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Plans Examiner

at City of Baytown, TX

Pay: $21.06 to $31.60/hour
Salary : $21.06 - $31.60 Hourly
Posted: 4/30/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2421207
Categories: Other/General

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Job Title:Plans Examiner
Opening Date/Time: Wed. 04/17/19 12:00 AM Central Time
Salary:$21.06 - $31.60 Hourly
Job Type:Full Time
Location:City Hall, 2401 Market St. Baytown, Texas
Department:Planning & Community Development
 
If you are looking for a career opportunity where your plans, building code, and inspection experience makes a difference everyday in the lives of others, this may be the position for you.

The City of Baytown is seeking a Plans Examiner to reviews proposed commercial, industrial and complex residential construction plans to ensure compliance with minimum building code and ordinance requirements.  This examiner determines whether plans submitted are adequate to transmit full information to field inspectors, are sufficient for a complete code review, and are in conformance with building codes and other standards.  Issues permits.  This role includes making field inspections throughout the City of Baytown as necessary. 

 Duties:
  • Reviews plans for compliance with all codes and ordinances administered by the Building Services Division for the purpose of issuing permits.  Keeps effective records of permits, plan reviews, and inspections.  Counsels with architects, designers, builders and owners concerning building regulations.
  • Issues permits. Makes field inspections throughout the City as necessary.
  • Ensures all handout material complies with current codes.  Re-draws and reformats out dated material, and creates new handouts for the public to expedite their construction process.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

 Minimum Qualifications:

REQUIRED:
  1. Associates degree from an accredited college in Construction Science or related field, OR equivalent years education and extensive progressive experience as an architect, engineer, inspector, contractor, subcontractor or superintendent of construction.
  2. Two years experience in plan review or related field.
  3. Must obtain ICC Plans Examiner Certification within one (1) year of hire date.
  4. Valid Texas driver's license with an acceptable driving record.
 
PREFERRED:
  1. Experience working at a municipality.
  2. ICC Plans Examiner Certification.
  3. Prior plans review experience.
  4. Licensed electrician or plumber.
  5. Bilingual.
  6. Working knowledge of CAD.

 Additional Information:
Knowledge of the International Code's, National Electrical Code and industry standards in construction practices.  Ability to communicate courteously and effectively with other City employees, officials, contractors, and the public.  Ability to read plans to make sure that all requirements and regulations are met.  Computer proficiency in word processing and record keeping. Thorough knowledge of International Codes, and the National Electrical Code.

This position is both office and field based. The individual in this position will be exposed to extreme hot and cold weather conditions as well as some caustic substances, noise, and physical and respiratory hazards.

Attendance is an essential function of this position.  The City reserves the right to require an employee in this position to work more than 40 hours a week.  This position provides services or performs duties for the benefit of the general public during emergency situations.  These may include services or duties different from those performed in the usual course and scope of your job.  In the event of an evacuation, the incumbent in this position may be required to remain to perform needed services.

The City of Baytown is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of qualified individuals.