NYS Department of Health

About NYS Department of Health

A job with the NYS 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.

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May 2023 New York City, NY
“Independent work, team environment, career development and networking opportunities ”


July 2018 Albany, NY
“Working to protect public health is very rewarding. I did not know that with an Environmental Engineering degree there were opportunities at the NYS DOH. You work on large scale WTPs, large capital improvement projects all throughout NYS and get hands on experience from the beginning to the end of the projects. I help communities find funding for these projects which is very rewarding. There is a good balance of office work and field work. You experience things you'd never be able to experience in private consulting while also having a great work life balance.”
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