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at City of Houston

Posted: 10/8/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2540211
Categories: Government
Keywords: inspector

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Applications Accepted from:
All Persons Interested

Posting Number: 22135
Service Line: Houston Permitting Center 
Section: Code Enforcement 
Location: 1002 Washington Ave*
Workdays & Hours: Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 4:00 pm*
*Subject to change*

Enforces and maintains the understanding and application of building codes and ordinances for structural, electrical, plumbing and mechanical facilities, structures and systems. Identifies, schedules, conducts and reviews various types of inspections of structural, electrical, plumbing and mechanical installations to ensure compliance with regulations. Enters data from forms and reports to track and maintain project performance and status on computer. Handles all inquiries from technical professionals and general public to increase knowledge and insight of code requirements. Reviews occupancy plans and investigations

This is a grant funded position subject to cancelation when funds are depleted and/or contract period ends.
The position routinely requires lifting of moderately heavy items, such as computers or records boxes (up to 40 pounds) and/or very long periods of walking on rough surfaces on a routine basis.
This is a Houston Public Works Emergency Management position at the Tier III Level. 


Requires an Associate's degree in a field closely related to the area of inspection to be performed; or a high school diploma/GED and certification/licensing in a technical specialty program of over 18 months in the area of inspection to be performed.  
Four years of journey level experience in building trades construction, with two of these years in inspections.

Must obtain a State of Texas Plumbing Inspector's license within 90 days of appointment into this classification. International Conference of Building Officials certification as either Plan Examiner, Plumbing Inspector, Mechanical Inspector of Building Inspector.

Council of American Building Officials One & Two Family Dwelling Code Certification or International Conference of Building Officials Combination Inspector disciplines.

Must have valid Texas Driver's License and compliance with the City of Houston policy on driving (A.P. 2-2). 


Preference will be given to applicants with valid ICC Commercial or Residential building inspector certification. 

**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**.


However, the department may administer a skills assessment evaluation.

SAFETY IMPACT POSITION:     Yes                
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

Grants and Special funded positions are dependent upon continued available funds. If funding is no longer available, employee may be laid off or transferred.

SALARY INFORMATION                  
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 21

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: 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. 
EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is 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, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.