If you are one of the lucky ones you already know if you will picking up NYC garbage or have a general idea if you are going to be in the near future. List number right now is somewhere by 4402(estimate), I could be wrong.
How much longer for this list(#5001)? Estimate somewhere in 2020(Fall) or 2021(spring), spring 2021 is my guess. My reasoning is the new exam is going to be schedule for sometime in the fall of 2020(educated guess) for exam #0186 which you can apply for between June 3rd and June 23rd of 2020.
Right now there is a class going in September 2019(which might be the last one this year, this could change or I could be wrong), depending on budget and DSNY needs, as far as the chances to get hired before the list #5001 expires would depend on retirees between now and 2020-2021 night plow season, this can change depending on numbers needed.
Keep in mind whether you are on the list or planning to take the exam there are things you can do to improve your chances on getting hired.
Somethings you can do to improve your chances.
- Keep address up to date (contact DCAS with any changes).
- Keep licenses clean(pay tickets).
- Stay clean(drugs and alcohol).
- Stay healthy and keep medical records up to date.
- Stay informed(forums,websites and social) for any changes that might come up.