Plans Examiner

$22.19 - $38.60 hourly
  • City of Springfield, Oregon
  • Springfield, Oregon, USA
  • Apr 02, 2021
Full time

Job Description

Plans Examiner
Job Number: 2021-09
Classification: Code Enforcement Specialist
Closes:  April 25, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
Development & Public Works: Community Development Division
SEIU Represented
Non-exempt, Full Benefits
Grades: Plans Examiner I: B23 ($22.19-$31.06), Plans Examiner II: B24 ($24.64- $34.49), Plans Examiner III: B25 ($27.57- $38.60), depending on qualifications

Position Overview: 

The City of Springfield is looking for a Plans Examiner I, II, or III (level to be determined based upon experience) to perform residential or commercial reviews.  The ideal candidate would be someone who can perform commercial reviews currently, or grow in professional capacity through on-the-job training and certification.   If the selected incumbent does not have the qualifications to perform commercial reviews, the incumbent is required to obtain the certifications within 6 months of hire.  The City will provide financial support and opportunity for this career growth.

Summary of Essential Duties:

  • Reviews commercial plans, specifications, special provisions and calculations for accuracy and compliance
  • Researches and responds to complaints, inquiries and information requests over the phone and in-person.
  • Performs field inspections of residential and commercial structural and mechanical projects when there is operational need to back-up Building Inspectors.
  • Approves, identifies deficiencies, or denies plans
  • Researches code issues for plan review and provides information regarding codes, permit applications and permit processes, building codes and statutes
  • Develops information and organizes meetings with architects, engineers, contractors, building owners pertaining to building construction and related activities
  • Determines the value of buildings for permit fees and approves building permits

For the complete Plans Examiner/ Code Enforcement Specialist job descriptions, please see the City’s classification page:

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they are able to perform every task in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. The City will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.

Please do not indicate ‘See Resume’ in the ‘Work Experience’ part of the application. The information you provide in the application ‘Work Experience’ and ‘Job Duties’ will be used to determine if you will proceed to the next phase in the selection process.  Information related to education and experience must be verifiable on your application to be given credit

NOTE: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

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