City of Enid

Plumbing Inspector

Deadline for Applications
Employee Group
Work Schedule
Regular – 8 hour shift, typically 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.
Regular Full-Time
USD $19.12/Hr.
350 CODE

Position Description




POSITION TITLE:  Plumbing Inspector                        DEPARTMENT:  CODE


POSITION CODE:  25-680                                             FLSA STATUS:  Non-Exempt


POSITION REPORTS TO:  Code Official                      EMPLOYEE CLASS: AFSCME


POSITIONS SUPERVISED: None.                    


BLS COMPARABLE:  47-4011, Construction & Building Inspectors

Leadership:  Provides co-worker leadership to others through motivation, team building,

and providing feedback.     



  • Subject to post offer, pre-employment drug screen.
  • Subject to a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • As a position directly affecting the safety of others, the employee will be required to comply with all provisions of City of Enid’s substance abuse policy, including random drug and alcohol testing.
  • Possession of a valid Oklahoma driver's license with an acceptable driving record.
  • Keyboarding speed of 35 wpm.
  • English proficiency.

POSITION PURPOSE: Ensure public safety through timely, efficient, and precise inspection of building and construction projects.


  • Perform inspections and review building plans to ensure compliance with adopted building codes

 and municipal codes.

  • Inspect buildings, wiring, plumbing, gas and electrical circuits, sewers, heating systems, and

foundations during and after construction for structural quality, general safety, and conformance

to specifications and codes.

  • Inspect care of premise violations, dilapidated structures, housing, improper business, and unpermitted work.
  • Maintain daily logs, records, and reports.
  • Review and interpret plans, blueprints, site layouts, and specifications to ensure compliance to legal requirements, city standards, and safety regulations.
  • Measure dimensions and verify level, alignment, and elevation of structures and fixtures to ensure compliance to building plans and codes.
  • Issue violation notices and stop-work orders, conferring with owners, contractors, violators,and authorities to explain regulations and recommend rectifications.
  • Data entry of inspection results, and writing of related correspondence.
  • Issue permits for construction, relocation, demolition and occupancy.
  • Act as a source of information for the public regarding ordinances, zoning, statutes, codes, and City of Enid policies


  • Other duties may include:


  • Interpret the International Construction Codes and National Electrical Code which includes interaction with OG&E and ONG on mutual matters.
  • Serve as an Officer of the Court for Enid’s Municipal Court.
  • Assist in issuing building permits.
  • Check defective construction, no permit, and no license complaints.
  • Review new codes for adoption.
  • Represent the City of Enid at trade shows




  • The Code division of the Community Development Department runs smoothly and efficiently.
  • Construction, property, dilapidated, and housing inspections are conducted in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Excellent customer service is provided to residents, contractors, businesses and utility companies.
  • Daily logs, records, and reports are well maintained, organized, accurate, and easily located.
  • Effective working relations exist with City personnel.
  • New employees are well trained and assisted. Management is appropriately informed.
  • Employee understands and adheres to applicable safety policies.
  • The City’s professional reputation is maintained.



EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:                  High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED)




CERTIFICATES/LICENSES:                 State of Oklahoma Unlimited Plumbing Provisional Inspector License is required within 60 days of employment. Commercial & Residential Plumbing Inspector Certification required within 1 year. State of Oklahoma Unlimited Plumbing Inspector License is required within 1 year from date of employment.


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE:                   Building and Construction — Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction of building, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems as it relates to the repair or construction of commercial or residential buildings or other structures.


                                                            Engineering and Technology — Basic knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology.


                                                            Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services.


                                                            Computers — Proficient personal computer skills including electronic mail, record-keeping, routine database activity to include record tracking applications, word processing, etc.


SKILLS/ABILITIES:                              Ability to read and interpret plans, drawings, blueprints, city maps, and construction codes.

Handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

                                                            Accurate and attentive to detail.

Excellent communications and public relations abilities.

Ability to assist and support others.

Able to operate telephone, PC, copier, and other basic business machines.



FINGER DEXTERITY:                     Manual dexterity sufficient work with the fingers.


VISUAL ABILITIES:                         Normal vision, with or without corrective lenses.


PHYSICAL STRENGTH:                  Exerts up to 25 lbs. of force occasionally. Light physical activity performing non-strenuous daily activities of an administrative nature.  Frequent walking, standing, and occasional climbing or balancing. 


LANGUAGE/COMPREHENSION:    Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations.  Ability to write information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. 


REASONING ABILITY:                    Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral diagram, or schedule form.


MATHEMATICS ABILITY:                Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions and percentages. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.




WORK SCHEDULE/HOURS:     Regular – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Other–Variable lunch period and breaks in coordination with other office personnel.

WORK CONDITIONS:               Outdoors but in an enclosed vehicle protected from extreme weather conditions.


Noise level:                              Moderate to Loud noise (examples:  business office with computers and printers, light traffic).  Hearing protection as required.


Other work conditions:            Frequent exposure to varying weather conditions for brief periods of time.




5-7 yrs related experience.

8+ yrs experience.

Associate’s Degree in related field.

Additional coursework towards Bachelor’s Degree in related field.

Specialized coursework/training in Building/Mechanical/

Specialized coursework/training in Buidling/Mechanical/



State of Oklahoma Certification in more than one discipline.

Building Official Certification.

Ability to fill in for building, mechanical, electrical,

or plumbing inspector for short period.

Ability to fill in for building, mechanical, electrical,

or plumbing inspector for extended period.

Advanced knowledge of safety.

Expert knowledge of safety.

Conversational Spanish.


Certified plan reviewer designation.


Valid CPR certification.





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its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.


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