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Right-of-Way Notification Coordinator

at Harris County

Posted: 9/18/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2513602
Keywords: data entry, office

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Position Description

The Right-of-Way Notification Coordinator position resides within the Public Review Team of the Harris County Permits Office. The position performs a technical review of engineering plans to determine conformance with Harris County regulations, reviews and issues notifications, schedules inspections and maintains records. The qualified applicant must be able to read and understand engineered drawings, be detail-oriented, multitask and may be tasked with additional duties during emergency response situations such as hurricanes or floods.
Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reviews construction and utility plans submitted to ensure compliance with Harris County Design Standards and all applicable local, state, and federal codes and guidelines
  • Provides support to the management team
  • Coordinates and organizes office workflow and communications
  • Coordinates phone and email correspondence, file maintenance and mail collection & distribution
  • Conveys detailed instructions relative to permitting
  • Performs data entry of the requirements related to the issuance of permits
  • Communicates with the public by telephone and in person to provide information of specific aspects of the regulations and the Notification process
  • Interfaces with various sections of the Permit Office by verbal and written communication
  • Manages inspection requests for fieldwork and coordinates with the inspectors to schedule those inspections
  • Performs multiple tasks, meeting deadlines, and occasionally working extended hours
  • Performs daily functions with minimum supervision
Not all duties and responsibilities may be included in the above description.


  • Associate's Degree or higher in Civil Engineering, Civil Technology, Construction Management, or a related field
  • High School or GED Diploma
  • A minimum of one (1) year of experience with engineering plan review and data entry
  • Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) of the 12 series 12B, 12C, 12E or similar MOS types and a minimum rank of E-5 maybe considered in lieu of experience requirement listed above
    • To qualify, military experience and rank must be clearly documented on your application employment history
  • Ability to read construction drawings and topographical maps
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the general public
  • Working knowledge of regulatory agencies and their impact on Engineering Planning
  • Ability to utilize Microsoft Office programs
  • Excellent time management skills and effective record keeping ability

Additional Requirements
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with coworkers, developers, private engineers, and members of the public
  • Familiarity with technical reading and writing
  • Effective utilization of engineering design standards
  • Ability to assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects and demands
  • Initiative and sound independent judgment within areas of responsibility
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 in Civil Engineering, Civil Technology, Construction Management, or a related field
  • Two (2) years of experience in Civil Construction or a Civil Engineering related field
  • Principles and practices of Civil Engineering and surveying including: design, construction, drainage infrastructure design and operation; residential and commercial development, methods, materials and techniques used in construction
  • Skills in Civil Engineering design, drafting or construction
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish

General Information


  • 10555 Northwest Freeway - Houston, TX
  • This position is predominantly office based however some off-site field work will be required

  • Commensurate With Experience
  • Based on 26 pay periods
  • Monday through Friday - 7:00 am through 4:00 pm
  • Subject to Early Mornings, Evenings, Weekends & Holidays as needed

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.