Rental Housing Inspector 1 Spanish Language

Grade 14

New York State has approximately 2 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. Rental Housing Inspector 1

    Grade 14

  2. Rental Housing Inspector 1 Spanish Language

    Grade 14

  3. Rental Housing Inspector 2

    Grade 18

  4. Rental Housing Inspector 2 Spanish Language

    Grade 18

Summary of Job Description

As a Rental Housing Inspector 1 (Spanish Language), you would make field inspections of housing accommodations throughout the five counties of New York City as well as in Westchester, Rockland, Nassau, and Ulster Counties. You would make these field inspections to examine and evaluate rental conditions and to obtain or verify information pertinent to the disposition of applications filed by landlords or tenants under the provisions of various rent control and rent stabilization laws and regulations. You would review assigned cases for inspection; inspect various aspects of dwellings, buildings, and accompanying property; and prepare written reports of your findings. You must be able to use an agency supplied iPad or computer system to report findings, attach photographs and diagrams. You may be required to testify in hearings regarding your findings.  You would perform the duties in areas with a high concentration of Spanish-speaking individuals.

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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.

On or before the date of the examination, you must have:

Either 1. two years of qualifying experience;*

Or 2. successful completion of an accredited certificate program in building trades AND one year of qualifying experience;*

Or 3. completion of an apprenticeship program in the construction field AND one year of qualifying experience;*

Or 4. 60 semester credit hours of college-level study in construction or building trades technology AND one year of qualifying experience.*

*Qualifying experience: For the purposes of this examination, is full-time experience in any combination of building construction or building maintenance** of multi-dwellings,*** OR conducting building inspections.

**Building maintenance is defined as: conducting regular inspections of buildings to identify areas that need attention AND then performing the tasks to fix or repair problems; or performing preventive maintenance operations.

***Multi-dwellings are defined as: dwellings which are either rented, leased, let or hired out, to be occupied, or are occupied as the residence or home of THREE or more families living independently of each other.

If you expect to meet the educational requirements by September 30, 2023, you can take the test. You MUST submit proof of successful completions of the educational requirements to the hiring agency at the time of the employment interview or you will not be considered for appointment. Failure to meet the educational requirements by September 30, 2023, may result in your removal from the eligible list.

Your required educational credentials must have been awarded by an educational institution accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the United States (U.S.) Department of Education/Secretary of Education. If awarded by an institution outside of the U.S. and its territories, you must provide independent verification of equivalency. A list of companies that provide these services (fees must be paid to the company you choose) can be found at:

If verifiable, we will accept and prorate appropriate part-time and volunteer experience.

New York State residency is not required.

Examples of Qualifying Experience may include: Facilities and Maintenance Management, Property Management, Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technician, Plumber, Contracts Manager, Construction Site Manager, Construction Laborer, Carpenter, Electrician, or Residential Insurance Inspector.

Examples of non-qualifying experience include but are not limited to: Experience primarily involving custodial duties (e.g., garbage removal or cleaning), real estate sales, or grounds maintenance are NOT qualifying experience.

Rental Housing Inspectors (Spanish Language) must demonstrate Spanish language proficiency at a level that will ensure ability to perform the duties of the position.

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.


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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