Public Service Careers with NYC

Why Work for NYC?

New York is the best place in the world to start or grow a career, and City government is filled with opportunities for talented individuals looking to improve their communities and make an important difference in the lives of their fellow New Yorkers. Every day, the City’s more than 300,000 employees serve residents and visitors alike, improving infrastructure, providing vital social services, protecting health and safety and so much more.

The City of New York offers its employees:

  • Competitive salary and benefits. Compensation packages include a competitive salary, health benefits, various pension plans, employee assistance programs, and individual retirement accounts. To learn more, visit the Office of Labor Relations website. Additional programs, such as money management options and the Commuter Benefit Program, are available through the Office of Payroll Administration.

  • Diverse career opportunities. As the largest local government in the United States with around 40 agencies, the City of New York offers a wide range of opportunities for applicants with all kinds of interests and backgrounds.

  • Professional development and career advancement. City employees can participate in training classes, professional development courses and degree programs to develop and hone skills that will enable them to advance their careers and earn promotions. For more information on available programs, click here.

  • Job security. Employees appointed to permanent civil service positions enjoy stable, long-term employment with the City.

  • Equal Employment Opportunities. The City of New York employs fair and non-discriminatory hiring practices and provides employment opportunities to all qualified applicants. Learn more about the City’s Equal Employment Opportunity Policy by clicking here.

  • Career satisfaction. As a City employee, you will have the chance to improve quality of life for your family, neighbors and fellow residents throughout the five boroughs.

Why Work for NYC?

The City of New York offers its employees excellent opportunities to pursue rewarding careers.

Internships with NYC

City internship and fellowship programs introduce students and recent graduates to public service.


Answers to the most common questions about NYC jobs.

Other Career Resources

More information on resources available to job seekers.