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See openings and opportunities available at Empire State Development

Want to help build a better tomorrow for the people of New York State? We’re looking for highly motivated, creative problem solvers to join our team. We are a collaborative group with a strategic approach to implementing a broad range of programs. Our agency provides assistance aimed at promoting a vigorous, growing state economy by encouraging business investment and job creation. If you’d like to join ESD, please explore the career opportunities below.

Careers with ESD

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You can also find additional ESD opportunities below.

Program Aide, SG13, CSEA

AT Division of Minority & Women-owned Business Development
LOCATION Albany
APPLICATION PERIOD 8/11/2022 - 9/11/2022
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Senior Certification Analyst, SG-18, PEF

AT Division of Minority & Women-owned Business Development
LOCATION Albany
APPLICATION PERIOD 8/10/2022 - 9/10/2022
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Senior Certification Analyst, SG-18, PEF

AT Division of Minority & Women-owned Business Development
LOCATION Binghamton
APPLICATION PERIOD 8/10/2022 - 9/10/2022
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Senior Certification Analyst, SG-18, PEF

AT Division of Minority & Women-owned Business Development
LOCATION New York City
APPLICATION PERIOD 8/10/2022 - 9/10/2022
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Public Information Specialist 1 (Digital Content), SG-18, PEF

AT Division of Marketing, Advertising & Tourism
LOCATION New York City
APPLICATION PERIOD 8/9/2022 - 9/9/2022
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Economic Development Program Specialist 2, SG23, PEF

AT Strategic Business Development
LOCATION Albany
APPLICATION PERIOD 7/20/2022 - 8/20/2022
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Office Assistant 2 (Customer Service), SG9, CSEA

AT Division of Minority & Women’s Business Development
LOCATION NYC
APPLICATION PERIOD 7/19/2022 - 8/19/2022
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Senior Certification Analyst, SG-18, PEF

AT Division of Minority & Women’s Business Development
LOCATION New York City
APPLICATION PERIOD 7/14/2022 - 8/14/2022
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Human Resources Specialist 2, SG23, M/C

AT Human Resources
LOCATION Albany
APPLICATION PERIOD 7/13/2022 - 8/13/2022
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Office Assistant 2 G-9, CSEA

AT Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development
LOCATION New York City
APPLICATION PERIOD 7/12/2022 - 8/12/2022
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Project Manager, Southern Tier RO

AT Regional Office
LOCATION Binghamton
APPLICATION PERIOD 6/23/2022 - 30 Days or Until Position is Filled
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Project Manager, Loans & Grants

AT Loans and Grants
LOCATION NYC
APPLICATION PERIOD 6/22/2022 - 30 Days or Until Position is Filled
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Project Manager, Loans & Grants

AT Loans & Grants
LOCATION Sothern Tier
APPLICATION PERIOD 6/22/2022 - 30 Days or Until Position is Filled
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Senior Construction Manager

AT Real Estate Development and Planning Department
LOCATION NYC
APPLICATION PERIOD 6/17/2022 - 30 Days or Until Position is Filled
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Part Time Planning Grants Manager

AT Division of Science, Technology & Innovation (NYSTAR)
LOCATION Albany
APPLICATION PERIOD 6/10/2022 - 30 days or until position is filled
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Vice President and Deputy Director I, MWBE Programs

AT MWBE
LOCATION NYC
APPLICATION PERIOD 6/8/2022 - 30 Days or Until Position is Filled
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Vice President, Planning and Environmental Review

AT Real Estate Development & Planning
LOCATION NYC
APPLICATION PERIOD 6/7/2022 - 30 days or until position is filled
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Senior Auditor

AT Internal Audit
LOCATION NYC
APPLICATION PERIOD 6/6/2022 - 30 Days or Until Position is Filled
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Financial Analyst (2 positions)

AT Portfolio Management & Project Finance
LOCATION NYC
APPLICATION PERIOD 6/6/2022 - 30 Days or Until Position is Filled
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Digital Content Coordinator

