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The Department of Buildings plays a critical role in facilitating development and ensuring safety at construction sites throughout New York City. Construction is vital to the City's continued growth, and at the Department, the work of every staff member leads to the creation of new homes, new offices and new jobs for millions of New Yorkers. Our experts in engineering, architecture and construction have transformed this agency into a worldwide leader in development and construction safety. To view a list of current openings click here.

Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting out, our agency provides a solid foundation for your career. From using digital construction plans to implementing new energy-efficient standards, our diverse workforce is committed to making sure New York City is a better place to live, work and build for generations to come.

So apply today – and help us build this City together!

How To Apply For A Position At Buildings

We offer excellent benefits, competitive salaries, and training and certifications for career advancement. Read our recruitment brochure (PDF) to learn more about joining Buildings.

When applying for a position, please follow the specific instructions provided in the “How to Apply” section of each job posting.

Submit Your Resume via NYC Careers:

NYC Careers is 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.

  • For Current City Employees: Visit Employee Self-Service (ESS) to view and apply for available positions. Click on Recruiting Activities > Careers, and search for the specific Job ID #.

Current Job Postings
  1. Assistant Commissioner, Communications & Public Affairs
  2. Assistant Plan Examiner
  3. Build It Back Plan Examiner
  4. Chief Information Officer
  5. Chief Plan Examiner, Elevators
  6. Code Development Architect
  7. Code Development Engineer
  8. College Aide
  9. Construction Inspector
  10. Director of Engineering
  11. Electrical Inspector
  12. Elevator Inspector
  13. Hoists & Rigging Inspector
  14. Low Pressure Boiler Inspector
  15. Network Administrator
  16. Plumbing Inspector
  17. Plan Examiner
  18. Senior Application Developer
  19. Senior Application Developer and Accela Development & Support Team Lead
  20. Senior Application Interface Developer
  21. Senior Mainframe Developer
  22. Senior Mobile Application Developer