Building Marshal

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The Building Marshall serves as the investigative assistant to the Deputy Commissioner of Enforcement, New York City Department of Buildings
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

• Review and analyze statistical data.
• Identify trends related to safety and enforcement issues.
• Track licensees, registrants, and professionals who demonstrate questionable practices.
• Track unresponsive owners.
• Monitor unsafe buildings.
• Monitor significant cases.
• Coordinate data from various sources and interpret their impact of investigations.
• Develop background information on properties and property owners.
• Recommend proactive enforcement operations in response to incidents.
• Identify potential proactive enforcement actions.
• Track compliance after enforcement action has been taken.
• Liaison with Housing Preservation and Development, Fire Marshal, Precinct Detective Units, Internal Audits, Buildings Special Investigations Unit, and Department of Investigation in aid of ongoing investigations.
• Refer investigations to other units and outside agencies for criminal or civil action.
• Develop prosecution reports for presentation to District Attorneys for Civil or Criminal action.
• Testify in administrative and criminal proceedings.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Respond to incidents to serve as a coordinator of case management.

Minimum Qual Requirements

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of satisfactory full-time experience conducting investigations to identify or gather evidence of criminal activity or fraud, or to verify or evaluate qualifications of persons for employment or licensure, 18 months of which must have been in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity or supervising a staff performing investigations or related work; or
2. An associate degree or 60 credits from an accredited college and six years of satisfactory full-time experience as described in "1" above; or
3. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and eight years of satisfactory experience as described in "1" above; or
4. Education and/or experience equivalent to "1", "2", or "3" above. However, all candidates must have the 18 months of experience in an administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory capacity as described in "1" above.

Preferred Skills

• Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Fire Science, or Engineering will be given preference.
• Five years investigative experience in a law enforcement agency or private industry.
• Demonstrate knowledge of investigative methods in support of conducting complex investigations.
• Be available for 24/7 response to incidents
• Outstanding leadership and management skills.
• Emergency Management training in CIMS, NIMS, and Hazmat.
• Knowledge of New York City Building Code, Zoning resolutions and Applicable laws and rules enforced by the agency.
• Knowledge of construction industry.
• Excellent analytical, writing and oral communication skills.
• Demonstrate ability to work independently.
• Demonstrate strong organizational skills, handle multiple tasks, and coordinate with both technical and administrative staff.
• Must be detail oriented

To Apply

Please go to or for current NYC employees and search for Job ID# 116394

No phone calls, faxes or personal inquiries permitted.


35 hours (minimum)

Work Location

280 Broadway, 7th Floor, N.Y.

Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.



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