Careers at DOB

Join the Department of Buildings team. As a valued team member, you will help make New York City a better place to build, work, and live. Whether you join our team as an inspector, engineer, architect, or in an administrative position, your role helps to ensure the safety of all New Yorkers during construction and after the job is complete.

Civil Service Exams

As a City agency, jobs at the Department are assigned a specific civil service title and these positions are filled using Civil Service Lists. Visit the DCAS website to identify upcoming exams.

DOB Career Paths


Inspectors determine if construction work is being done safely and in conformance with approved applications, plans, and specifications in accordance with the NYC Construction Code, Zoning Resolution, or other pertinent laws and rules enforced by the Department of Buildings. Learn more about a career as a DOB Inspector.

Design Professionals

Our Professional Engineers (PEs) and Registered Architects (RAs) review building plans to determine if the intended work is in accordance with NYC Construction Codes. There are a range of positions available. Some positions require candidates to hold a New York State Professional Engineer or Registered Architect License. Learn more about opportunities for Engineers and Architects.

Other Professional Opportunities

  • Clerical – Our clerical professionals bring necessary skills to keep DOB running and organized.

  • Investigative – Our investigative staff perform investigations to promote integrity throughout the industry and DOB.

  • Information Technology (IT) – Our IT team analyzes and evaluates emerging technologies for DOB's growing needs while improving user experience for both our customers and DOB employees.

  • Administrative – Our administrative team encompasses every unit in the Agency. These staffers keep the wheels turning, by helping the Agency function from day-to-day.

  • Legal – Attorneys at Department of Buildings assist with Code Revision, violation enforcement, Licensing and General Counsel to the Agency staff.

Learn more about these other professional career opportunities.

Student Opportunities

The Department has great opportunities for matriculating college students. Our College Aides (interns) assist various work units Agency-wide and gain valuable experience and knowledge in all aspects of business and City government. Learn more about Student Opportunities at DOB.

View available positions and submit your resume through NYC Careers – the City's official government jobs site. There you can obtain general career information and view and apply to specific jobs and/or civil service exams.

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