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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:


Direct Care

Environmental Services


Nutrition and Food Service


Job Openings

OMH offers a variety of employment opportunities. Each job posting provides specific information on duties, qualifications, salary, and the application process.

About State Government Employment

Many of the jobs at OMH are filled by people who have taken and passed Department of Civil Service examinations. Exams are either written or involve evaluations of the applicant’s education and experience. For a listing of upcoming and continuous recruitment examinations, please visit the Department of Civil Service State Examinations webpage.

For information about the hiring process please see Civil Service FAQs or these Civil Service videos:

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.