Inspector / TDO-D

POSITION OVERVIEW

Applications accepted from:ALL PERSONS INTERESTED

Service Line: Transportation and Drainage Operations
Branch: Storm Water Maintenance
Reporting Location:611 Walker, 20th floor
Workdays & Hours:M - F 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
*Subject to change

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Inspects various types of civil construction including paving, water line, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer for compliance with technical specifications and contract documents and records the field activities in the Daily Construction Report. Coordinates construction activities with contractors and construction management team, prioritizing time to assure the most important installation are covered daily. Attends various meetings to provide status updates, identity problem areas and recommend solutions. Monitor testing lab activities for placed materials (i.e. concrete, asphalt, embedment/backfill of underground utilities, etc.), updates as-built drawings as needed, investigates customer complaints, and maintains contract document files. Monitor contractor's work zones and sites to ensure that all safety procedures and guidelines are followed according to plans. Attend COH safety classes weekly. Observing and give input on in-house design projects.

WORKING CONDITIONS
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 routine basis. There are routine discomfort from exposure to moderate heat, cold, moisture/wetness and unpleasant air conditions. The position may involve routine exposure to soiled materials and light chemical substances such as cleaning solution.

This is a Houston Public Works Department Emergency Management position at the Tier I Level.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Requires a high school diploma/GED, and up to 18 months of education or training in the area of inspection to be performed.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Two (2) years of journey level experience related to the area of inspection to be performed.

LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
Valid Texas Driver's License and compliance with the City of Houston's policy on driving (AP 2-2).

PREFERENCES

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.

GENERAL INFORMATION

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.

SALARY INFORMATION
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification. The salary range for this position is:

Pay Grade 18

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
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 . To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm or call 832-393-6027.

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. If you need special services or accommodations, please call TTY 7-1-1.

EEO Equal Employment OpportunityThe City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.


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