City of Houston, TX

SENIOR PLAN ANALYST (Plumbing) - Houston

Houston, TX
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Job Description


Posted: Saturday, 9/2/2023
Applications accepted from: All Persons Interested

Section: Building Code Enforcement/Plan Review
Reporting Location: 1002 Washington Avenue, Floor 3
Workdays & Hours: M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.*
  • Subject to change

Provides review, analysis, research and interpretation of construction documents to ensure compliance with various code ordinances and regulations. Examines and reviews construction documents to enforce code compliance and local ordinance procedures related to Plumbing. Ensures that construction meets Local and National Building codes, ordinances and technical specifications, various duties. Approves construction documents for issue of building permits. Review and writes requirements for plans which do not meet city building codes. Meets with the general public, contractors, technical professionals and businesses on preliminary plan reviews, permit requirements and related ordinances and procedures. Researches and evaluates commercial and residential plans, specifications and drawings. Reads and reviews construction documents and plans, architectural and engineer construction documents. Enters data into database to issue building permits. Requires good communication skills and the ability to interpret and explain City procedures and guidelines and other duties as assigned.

The position routinely requires walking, periods of sitting, stooping or bending. There are occasional minor discomforts from exposure to less than optimal temperature and air conditions.

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

An Associate degree in Building Inspection or the equivalent is required.

Two years of skilled, journey-level experience in building trades, inspection, or plan examining in the area of analysis to be performed are required.

Four years of skilled, journey-level experience in building trades, inspection, or plan examining in the area of analysis to be performed may be substituted for the above education and experience requirements.

A Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Building Inspection, Architecture, Engineering or a closely related discipline may be substituted for the above education and experience requirements.

May require a valid Texas Driver's License and compliance with the City of Houston policy on driving (AP 2-2).


Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

  • Knowledge of the current Plumbing Code and how it applies to reviewing Plumbing Plans/Drawings.

  • Four years of skilled Journeyman level or Master Plumber experience in the Plumbing trade.

  • Applicants who possess a Master or Journeyman’s Plumbing License.

  • Must obtain the following license and certification within 11 months of employment
1. TSBPE Inspection License
2. ICC Plumbing Plans Examiner

rence 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.**


However, the department may administer a skills assessment test.

If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.


Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. Applications must be submitted online at:

To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: or call 832-393-6015.

If you need special services or accommodations, call 832-393-6015. (TTY 7-1-1)

If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.

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 provided.

EOE Equal Opportunity Employer
The 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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