Join the Department of Buildings and help us make New York City a better place to build, work, and live.

Our engineers, architects, inspectors, and support staff are critical to the Department's success in enforcing safe construction practices, evaluating construction plans, and verifying compliance with the Building Code and zoning requirements. Our Inspectors monitor job sites, enforcing laws that protect New Yorkers from dangers they can't always see.

We encourage seasoned Engineers, Architects, and Inspectors to apply.

Quality of Life

We offer flexible schedules that offer a reasonable work-life balance.

Outstanding Benefits

Employees choose from various health care plans to best meet their individual and family needs.

Retirement Planning

Employees' retirement benefits are often their most valuable asset. Our employees may enroll in the NYCERS pension plan, the largest retirement system in New York City, while benefitting from other deferred compensation plans, including the 401(k), 457 and Roth 401(k).

Educational Opportunities

Continue to develop and improve your professional skills, or master new skills through Buildings University – our in-house educational development unit. We offer hundreds of classes to Buildings staff free of charge.  We provide technical certifications for inspectors; continuing education credits for architects, attorneys, and engineers; and professional development guidance for all staff.

Employee Discounts

City employees enjoy discounts on products and services, including:

  • Gym memberships
  • Cell phone service
  • Computer products
  • Theater and movie tickets
  • CityStore merchandise

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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