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Build It Back Plumbing Inspector

NYC Department of Buildings

DEPARTMENT OF BUILDINGS Job Posting Notice # of Positions: 1 Job ID: 137710 Business Title: Build It Back Plumbing Inspector Civil Service Title: INSPECTOR (PLUMBING) Title Code No: 31629 Level: 00 Job Category: Public Safety, Inspections, & Enforcement Career Level: Experienced (non-manager) Proposed Salary Range: $ 51,936.00 - $ 51,936.00 (Annual) Work Location: 280 Broadway, 6th Floor, N.Y. Division/Work Unit: Citywide


On June 3rd, Mayor Bloomberg announced the registration period for the NYC Build It Back program to allow homeowners, landlords and tenants in the five boroughs to apply for recovery assistance. New York City, through the Mayor's Office of Housing Recovery Operations (HRO), plans to allocate Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to address urgent infrastructure, housing and business needs in areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy. The staffing hired for this program is directly associated with this CDBG-DR grant funded initiative and is hired until the program ends.

Under the direction of the Plumbing Chief Inspector, and/or the Assistant Plumbing Chief Inspector, the selected candidate will be responsible for the following:
• Inspecting installations and repairs of plumbing, gas and fire suppression systems (including sprinkler and standpipe) to ensure adherence to codes, standards, approved plans and specifications. This includes underground, roughing-in, finish, equipment, fixtures, components, fire pumps and house connections and appurtenances.
• Witnessing tests on drainage, water, air, gas, sprinkler, standpipe and fire pump violations of the plumbing or fire suppression codes, or illegal practices.
• Reviewing plans of proposed installations for compliance with code requirements and all departmental rules and regulations.
• Issuing violations and summonses for non- compliance.
• Representing the agency in court. Researching and preparing pertinent information prior to court appearances and providing expert testimony.
• Preparing reports of inspections and route sheets.
• Researching, interpreting and implementing agency rules and regulations.
• Assisting members of the public, other agencies, licensed professionals and others by telephone and in-person inquiries.
• Responding to emergencies and performing related tasks as assigned by Chief Inspector.

Candidates must pass a drug screening in order to be appointed. Minimum Qual Requirements 1. Five years of full-time satisfactory mechanical experience as a plumber in the installation of plumbing systems; or 2. Three years of full-time satisfactory experience as described in "1" above plus two years of education in an accredited college, technical school or trade school in a program, with an emphasis on plumbing; or 3. Satisfactory completion of the three-year apprenticeship plumbing inspection program approved by the Commissioner of Buildings and the Commissioner of the Department of Citywide Administrative Services and either two years of full-time satisfactory experience as described in "1" above or two years of education as described in "2" above; or 4. A license as a professional engineer or architect valid in the State of New York. Preferred Skills Experience in design or training of Plumbing and Fire Sprinkler/Standpipe systems. Extensive use of desktop and portable computers with custom programs. Excellent communication, organizational and writing skills.

Additional Information A valid New York State Department of Motor Vehicles Driver's License maintained for the duration of employment. At the time of appointment, all candidates residing in New York City must apply to receive Special Patrolman status. To Apply For Non-City/External Candidates: Visit and search for the specific Job ID # 137710

For Current City Employees: Visit https://a127- to view and apply for available positions. Click on Recruiting Activities, Careers, and search for the specific Job ID # 137710

No phone calls, faxes or personal inquiries permitted. NOTE: ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES UNDER CONSIDERATION WILL BE CONTACTED Hours/Shift 40 hours (minimum) Work Location CITYWIDE Residency Requirement New York City Residency is not required for this position POST UNTIL: Until Filled The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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