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The NYC Department of Sanitation is the world’s largest sanitation department. DSNY collects more than 10,500 tons of residential and institutional garbage and 1,760 tons of the recyclables — each day. While efficiently managing solid waste and clearing litter or snow from 6,300 miles of streets, the Department is also a leader in environmentalism — committing to sending zero waste to landfills.

The primary responsibilities will include the following:
Under direct supervision, assists in the routine maintenance, operation and repair of public buildings and structures, and the equipment they contain; performs related work, such as driving to and from work sites. Replaces broken windows and door glass. Repairs windows and sash. Makes minor repairs to building electrical, plumbing and heating systems. Keep records. Assists in the relocating building equipment as directed. Makes minor repairs to masonry, woodwork, flooring and walls.

Minimum Qual Requirements

1. Three years of full-time satisfactory experience as a mechanic, journeyperson or helper in the electrical trades, the mechanical trades, or the construction or maintenance of buildings; or

2. At least two years of full-time satisfactory experience as described in “1” above plus sufficient full-time training or education in the electrical, mechanical or construction trades in a trade school, technical school or vocational high school to make up the equivalent of three years of acceptable experience. Six months of experience will be credited for each year of full-time acceptable training or education.

Additional Information

As a current or prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. You may check the eligibility for programs and how to apply at

To Apply

Must apply via or city employees apply via Employee Self Services.

55-a Program

This position is also open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate at the top of your resume and cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position through the 55-a Program.


To Be Determined / 40 Hours Per Week

Work Location

52-35 58Th St., Woodside, Ny

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.

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