Applications Accepted from:
ALL PERSONS INTERESTED
Houston Permitting Center
Branch / Section:
Code Enforcement / Plan Review
1002 Washington Avenue, 3rd floor
Workdays & Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.*
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Provides review, analysis, research and interpretation of construction documents to ensure compliance with various codes, ordinances and regulations. Examines and reviews construction documents to enforce code compliance and local ordinance. Ensures that construction meets the International Residential and Building codes, ordinances and technical specifications through various duties that include, but are not limited to the following. Approves plans that satisfactorily meet code requirements under supervision of Plan Analyst Supervisor. Writes requirements for plans that fail to satisfactorily meet code requirements under supervision of Plan Analyst Supervisor. Provides written feedback related to the findings. Meets with general-public, contractors, technical professionals and businesses to respond to inquiries and technical problems. Researches and evaluates plans, specifications and drawings. Requires good communication skills and the ability to interpret and explain City procedures. Performs other duties as assigned.
The position routinely requires walking, periods of sitting, stooping or bending and/or routine lifting of moderately heavy items, such as plans (up to 40 pounds). There are occasional minor discomforts from exposure to less than optimal temperature and air conditions.
This is a Department of Houston Public Works Emergency Management position at the Tier III Level.
MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
An Associate degree in Building Inspection or the equivalent is required.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Two years of skilled experience in building trades, inspection or plan examining in the area of analysis to be performed are required.
Four years of skilled experience in building trades, inspection or plan examining in the area of analysis to be performed may be substituted for the above education and experience requirements.
A bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Building Inspection, Architecture, Engineering or a closely related discipline may be substituted for the above education and experience requirements.
MINIMUM LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
Preference may be given to applicants with valid commercial and/or residential building plan examiner and building inspector certification(s).
Preference may be given to applicants with (ICC) building code experience.
Preference may be given to applicants who have experience reviewing commercial and residential plans; including reading construction documents and plans.
Preference may be given to applicants with experience in building design, drafting, architectural and engineer construction, and building construction.
**Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.**
SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED:
However, the department may administer a skill assessment evaluation.
SAFETY IMPACT POSITION:
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.
Pay Grade 18
Eligible for award of up to $3000.00, upon completion of 24 months employment
Eligible for incentive of up to $1000.00, upon submission of qualifying receipts
Eligible for annual incentives of up to $3900.00, upon acquisition of eligible certifications
Salary adjusted by 3.1% upon start of 3rd year of employment
Salary adjusted by 2.8% upon start of 5th year of employment
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period.
Applications must be submitted online at:
To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting:
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm or call 832-393-6008.
If you need special services or accommodations, call 832-393-6008. (TTY 7-1-1)
If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.
Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.
All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.
Must be able to pass a criminal background check, obtain and maintain federally mandated security clearances where required.