Learn more about job opportunities at York and across the University.

The University recently introduced an on-line application system (CUNYfirst). Listings of open positions at York and across the University can found by accessing the CUNYfirst job board.

  • Go to www.cuny.edu and click on Employment
  • Click on Job Postings on CUNYfirst

When you are ready to apply for a position, you may do so according to the instructions below:

Please submit your application online through this job board as follows:

  • Go to www.cuny.edu and click on Employment
  • Click on Job Postings on CUNYfirst
  • Click Search job listings
  • Click on More search options
  • Search by Job Opening ID number
  • Click on the Apply Now button. In order to be considered for this position, applicants must include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. Please upload these as ONE document in rtf, doc, or pdf format.

Civil Service Opportunities

CUNY often hires from Civil Service examination lists. The following are a few FAQs about civil service hiring.

What is the purpose of examinations?

The Civil Service Law mandates that applicants for positions in classified titles be examined on the basis of "merit and fitness." The examinations are intended to ensure fairness and equal opportunity for gaining employment at CUNY.

Must I take this examination in order to be considered for the position?

Yes, all permanent appointments to competitively classified positions must be filled by an unbiased examination of each applicant applying for such positions. In accordance with New York State Civil Service Law, permanent appointments to positions in competitive class titles can only be filled through the use of eligibility lists, which are generated as a result of an unbiased examination of all applicants.

What does it mean when a position is "classified?"

Classified means that the position has been assigned to an appropriate title based on the duties and/or the qualifications of the position. Classified titles have formal written statements that define the general character and scope of the duties and responsibilities of positions within that class.

What does "competitive" mean?

Competitive simply means that it is possible to administer an examination where applicants can compete with one another, on the basis of merit and fitness, for a given job opening.

For more information about civil service opportunities at CUNY, you may visit the CUNY website or use the following link: