Building Plans Examiner

  • Monterey County Human Resources
  • Salinas, California
  • Mar 17, 2020
Full Time Code Enforcement and Inspections
  • Salary: $6,096.13 - $8,326.93 Monthly USD

Job Description

Position Description  

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$6,098 - $8,328 per month
Priority Screening Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Exam# 19/41B21/09JA

The Resource Management Agency (RMA) seeks candidates for the position of Building Plans Examiner to perform the technical review of architectural and engineering plans for compliance with codes, ordinances, and related laws and regulations. This individual must have a working knowledge of and experience in the application of California Building Codes and related law and regulations governing building and construction safety, including building materials, safety standards and modern methods of residential, commercial and industrial construction.
The RMA brings together a range of functions, including Building Services, Planning, and Public Works to ensure safe building construction, plan for the future needs of the County, manage infrastructure, maintain County facilities and grounds, and protect natural resources.

The ideal candidate will possess integrity; flexibility and adaptability; the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships; an ability to relate well to the public, management and employees at all levels; exemplify an enthusiastic, resourceful and effective customer service attitude; and demonstrate good judgment. 

The Eligible List established by this recruitment may be used to fill current and future vacancies on a regular full-time, part-time, or temporary basis.

Examples of Duties Paramount duties include :
  • Reviews, analyzes and interprets building plans and specifications for conformance with adopted codes, ordinances and laws. Prepares technical plan review reports clearly outlining identified deficiencies.
  • Reviews technical support documentation and analysis on submitted plans to verify code conformance.
  • Confers  with  engineers,  architects,  contractors,  builders  and  public  concerning  interpretation of compliance to building code requirements.
  • Answers requests on technical and procedural information by telephone and at the public counter on matters related to plan review and code interpretations.
  • Performs basic computations and analysis to check calculations by architects and engineers.

Will have a proven track record demonstrating the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Working Knowledge of:The California Building Codes and related laws and regulations governing building and construction safety. Building materials safety standards and modern methods of residential, commercial and industrial construction. Symbols, nomenclature and terminology used in building plan submittals. California Energy Commission, "Building Energy Efficiency standards.".
Some Knowledge of:State of California accessibility standards, Title 24 of the California Building Code.

Skill and Ability to:
Read, review, interpretation of plans to and supporting documentation to verify compliance with codes, laws and regulations. Analyze and interpret technical supporting documentation and specifications, including structural calculations, soil and geology reports, energy calculations and other supporting documentation. Prepare clear and concise technical plan review and/or inspection reports; maintain and upload records and correspondence; communication with applicants, contractors and staff. Develop and maintain cooperative relationships with co-workers and others contacted through the course of work; respond in a positive manner to supervision and attend and perform duties on a regular and consistent basis.

Examples of Experience/Education/Training Any combination of training, education and/or experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities and required conditions of employment is qualifying. An example of a way these requirements might be acquired is:

Completion of college level coursework in trigonometry, geometry, drafting, civil engineering, construction technology, architecture or a closely related field.
Approximately two years of progressively responsible experience in structural building design or building plan review. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-to-year basis.

As a condition of employment, the incumbent will be required to:
  • Possess a valid California class C driver's license at the time of appointment, and possess and maintain a good driving record
  • Pursuant to CA Health and Safety Code Section 18949.28, be in possession of, or obtain within two years, an International Code Council (ICC) certification as a residential plans examiner.

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Monterey County offers an excellent benefits package. To view the "J" Unit Benefit Summary please visit our website. This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prevail over this listing.

NOTES: Employees must have and show their Social Security Card on the first day of work. Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the U.S.; a list of acceptable documents is available on the USCIS Form I-9. If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your rate of pay will be hourly and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed in the summary. If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call the Human Resources Analyst at (831) 755-5014.

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Applications may be obtained from and submitted to:
Monterey County Resource Management Agency, Human Resources Department
Attn: Julie Aulenta, Associate Personnel Analyst
1441 Schilling Place, First Floor - Human Resources, Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: (831) 755-5014 Fax: (831) 784-5603
The selection process is tentative and applicants will be notified if changes are made. The competitive selection process includes submittal of required application materials. A complete application packet will include:
  • A completed County of Monterey Employment Application
  • Responses to all of the Supplemental Questions
Priority Screening Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2019
For a guaranteed review, all required materials must be received by Wednesday, October 2, 2019.  Applicants who fail to provide all required materials will not be considered. Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute for required application materials. All required application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applications that are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the selection process. To assess applicants' possession of required qualifications, the process may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercises, performance exam, and/or written examination.
Monterey County is a drug-free work place and an equal opportunity employer. The County seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity. Monterey County provides reasonable accommodations for the disabled. If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call the Human Resources Analyst at (831) 755-5014.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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