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Office of Mental Health

Careers with New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH)

If you are compassionate, motivated and interested in making a difference, a career with OMH may be right for you. OMH is actively recruiting individuals with the desire to promote the mental health and well-being of all New Yorkers. We offer generous benefits, paid days off, and opportunities for professional growth. Positions are available in a variety of settings at locations across the state.

About OMH

OMH operates the largest state mental health system in the country, including two world class research institutes. OMH hospitals are all Joint Commission accredited and recognized as among the best in the nation.

Careers in Demand

OMH is continuously recruiting for these positions:

Clerical and Administrative Support


Direct Care

Environmental Services


Nutrition and Food Service



Job Openings

OMH offers a variety of employment opportunities. Many jobs no longer require an exam if they are part of the NY HELPS program.

The NY HELPS program temporarily removes the exam requirement for applicants. You only need to meet the minimum qualifications to be considered for the position.

You can search current vacancies at OMH and learn more about specific duties, qualifications, salary, and the application process.

Employment for Persons with Disabilities

OMH is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for qualified persons with disabilities. For more information see the Governor's Program to Hire Individuals and Veterans with Disabilities.

Student Internships

Individual OMH programs sponsor Student Internship experiences. For more information see the New New York Leaders Student Intern Program.

Comments or Questions? Please contact the OMH Center for Human Resources Management.