Plans & Permit Supervisor - Continuous / Open Until Filled

  • Napa County
  • Napa, California
  • May 25, 2022
Full Time Administrative Analysis and Research Clerical and Administrative Support
  • Salary: $96,449.60 - $115,689.60 Annually USD

Job Description

The Napa Valley
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The Napa Valley - Internationally known for its fine wines, exciting restaurants and world-class resorts, is home to 140,000 residents who share a strong sense of community and a legacy of preserving and protecting our rich agricultural heritage.

Located in the heart of California's preeminent wine region, the Napa Valley is also part of the dynamic San Francisco Bay Metropolitan Area. With its sunny Mediterranean climate and proximity to the mountains and ocean, the Valley offers residents easy access to virtually unlimited shopping, dining, cultural and recreational opportunities.

The Napa Valley's strategic location, natural and cultural resources, history of responsible land use planning and attractive quality of life provide the ideal mix of small town living and big city amenities.
County of Napa as an Employer
The County of Napa is a highly respected employer within the local community as well as throughout the region. We offer rewarding and challenging work, flexible hours, competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package and tremendous opportunities for career growth. At the County of Napa we truly value our employees and are committed to diversity in our family-oriented environment. This is why we are the Employer of Choice for more than 1,400 employees.

As an organization, the County is dedicated to improving the lives of our citizens and reflecting the best of the community's values: integrity, accountability, and service.
The Position
The list established by this recruitment will be used to fill current and future full-time positions.

This position is responsible for the supervision, workflow and activities of personnel assigned to the Plans and Permit Unit, which serves the citizens living in Napa County's unincorporated areas. An incumbent in this class coordinates the day-to-day operations of the unit and exercises full first-line supervisory responsibility over assigned staff performing a wide variety of duties involved with the plan checking and permit functions in the Building Division of the Department of Planning, Building, and Environmental Services.

Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate abilities to: Resolve customer complaints by investigating issues and assisting all parties to reach an acceptable solution.Coordinate and supervise the acceptance, scheduling and processing of permit applications and staffing of the public counter.Supervise Plans Examiners and foster a consistent approach and methodology to the plan review functions and review application packages prior to permit issuance to ensure consistency.Attend meetings and update management on unit activities and assist in developing procedures for the administration of the unit. Plan, organize, and coordinate the activities of the Plans and Permit Unit focusing on the team building approach to decision making.Make decisions in the face of competing interests or goals.Thoughtfully determine work priorities and effectively coordinate and schedule the necessary personnel and other resources.Adjust to workload changes and work under commitments to meet deadlines; coordinate work with other divisions and agencies.Analyze situations accurately and take effective action. Telework Availability -Teleworking is not permitted during the first six (6) months of employment and/or during the first six (6) months of a probationary period. Should teleworking be permitted by a hiring department after the 6 month requirement, the County supports a telework schedule that consists of a maximum of two (2) days per week.

THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS:

1. This recruitment will be open until filled. A pplications will be reviewed as received.

2. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited for an Oral Panel Interview. The first round of Oral Panel Interviews will be decided by the hiring department.
Only the most qualified candidates from the interview process will be placed on the eligibility list and may be considered to fill positions for up to one year.

The Human Resources Department reserves the right to make changes to the recruitment process and schedule at any time.
Example of Duties

Plan, organize, assign, supervise and coordinate the work of staff responsible for providing the public a variety of information related to building permit applications, plan screening, inspection services, and plan checking for structural compliance; oversee contact and distribution of information to the general public, design professionals and contractors; receive and resolve customer complaints by investigating complaints and assisting all parties to reach an acceptable solution; coordinate and supervise the acceptance, scheduling and processing of permit applications and staffing of the public counter; conduct plan review; supervise assigned staff in the plan review functions; review application packages prior to permit issuance; approve applications and issue permits; assume responsibility for a variety of personnel actions including assisting with selections and promotions, conducting performance evaluations and recommending disciplinary actions and dismissals; attend meetings and update management on unit activities; assist in developing procedures for the administration of the unit; report on the effectiveness of established procedures and recommend improvements and revisions; confer with management regarding unit budget figures; assist in establishing policies to cover new or special applications of the codes and make recommendations for code changes; keep informed of new building construction methods and materials, and disseminate such information to staff; recommend, schedule, and conduct training for staff; prepare written reports; and, maintain logs and other records of work; and, other related duties as assigned.

