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Permanent Employment

There are many careers available in the environmental field, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation offers exciting opportunities for qualified individuals looking to make a difference in environmental protection and natural resource management.

To obtain a permanent state job you will be competing under the provisions of Civil Service Law which requires that positions be filled based on merit and fitness.

Watch a clip about starting your career at DEC and check out other clips on DEC's YouTube Channel.

Employment Application

Unsolicited resumes and applications for permanent positions are not accepted and will be discarded.

See Listing of Job Vacancies for information on positions for which we are soliciting a resume and/or Employment Application (PDF).

If after exploring the information on employment, you have any questions, email us.

The following is a listing of open competitive civil service examinations being held to fill positions that exist at DEC. If you click on the title, you will be taken to the examination announcement on the Department of Civil Service website. Applications for the examination are being accepted until the date listed immediately after the title. Please read the examination announcements carefully before applying.

Examinations Currently Open to the General Public

The following links are to the Department of Civil Service:

General Information on Civil Service Examination Announcements

The following links are to the Department of Civil Service:

Foreign Workers

DEC will not offer permanent employment to any candidate unless the candidate provides documentation that he or she is authorized to accept work in the United States on a permanent basis. It is the policy of DEC not to hire F1 or H1 visa holders for permanent employment or to sponsor non-immigrant aliens for temporary work authorization visas or for permanent residence.

Information on Joining State Service

Watch the clips below for more information from the NYS Department of Civil Service (links leave DEC website)

Part 1: Starting Your Career with New York State
Part 2: Navigating the Civil Service Exam Process
Part 3: Learn More About the Hiring Process and Featured Programs

More about Permanent Employment:

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