Building Plans Examiner I
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
- Review applications submitted to the Construction Services Department for compliance with the governing codes and statutes.
- Document deficiencies discovered utilizing the City computer database in a concise and understandable manner.
- Communicate effectively the required corrective actions to the Department’s customers.
- Demonstrate effective stewardship of the resources in time and materials provided by the City.
- Balance the need for code compliance with customer service.
- Respect the customer’s time and resources.
- Reviews plans to ascertain compliance with applicable building, roofing, energy, disabled access, and related codes.
- Answers questions in person and on the phone regarding plans and code requirements.
- Researches codes for approval or disapproval of submitted plans, especially in unusual or unique installations.
- Drafts correspondence explaining reasons a plan was disapproved.
- Files new and completed plans.
- Reviews new materials and methods used in building construction; attends training courses to learn of new codes and other inspection regulations; takes an active part in the training process.
- May perform inspections as required, with appropriate licensure.
- Knowledge of building, roofing, energy, and disabled access codes and regulations affecting work.
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of the construction industry.
- Knowledge of construction and related materials and tools.
- Skill in providing good customer service.
- Skill in the use of a variety of office equipment including personal computers and related software.
- Skill in reading and interpreting blueprints.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma and five (5) years construction experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Requires State licensure pursuant to FS468 as a Building Plans Examiner and as a Building Inspector, or ability to attain licensure within one (1) year of date of employment, along with ability to obtain provisional licensure at the time of hire. A valid Florida driver’s license is required; a valid driver’s license from any state (equivalent to a State of Florida Class E) may be utilized upon application; with the ability to obtain the State of Florida driver’s license within 30 days from day of appointment.
Last revision date: July 2011