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS

KNOWLEDGE OF:

Principles and methods of building construction and materials, structural design including properties, application and strength of building materials.

Principles and techniques of establishing and maintaining effective public relations and customer service.

Laws and regulations affecting the plans and permit unit.

California Building, Electric, Plumbing, Mechanical Codes and state energy conservation and utilization statutes.

Building materials and practices in the plumbing, mechanical and electrical construction field.

Principles and techniques of effective supervision and training.

Work scheduling and work simplification techniques and procedures.

Building plans, codes and general procedures required for building permit applications.

Legal processes and considerations involved in prosecution of violations of the building codes and ordinances.

Building design and engineering technology.

Engineering mathematics including algebra, trigonometry, plane and solid geometry.

SKILL TO:

Plan, organize, and coordinate the activities of the plans and permit unit focusing on the team building approach to decision making.

Make decisions in the face of completing interests or goals.

Understand, interpret, and apply the department's policies, procedures, rules and regulations as well as all laws and ordinances that affect the various applications for permits, clearances, and requests for services.

Effectively and accurately read, understand and interpret complex technical and legal documents, maps, technical drawings, plans, specifications and engineering calculations, aerial photos reports, applications, construction documents, blueprints and layouts for clarifying and enforcing codes and ordinances.

Review application materials to determine if they contain necessary information.

Plan, organize, and coordinate the activities of the plans and permit unit focusing on the team building approach to decision making.

Make decisions in the face of completing interests or goals.

Understand, interpret, and apply the department's policies, procedures, rules and regulations as well as all laws and ordinances that affect the various applications for permits, clearances, and requests for services.

Review application materials to determine if they contain necessary information.

Analyze building plans to detect deviations from regulations.

Make mathematical computations related to engineering calculations.

Determine loads and stresses on structural members and analyze beam sizes from tables and manuals.

Determine work priorities and effectively coordinate and schedule the necessary personnel and other resources.

Plan, organize, coordinate, supervise, train and evaluate staff and assist in developing and implementing effective training and performance evaluation programs.

Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Prepare and maintain clear, concise, and comprehensive records and reports.

ABILITY TO:

Meet established deadlines.

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with the public, staff, other agencies, and departments.

Work on multiple projects and assignments simultaneously.

Communicate tactfully with a wide variety of customers.

Roll and lift plan sets from the counter to the appropriate store bins.

Be flexible in adapting to changes in priorities, assignments and other interruptions, which may impact pre-established timelines and courses of action for completing projects and assignments.

Sit at a desk for periods of time using standard office supplies and equipment such as keyboard and telephone.

Stand at counter for long periods of time while assisting customers.

Adjust to workload changes and work under commitments to meet deadlines; coordinate work with other divisions and agencies.

Analyze situations accurately and take effective action.

Work independently with a minimum of supervision.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

To qualify for this classification, an individual must possess any combination of experience and education that would likely produce the required knowledge and abilities.

Experience:
Four years of experience in building construction or engineering work, which involved permit application work, and an understanding of building plans, codes and engineering calculations. At least one year of the four years of experience must have been in the public sector performing plan review.

Education:
Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade. College-level course work in building or construction inspection, planning, land use, engineering or closely related field is highly desired.

License or Certificate:
Consistent with California State law, must be certified as a Plans Examiner through the International Code Council (ICC). A Registered Professional Engineer, Licensed Land Surveyor, or Licensed Architect may qualify under Section 18949.30 of the California Health and Safety Code.

Legacy, or residential and commercial combination inspector is desirable.

DSA CASp certification is desirable.

Possession of a valid California Driver's License.

ADA ACCOMMODATION
Applicants requiring accommodation during the application and/or selection process pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act should contact County of Napa Human Resources at (707) 253-4303.

Napa County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Public Service Supervisors

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Special Instructions

Continuous

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)

No

Job Address

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