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Senior Plans Examiner (Codes Enforcement) (Open Positions: 1)

Closes On: March 1, 2019 at 11:59 PM CST

Department: Codes Enforcement
Job Status: Full-Time
Rate of Pay: $3,805.42 Monthly - Salary Commensurate with Experience and Education
Status: Open
Details: Job Posting #19-42712
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Position Summary

Works under general supervision of Manager of Plans to supervise Plans Examiners, reviewing and approving simple to highly complex designs of  dwellings, apartments, mobile homes, commercial, assembly, industrial, schools and subdivision plans for code compliance and issuing building, demolition, sign and use and occupancy permits.

Pay Grade: 51

Minimum Qualifications

100% -

1. Eight (8) years of experience in the construction industry and graduation from an accredited high school or possess a GED.

2. ICC certification as a commercial and residential building inspector, and lead or staff supervisory experience preferred.

3. Bachelor’s degree in engineering or architecture with experience in full time architecture or engineering preferred.


Duties and Responsibilities

1. Reviews and incorporates complex designs of dwellings, apartments, mobile homes, commercial, assembly, industrial, schools and subdivision plans submitted to the Building Department.

2. Issues building permits including use and occupancy, demolition, special event, sign and building permits for construction.

3. Consults with technical and professional architects, engineers and contractors on various aspects of design and construction projects.

4. Answers complex and technical requests for information relating to permit requirements, building codes and zoning ordinance regulations.

5. Reviews Board of Adjustments zoning cases and Joint Board of Appeals cases and acts as Code Enforcement representative at the meetings.

6. Conducts field inspections as required.

7. Insures files are maintained on floor plans and site plans for all permits issued; and Insures plans are filed and indexed according to subdivision.

8. Consults other county departments and agencies to insure they have plans submitted for approval.

9.  Performs simple to highly complex plan reviews for code compliance and documents the reviews using appropriate software programs.

10. Works with code committees and assists plans examiners as well a field inspectors with proper code interpretations.

11. Performs management responsibilities in accordance with policies and procedures; responsibilities including staff training, appraising performance, discipline and addressing complaints and resolving problems.

12. Maintains personnel records and training documentation for assigned employees.

13. Supervises and directs work activities of all assigned employees and is responsible for their results.

14. Performs other related duties as required or directed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

KSAs and Others -

1. Thorough knowledge of blueprint reading techniques.

2. Ability to identify noncompliance of designs submitted for permitting.

3. Knowledge of building construction practices and techniques.

4. Extensive knowledge of building and construction codes, regulations and ordinances.

5. Knowledge of current supervisory practices and techniques.

6. Ability to demonstrate leadership and exercise sound judgement in evaluating situations and making decisions.

7. Ability to express ideas clearly, concisely and effectively in verbal and written forms.

8. Ability to maintain cooperative relationships with public citizens, coworkers, public officials and other agencies.

9. Ability to calmly deal with difficult situation involving assigned employees, other coworkers and/or customers.

10. Proficiency in use of computer programs needed to effectively perform the duties of a Senior Plans Examiner.

Special Requirements

1. Must obtain State certification as a Building Inspector within one (1) year of hire date.

2. Must possess a valid Tennessee driver's license or secure one by date of employment.

3. Must have daily access to an operable automobile and meet county requirements for automobile insurance upon date of employment.