A City Plans Examiner is a skilled technical classification which performs responsible plans examination work in support of the central plans review function of the Development Services Division including screening and preliminary plan review. Work involves: researching historical background information pertinent to individual permit applications; performing technical analysis of plans, specifications, and reports; and reviewing construction documents for completeness, accuracy, and conformance to applicable codes, ordinances, and national standards. The responsibilities of this class involve technical expertise as well as independent judgment, which must result in precision and accuracy. Incumbents in this class are required to develop and maintain a current knowledge of the policies, procedures, and standards of the City departments they represent. Employees of this classification may progress by non-competitive promotion to Senior City Plans Examiner upon meeting the specific criteria-based promotion requirements of performance and certification in addition to the normal education and training requirements of the Senior City Plans Examiner classification. This class is responsible for performing related duties as required.
This class is distinguished from the Senior City Plans Examiner class in that the latter acts as lead over less experienced staff and handles advanced-level plans review assignments requiring well-developed professional knowledge and judgment. This position differs from the technical classification of Building Plans Examiner by the nature of assignments, the work group under which duties and functions are performed, the performance of work requiring a broader knowledge of the principles and techniques of the plans review field, and the exercise of greater independent judgment. Work is performed under the general direction of a senior administrative, technical and/or professional level staff supervisor (based on assignment). Performance and work are evaluated through meetings, written plans review correction sheets, and by overall results achieved. This class is FLSA nonexempt.
Employee Values: All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City's shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity
Minimum Qualifications Required. Graduation from high school or GED. Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to considerable (3 - 5 years) plans review experience related to the program area (example: Fire, Civil, Design Review, Streetlights) and interpreting and applying codes, ordinances, and national standards (building, mechanical, plumbing, electric, fire, civil engineering) (by assignment).
Special Requirement. Must possess a valid Arizona Driver's License by hire date.
Preferred/Desirable Qualifications. Extensive experience in dealing effectively with the general public and development industry professionals is highly desirable. Certification in the current fire code as adopted by the City of Mesa is highly desirable for Fire assignment. Knowledge of Public Works Standards and rules governing infrastructure construction is preferred for Civil assignment. College or technical school coursework pertinent to the assigned function (civil or mechanical engineering, architecture, fire science, building construction, or closely related field) is preferred.