Housing Inspector

NYC Careers


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: New York, NY
Salary: $53,563 - $61,598 / year
Contract type: Full time
NYC Careers
About the Agency:

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) is the nation’s largest municipal housing preservation and development agency. Its mission is to promote quality housing and diverse, thriving neighborhoods for New Yorkers through loan and development programs for new affordable housing, preservation of the affordability of the existing housing stock, enforcement of housing quality standards, and educational programs for tenants and building owners



Your Team:



The Office of Enforcement and Neighborhood Services (OENS) works closely with other HPD divisions and outside community partners to identify buildings in distress assess and develop appropriate strategies to address those properties, and work closely with responsible owners to develop a plan to improve conditions and return buildings to firm financial footing and physical health. OENS uses enforcement tools within its Division of Code Enforcement, Housing Litigation Division, Emergency Repair Program, the Division of Neighborhood Preservation and the Division of Special Enforcement to ensure compliance with legal and regulatory obligations

Your Impact:



Housing Inspectors perform technical work in the inspection of dwellings and other structures for the enforcement of the Multiple Dwelling Law, Housing Maintenance Code and other related laws, rules and regulations that govern occupancy, safety and sanitary conditions of such dwellings and structures.

Your Role:

Your role will be a Housing Inspector in the Division of Code Enforcement (CODE).

Your Responsibilities:



  • Performing technical work in the inspection of dwellings and other structures for the enforcement of the Multiple Dwelling Law, Housing Maintenance Code and other related laws, rules and regulations that govern occupancy, safety and sanitary conditions of such dwellings and structures; performing related work.

  • Responding to complaints filed with 311 (City’s Citizen Service Center) regarding lack of essential services such as heat and water and housing maintenance problems such as leaks, vermin, and broken plaster.

  • Preparing written reports of inspections and/or entering related data into computer system.

  • Performing work related to lead based paint assessments and the use of XRF equipment and other related tools.








Minimum Qual Requirements





1. Five years of full-time experience performing one or a combination of the following:

(a) As a journeywoman/journeyman (i.e., fully-trained, knowledgeable,

experienced, proficient and competent) in at least one of the following

trades: masonry, carpentry, plumbing, plastering, or ironwork; or

(b) As agent in charge of the maintenance and repair of multiple dwellings for a real estate management organization; or

(c) 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 of experience as described in "1" above, plus sufficient education in an accredited college or technical school in the trades listed in "1(a)" above, 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 five 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 of experience will be credited for each year of apprenticeship in the building trades, up to a maximum of two years of experience.



License Requirement

A motor vehicle driver license valid in the State of New York. This license must be maintained for the duration of employment.






Preferred Skills






  • The ability to speak and read in more than one language.

  • Must have and maintain a valid NYS driver’s license.

  • Candidates must be proficient in most Microsoft applications.








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55-a Program





This position is also open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate at the top of your resume and cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position through the 55-a Program.






Residency Requirement





New York City Residency is not required for this position.

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