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Indy Gov Project Compliance Analyst in Indianapolis, Indiana

Project Compliance Analyst



Project Compliance Analyst


$35,568.00 Annually


1200 S. Madison Ave., IN

Job Type

Full Time


Business and Neighborhood Services

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Position Summary

Position is responsible to provide expertise in infrastructure plan review and permit issuance, ensuring compliance with applicable federal, state, local laws and ordinances, and applicable engineering codes, specifications and practices. Duties include conducting infrastructure plan review relative to permit issuance, procedures, inter/intra departmental coordination and communication, processing and resolving violations, and accurate documentation. Attend meetings and provide preliminary permit review. Answer/interpret permit, code, ordinance and procedure related questions received from the general public via the internet, phone, and written correspondence. This position is also responsible for the management, oversight and control of engineering practices and functions that relate to critical infrastructure development and/or improvement, for private development within the City of Indianapolis. This position plans, organizes, evaluates and ultimately brings to completion major projects in the environmental, transportation, and construction engineering disciplines. The possession and utilization of independent judgment, initiative, and resourcefulness are essential. Position utilizes computer software such as Arc View, ArcInfo, and Pictometry, to update and maintain the Geographic Information System in the Bureau of License and Permits.

Position Responsibilities

•Review and issue permits for commercial, industrial, and residential projects (sanitary, stormwater, driveway, transportation, floodplain development and Right of Way) to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, codes, ordinances, and procedures.

•Resolves code, ordinance, and procedure interpretations relative to applicable requirements.

•Update and maintain records on permits.

•Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.

•Research, and revoke when necessary, permits that have been issued in error or issued based on inaccurate information provided.

•Act as witness in court proceedings and/or provide legal testimony related to issued or revoked permits

•Assist customers with interpretation and application of permit procedures, codes, and ordinances.

•Assist in the training of new Project Compliance Analysts.

•Receive and answer inquiries received via the internet, phone, and written correspondence regarding our department, codes, ordinances and permit procedures.

•Receive, review and direct forms necessary in submitting and receiving submittals and approvals for development within designated Wellfield districts.

•Communicate with Inspections, Current Planning, Information Services, Township Administrators, Supervisors, Managers, and other Departments regarding issues, problems and procedures with cases under review, issued permits, and revoked permits.

•Investigate questions, complaints and potential violations regarding problems with permits and coordinate resolution.

•Create and maintain SOPs related to permit reviews, issuance, and procedures.

•Attend regular training to develop and strengthen skills needed to perform job

•Develop and implement reports.

•Contract management.

•Coordinate with adjacent and impacted counties.

•Coordinate with State and Federal agencies.

•Attend meetings regarding complex and sensitive economic development.

•Participate at various development and planning meetings, inform and assist developers in required standards and processes.

•Initiate and process all enforcement actions.

•Work with Civicnet maintaining current web related applications and the development of new web related applications.

•Review all recorded plat documents received from Current Planning, to ensure compliance with all infrastructure requirements.

•Review and coordinate plans and legal documents necessary in submitting and receiving approval for infrastructure development.

•Provide ordinance analysis and recommend revisions.

•Attend meetings as part of the Accela Review Team and review and approve proposed changes and improvements to be implements.

•Establish and implement policies and procedures to improve the process through coordination with other internal and external agencies.

•Evaluate and recommend changes to integrated computer applications.

•Provide engineering expertise in the areas of drainage, floodplain development, right of way, sanitary sewer construction and street construction to various other staff, Departments, and customers.

•Collect delinquent fees for residential and commercial infrastructure reviews.

•Review petitions for encroachment of regulated drains as to conformity to ordinances, standards and completeness prior to submittal to Board of Public Works for approval/denial. Provide recommendations and required documentation to Board of Public Works for approval/denial of petitions for encroachment of regulated drains.

•Receive inquiries and provide accurate responses regarding floodway/floodplain information relative to specific property and its application to the Federal Flood Insurance Program.

•Coordinate public and private infrastructure improvements.

•Public speaking

•Oversee single family inspection and infrastructure process.

•Maintain all records (legal documents, as-built plans, etc.) associated with the construction of public and private infrastructure.

•Participate in selection and analysis of reviewing and inspection consultants. Manage consultant reviews and inspections.

•Performs other related duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in related field of study. (One year of related experience may be substituted for each year of formal education.) The ability to obtain a working knowledge of all applicable building codes, ordinances, and procedures. Ability to prioritize and handle varied assignments and heavy workload. Ability to review plans, specifications and determine necessary permits required. Ability to read and interpret blueprints, plans, and specifications. Ability to understand and interpret applicable ordinances, codes, and procedures. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing on technical, complex, or controversial matters with inspectors, engineers, contractors, and public. Ability to operate a computer and learn various related applications. Possession of a valid drivers license.

Incumbent must certify in the appropriate, approved discipline as prescribed by the Director of Business and Neighborhood Services, to maintain employment.

*These are the minimum requirements for this position.

Independent Judgment

Actions are guided by established City policies and procedures, and federal, state and municipal codes. Independent judgment will be exercised in determining workload assignments and priorities, evaluating complex situations, interpretation and application of codes and planning methods to ensure proper review and issuance of all permits, evaluating complaints and recommending proper courses of action for resolutions and /or litigation, and handling of all inquiries. Errors in judgment could cause significant code/life safety issues, as well as embarrassment and/or liability for the City of Indianapolis.

Incumbent would interact with section, divisions, departments and City employees, as well as with developers, engineers, contractors, other governmental agencies and members of the general public