Job Details

Plans Examiner

  2021-06-10     City of San Luis Obispo     990 Palm St  
Description:

CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO
invites applications for the position of:
Plans Examiner

An Equal Opportunity Employer

SALARY:

Hourly - $34.25 - $42.05

Biweekly - $2,740.00 - $3,364.00

Monthly - $5,936.67 - $7,288.67

Annually - $71,240.00 - $87,464.00

OPENING DATE: 06/03/21

CLOSING DATE: 06/24/21 05:00 PM

APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE AT:

http://www.slocity.org

JOB DESCRIPTION:

JOB SUMMARY:
Reviews plans and supporting calculations for a variety of commercial, industrial, and residential buildings and other structures to be constructed, altered or repaired to ensure conformance with building codes and ordinances; reviews grading plans and specifications for code conformance; and interprets building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, disabled access, and energy codes.

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS:
This job class functions at a full journey level of classification and requires thorough knowledge of applicable Federal, State, County and City laws, codes, and ordinances related to building design and construction. Positions in this class work independently while performing established plan review duties.

SUPERVISION:

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED:

Employees in this classification are under general supervision of the Fire Marshal/Chief Building Official and receive direct supervision from the Building and Safety Supervisor.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs the plan review of commercial, industrial and residential building construction projects to determine compliance with State and local building codes, laws, and ordinances.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with property owners, architects, engineers, contractors, the general public, co-workers, other departments, and supervisors.
  • Coordinates and monitors plan review accomplished by the City's consultants and other City departments.
  • Acts as information source to property owners, builders, contractors, and architects regarding code compliance; explains and interprets building codes and regulations.
  • Staffs the customer service counter as required to provide information, receive applications, calculate fees and conduct over-the–counter permit processing.
  • Conducts inspections permitted projects and site review of proposed projects.
  • Reviews architectural, structural, electrical and mechanical plans to determine compliance with applicable construction codes.
  • Reviews test reports from laboratories and soil analysis reports from consulting engineers.
  • Reviews development plans to determine compliance with the grading ordinance, drainage criteria, disabled access regulations, soil reports, engineering standards, zoning regulations, and subdivision conditions.
  • Reviews structural calculations and plans for completeness, accuracy, and application of sound engineering principles.
  • Coordinates plan review by other departments to ensure transmittal of corrections in a complete and professional manner.
  • Researches information on proposed new products and materials and transmits results to architects, engineers, builders, and property owners.
  • Conducts training sessions as required for Division staff concerning code changes, code interpretations, and compliance issues.
  • Maintains accurate records and prepares reports related to assignment.
  • Attends seminars for code classes and training; attends other meetings as assigned.
  • Performs related duties similar to the above in scope and function as required.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of:

  • Proper principles, methods, techniques, and practices of building design.
  • Computer applications applicable to permit application tracking and word processing.
  • Engineering principles and practice, seismic analysis, and soil mechanics.• Federal, State, County, and City laws, codes, and ordinances relating to building construction, grading, and drainage.
  • Types of building materials and variations in their quality.
  • Methods of building construction.
  • Acceptable health and safety standards in building construction.

Ability to:

  • Interpret and enforce provisions of applicable building codes, ordinances, and regulations enforced by the City.
  • Interpret and explain code requirements dealing with construction, grading, drainage, and site development.
  • Apply technical knowledge of building trades work.
  • Read and interpret construction drawings, soil reports, and specifications.
  • Review drainage calculations and design.
  • Quickly and accurately make arithmetical calculations.
  • Effectively and tactfully communicate in both verbal and written form.• Establish and maintain records and prepare reports related to assignment.

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Two years of college level coursework in construction management, engineering, architecture, or a related field

and

Two years of progressively responsible experience as a building inspector or plans examiner

or

An equivalent combination of education and experience.


POSSESSION AND MAINTENANCE OF:

  • A valid California Class "C" driver's license.
  • Certification as a Plans Examiner by the International Code Council, or the ability to obtain certification within one year of hire.


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