New York HELPS Program

What is the NY HELPS program? 

The NY HELPS program was created to help New York State agencies fill thousands of jobs open across the state. 

This program streamlines the appointment process to allow State agencies to hire diverse, qualified permanent employees quickly and without examinations.  

What does this mean for you? 

Now is the time to join New York State public service! With the NY HELPS program, it’s easier than ever to get a job—without taking an exam. New employees hired under the NY HELPS Program will be appointed on a permanent basis. 

Interested candidates can view NY HELPS Job Postings on https://statejobs.ny.gov/.  

To narrow your search for NY HELPS jobs, click on “For the General Public”. Select “YES” in the NY HELPS field. Press submit. This will bring up all of the NY HELPS jobs that are available.

Once you find the job in which you are interested and qualified, review the entire job posting. Directions to apply will be specified on each individual job posting.  

View Open NY HELPS Positions

Why now? 

The State workforce provides crucial services to their fellow New Yorkers. Yet thousands of vacancies remain. By temporarily lifting exam requirements, this program will help fill crucial state positions and improve services for all New Yorkers.  

Spread the word to your friends and neighbors, and look out for a new marketing campaign promoting the benefits of fulfilling work helping the public as an employee of New York State. There has never been a better time to apply. 

More questions? Check out our NY HELPS FAQ webpage: https://www.cs.ny.gov/help/faq.cfm

By Anita DeCianni-Brown, '12 & '15
Anita DeCianni-Brown, '12 & '15 Director, Career & Experiential Learning Services