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Job Summary

The Senior Inspector- Plumbing assists, leads, and directs field inspectors performing plumbing, irrigation, gas, and related mechanical inspection and code enforcement. Performs inspection on complex construction sites and provides supervision and leadership for subordinate inspectors.
Job Description
Essential Functions

1 Leads, supervises, and directs inspection staff performing plumbing, irrigation, gas, and other mechanical inspections for the City; establishes work schedules and effectively delegates work to subordinate staff; ensures all inspections are performed accurately and professionally.

2 Inspects and performs complex evaluations for all plumbing equipment; inspects new and existing buildings; Investigates alleged violations of federal, state, and local codes, ordinances, and regulations; determines violations and appropriate correction measures; determines and communicates methods to achieve conformance and approves alternate methods for compliance.

3 Issues and drafts notices of violation, citations or closures, conducts follow-up inspections to ensure corrections are made; provides project research and information to foster the success of inspectors.

4 Provides information to customers regarding codes and other regulatory requirements; answers telephones and emails while establishing strong communication with other staff and contractors performing work throughout the City buildings; serves as a subject matter expert on related regulatory codes and assists inspectors providing advice and expertise.

5 May provide testimony during hearings and trials for prosecution of violators of applicable Dallas City Codes or state and federal regulations.

6 Examines installation and construction work performed by outside contractors and city personnel to enforce compliance with contract specifications and ensure quality control; visits job sites and contractors’ place of business to inspect work and materials on hand.

7 Measures quantities of materials used and keeps an accurate record of events to verify contractor’s invoice quantities prior to payment; reviews and evaluates all permits for job sites ensuring appropriate dates and information.

8 Reviews construction plans for compliance with the City’s building and plumbing codes; makes corrections in design or construction as warranted; inspects work performed at construction sites in a specific trades area, issues red, yellow or green tags depending on contractor’s compliance with code and maintains information on permits issued in assigned area and daily activities.

9 Provides and participates in various training necessary to stay abreast of changing trends in plumbing and mechanical trades and related inspection regulations; gives direction to other contractors and City staff working construction projects.

10 Keeps abreast of new materials used in construction, new repair scams, and changes in relevant codes and ordinances; ensures staff is well trained and performing competent and accurate inspections.

11 Writes citations when necessary to correct violations of code or ordinances; maintains software systems and databases for inspections perfumed.

12 Performs any and all other work as needed or assigned.


Knowledge and Skills

1 Knowledge of plumbing inspection procedures, protocols, and policies.

2 Knowledge of code compliance and enforcement.

3 Ability to conduct thorough inspections.

4 Ability to establish a good rapport and working relationship with federal, state, and local agencies, other city departments, and the general public.

5 Knowledge of supervision, training, and overseeing inspectors; evaluating work and recommending changes.

6 Ability to use power and hand maintenance tools, inspection tools, and precision test equipment.

7 Thorough knowledge of construction methods and techniques; knowledge of building and trade specific codes.

8 Knowledge of plumbing, irrigation, gas and mechanical systems, installation, and use.

9 Thorough knowledge of Uniform Plumbing Code

10 May require ability to read and interpret construction plans and specifications, depending on assignment.

11 Ability to read, interpret, and apply City codes and ordinances.

12 Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

13 Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.

14 Ability to effectively enforce city codes and code-related rules and regulations with firmness, tact, and impartiality.


Minimum Qualifications


High School Diploma, GED



Two (2) years private and/or municipal plumbing inspection experience.



High school diploma or GED plus two (2) years of the required experience will meet the education and experience requirements.
Associate degree in any field will meet the education and experience requirements.
Bachelor’s degree or higher in a non-specified will meet the education and experience requirements.


Licenses and Certifications

Current Texas Plumbing Inspector license
Current Journeyman OR Master Plumbing license
Journeyman must be able to obtain Texas Master plumbing license within probationary period.
Valid driver’s license with good driving record.

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