NYC – Department of Citywide Administrative Services


On Tuesday, November 20, Fatima Abassi and Yolanda Culler of the Office of Citywide Recruitment NYC – DCAS   visited the Bronx campus and spoke to students about civil service exams, internships and careers with New York City.

We learned several interesting facts:

  • The NYC DCAS is composed of 83 agencies which include, Administration for Children Services, Dept. of Buildings, Dept. of Correction, Dept. of Transportation, Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene, Dept. of Sanitation, etc.

  • 360,000 people are employed by NYC, making it the largest of all U.S. city governments.

  • 83% of job titles require exams

  • Types of positions include: Clerical & Administrative Support; Communications & Intergovernmental Affairs; Finance, Accounting & Procurement; Community & Business Services; Health & Safety Management; Information Technology; Public Safety, Security & Inspections; Social Services, etc.

  • There are 3 ways to get a job with the city:

  • There are many benefits to working for NYC, some of which include:

    • Competitive salaries

    • Job security

    • Career satisfaction

    • Health plans

    • Pension plans

    • Vacation and sick leave

    • Training and development

  • There are two types of exams: Education and Experience, and Multiple Choice. The type of exam and other very important information can be found on the Notice of Examination (NoE). The Education and Experience asks for your resume to assess whether you meet the education and experience requirements for a position. The Multiple Choice Exams ask for specific knowledge of various subject areas.

  • The average wait time to receive communication (written and delivered by U.S. Postal Service) about the position you took an exam for is 9 months to 1 year. You are placed on the list for a position for 4 years.

  • To view positions, go to

  • To view exam information and sign up for the DCAS newsletter, go to


Fill out application —> Take exam —> Receive passing score —> Get placed on eligible list —> Get called for an interview 

Questions, contact the Public Service Law and Government career community leader, Marguerite Busetti, with questions at

By Shannon Hargrove
Shannon Hargrove Director, Career Education & Operations