Permit Center Lead/Plans Examiner
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Positions allocated to this class exercise a high degree of independent judgment in performing all aspects of plan checking not requiring review by a licensed architect or engineer. Work in the class differs from that of lower classes in that the work involves review of projects that may have structural elements that need to be verified as code compliant, but do not require review by a licensed architect of engineer. Work differs from that of higher classes in that it does not involve review of projects requiring review by a licensed architect or engineer.
Examples of Duties
- Reviews and examines plans and specifications of commercial, industrial, public or other major developments for compliance with building and fire codes and ordinances.
- Reviews plans, calculations, reports and construction drawings for conformance to current standards and specifications; reviews building construction, improvement and repair plans and specifications for compliance with applicable building, fire, plumbing, heating, ventilation, refrigeration, housing, zoning, health and safety, and other codes and regulations, such as Title 24 Energy Conservation and Handicapped Access Regulations.
- Provides technical advice to the public on code and design requirements and on difficult or unusual code requirements for major structures; answers inquiries from the public relating to regulations for building and housing construction, remodeling and repair, including structural, non-structural, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, fire, zoning matters and other code related questions.
- Maintains current knowledge of approved methods, materials, and equipment pertaining to building, plumbing, heating, ventilation, refrigeration and electrical constructions; may attend meetings and conferences of inspection officials.
- Maintains records, prepares a variety of reports, and makes estimates of a specialized nature in connection with various building projects.
- Assists in court actions involving building, zoning, housing, plumbing, electrical, fire and related violations.
- Performs all duties of a Permit Technician III.
- Provides lead direction and training to Permit Technicians and assigned staff to ensure effective operations of the Permit Counter.
Education: Graduation from high school supplemented by specialized training and education related to building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical and/or zoning codes.
Experience: Five years of progressively responsible experience involving permit processing for a public agency, two years of which includes plan check experience and one year of which includes providing lead direction to permit processing staff.
Possession of, or the ability to obtain within one year of appointment, a Building Plans Examiner certificate from the International Code Council
Possession of Permit Technician certificate from the International Code Council.
Possession of a valid California Driver's License and satisfactory driving record at the time of appointment is required as a condition of initial and continued employment only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than the employee's ability to get to/from various work locations in a timely manner, is necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.