Public Works & Engineering Department
Planning and Development Services
City Engineer’s Office
1002 Washington Ave. *
M - F, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.*
*Subject to change
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Conducts inspections on a variety of civil engineering projects, including sanitary sewers, water lines, storm sewers, paving, and street cuts. May also review permit applications related to flood plain areas, illegal fill sites and new construction 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. Maintains files, reports and documents. Researches and evaluates plans, specifications and drawings. Investigates violations and participates in enforcement activities including writing citations. Performs preliminary damage assessment and substantial damage declarations during disaster recovery operations.
This position routinely requires lifting of moderately heavy items, such as typewriters or records boxes (up to 40 pounds) and/or very long periods of walking on rough surfaces on a routine basis.
This is a Department of Public Works & Engineering Emergency Management position at the Tier II Level.
MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Requires 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 journey level experience related to construction/inspection is required.
MINIMUM LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
Must have valid Texas Driver’s License and compliance with the City of Houston policy on driving.
Preference will be given to applicants 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: None
However, the Department may administer a skill 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.
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
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov. All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided. If your application is selected for consideration you will be notified of the date and time of your interview.
An equal opportunity employer