AT Marketing
LOCATION NYC
APPLICATION PERIOD 6/2/2022 - 30 Days or Until Position is Filled
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Administrative Assistant

AT Regional Office – Western NY
LOCATION Buffalo, NY
APPLICATION PERIOD 6/1/2022 - 30 Days or Until Position is Filled
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Project Manager-WNY RO

AT Western NY Regional Office
LOCATION Buffalo
APPLICATION PERIOD 5/31/2022 - 30 Days or Until Position is Filled
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Assistant Director, Life Sciences

AT Life Sciences
LOCATION NYC
APPLICATION PERIOD 5/20/2022 - 30 Days or Until Position is Filled
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Sr. Manager, Research, Strategy & Business Dev

AT Motion Picture/TV
LOCATION NYC
APPLICATION PERIOD 5/20/2022 - 30 Days or Until Position is Filled
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Director of Digital Equity

AT ConnectALL (formerly Broadband)
LOCATION NYC or Albany
APPLICATION PERIOD 5/17/2022 - 30 Days or Until Position is Filled
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Project Manager, Southern Tier RO

AT Regional Office
LOCATION Binghamton
APPLICATION PERIOD 5/17/2022 - 30 Days or Until Position is Filled
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Administrative Assistant

AT NYS Office of Trade and Tourism
LOCATION Puerto Rico
APPLICATION PERIOD 5/3/22 - 30 Days or Until Position is Filled
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Data and Metrics Manager, Workforce Development

AT Workforce Development
LOCATION NYC or Albany
APPLICATION PERIOD 4/19/2022 - 30 Days or Until Position is Filled
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International Trade Manager

AT Global NY
LOCATION Mid-Hudson, NY
APPLICATION PERIOD 4/12/2022 - 30 Days or Until Position is Filled
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Deputy Director, Workforce Development

AT Workforce Development
LOCATION NYC or Albany
APPLICATION PERIOD 3/25/2022 - 30 Days or Until Position is Filled
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Director, Life Sciences

AT Life Sciences
LOCATION NYC
APPLICATION PERIOD 3/21/2022 - 30 days or until position is filled
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Application Developer/ Analyst

AT Information Technology
LOCATION Albany or NYC
APPLICATION PERIOD 3/17/2022 - 30 days or until position is filled
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Press Secretary, Downstate

AT Public Affairs
LOCATION NYC
APPLICATION PERIOD 2/15/2022 - 30 days or until position is filled
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Associate or Senior Counsel, Corporate/Real Estate

AT Legal
LOCATION NYC
APPLICATION PERIOD 2/3/2022 - 30 days or until position is filled
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Project Manager, Small Business, HCDC

AT Harlem, CDC
LOCATION NYC - Harlem
APPLICATION PERIOD 1/21/2022—30 Days or Until Position is Filled
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EVP, Legal & General Counsel, ESD

AT Legal
LOCATION NYC
APPLICATION PERIOD 11/19/21 - 30 days or until the position is filled
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Internship Opportunities

Internship opportunities for college students are available throughout the year. ESD offers a paid summer internship program from May-August, with listings starting in March. These opportunities are designed to provide a deeper understanding of particular areas of academic study as well as hands-on experience in career fields of interest. In the past, summer interns have been placed with a variety of ESD departments and subsidiaries in NYC, Albany, Buffalo and in regional offices throughout the state. Internship placement opportunities may include Strategic Business Development, Marketing, Finance, IT, the Office of Motion Picture & Television Development, Legal, and more.  Summer interns also have the opportunity to engage with senior-level executives through participation in our speaker series events and other professional enrichment programs offered by ESD and partner organizations.

Unpaid internship opportunities may also be offered throughout the year and are limited in duration.  Students should ask whether their school offers academic credit for unpaid internships.

For a list of internship opportunities, application instructions and deadlines, visit the State jobs website.

Strong families, strong New York

As of January 1, 2018, millions of New Yorkers are now eligible for job-protected, paid time off to care for their families under New York Paid Family Leave.