Housing Inspector

Housing Inspectors

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HPD's Office of Enforcement and Neighborhood Services is looking for Housing Inspectors to join our team! Inspectors perform technical work in the inspection of multiple dwellings and other structures to ensure enforcement of the Multiple Dwellings Law, Housing Maintenance Code, and related regulations. An inspectors duties include, but are not limited to, investigating complaints concerning insufficient heat; unsanitary conditions; illegal conversions and more. Our Housing inspectors are expected to perform physical activities such as climbing and descending stairs. Inspectors may be required to work nights and/or weekends and may be assigned to work in any of the five boroughs.

Qualifications

License Requirement

Applicants must possess a motor vehicle driver license valid in the State of New York with no restrictions which preclude the performance of Housing Inspector work. The license must be maintained for the duration of employment. 

Minimum Requirements

  1. Applicants must have five years of full-time experience performing one or a combination of the following: 
    • As a journeywoman/journeyman (ie fully-trained, knowledgeable, experience, proficient, and competent) in at least one of the following trades: masonry, carpentry, plumbing, plastering or ironwork; or
    • As agent in charge of the maintenance and repair of multiple dwellings for real estate management organization; or
    • Performing field inspections requiring the gathering and reporting of data concerning the physical aspects of housing or of building construction or renovation; or
  2. At least three years as described in "1" above, plus sufficient education in an accredited college or technical school in the trades listed in “1 (a)” above or education towards a baccalaureate degree in engineering, architecture, engineering technology, construction, construction management, construction technology, or architectural technology to make up the remaining equivalent of the required total of 5 years of experience, on the basis that one year of acceptable experience will be credited for each 30 semester credits of relevant education; or
  3. Completion of at least three years of apprenticeship in housing inspection plus sufficient experience as described in "1" above to make up the remaining equivalent of the required total of five years of experience; or
  4. Completion of a five-year apprenticeship in housing inspection; or 
  5. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in engineering, architecture, engineering technology, construction, construction management, construction technology, or architectural technology; or
  6. Any baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, plus one year of experience as described in "1" above.
In "1", "2", "3", and "6" above, six months experience will be credited for each year of apprenticeship in the building trades, up to a maximum of two years of experience. 

Preferred Skills

  • Preference will be give to candidates that have taken and passed the Inspector (Housing) Exam #8011 or the Inspector (Housing) Exam #0149
  • Ability to speak and read in more than one language
  • Proficient in most Microsoft applications

Benefits

  • Salary begins at $53,563 per year; $61,598 after two years.
  • Candidates will be trained as an EPA Certified Lead Inspector within four months of employment. 
  • Health benefits, Commuter Benefits (Edenred), and the opportunity to enroll in the City pension plan through the New York City Employees' Retirement System (NYCERS).

Interested?

Contact ensadmin@hpd.nyc.gov and submit your resume.
The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer