• Riverside, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Code Enforcement and Inspections
  • Salary: $93,012.00 - $113,004.00 Annually USD

Job Description

The Position

The City of Riverside Community and Economic Development Department is now accepting applications for the position of Senior Plans Examiner within its Building & Safety Division. This recruitment will be used to establish an eligibility list to fill current and future vacancies in this classification for up to six (6) months.

The Senior Plans Examiner performs under general direction, to supervise and review plans for subdivision developments, multi-unit residential, and commercial/industrial building projects for compliance with established codes, ordinances, and other applicable regulations; to provide information and assistance at the public counter to architects, engineers, contractors, homeowners, the general public, and others; to supervise assigned personnel; and to perform related duties as required. This position receives general direction from the Assistant Building Official and exercises general supervision over technical and clerical support staff.
Work Performed
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Examine and review plans and specifications submitted for residential tracts, multi-unit residential, and commercial industrial buildings for compliance with codes, ordinances, and other applicable regulations.
  • Review plans and calculations to ensure appropriate use of materials and construction installations.
  • Perform field inspections and assist field inspectors and other staff with complex or unusual requirements for residential and other structures.
  • Prepare and maintain files, reports, and records of activities and procedures.
  • Assist at the public counter in calculating fees, issuing permits, and dispensing general and technical information.
  • Provide training to the Building & Safety Division staff.
  • Answer questions from homeowners, architects, engineers, contractors, and the general public regarding the City's policies and procedures, related codes, ordinances and regulations.
  • Coordinate with other City departments, divisions, and outside regulatory agencies.
  • Perform preliminary design review and similar tasks as a Building & Safety representative on the Development Review Committee as needed.
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate assigned plan check and permit issuance staff.

Education and Experience:

Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major work in architecture, engineering, or a closely related field, OR ICC certification as a Plans Examiner.

Experience: Five years of professional experience as a plan checker reviewing plans for conformance with the applicable building codes for governmental agency including at least two years of experience in plan checking related to disabled access regulations.

Necessary Special Requirements:
  • Possession of an International Code Council (ICC) Certification as a Plans Examiner.
  • CASp certification is highly desirable.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a Class "C" California Motor Vehicle Operator's License.

Selection Process
  1. Completed Online Employment Application
  2. Completed Supplemental Questionnaire
  3. Resume
  4. ICC Certification as a Plans Examiner


The selection process will begin with an employment application package screening, with the best qualified candidates being invited to participate further in the assessment process. This process may include any combination of written, performance, and oral assessments to evaluate job-related education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. Those who successfully complete the selection process will be placed on the eligibility list for this classification.

It is the responsibility of candidates with a disability requiring accommodation in the assessment process to contact the Human Resources Department in writing to request such accommodation prior to the closing date of this recruitment.

Appointment may be subject to the successful completion of a pre-employment background investigation, medical/physical examination, drug and alcohol test.

NOTE: The City reserves the right to modify selection devices and test instruments in accordance with accepted legal, ethical, and professional standards. Candidates may reapply when there is a posting to establish an eligibility list.

Proof of education listed in your application will be requested at the time of conditional offer. Acceptable documentation consists of transcripts or degree, if applicable, by the accredited U.S. college or university.

Education obtained outside the United States (US) require one of the following options:

A. An equivalency statement from an evaluation company certified by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) at or the Association of International Credential Evaluators Inc. (AICE) at

B. An advanced-level degree from an accredited US college or university. All applicants will be notified via e-mail or telephone of their application status and the assessment dates/times/locations after the closing date of this announcement.

All applicants will be notified via e-mail or telephone of their application status and the assessment dates/times/locations after the closing date of this announcement.


Job Address

Riverside, California United States View Map