Salt Lake City

  • PLANS EXAMINER I, II or III

    Requisition ID
    2018-3881
    Department
    COMMUNITY AND NEIGHBORHOODS
    Minimum Salary
    USD $25.43/Hr.
    Maximum Salary
    USD $34.73/Hr.
    Post End Date
    12/17/2018
    Location
    US-UT-Salt Lake City
  • Overview

    This position may be filled as a Plans Examiner I, II or III depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate. 

     

    Under the general supervision of the Development Review Supervisor with guidance from the Chief Plans Examiner, incumbent performs technical review of residential or other construction plans to ensure compliance with municipal building or zoning codes, and reviews complex plans of new construction and alterations/repairs of existing structures within City limits.   Also reviews building or zoning plans for completeness, accuracy and conformance to applicable building codes, ordinances, zoning regulations and national standards.  The incumbent acts as a consultant to inspectors in the field on extraordinary problems.

     

    This position requires strategic thinking, clear communication of city construction codes and propriety of building plans beyond the obvious, utilizing data to support alternative approaches.

     

    Pay ranges:

    Plans Examiner I: $25.60 to $31.50

    Plans Examiner II: $26.70 to $33.07

    Plans Examiner III: $28.04 to $34.73

    Responsibilities

    • Reviews and examines plans, designs and specifications of complex buildings and other structures, and related mechanical building equipment such as air conditioning systems, boilers, and elevators, as well as plumbing and electrical systems to determine if they comply with city building and construction codes.
    • Makes necessary field inspections to determine structural soundness and proper installation of the more complex structures. Makes suggestions for correction of defects or inadequacies found. Directs corrections to be made to meet city codes and engineering standards.
    • Holds pre-plan approval conferences with contractors, architects, and engineers to cover relevant code issues involved in the plan review process.
    • Devises and supervises tests to determine the suitability of materials and methods of construction or installation. Evaluates and maintains records of laboratory tests of soil bearing values and load tests of buildings and structures.
    • Uses engineering computations to analyze foundations, beam girders and supports damaged due to fire, earthquake or other potential structural disturbances. Makes a recommendation to mediate dangers.
    • Answers questions over the phone and at the City Development Review counter regarding city construction codes and propriety of plans. Meets with the general public to settle disputes with inspectors regarding enforcement of building plans.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
    • At the highest level, performs a variety of complex or specialized plan review assignments.

    Qualifications

    PLANS EXAMINER I –

    • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in Construction Management or a related field and zero to two (0-2) years of construction or plan review experience. Education and experience may be substituted one for the other on a year for year basis.
    • Possession of two certifications from the International Code Council (ICC) as a Plans Examiner, Building Inspector or other construction area or ability to obtain within six months of employment.

     

    PLANS EXAMINER II –

    • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in Construction Management or a related field and two (2) years of construction or plan review experience. Education and experience may be substituted one for the other on a year for year basis.
    • Certification as a Combination (Building, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing for both residential and commercial) Plans Examiner or Inspector from the International Code Council (ICC).

     

    PLANS EXAMINER III –

    • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in Construction Management or a related field and four (4) years of construction or plan review experience. Education and experience may be substituted one for the other on a year for year basis.
    • Certification as a Combination (Building, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing for both residential and commercial) Plans Examiner or Inspector from the International Code Council (ICC), plus four additional ICC or LEED certifications associated with the construction field.

    REQUIRED FOR ALL LEVELS:

    • Possession of a valid driver's license or driving privilege card required to visit various construction sites.
    • Considerable knowledge of all types of building construction including building, plumbing, mechanical and electrical equipment, as well as structural, mechanical and electrical engineering concepts and practices as applied to building construction.
    • Ability to make accurate engineering and mathematical computations and create well written documents.

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