Featured Job: Building Plans Examiner

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This is administrative work in reviewing and maintaining building plans for compliance with various codes and ordinances for building permits.

Work involves participating in the review of a variety of building plans for new construction, alterations, and repair work to determine if plans, workmanship, and materials conform to relevant building codes.

Reviews plans and specifications for compliance with established codes.

Maintains building plan files.

Work is performed with considerable independence within established codes, regulations, and technical guidelines. Work is reviewed for adherence to policies and procedures.

Reviews detailed plans and specifications for building construction, alteration, demolition, or moving compliance with building, electrical, plumbing, gas, mechanical, and fire codes. Reviews residential, commercial, and industrial plans for acceptable structural strength, stability, energy conservation, sanitation, accessibility for the disabled, light, ventilation, fire standards and exits.

Confers with architects, engineers, contractors, and owners, in regard to design and materials in building plans to provide assistance with building code and plan submission information.

Makes recommendations of code interpretation and requirements; assists building inspectors in properly interpreting plans and specifications; prepares brochures for the benefit of private developers or homeowners. Maintains building plan files and review routing records; initiates and coordinates the routing of plans for review by various departments. Makes recommendations on updating various building construction codes and ordinances.

May make occasional on-site inspections concerning compliance with established construction codes and ordinances as per reviewed construction plans. Prepares periodic records and reports. Requires regular and prompt attendance plus the ability to work well with others and work well as a team. May issue building, electrical, plumbing, and gas permits.

Education, Training, and Experience:

  • High school diploma from a school accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or GED certificate issued by the appropriate state agency, supplemented by course work in architecture, civil engineering or a closely related field
  • Considerable experience in skilled building construction or inspection trades
  • Any combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates the above listed knowledge, skills and abilities.

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