BUILDING PLANS EXAMINER SPECIALIST

  • CLARK COUNTY, NV
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Sep 14, 2022
Full Time Code Enforcement and Inspections
  • Salary: $33.03 - $51.23 Hourly USD

Job Description

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Clark County Comprehensive Planning Department is seeking qualified candidates to apply for the Building Plans Examiner Specialist position. This position is on a specialist level, examines complex building and development plans for compliance with building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and zoning codes and regulations; plans, directs and reviews the work of a team of plans examiners.

This is an open and continuous recruitment, scheduling dates will vary depending on when the application was received and reviewed by Human Resources.

Resume and cover letter required. Applications submitted without a copy of the candidate's resume are incomplete and will not be considered.

Required resumes and cover letters may be submitted in the following ways.
  1. Uploaded as a Word or PDF attachment to application at time of submission.
  2. Uploaded as a Word or PDF attachment to an email and send to County HR Recruitment Analyst at Tyresha.Cain@ClarkCountyNV.gov


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education and Experience:

BUILDING emphasis: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Architecture or a field related to the work AND three (3) years of full-time experience in a combination of residential, commercial and/or industrial plans examination or residential, commercial and/or industrial design. Previous experience as a plans examiner may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis.

ZONING emphasis: Bachelor's Degree in Planning or Architecture or a field related to the work AND three (3) years of full-time experience in a combination of residential, commercial and/or industrial plans examination or residential, commercial and/or industrial design. Previous experience as a plans examiner may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis.


Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see attached resume" on your application.

Licensing and Certification: Must possess a valid Nevada Class C driver's license at time of appointment. BUILDING emphasis: Must possess an I.C.C. Plans Examiner certificate, or I.C.C. Electrical, Plumbing, or Mechanical Inspector certificate, or IAEI Electrical Plan Review certificate or Master Electrician certificate, or nationally recognized equivalent at time of application.

Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. Periodically after employment background investigations may be conducted.

Pre-Employment Drug Testing: Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug examination.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Reviews and examines plans and specifications, life safety packages, and master exit plans for residential, commercial, industrial, amusement and transportation device plans, specifications and related documents for compliance with building and zoning codes and regulations. Provides lead direction, training and work review to a small group of plans examiners or other staff, organizes and assigns work, sets priorities and follows-up to ensure coordination and completion of assigned work. Provides input into the selection, evaluation, disciplinary and other personnel matters, and may counsel employees as required. Researches zoning codes, land use applications, NRS and County Development Codes. Provides technical information, assistance and direction to plans examiners in areas of expertise. Confers with developers, engineers, architects, contractors, property owners and others to give information regarding codes, regulations and procedures. Reviews engineering calculations for completeness, code compliance and accuracy. Forwards plan packages to other departments and agencies for review; coordinates review with them and coordinates the plans examination process to ensure that all applicable standards have been met. Recommends necessary changes to obtain compliance with accessibility, building, electrical, energy, mechanical, plumbing, zoning, and other codes and regulations; conveys this information to individuals submitting plans, and suggests alternative ways to meet the code requirements. Advises building inspectors and others regarding problems that may occur in the field. Provides services at a public counter to answer questions and approve plans. Maintains accurate records, logs and files of plans, plan review status and work performed. Monitors technical developments and legislation related to new materials and methods of construction, and zoning code changes; recommends procedural or ordinance changes as appropriate. Prepares reports, correspondence and a variety of written materials. Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team. Uses standard office equipment, including a computer, in the course of the work; drives a personal or County vehicle to visit work sites and attend meetings.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Mobility to work in a typical office setting, use standard office equipment, and to drive a motor vehicle in order to inspect field sites and attend meetings; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. Lift and carry building plans weighing up to 50 pounds. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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