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City of New York Construction Safety & Quality Inspector in New York, New York

Job Description

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is the nation’s oldest and largest public housing authority with more than 176,000 apartments, and responsibility for administering a citywide Section 8 leased housing program that serves over 200,000 additional tenants. NYCHA’s mission is to provide quality housing for New Yorkers that is sustainable, inclusive, and safe, while fostering opportunities for economic mobility.

NYCHA’s Asset & Capital Management (A&CM) Division integrates and aligns the Authority’s existing development, modernization, and asset management work being carried out by the Capital Projects and Comprehensive Modernization departments. This includes a $4.5 billion capital program – one of the largest in NY State. The A&CM Division will bring comprehensive repairs to NYCHA buildings and apartments through innovative financing models, strong partnership with residents and other stakeholders, strategic, data-driven portfolio planning, and cost-effective project delivery and management. The Division will also position NYCHA’s housing portfolio for the future by incorporating innovative building materials, construction methods, and technology, improving residents’ quality of life while enhancing building performance and management systems. The division has recently defined a strategic change program to strengthen capabilities and performance in these and other areas.

The Quality Assurance Department monitors A&CM’s and contractors’ compliance with NYCHA’s policies and procedures, municipal and federal regulations, and contract specifications and provides strategic guidance to improve performance.

Reporting to the Construction Safety & Quality Manager, the Construction Safety & Quality (CSQ) Inspector is responsible for inspecting construction projects to ensure safe work practices and high-quality installations. Inspections include ensuring contract compliance, reviewing site safety, and assessing quality of workmanship. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Perform in-depth physical reviews of construction work.

  2. Conduct daily site inspections to ensure that work: a) Is performed safely and in compliance with the site safety program, and b) Complies with all approved contract documents, the New York City Building Code and all other applicable city, state and federal codes and regulations.

  3. Prepare site audit reports and recommend corrective action, if necessary.

  4. Track and monitor corrective action taken by contractor to ensure adequate resolution.

  5. Enter audit findings and approved corrective action, if any, in QA database.

  6. Review Contract Drawings and Specifications in detail, compare with shop drawings and approved submittals to verify field installation.

  7. Conduct Comprehensive Worksite Assessments (previous contract history, inspections, and report preparation) for new contracts with returning high-risk contractors.

  8. Interface with Architecture & Engineering Services Department to verify and eliminate future conflicts between Contract Drawings and Specifications; and approve corrective action recommendations for deficiencies encountered on-site.

  9. Develop and maintain a best practices log.

  10. Perform off-site inspections as required in manufacturer facilities for sample approvals.

  11. Assist in the development and delivery of safety training to NYCHA staff and vendors.

  12. Investigate major construction incidents and recommend corrective action if necessary.

  13. Prepare or assist in the preparation of incident reports.

  14. Attend on-site and central office meetings.

  15. Maintain familiarity with applicable building codes and governmental regulations.

  16. Maintain familiarity with contract documents in the A&CM portfolio.

  17. Verify and highlight to the Project Management Teams any item and/or material used on-site that may initiate or require a financial credit to NYCHA.

  18. Mentor newly appointed A&CM staff in various phases of construction as required and as needed.


NOTE: This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate in your cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program. For detailed information regarding the 55-a Program, please click on the link below:


Additional Information

  1. Candidates with permanent civil service status in the title of Associate Project Manager and Construction Project Manager will also be considered.

  2. Employees serving in the titles of or who meet the qualification requirements for Supervisor of Mechanical Installations and Maintenance or Associate Inspector (Housing Construction) will also be considered.

  3. NYCHA employees applying for promotional, title or level change opportunities must have served a period of one year at current location and in current title and level (if applicable).

  4. NYCHA residents are encouraged to apply.

Please read this posting carefully to make certain you meet the qualification requirements before applying to this position.


  1. Six years of full-time experience performing one or a combination of the following,

one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity:

a) As a fully trained worker in one of the following trades: masonry,

carpentry, plumbing, plastering, or ironwork; or

b) 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

  1. At least four years of experience, as described in "1" above, at least one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity, plus sufficient education in an accredited college or technical school in subjects directly related to "1" above or education towards a baccalaureate degree in engineering, architecture, engineering technology, construction technology, or architectural technology to make up the remaining equivalent of the five years of non-supervisory experience on the basis that one year of acceptable non-supervisory experience will be credited for each 30 semester credits of relevant education; or

  2. Completion of at least three years of apprenticeship in housing inspection plus either sufficient experience as described in "1" above, at least one year of which must have been in a supervisory capacity, to make up the remaining equivalent of the required total of six years of experience or at least one year of supervisory experience as described in "1" above and sufficient education as described in "2" above; or

  3. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college plus two years of additional experience as described in "1" or "3" above at least one year of which must have been supervisory experience as described in "1" above; or

  4. One year of supervisory experience, as described in "1" above, plus either:

a) an approved five year apprenticeship program in housing inspection; or

b) a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in engineering,

architecture, engineering technology, architectural technology, or

construction technology.

Qualification Requirements (continued)

All candidates must have at least one year of supervisory experience described in "1" above. Six months of non-supervisory experience will be credited for each year of apprenticeship in the building trades up to a maximum of two years of non-supervisory 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.

Additional Information

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.