Crane Institute of America

NYC Dept of Buildings Hiring Inspectors

New York City Department of Buildings is hiring Hoists and Rigging Inspectors

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The NYC Department of Buildings is a dynamic place to work and thrive and is committed to becoming a premier municipal building organization, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all New Yorkers. We are transforming our business strategy and using the latest technologies to dramatically improve operations to support and build a thriving, equitable, sustainable and resilient City making it a great place to live, work and build.

The Department of Buildings promotes the safety of all people that build, work, and live in New York City by regulating the lawful use of over one million buildings and construction sites across the five boroughs.

Under general supervision, the selected candidates will be responsible for:

  • Inspecting and testing cranes, derricks, work platforms, and other hoist and rigging equipment and setups for code compliance and conformance to approved drawings.
  • Performing on-site inspections and enforcing safety standards in compliance with Reference Standards, NYC Construction Codes and industrial safe work practices.
  • Investigating crane, derrick, work platform and other rigging accidents and complaints.
  • Serving Violations and Stop work Orders when conditions warrant.
  • Appearing in court as an expert witness and assisting in the preparation of court documents.
  • Conducting field checks of proper licensure of Hoist Machine Operators, Sign Hangers, and other license holders.
  • Preparing monthly inspection reports for Crane & Derricks division.
  • Participating in Department provided training for hoist and rigging inspections.

Qualification Requirements

  1. Five years of full-time satisfactory experience in one or a combination of the following: as a rigger handling gear and equipment in the hoisting and rigging business; as an inspector of hoists and rigging; as a licensed crane operator; or as a crane mechanic; or
  2. At least three years of experience, as described in “1” above, and a combination of the following, sufficient to equal a total of five years of acceptable experience:
    (a) Education leading to a baccalaureate degree in Civil Engineering or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited college or university, accredited by regional, national, professional or specialized agencies recognized as accrediting bodies by the U.S. Secretary of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), which will be credited on the basis of one year of acceptable experience for each 30 semester credits of this education.
    (b) Apprenticeship in the hoisting and rigging trade, which will be credited on the basis of six months of acceptable experience for each year of this apprenticeship experience.

Candidates must successfully pass a drug screening in order to be appointed.

License Requirements

  1. A Motor Vehicle Driver License valid in the State of New York. This license must be maintained for the duration of employment.
  2. At the time of appointment to certain positions candidates may have to qualify for appointment as Special Patrolman. The Special Patrolman status must be maintained for the duration of employment in that position.

Join our team at NYC Buildings and be a part of an exciting group of people who are committed to making New York the greatest city in the World.

Please submit your resume with cover letter to: