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Plans Examiner/Inspector

City of Grapevine

Location: Grapevine, TX 76099
Type: Full-Time, Non-Remote
Posted on: January 16, 2023
$25.85 - $36.19 Hourly
Grapevine, TX
Job Type
Building Services
Job Number
Closing date and time
4/17/2023 at 5:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada)
Job Summary Reviews of simple to complex building, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and other construction documents for residential and non-residential construction for compliance with adopted codes and ordinances. Secondary duties include support of the inspection staff through on-site inspections of building, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and other related work for residential and non-residential work for compliance with adopted codes and ordinances.
Essential Functions 1. Reviews plans for compliance with locally adopted codes (building, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing), and for compliance with applicable ordinances; performs plan review of simple to moderately complex building projects.
2. Performs skilled inspection work as needed to ensure compliance with municipal ordinances and regulations governing new and existing commercial, residential and industrial construction.
3. Ensures construction plans are reviewed and construction activities are monitored and inspected throughout process for code compliance.
4. Conducts on-site inspections to ensure new and remodeled residential, commercial and industrial construction is in compliance with existing building codes including electrical, plumbing, gas, HVAC, and structural.
5. Meets with the public, developers, builders, etc. to answer questions related to codes and their application; ensures code compliance questions are answered to the satisfaction of all involved and interested individuals.
6. Ensures inspections are accomplished in a timely and accurate manner; ensures that construction plans are reviewed accurately and in a timely manner.
7. Without supervisor involvement, reviews and resolves problems, complaints or violations as referred by the supervisor or as the result of a call-in or referral.
8. Ensures code violations, complaints and problems are adequately reviewed and resolved with supervisor involvement as needed.
9. Records and reports on daily inspection activities on the department computer system.
10. Ensures that all projects are thoroughly documented and that such documentation is accessible to all interested parties.
11. Conducts compliance inspections for signs, swimming pools, water and sewer connections, yard grading, set-back restrictions, etc.
12. Receives assignments through various methods for daily inspections.
13. Receives and completes special project assignments related to ordinance compliance.
14. Performs related duties as directed when such duties are a logical and appropriate assignment to the position.
15. Regular and timely attendance are required for this position.
16. Interacts professionally and respectfully with the public, coworkers and others in the course of daily work.
• Knowledge of mathematics to perform calculations related to the application of construction codes.
• Knowledge of city building codes and ordinances, laws and regulations concerning building new and altered construction.
• Above average interpersonal skills, regular and punctual attendance and physical ability and endurance to perform assigned tasks.
High school diploma or equivalent plus three years of experience as a Building Inspector or Plans Examiner in a municipal environment or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
College degree and International Code Council Plans Examiner is preferred.
State of Texas plumbing inspector license is required.
Must pass a Federal/National criminal background check and credit check. Must have a valid Texas driver's license with an acceptable driving record as defined by City policy.
Must pass a pre-employment basic physical, drug screen, Ishihara vision screen and functional assessment screening (Level 1).
While performing the essential functions of this position, there will be routine and frequent exposure to:
• Bright/dim light
• Dusts and pollen
• Extreme heat and/or cold
• Wet or humid conditions
• Extreme noise levels
• Animals/wildlife
• Vibration
• Fumes and/or noxious odors
• Traffic
• Moving machinery
• Electrical shock
• Heights
• Toxic/caustic chemicals
• Other extreme hazards not listed above
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is regularly required to perform light to medium work that involves walking or standing, use the computer keyboard and mouse, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear, stand, walk, and stoop, or crouch.  This position requires occasionally lifting and/or moving up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  This job requires the ability to work in an office environment where the noise level is usually moderate.
Disclaimer The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and the job requirements change.