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Under limited direction, responsible for oversight and supervision of all plan review. Organizes and facilitates the completion of projects. To schedule and coordinate work assignments (plan check) for building safety personnel and coordinate with engineering and planning staff to ensure plans are reviewed and completed on time. Performs the most comprehensive and complex work in the review, design and investigation of plans for residential, commercial and industrial building construction including equipment installation plans, calculations and test results; may inspect buildings and structures at various stages of construction or alteration; to supervise and direct the work of building personnel.
Typical Duties:

  • Assist the Building Official in the supervision of Building Division plan review operations;
  • Perform work in plan checking residential, commercial and industrial building construction and equipment installation plans and drawings for compliance to building, structural, electrical, plumbing and air conditioning code applications and related structural engineering requirements; *
  • Determine valuation, occupancy and Building Division fees; *
  • Check calculations and test reports for accuracy and completeness; *
  • Assist contractors, architects, engineers and others in the solution of complex building, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and related problems with interpretation of the building codes and ordinances; *
  • Maintain cooperation with other departments concerned with building and related code compliance; *
  • Develop and conduct training programs for Building Division personnel; *
  • Assist in budget preparation;
  • Assist in making policy decisions and code interpretations; *
  • Act as Building Official when so assigned;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

*Essential Function
Duties recorded above are representative of the duties of the class and are not intended to cover all the duties performed by incumbent(s) of any particular position.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class; such assignments shall fall under the category of “other duties, as assigned.”
Tools and Equipment Used:
Personal computer, including word processing and permitting software; calculator; pencil; ruler; copy machine; phone.
Physical Demands:
Work is performed mostly in office settings.   Some outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments, construction sites.  Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; talk and hear; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is frequently required to sit.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in the office and moderate to loud in the field.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of:  Principles of civil engineering with emphasis in structural engineering is desired; building construction codes, ordinances and enforcement requirements related to structural, electrical, plumbing, air conditioning and related installations; State and Federal regulations related to building construction, accessibility, and energy requirements and principles and techniques of building inspection work.

Ability to:  Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with persons of diverse backgrounds.

Minimum Qualifications:
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and ability is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities is:

Experience:   Five years’ experience in the design or review of building construction plans or four years’ experience performing plan checking duties for a public agency.

Education:  Equivalent to an Associates Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil engineering, structural engineering, architecture, building inspection technology or related field.

Additional Requirement:  Possession of a valid California Driver License. Legacy ICC certification as a combination building inspector, or a minimum of one certification in each trade (building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical).  ICC certification as a Residential and Commercial Plans Examiner within one year from date of hire.

Desired Qualifications:

Education:  CASp Certification is highly desirable. Supervisory experience is desirable.

Equivalency may be established pursuant to the City-Wide Classification Plan.

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Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 60
Education Required: Associate's
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: $36.02
    Maximum Hourly Wage: $49.67