Why Join our Department?
You’ll be joining a team of talented professionals in a dynamic, collaborative work environment dedicated to serving the San Mateo community. You will work alongside a team of focused and highly motivated professionals who use their talent to provide essential development review and inspection services to our residents and businesses daily basis. The Plan Checker I/II/Engineer is an exciting opportunity for a talented professional to join a great organization and make a valuable contribution to the Building Division within the Community Development Department. You can review the detailed job description for Plan Checker I/II/Engineer on the City’s website.
What You’ll Do:
Depending upon class level and assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Who You Are
What You Bring
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
· Plan Checker I: You have the equivalent to graduation from high school supplemented by mathematics through trigonometry and two years of experience in building inspection, or engineering technical support work on construction projects which have involved the review and/or preparation of building plans and specifications. You possess, or have the ability to obtain within probationary period, a Plan Examiner Certificate issued by the International Code Council, or other equivalent state, national or international association.
· Plan Checker II: (In addition to Plan Checker I requirements): Two years of plan checking experience at a level equivalent to the City's class of Plan Checker I.
· Plan Check Engineer: You have the equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil, mechanical, or structural engineering, architecture, or a closely related field. You have three years of increasingly responsible experience in building structural design and/or structural plan checking. You possess a Certificate of Registration as professional engineer in the State of California. Possession of, or have the ability to obtain within probationary period, a Plan Examiner Certificate issued by the International Code Council, or other equivalent state, national or international association.
Bonus Points (highly desirable)
ADA Special Requirement:
Essential duties require the following physical abilities and work environment: Ability to work in a standard office environment with ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, stoop, reach, twist, and climb. Some exposure to noise, outdoors, electrical hazards, dust, and mechanical hazards.
What We Offer
Are You Ready? Apply.
Submit an online application, résumé, and supplemental questionnaire at www.calopps.org or to the Human Resources Department, City of San Mateo, 330 W. 20th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403, (650) 522-7260.
Recruitment will close on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at 5 p.m. or upon receipt of the first 50 applications, résumés, and supplemental questionnaires, whichever occurs first.
All applications, résumés (highly recommended) and responses to supplemental questionnaires received will be reviewed for minimum qualifications. A fully completed application is required; a resume does not replace the information required on the employment application, including work history. Applications with "see résumé" as a substitution for the work experience description, those with none or unclear current/past employment information, or those with insufficient information to evaluate possession of minimum qualifications will not be considered; missing information cannot be assumed. A limited number of the most highly qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the examination process, which may consist of an oral panel interview, written exercise, or in the form of a practical demonstration of skill and ability, or any combination of these. A Zoom oral panel interview is tentatively scheduled for January 9, 2024.
An employment list will be established from those who pass the examination process. Current and future vacancies may be filled from this list. The list will remain in effect for at least 6 months with the possibility of an extension for an additional 6 months. Once placed on an employment list, and at the time a vacancy occurs, eligible candidates may be contacted by the hiring department and scheduled for additional department interviews.
Date Posted – November 14, 2023