Deputy Boiler Inspector – *Houston Area (Boiler Inspector I/II)

  • Posting Number: 1007-21
  • Group/Step: B20-B21, Position 103
  • Opening Date: 10/30/20
  • Closing Date: until filled
  • Boiler Inspector I- $54,837.60- $57,766.80 annually
  • Boiler Inspector II- $58,428- $60,750 annually

Job Description

The Inspector is selected by and responsible to the Chief Boiler Inspector, Compliance Division (North Campus) and performs advanced inspections for the Boiler program to ensure compliance with the law, rules, and regulations. Duties include scheduling, conducting, and documenting in-service boiler inspections and re-inspections; recommending and verifying corrective action for non-compliances; providing technical assistance to other inspectors; disseminating information; and performing other duties as needed to maintain operations. Work is performed under minimal supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment in carrying out inspection activities. *The position will be home based and will conduct inspections in the Houston area.

Essential Duties

  • Inspects boiler units on a daily basis for compliance with codes, the Texas Boiler Law and Rules, and national standards; prepares and submits inspection data as required using prescribed forms.
  • Documents violations and monitors the status of non-compliance. Conducts follow-up inspections to verify that owners perform corrective action of existing violations, ensuring public safety according to the Texas Boiler Law and Rules and applicable national standards.
  • Makes recommendations to upper management for variances.
  • Performs routine accident investigations.
  • Conducts training for public associations and disseminates information regarding the Boiler Program.
  • Establishes and maintains professional relationships with the regulated industry, inspection agencies, fire marshals, and other local officials.
  • May testify at hearings or before courts of jurisdiction.
  • Manages the assigned workload and maintains communication with TDLR staff in an efficient and effective manner as required by established policies and procedures.
  • Complies with division and/or agency training requirements.
  • Keeps management appropriately informed of ongoing activity and critical matters affecting the operation and well-being of the agency.
  • Demonstrates a spirit of teamwork offering positive and constructive ideas, encouragement, and support of staff and teams.
  • Adheres to all Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Personnel Policies and performs other duties required to maintain field operations.

In addition to all of the above, the Inspector II:

  • Documents violations and monitors the status of non-compliance. Verifies that owners perform corrective action of existing violations, ensuring public safety according to the Boiler law and rules and applicable national standards.
  • Makes recommendations for variances and on violations noted during inspections and conducts follow-up inspections for assurance that standards are being met and corrective action is being taken.
  • Oversees and/or conducts routine accident investigations including establishing the priorities and methods of securing evidence.
  • Authorize repairs and/or alterations to boilers and pressure vessels and witness the required test and examination on completion of the repair and/or alteration.
  • Reviews and educates other boiler inspectors of changes in procedures or laws affecting their duties and responsibilities, and establish methods to be used by the inspectors to prioritized workloads.

Minimum Requirements

Inspector I - Qualify for and acquire a Texas Boiler Inspector Commission within six months of hire. Three years experience in the construction, installation, inspection, operations, maintenance, or repairs of boilers required. Graduation from high school or equivalent. Experience dealing with the general public. Must possess a valid class C driver’s license and proof of auto liability insurance. An offer of employment is contingent upon selected candidate having an acceptable driving record from the Department of Public Safety. The selected candidate is responsible for their own internet connection at home. 

Inspector II – All of the above qualifications for Inspector I, PLUS: Two additional years experience in the construction, installation, inspection, operations, maintenance or repairs of boilers. Must possess a Commission from the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors. Qualify for and acquire a Texas Boiler Inspector Commission within six months of hire.

Veterans, Reservists or Guardsmen with an MOS or additional duties that fall in the fields of 31-Military Police, IS- Intelligence Specialist, 401 Investigator, 5805 Criminal Invest. Officer, 14NX Intelligence or other related fields pertaining to the minimum experience requirements may meet the minimum qualifications for this position and are highly encouraged to apply.

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The successful Inspector I candidate will have: The ability to perform complete and thorough inspections and report accurate results; Ability to manage workload in an organized and effective manner; Knowledge of the Boiler law and rules; Ability to communicate effectively with staff and the public; Ability to understand and explain technical information including building codes and standards.

The successful Inspector II candidate will have: All of the above knowledge, ability and skill, PLUS: Ability to supervise the work of others and extensive knowledge of the boiler law and rules.

Applications may be downloaded from TDLR’s website E-mail or fax applications to: TDLR, Human Resources Office, P.O. Box 12157, Austin Texas 78711, Fax (512) 475-3377. E-mail Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of State Applications. Applications not completely filled out may be rejected. Only typed applications will be considered.

This job is covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).


TDLR participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

TDLR provides a total compensation package that enables us to attract, motivate, and retain highly skilled and talented employees, including a merit system, full use of salary ranges, performance awards, retention and recruitment bonuses.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), TDLR will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the application, contact TDLR Human Resources at 512-463-7184. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview

Benefits Available to TDLR Employees

In addition to a positive and supportive work environment, The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation offers a strong benefits package.

  • State-paid health and life insurance plans for you;
  • Optional dental plan and health insurance for your family members;
  • State retirement matching contribution;
  • Optional 401K and 457 Plans;
  • Flexible health and dependent day care accounts;
  • Optional term life insurance for you and your dependents;
  • Short and long term disability insurance for you;
  • Voluntary AD&D insurance;
  • Retirement through the Employees Retirement System (ERS);
  • Long Term Care Insurance;
  • Longevity Pay;
  • Direct Deposit;
  • Optional after tax-contributions to a 529 Texas College Investment Plan;
  • Paid sick leave accrues from your first day at work;
  • Sick Leave Pool for catastrophic illnesses and injuries;
  • Workers’ Compensation;
  • Family Medical Leave;
  • Military Leave;
  • Jury Duty Leave;
  • Smoke-free workplace;
  • Confidential and personalized Employee Assistance Program services;
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program;
  • Career Paths that ensure professional growth and advancement within the agency;
  • On-the-job and cross-training to develop job related skills and enrich professional growth;
  • Wellness programs and activities such as yoga and massage therapy;
  • Employee and family-friendly workplace;
  • Flexible/Compressed work schedules;
  • Paid vacation accrues from your first day worked;
  • Active charitable employee associations;
  • Length of Service awards;
  • Generous holiday schedule;
  • Employee Recognition Programs;
  • Casual dress; and
  • A progressive agency culture that promotes open communication, efficiency, transparency and trust.

Staff Compensation Information, as required by Government Code, Section 659.026.