Make More than a Career. Make a Difference.

Public health is a diverse and growing field that offers many career options for people from a variety of educational backgrounds.

A job with the Department of Health (DOH) provides people with the opportunity to protect and improve communities by preventing epidemics and the spread of disease, promoting healthy lifestyles for children and families, protecting against hazards in homes, work, communities and the environment, assuring high quality health care services, and preparing for and responding to emergencies.

DOH has over 5,000 employees working in different positions throughout the State, all dedicated to public health, excellence, integrity and teamwork. Opportunities also exist through Health Research Incorporated (HRI), an independent 501 (c)3 corporation established to seek and obtain grant money for the benefit of the Department.

Professional Careers Opportunities (PCO) Examination Announcement

The Professional Careers Opportunities (PCO) examination is the best opportunity to be eligible for more than 150 different entry-level professional job titles, including 26 different titles in a wide range of careers with the Department of Health. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity. Sign up today!

If you have a bachelor's degree from a qualifying institution, or plan on graduating before June 30,2023, you can take the PCO exam. The exam will be on online and evaluate your training & experience. Application deadline is November 30, 2022. For more information, go to Professional Career Opportunities Examination (ny.gov)

Now Hiring Nurses Statewide – Higher Pay Approved

Governor Kathy Hochul recently announced a series of pay increases for nurse positions within New York State agencies to help improve recruitment and retention among the state's health care workforce. The increases, which account for the rising complexity of nursing tasks and high credential requirements for nurses, will bring the starting salary of registered nurses working the day shift to nearly $90,000 upstate and $108,000 downstate when coupled with pay differentials. The pay increases will benefit approximately 6,500 New York State employees located across 15 state agencies. For more information, go to:

CNAs, LPNs and Registered Nurses, Direct Care and Administrative Positions available at the following locations statewide:

A world-class team of scientists, researchers, and public health professionals working at the forefront of public health, biomedical research, and environmental sciences.

We are continuously seeking health care professionals and other talented individuals to join our team! Experience a healthy work-life balance of Holidays and Paid Time Off (PTO) along with:

Enjoy rewarding work and a generous benefits package worth 65% of your salary.

New York State is an Equal Opportunity Employer.