships opportunities.

  • If you do not work for the City, you must login or create an account by visiting the External Applicants job search page to view and apply for available positions.
  • If you are currently a City employee, log in to Employee Self Service (ESS), and click on the Careers box to search for available positions.

If you are unable to apply via NYC Jobs or ESS, you can email your cover letter and resume to careers@sbs.nyc.gov with the job title you are applying to in the subject line.

Alternatively, you can mail your cover letter & resume with a copy of the job vacancy notice to:

NYC Department of Small Business Services
Human Resources Unit
1 Liberty Plaza, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10006


Mayor's Office of Talent and Workforce Development Positions

The Mayor's Office of Talent and Workforce Development ("NYC Talent") is responsible for the City's talent and workforce development system that benefits city residents, employers, and the economy. Although they do not issue contracts directly, they partner closely with City agencies and entities that do. NYC Talent seeks new and effective ways to scale and sustain productive public/private partnerships; to develop and match talent to promising careers; to align its education, career preparation, and skills training programs across City government; and to coordinate program and fiscal data across stakeholders to provide a comprehensive view of the talent system with the goal of making progress towards the citywide employment objectives laid out in Executive Order #22.

To view or apply for a position with NYC Talent, visit the Office of the Mayor Jobs site.


Non-City Funded Positions

The below non-City funded positions are open for application. See application instructions in the job postings below.

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55-a Program

All positions with SBS are open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program.

Most New York City jobs require that candidates take and pass a competitive civil service exam before they can be hired. Section 55-a of the NYS Civil Service Law allows a qualified person with a certified mental or physical disability to be hired into competitive civil service positions without having to take an exam.

To apply for an open position through the 55-a Program, you can email your cover letter and resume to 55aprogram@sbs.nyc.gov with the job title you are applying to in the subject line.

For more information about the 55-a Program, visit the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) website.


Additional Information

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered city employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the hiring agency.

Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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.

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