The Department of Sanitation (DSNY) hires temporary Emergency Snow Shovelers to remove snow and ice from bus stops, crosswalks, fire hydrants, and other locations throughout the City.


You can register to be an Emergency Snow Shoveler if you are:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Eligible to work in the United States
  • Able to perform heavy physical labor

Emergency Snow Shoveler registration is currently closed. Information about the next registration period will be available in the fall.

If you haven't been paid by the City after 12 weeks, send a letter to:

Department of Sanitation
Payroll Department
59 Maiden Lane, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10038

The letter should have the following information:

  • Name
  • Social Security Number
  • Dates and times worked
  • Name of garage you worked out of

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