At the City of Plano, our values make us who we are and guide us as we SERVE our city. As members of Team Plano, our organizational Values (what is most important to us) make up the acronym, SERVE (Stewardship Engaged Respectful Visionary Excellence).
Summary of Duties: Under direct supervision, the Property Standards Inspector is responsible for developing and applying the knowledge, skills and abilities to inspecting residential, commercial and industrial zoned properties for compliance with City codes and ordinances. Educates citizens and community on property maintenance requirements for long term conservation and enhancement of communities and neighborhoods.
Distinguishing Characteristics: This is the entry-level classification in the Property Standards Specialist series that follows diversified procedures and implements processes to accomplish end results, within guidelines. Works under direct supervision, all assignments and work is reviewed for completeness and accuracy. This class is distinguished from the Property Standards Specialist in that the latter is a higher-level class in the series that performs more complex technical and investigative duties requiring a higher level of knowledge and skill.
Examples of ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
Typical Decisions: The incumbent determines if properties and structures located within the City of Plano are in compliance with applicable codes, ordinances and regulations. In addition to identifying methods and techniques to promote compliance with current City codes, zoning ordinances, and other applicable property use and maintenance regulations.
Knowledge of: Basic codes and ordinances, property use, maintenance regulations, and other statutory guidelines preferably related to housing, zoning, health, and safety; computer systems, software applications, and software use; typical construction practices and material applications.
Skill in: Communicating effectively both verbally and in writing; performing various customer relations activities; delivering public presentations; conducting investigative research; demonstrating time management, decision making, and sound judgment; operating a motor vehicle safely.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Social Science, Construction Management, Political Science, Urban Planning, Criminal Justice or a related field.
Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements
Licenses and Certifications: Texas Class C driver’s license. Must obtain certification as a State of Texas Certified Code Enforcement Officer within one (1) year of hire date.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions: Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer, and to work in the field inspecting housing units, including traversing uneven terrain, to operate a motor vehicle, and tools and equipment, and to visit various City sites; vision to inspect assigned facilities, to read printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking conducting inspections to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator, to operate standard office equipment, to turn faucets on and off, manipulate door knobs, conduct tests and to operate tools and equipment. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information, obtain samples, and set up equipment. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 35 pounds.
Employees partly work in the office and partly in the field and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives and contractors in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills which may be required. The position also requires meeting the essential requirements of the Physical Demands and Working Conditions, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Equal Opportunity Employer - EOE/M/F/V/D
Open positions are subject to close without notice.