City of McKinney Job Openings – Plans Examiner

Website City of McKinney

Job Description:

Under general supervision, the purpose of the position is to examine building, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing plans and specifications to ensure proper adherence to applicable zoning codes, building codes and other regulations for the approval of construction or alteration work by means of interpretation and application of such codes and ordinances. Employees in this class perform skilled professional and technical level work. This position requires the evaluation of plats, site plans, civil drawings, building construction plans, specifications, and architectural standards submittals, and the ability to interpret these for compliance. This position is responsible for advising property owners, architects, builders and engineers on matters regarding building code compliance and zoning ordinances. Perform related work as required.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensures compliance with life safety issues, including such items as determining fire sprinkler/fire alarm requirements, exiting requirements, occupancy and construction type determinations and applying various other adopted code regulations to submitted construction plans.
  • Performs full plan review of all plans and documents overall compliance with all applicable adopted codes including but not limited to the International Building Code, International Residential Code, International Plumbing Code, International Mechanical Code, International Energy Code, International Fire Code, International Fuel Gas Code, National Electric Code, American National Standard of Accessibility, City ordinances, state requirements relating to barrier-free review, and asbestos surveys.
  • Determines compliance with state requirements relating to construction plans..
  • Verifies construction plans comply with local amendments.
  • Provides on-going training for permit department personnel regarding interpreting and applying code and ordinance requirements in the field including but not limited to International Codes, Architectural Standards Ordinance, Sign Ordinance, Site plan processing and other related permit staff applications.
  • Responsible for completing project application submittals and entering data into the computer.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to embrace and embody the City’s core values of Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence (R.I.S.E.).
  • Ability to communicate effectively with peers, supervisors, subordinates, and people to whom service is provided.
  • Ability to produce desired work outcomes, including quality, quantity, and timeliness.
  • Ability to plan and organize work, time, and resources, and if applicable, that of subordinates.
  • Requires the ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize, and/or analyze data and/or information. Includes exercising discretion in determining data classification, and in referencing such analysis to established standards for the purpose of recognizing actual or probable interactive effects and relationships.
  • Requires the ability to apply principles of persuasion and/or influence.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Must have two (2) years of plans examining experience or must currently possess a Plans Examiner Certification or certification as a Commercial and Residential Combination Inspector or must be able to obtain Plans Examiner Certification within 6 months of hire date.
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.
  • A valid driver’s license in good standing required.

Job Details:

Company: City of McKinney

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Other

Job Location: Ft. Worth, TX, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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