Program Specialist IV - Compliance / Building and Mechanical Compliance Program Specialist – Austin

  • Posting Number: 0718-17
  • Group/Step: B20, Position 78
  • Opening Date: 07/21/17
  • Closing Date: until filled
  • $49,944- $57,096 annually

Job Description

The Compliance Program Specialist is selected by and responsible to the Regulatory Programs Manager with some work activities assigned and supervised by program Team Leaders. The Compliance Program Specialist performs highly complex consultative and technical work in the planning, development, and implementation of multiple agency programs including the Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Elevators, Architectural Barriers (AB), and Industrialized Housing & Buildings (IHB).  Duties include performing inspections; reviewing/analyzing plans and inspection reports; monitoring third party providers; providing technical assistance; rendering interpretations/opinions on code; preparing and disseminating administrative and technical materials; and working with Department staff to establish and accomplish section objectives.  Work involves providing consultative and technical services to department staff, industry representatives, and the general public on all aspects of the assigned programs and related industry matters. Works under limited supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative, creativity, and independent judgment.  Extensive travel, up to 50% of work time, may be required.  Some work may be performed under extreme climactic and/or hazardous working conditions.* 

The position is located at the North Campus 1106 Clayton Lane Austin, TX 78723.

Essential Duties

  • Performs an array of technical, training, research, planning, policy, program assessment, and administrative activities for assigned Compliance programs. 
  • Conducts complex on-site inspections to assess compliance with statute, rules, and code requirements; performs technical assessments; prepares inspection reports; and may oversee the performance of certification inspections. Also performs inspections and gathers documentary/photographic evidence to facilitate/assist with consumer complaints and enforcement investigations.
  • Reviews plans for compliance with statute, rules, and applicable code requirements governing agency programs, issues determinations, and prepares associated reports.  Assists in developing/disseminating technical and administrative materials including reports, studies, specialized research projects, training materials, bulletins, mail outs, and web content. 
  • Monitors, audits, and evaluates the performance of third party inspectors by performing monitoring inspections, analyzing and reviewing inspection reports, reconciling data for decals/insignia/certifications associated with equipment, buildings, or components and recommending appropriate changes.  Prepares detailed reports, analyzes trends, maintains data, and assists in addressing the performance of third party reviewers, inspectors, and contractors.
  • Provides technical assistance by interpreting building codes, answering technical questions, and works with department staff, industry representatives, municipal officials, and the general public to resolve daily technical/administrative matters associated with the programs.  Reviews and evaluates service delivery methods, outputs, activities and trends to identify gaps in resources and recommends and implements improvements to resolve technical problems.
  • Serves as liaison to federal, state, and local agencies to facilitate program administration through cooperative inspections/investigations, records review, and other communications.  Represents the Department at industry association meetings, trade shows, conventions, training initiatives; and educates industry representatives, municipal officials, and the general public on the program requirements.  Assists in developing, monitoring, and implementing education initiatives performing quality assurance assessments as needed.
  • Assists in drafting complex rules, standards, policies and the development of procedural manuals.
  • Coordinates and collaborates with program staff in program planning, development, implementation, analysis, training, and documentation of agency programs.
  • Collects, organizes, analyzes, and/or prepares materials in response to requests for program information and reports. 
  • Evaluates research findings relative to specific projects being developed. 
  • Complies with division and/or agency training requirements.
  • Keeps management appropriately informed of ongoing activities 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, to other members of staff and team while upholding the Agency’s core values.
  • Adheres to all Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Personnel Policies and performs related work as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Five (5) years of experience in code compliance/inspection/enforcement required OR five years of experience in the construction industry, two (2) years of which must be related to code compliance/inspection/enforcement.  Certification as a “Combination Inspector” (Residential or Commercial) by International Code Council (ICC) preferred or ability to obtain within 18 months of hire required.  Certification as a Residential Energy Inspector and a Commercial Energy Inspector by ICC preferred or ability to obtain within 18 months of hire required.  Additional experience as elevator, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, or accessibility inspector preferred.  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in engineering, construction, or a related field is preferred.  Must possess a valid class C driver’s license and proof of auto liability insurance.

Veterans, Reservists or Guardsmen with an MOS or additional duties that fall in the fields of 11B- Infantryman, OS- Operations Specialist, YN- Yeoman, 16GX Air Force Operations Staff Officer 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 candidate will have: Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws relating to American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) A17 Codes, International Residential Code (IRC), International Building Code (IBC), and Texas Accessibility Standards.  Knowledge of other applicable standards, general practices, codes, and policies relative to the industries. Skill in operating computers and applicable software include MS Office applications; in web-based communications and, in the use of mobile devices. Ability to gather, assemble, correlate, and analyze facts; to devise solutions to problems; and to prepare concise reports.  Ability to develop and evaluate policies and procedures; to understand and interpret policies and procedures clearly/accurately; and, to read/interpret technical materials related to the programs including design, installation, erection, repair, or alterations; and make on-site assessments to ensure compliance with applicable codes. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; and, to provide friendly, caring service to customers.  Ability to assign/supervise the work of others; and, to train others.

*Hazardous Working Conditions
Some work may be performed both inside and outside under extremely hot and cold conditions in close proximity to building materials and/or operating machinery.  Some work may be performed in small crawl spaces, attics, and other small building spaces.  Climbing on ladders, catwalks, scaffolding, elevators, and roofs may be required.

Applications may be downloaded from the Texas Workforce Commission's web site:

Mail, email or fax applications to:

Human Resources Office
P.O. Box 12157
Austin Texas 78711
Fax (512) 475-3377

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 not 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.

920 Colorado, 1st Floor
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 463-7184

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.