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Inspector - Private Development

at Harris County

Posted: 9/24/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2414620
Categories: Government
Keywords: government

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Position Description

The Inspector examines and evaluates construction and pursues compliance regarding plans and specifications set by the rules and regulations of Harris County as administered by the Permit Group.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Effectively organizes work schedules to inspect all relevant construction within the assigned inspection areas
  • Maintains detailed records of inspections and all activities within the assigned areas
  • Verifies development in assigned areas conforms to County regulations, including responding to complaints
  • Ensures the proper operation and maintenance of the assigned vehicle.
  • Performs disaster recovery support tasks, as assigned, when emergency needs arise
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience/background in Engineering-related design, Construction, Real Property, or a closely related field
    • Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) of the 12 series 12C, 12N, 12W, or similar MOS/ specialty types across any branch of the US Military may fulfill this requirement and a minimum rank of E-5 may be considered to replace experience requirements. (To qualify, military experience and rank must be clearly documented on your application employment history).
  • Associate's Degree or higher with major coursework in Engineering, Architecture, or another closely related field from an accredited college or university
  • Strong written and verbal communication and organizational skills in order to maintain records, files and communicate effectively with the public
  • Basic computer skills and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office programs and the ability to learn department-supported application programs shortly after hire
  • Ability to read construction drawings, topographical maps, and knowledge of regulatory agencies and their impact on Architecture/Engineering Planning
  • Ability to operate basic office equipment, prepare written business correspondence, multitask and be detail-oriented
  • A valid driver's license (Texas, upon hire) and a good driving record
    • Must provide and maintain proof of automobile liability insurance upon employment

NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation but ONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. "See Resume" will not be accepted for qualifications.


  • Associate's Degree or higher with major coursework in Engineering, Architecture, or another closely related field from an accredited college or university
  • Experience working in a position requiring understanding and implementation of rules or regulations
  • Current or prior construction experience
  • Intermediate or higher level knowledge of construction techniques or engineering design
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Previous government employment, especially in areas involving administration of regulations
  • Bilingual in Spanish and/or Vietnamese

General Information


  • Houston, Texas

  • Monday through Friday, 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Subject to Early Mornings, Evenings, Weekends & Holidays as Needed

  • Commensurate with Experience
  • Based on 26 Pay Periods

Employment is contingent upon passing a background check.

Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date or at the discretion of the Hiring Department.