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Senior Inspector

Company: City of Pasadena
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:

Duties This is a highly responsible technical position involving the inspection, review and approval of construction projects for compliance with State and local codes and ordinances. The work is performed under the general direction and supervision of the Assistant Building Official/Building Official, but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain close cooperative working relationships with other City of Pasadena departments, including Planning, Fire Marshal, Public Works and Health Department, as well as with real estate developers, building contractors, architects, engineers, property owners and the general public. Performs on-site inspections to ensure possession of proper permits and to ensure compliance with appropriate codes. May be called upon to perform the duties of a building, mechanical, plumbing or electrical inspector, as qualified, when and if required. Reviews and evaluates proposed building plans, specifications and related documents to ensure that proposed construction complies with building codes and ordinances. Confers with architects, engineers, businesses and homeowners, inspectors, planners, and the general public on issues relating to code interpretation and compliance, including preparing revisions to codes, ordinances, and local regulations. Prepares and files all code compliance reports in a timely and accurate manner, including tracking and processing permits manually and on the computer. Interprets codes for architects, engineers, businesses, homeowners, and the general public as requested. Performs related office duties, including responding to public requests and complaints, both over the telephone and in the office, and ensures that all codes and code requirements are updated periodically to be in compliance with state laws, policies and regulations. At the direction of the Assistant Building Official, participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends, innovations and regulations in the field of plan examination and building inspection. Performs related work as required. Perform all duties and work assignments in a safe, healthy, and environmentally sound manner. Specifically, complying with the Health & Safety Program; maintaining work areas in a safe and orderly manner; identifying and reporting unsafe conditions; reporting all accidents; wearing required personal protective equipment; and attending safety-related meetings, training sessions, fit testing, etc. Perform all duties and work assignments in compliance with project quality requirements. Act responsibly and ethically, and in conformance with generally accepted business, occupational, and professional standards. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications This position requires a minimum of an Associate's degree in structural, civil or related architectural or engineering discipline and ten years of progressively responsible work experience performing inspections/plan review functions. Certification or license by a recognized professional association as a plans examiner or inspector. Other combinations of education and experience which could provide these knowledge, skills and abilities will be evaluated on an individual basis. Possession of Residential Plans Examiner certification within six (6) months of hire with the ability to obtain the Building Plan Examiner certification within twelve (12) months of hire. Possession of a valid Driver's License issued by the State of Texas. Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to communicate well with supervisors, employees, contractors, consultants and the general public. Sufficient vision, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to read construction blueprints, observe construction of projects in process and upon completion and to detect defects and recommend remedies. Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate a personal computer and handle blueprints, other construction drawings and transport materials and files as needed. Sufficient personal mobility, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to visit and inspect construction sites, including areas of rough terrain.

The City of Pasadena offers very generous benefits to all full-time employees. For example:

  • Employee-only medical insurance starts as low as $15 per month and the most expensive Employee & Family plan is less than $350 per month.
  • The City has its own medical clinic staffed with a M.D. and two medical assistants. Employees and their covered dependents over the age of 5 can visit the clinic FREE OF CHARGE.
  • Employees and their covered dependents also have access to Virtual Visits with a medical professional FREE OF CHARGE.
  • The City offers college tuition reimbursement of up to $3,500 per year.
  • As an employee, you will contribute a portion of your salary each pay-period towards your retirement and the City will match your contribution by 200%. Example, if you contribute $100, the City will contribute $200.
  • Civilian employees accumulate vacation at the following rates:
    • Less than 6 years of service - two weeks of vacation per year.
    • From 6 to less than 11 years of service - three weeks of vacation per year.
    • From 11 to less than 21 years of service - four weeks of vacation per year.
    • From 21 to less than 26 years of service - five weeks of vacation per year.
    • From 26 years of service and up - six weeks of vacation per year.

Keywords: City of Pasadena, Pasadena , Senior Inspector, Professions , Pasadena, Texas

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