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Building Plans Examiner I
BUILDING PLANS EXAMINER I
SALARY: $4292.95 to $6040.61 monthly (26 pay periods annually)
FINAL FILING DATE: We are accepting the first 50 qualified applications or closing at 5 pm, January 23, 2017; whichever occurs first.
IT IS MANDATORY THAT YOU COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE. YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE REJECTED IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE ALL NECESSARY INFORMATION.
The Human Resources Department is establishing a list for the regular and Full-time position of Building Plans Examiner I in the Development Services Department. The normal work schedule is Monday through Friday, 8 –5 pm; a flex schedule may be available.
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To perform duties related to reviewing and approving building construction plans ensuring compliance with pertinent codes and ordinances; and to provide assistance to the public with respect to permit process, code application, and code interpretation.
This is the entry level class in the Building Plans Examiner series. Positions in this class typically have little or no directly related work experience and work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks. The Building Plans Examiner I class is distinguished from the II level by the performance of less than the full range of duties assigned to the II level. Incumbents work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks, progressing to general supervision as procedures and processes of assigned area of responsibility are learned.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives immediate supervision from an assigned supervisor and may receive technical and functional supervision from the Building Inspection Supervisor.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES - Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Examine construction documents for proposed structures for completeness and conformity with all codes and ordinances including structural, mechanical, electrical and energy calculations, safety and health features, use of material, placements in the property, and setbacks.
• Correct detected defects or inadequacies; by requiring that corrections be made to meet the requirements of pertinent City codes.
• Assist building permit applicants in completing applications; assist other departments and the public with researching and finding requested construction documents; research and answer questions at front counter and via phone and email.
• Determine plan examination, permit and other fees and valuation on plans submitted.
• Explain disapprovals or modification recommendations to applicants for permits.
• Confer with architects, engineers, contractors, owners and the general public on proposed projects to resolve problems.
• Coordinate with other departments on project requirements.
• Make field investigations of structural problems, covering failures, instability, proper installation of unusual designs, materials or equipment, and other unsafe conditions; prepare reports and make recommendations on solutions.
• Develop informational handouts/checklists related to plan check requirements for public distribution.
• Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees, and the public, using principles of good customer service.
• Perform related duties as assigned.
• Types of building construction materials and methods; building and zoning codes and ordinances enforceable by the City.
• Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances enforceable by the City, including the adopted Model Building, Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical Codes.
• Procedures and techniques of plan review.
• Principles of structural design and engineering mathematics.
• Research methods and sources of information related to building code enforcement.
• On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; analyze technical plans, specifications and reports; prepare technical reports; know, understand, interpret and explain department and program policies, procedures, rules, codes, laws and operational procedures; analyze, evaluate and solve building and code problems/issues taking appropriate course of action; remember various building/construction rules and codes.
• Intermittently, sit while studying or preparing reports; bend, squat, climb, kneel, and twist to reach equipment or materials; perform simple and power grasping pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation; use telephone, and write or use keyboard to communicate through written means and lift and carry weight of 25 pounds or less.
• Learn to interpret and apply pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations; apply City codes and policies regarding building and zoning.
• Learn to determine if construction systems conform to City code regulations.
• Locate, read and interpret building plans, maps, engineering calculations, soil reports, project specifications and industrial blue prints.
• Make engineering and mathematical computations rapidly and accurately; understand and carry out oral and written directions.
• Work independently in the absence of supervision.
• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
• Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Experience and Training
• One year of increasingly responsible building plan examination, architectural design, drafting, and/or inspection experience.
• Equivalent to the completion of thirty units from an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering, architecture or a related field.
License or Certificate
• Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver's license.
• Possession of a valid I.C.C. certificate as a Building Plans Examiner is required within one year of appointment to the position.
1. Your responses to questions 2-3, the applicant’s education, training and experience, will be scored using a pre-determined formula. Your responses to these questions must be consistent with your employment application information. This experience must also be described in the “Work Experience" section of this application. Responses to the supplemental questionnaire that are inconsistent from your “Work Experience” section in the application will not be scored. I understand and agree with the above instructions.
2. How many years of experience do you have reviewing and approving building construction plans while ensuring compliance with pertinent codes and ordinances?
- Less than 1 year
- 1-2 years
- 2-3 years
- 3-4 years
- 4-5 years
- 5+ years
3. Do you possess a valid International Code Council (I.C.C.) certificate as a Building Plans Examiner? If yes, please list the year obtained and expiration date.
4. What is your current major and specific area of study?
5. How many units have you completed? If you have completed your degree, please list the degree, major and institution.
6. Please detail your experience reviewing plans for compliance with the minimum code requirements of Title 24.
7. On a typical patio cover plan review please describe two structural details that are needed for approval of the plans and permit for issuance.
All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will have their application scored in a Formula Rate Examination. The applicant’s experience and education will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the Employment List. Supplemental questions will be utilized by the department hiring authority to make interview and selection determinations. Please note that applicants who are placed in a reachable rank (typically 1-5) will be required to respond to an online Criminal Conviction Questionnaire sent via e-mail. Failure to respond to this questionnaire within (5) five calendar days of the e-mail notification will result in your application not being forwarded to the hiring department for further consideration. Final appointment is contingent upon a check of past employment references, passing a City-paid fingerprint check and depending on position applied for a pre-employment medical exam and a drug and alcohol screening test.
THE CITY OF ROSEVILLE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. IF YOU REQUIRE AN ACCOMMODATION DUE TO A DISABILITY, PLEASE CONTACT THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT LEAST 5 WORKING DAYS BEFORE A SCHEDULED INTERVIEW/EXAMINATION PROCESS. MEDICAL DISABILITY VERIFICATION MAY BE REQUIRED PRIOR TO ACCOMMODATION.
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