Building Plans Examiner II
SUMMARY: Under limited supervision, examines building plans for essentially new high rise buildings to enforce building, electrical, mechanical, gas, fuel oil and/or plumbing and fire sprinkler, zoning, disabled access and related codes within area of certification; informs contractor regarding code requirements; interprets architectural/engineering drawings; and performs related duties as assigned. 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)
- Reviews complex plans to ascertain compliance with applicable building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical and air movement systems (HVAC), and/or zoning, 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.
- Proven knowledge of building, electrical, mechanical, and/or plumbing, zoning, energy and disabled access codes and regulations affecting work in high rise buildings.
- Proven knowledge of the principles and practices of the construction industry.
- Knowledge of construction and related materials and tools.
- Proven skills in providing excellent customer service.
- Skill in the use of a variety of office equipment including personal computers and related software.
- Skill in reading and interpreting blueprints, codes and regulations.
- Demonstrated skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
- Effective communicator, both orally and in writing.
FLSA Code: Non Exempt B/U: SEIU Last revision date: January 2007