- Entry level
- No Education
- Salary $22.52 - $37.40 gross per hour
The Plans Examiner provides technical review of residential, commercial or other construction plans to ensure completeness, accuracy, and conformance to applicable building codes, ordinances, national standards, and zoning regulations.Performs a variety of duties involved in providing customer information and assistance related to the development process, including but not limited to planning, building, zoning, code enforcement, drainage review, and maintaining records using the County's automated permitting system and computerized geographic information system.
This position is located at 501 N. 44th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008.
We recognize your time is valuable, so please apply if you meet the following required qualifications:
- High school diploma or GED.
- Three (3) years of experience in architectural, residential, or commercial building plan review which includes reading and interpreting commercial and residential construction plans and specifications.
Combined education and experience qualifications:
- Post-secondary education in engineering or architecture may substitute for theexperience on a year for year basis.
- Must possess, or have the ability to obtain by the time of hire, a valid Arizona driver's license.
Our Preferred Candidate has:
- Associates degree or higherin Urban Planning, Urban Geography, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Public Administration, or a related field.
- Experience in conducting research and analyzing problems and issues related to land-use controls.
- Experience in dealing effectively with the general public and development industry professionals.
- Plan review and/or planning experience.
- Training in architecture, engineering, mechanical, electric or plumbing trades.
- Building Assignment:International Code Council Certification, certification from International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials (I.A.P.M.O.) or National Electrical Code (N.E.C).
- Zoning Assignment:American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certificate.
Essential Job Tasks
- Reviews residential or other construction plans for compliance with building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, security, zoning codes and ordinances, state statutes, federal/state regulations, and various utility requirements applicable to building construction. Performs mathematical calculations to determine appropriate fees.
- Reviews technical residential and commercial building permit applications and site plans submitted online or over the counter to ensure completeness of permit plans prior to submittal and screens for accuracy.
- Functions as subject matter expert in the area of assignment, displaying a thorough and deep understanding of the department's functions. Assists other department representatives with interpretation and requirements.
- Communicates in-person and by telephone with the general public, other county employees, contractors and engineers in order to explain and administer provisions of development requirements and codes. Performs computer entry of plan review comments and permit data.
- Performs other duties/tasks as assigned.
- Reviews residential and commercial building application and civil/site plans to ensure compliance with zoning codes and ordinances, state statues, federal/state regulations.Researches subdivision plats, Assessor maps, legal descriptions, and deeds of conveyance and easements. Reviews aerials and/or floodplain maps and information to determine the level of additional technical review required for permit issuance.
- Initiates and notifies public of address changes.
- Assists the public at the counter or over the phone with zoning code enforcement issues. Functions as subject matter expert in the area of assignment, displaying a thorough and deep understanding of the department's functions.
- Communicates in-person and by telephone with the general public, other county employees, contractors and engineers in order to explain and administer provisions of development requirements and codes.
- Performs other duties/tasks as assigned.
Work environment for this position will include working indoors, outdoors, stairs, ladders and confined areas in normal office setting and site inspections. Physical Environment will include sitting, standing walking, driving, climbing, crouching in normal office setting and site inspections. Social Environment will include high volume of work, time pressures, interruptions, teamwork in normal office setting and site inspection. May have to be carry, push or pull plans up to 50lbs. This position is required to work from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday, with the exception of County reserved holidays and weekends.
Maricopa County is an EEO/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.
The hiring authority will select the successful candidate based on departmental needs.
All offers of employment made to new hires and rehires at Maricopa County are contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer, pre-employment thorough background investigation. A background investigation is conducted on a current employee who changes to a Safety Sensitive Position or one having the potential for serious adverse impact on the integrity or efficiency of the County. These requirements do not pertain to employees of elected officials who undergo background investigation processes administered through their respective offices.
Typically successful candidates are hired at a salary rate, up to midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience, internal equity and budgetary allowances.
- safety and security