If you are interested in an exciting and rewarding career in the public sector, DOB offers you the opportunity to make a difference. We offer training and certifications for career advancement, competitive salaries, and excellent benefits.

Employee Benefits

DOB employee benefits vary. The benefits are determined by the job title and union affiliation. The following benefits are part of a typical DOB employment package.


  • Competitive salary
  • Paid holidays and paid time off (PTO)
    • Vacation days
    • Sick leave
    • Paid family leave

Learning & Development

  • Free in-house educational development unit
    • Professional development opportunities
    • Technical certifications for inspectors
    • Continuing education credits for attorneys, architects, and engineers
  • Citywide Training Center

  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)

  • College Savings Program

  • Access to scholarships

Health & Wellness

  • Medical/Hospitalization coverage*

  • Prescription coverage

  • Dental coverage

  • Vision care

  • Fitness membership discounts
    • NY Sports Club
    • Crunch
    • ClassPass
  • NYC Employee Assistance Program (NYC EAP) with services to address:
    • Personal, family and job difficulties
    • Alcohol and substance abuse program
    • Mental health problems including stress, anxiety and depression
    • Social service needs
  • WorkWell
    • Healthy eating
    • Physical activity
    • Mental well-being
    • Prevention

*During your first year as a DOB employee, you can join our Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP). After working one year, you can choose from multiple health care plans to best meet your individual and family needs. Vested full-time employees keep their health benefits when they retire. Visit the NYC Office of Labor Relations to learn more.

Work-Life Integration

  • Pre-taxed commuter benefit plans (EdenRed)
    • Annual Transit Card
    • NYC Commuter Prepaid MasterCard
    • Transit Pass
    • Park-n-Ride
  • Discounts on entertainment, technology, cell phone service and much more
    • Cell Phone Service: T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon
    • Technology: Apple, Microsoft
    • Entertainment: Broadway shows, movie tickets
    • Others: BJs, ZipCar, NYC City Store, etc.

Retirement Benefits

  • Defined benefit pension plan (via NYCERS)
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA)
    • Health Care FSA
    • Dependent Care Assistance Program FSA
  • Deferred compensation plans
    • Traditional and Roth 401 (k)
    • Traditional and Roth 457
    • IRA

Join our Team! Visit our Job Postings page to view available positions and submit your resume through NYC Careers – the City of New York’s official government jobs site where you can obtain general career information and view and apply to specific jobs and/or civil service exams.

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