PLANS EXAMINER/SENIOR PLANS EXAMINER

Planning/Engineer
Full-time
City of Ventura
12/03/2017

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT: WWW.CITYOFVENTURA.CA.GOV/JOBS

PLANS EXAMINER/SENIOR PLANS EXAMINER
Community Development Department

Recruitment #17-S03-001
Salary:  $65,552 - $87,840/year Senior: $72,357 - $96,959/year

INTRODUCTION
Are you a natural leader dedicated to playing an essential role on the City's innovative Building and Safety team?  Do you have proven experience in building permit processing or plans review?  The City of Ventura is accepting applications for a Senior Plans Examiner vacancy and to establish a list for future Plans Examiner vacancies.  To be considered for this exciting career opportunity in the Community Development Department, apply online at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs by the 12/3/2017 filing deadline!
To learn more about the City's Building and Safety Division, visit https://www.cityofventura.ca.gov/228/Building-Safety.

THE POSITION
We are currently accepting applications to fill one vacancy Senior Plans Examiner vacancy as well as establishing eligibility lists for future Plans Examiner vacancies.
When applying online, you may submit just one application to be considered for both levels.  Simply indicate on the application the levels in which you are interested.  The eligibility list established for this recruitment may be used to fill the current as well as future related vacancies.  This current vacancy may be filled at either level depending on the qualifications of the applicant and the organizational needs of the City.

Plans Examiner
Under general direction, performs routine to moderately difficult plan reviews of building additions and alterations for compliance with building and zoning codes, State laws and other regulations; provides information to permit applicants concerning City building standards and regulations.

Senior Plans Examiner
Under general direction, performs complex plan reviews of building additions and alterations for compliance with building and local ordinance, state laws and other regulations; provides information to permit applicants concerning City building standards and regulations.  Consults with contractors, engineers, architects, and the general public concerning the acceptability of drawings submitted for approval to build within the City.  May act as that Construction Permit Supervisor in that positions' absence.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

  • Is sensitive to the needs of citizens, business owners and contractors when enforcing regulations to gain compliance
  • Uses sound judgment in the interpretation of uniform codes and regulations.
  • Has a calm demeanor and an ability to resolve issues diplomatically and tactfully
  • Is team-oriented, with an ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with others
  • Has exemplary oral communication, public relation and customer service skills
  • Possesses a valid ICC Plans Examiner certificate

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
To view the Plans Examiner job duties, please click on the job description link below:
https://www.jobaps.com/VEN/Specs/ClassSpecDisplay.asp?ClassNumber=S03

To view the Senior Plans Examiner job duties, please click on the job description link below:
https://www.jobaps.com/VEN/Specs/ClassSpecDisplay.asp?ClassNumber=S27

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Plans Examiner

Requires a combination of education, training and experience equivalent to completion of high school, supplemented by additional coursework in construction technology, building and permit processes, engineering or related field and four years of responsible building permit processing or two years of plans review experience.

Senior Plans Examiner
Requires a combination of education, training and experience equivalent to completion of a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Architecture or a related field, supplemented by additional coursework in construction technology, building and three years of plans review experience. Lead or supervisory and construction field experience highly desirable.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATES
Both Plans Examiner and Senior Plans Examiner

License:  Depending on assignment, possession of a valid California Class C driver's license may be required.

Plans Examiner
Certificate:  Must obtain and maintain a ICC Plans Examiner certification within six months of appointment.

Senior Plans Examiner
Certificate: Possession of, and ability to maintain, ICC Plans Examiner certification is required at time of application.  Possession of any of the following current and valid licenses are highly desirable:  State of California Civil Engineer, State of California Structural Engineer, or State of California Architect.

BENEFITS
To view benefits, please visit our website at https://www.cityofventura.ca.gov/971/Benefits

SELECTION PLAN
Submit a City application and supplemental questionnaire by the filing deadline. The preferred method of application is on-line and you are highly encouraged to apply at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs. If you are unable to apply electronically, you may request paper application materials by calling (805) 654-7853 during regular business hours. Paper applications can be FAXed to (805) 648-4467, or mailed, or hand delivered to City Hall at: 501 Poli Street, Room 210; P.O. Box 99; Ventura, CA 93002. If you FAX, it is highly recommended that you also send the original documents. The Eligibility List established may be used to fill other regular and temporary vacancies at the discretion of the City.
Once your application has been submitted, all future correspondence from the City will be via e-mail. Please keep your contact information up-to-date and ensure that your email spam filter allows you to receive messages from recruitment@cityofventura.ca.gov. You may also view notices send to you by the City in the "My Applications" tab at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs.

Department Selection Interview
A select number of candidates will be invited to a department selection interview being held in December 2017, date to be determined.