Plans Examiner III

Salary Disclosure/General Description Benefits Supplemental Questions
Salary Disclosure:
Starting Salary: $21.83
Pay Grade: N36
Current Pasco County Employees: Please refer to the Career Service Manual for starting salary information.
Department: Building Construction Services
Location: New Port Richey
General Description: This is highly professional, technical work involving examination of residential and commercial building construction for compliance with statutes and codes.
Essential Job Functions:An employee in this class is responsible for performing technical reviews of considerable difficulty on professionally prepared documents for all proposed residential or commercial construction projects. Responsibilities include determining conformance with current regulations from applications submitted prior to the issuance of construction permits. Employee reviews all new construction, additions, and changes of use. Under general supervision, employee performs assignments requiring the exercise of considerable initiative and independent judgment in interpretation of state statutes, model codes, and municipal ordinances as they relate to the determination of conformity of construction documents. Considerable tact, courtesy, and impartiality are necessary in dealing with contractors, engineers, inspectors, and others. Work is reviewed through periodic conferences, observation, production output, reports submitted, and field inspector feedback.
Examines construction documents (plans, specifications, etc.) for conformity with applicable building, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, gas, and flood control codes, and related regulations, as required.
Approves or disapproves construction documents and communicates results to appropriate design professionals (architect, engineer, etc.); documents reason(s) for disapproval of plans or specifications with the appropriate code section quoted for reference and notifies the design professional of the discrepancy providing a narrative as to the circumstances of disapproval and instructions for submitting revisions that may subsequently be approved.
Provides technical assistance to property owners/public agencies.
Helps to understand and resolve complaints/problems that citizens may encounter.
Consults with others on result of inspections to get. suggestions/recommendations for corrective action.
Performs related work as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Considerable knowledge of construction methods, practices, materials, mechanics, and philosophy; construction codes, inspection processes, and techniques.
Knowledge of legislation affecting building standards; construction-related management and administrative policies, procedures and methods are required.
Ability to observe, comprehend, narrate, and instruct, interpret construction-related codes and standards and uniformly enforce regulations with tact and impartiality.
Ability to read, interpret, and understand construction documents, make independent decisions when required.
Conduct technical inspections when required; organize information, and effectively present recommendations orally and in writing.
Follow oral and written instructions, prepare clear, concise, and accurate reports.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, members of the construction industry, and the general public.
Minimum Requirements:PHYSICAL SKILLS: Ability to communicate effectively using verbal, written, and visual communication. Position requires visiting job sites, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching.
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Graduation from a four-year accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture AND five (5) years or more professional experience in the building construction industry OR 3 years or more experience as a Plans Examiner with the ability to accurately review residential and commercial plans.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS OR REGISTRATIONS: Possession of a Standard Building Plans Examiner License as issued by the Florida Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board, and possession of a valid Driver's License.
Note: Applicants selected for employment who do not possess the required Florida Standard Plans Examiners License(s) must apply to the State for a provisional license within 120 days of hire and obtain the Florida standard license within twelve (12) months of obtaining the provisional license.
ADA STATEMENT: A qualified employee or applicant with a disability may be afforded a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential job functions of a position in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE: Pasco County BOCC is a drug-free workplace in accordance with Federal and Florida Law.
VETERANS' PREFERENCE: Under Section 295.07, F.S., chapter SSA-7 Pasco County BCC provides to Veterans, that preference in appointment will be given to preference-eligible applicants.

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