Applications Accepted from:
ALL PERSONS INTERESTED
Houston Permitting Center
Branch / Section:
City Engineer's Office / Floodplain Management
1002 Washington Avenue
Workdays & Hours:
Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.*
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Conducts various types of inspections, including sanitary, water, storm, paving, street cut permits, driveways, sidewalks, flood plain areas, illegal fill sites, new construction or construction revisions, for compliance with specifications. Performs inspections, identifies problem areas and recommends solutions. Meets with engineers, developers, contractors, general public, and other government entities to respond to inquiries and technical problems. Performs record keeping activities to maintain filing system, reports and documentation. Researches and evaluates plans, specifications and drawings. Investigates violations and participates in enforcement activities including writing citations. Participates in disaster recovery activities after flooding or tropical events including preliminary damage assessment and substantial damage declarations. Performs other duties as assigned.
This is a grant funded position subject to cancelation when funds are depleted and/or contract period ends.
This 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 II Level.
MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Requires a High School Diploma or G.E.D. and up to 18 months of education or training in the area of inspection to be performed.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Two (2) years of experience related to construction/inspection is required.
MINIMUM LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
Requires a valid Texas driver's license and compliance with the City of Houston's policy on driving.
Preference may be given to applicants that are Certified Floodplain Managers or have floodplain management experience and who demonstrate proficiency using Microsoft Office applications.
**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
Grants and Special funded positions are dependent upon continued available funds. If funding is no longer available, employee may be laid off or transferred.
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: www.houstontx.gov.
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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.