Rent Examiner 1

Grade 09

New York State has approximately 49 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in Housing & Comm Renewal, Div of. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Rent Examiner 1

    Grade 09

  2. Rent Examiner 2

    Grade 14

  3. Rent Examiner 3

    Grade 18

Summary of Job Description

Rent Examiners review and process applications filed by landlords, tenants, and their representatives under New York State’s rent control and rent regulation statutes and programs.  Such applications may include requests for changes in rents or services, eviction certificates, and notifications of alleged violations of rental agreements.

Positions in this title series are found within the rent control operation of the Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR).

As a Rent Examiner 1, at the entry-level, the individual may examine applications for accuracy and completeness, and refers cases to Rent Examiners 2 for disposition.

View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.

The NYS Title and Salary Plan provides additional information regarding other titles. If there is a classification standard available there will be a link under the column labeled STD. NO. If no link is available there is no classification standard available at this time for that title.

Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

There are two examinations held for this position.

The Junior Rent Examiner examination is currently used to fill positions in this title.

For all qualified individuals of New York State, on or before the date of the examination, you must be a qualified employee of the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal and have had three months of permanent competitive, non-competitive, labor class, or 55-b/55-c service in a position allocated to Grade 6 or higher.

For all other qualified individuals, on or before the date of the examination, you must have one year of full-time clerical or paraprofessional experience in an office or organization which deals with housing or property management related activities. Such experience may be gained, for example, in a housing-related governmental entity or agency, a community organization that deals with housing, a real estate firm, or a law firm dealing with housing or landlord/tenant issues.

Substituted Qualifying Experience: Thirty or more college semester credit hours from an accredited college or university may be substituted for the required experience.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.

00-368 26-237

How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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