Maintenance Worker

New York City DEPT OF HEALTH/MENTAL HYGIENE - Manhattan, NY4.0

Full-time$220 - $230 a day
The Bureau of Operations values motivated, energetic individuals committed to achieving excellence in a public-sector environment. The bureau is seeking a Maintenance Worker to perform the following duties:

  • Maintain, adjust and make minor repairs of building hardware, furniture, shelving and equipment Replaces broken window and door glass.
  • Make minor repairs to masonry, woodwork, flooring and walls.
  • Make minor repairs to building electrical, plumbing and heating systems.
  • Visually inspect public buildings, structure and equipment to assess and check for defects, malfunctions and hazardous conditions.
  • Determine parts and materials needed to repair pending job orders and reports this information to Supervisor.
  • Maintain pneumatic controls for heat and cooling systems.
  • Repair ejector pits and compressors and assists with repairs of autoclaves.
  • Attend to building emergencies as they arise.
  • Prepare reports; keep records; and may operate a motor vehicle in the performance of assigned duties.
  • Other assignments as mandated by the Director.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. Three years of full-time satisfactory experience as a mechanic, journey person or helper in the electrical trades, the mechanical trades, or the construction or maintenance of buildings; or
2. A satisfactory combination of education and experience that is equivalent to "1" above. Education may be substituted for experience on the basis that each one year of full-time training in the electrical, mechanical, or construction trades in a trade school or vocational high school approved by a State’s Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization, may be substituted for six months of the experience described in "1" above. However, all candidates must have a minimum of two years of experience as described in "1" above.
Additional Information

Please note: If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as:
  • A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver’s license.
  • Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.
  • Current Resume
  • Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)
Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting’s “Minimum Qualification Requirements” section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.

If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment. By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.


The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program’s other requirements.

Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:
To Apply
Apply online with a cover letter to In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 398744.

We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply.

All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.
Residency Requirement
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.