City of Fayetteville seeking Plans Examiner-Building Official 2018-01197


$21.34 – $30.85 Hourly
$44,387.20 – $64,168.00 Annually

Job Type: Full Time
Location: 113 W. Mountain, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Department: Development Services Department

Essential Job Duties
The City of Fayetteville is committed to attracting, engaging and rewarding a multi-generational workforce.  By offering a total rewards package including competitive compensation and benefits plans and a purposeful work life, the City is an employer of choice focused on serving our community.

The grade range for this position is:
Minimum            Market          Maximum
$21.34               $25.71           $30.85

1.Provide good customer service to both internal and external customers, maintain positive and effective working relationships with other City employees (especially members of his or her own team), and have regular and reliable attendance that is non-disruptive.

2.Serve as primary Plans Examiner for all multi-family and commercial permit applications in conformance with applicable codes and ordinances.  Facilitate the review and approval process in an efficient and effective manner, maintaining communication with applicants and design professionals at all stages of the process.

3.Assist the Building Safety Division Director with interpretation of codes, ordinances, and applicable laws for residential and non-residential building inspectors.  Understand and perform duties of permitting and inspection technicians, and building inspectors.  Confer with division staff concerning division policy and procedures.

4.Comply with legal procedures related to codes, ordinances and laws.

5.Correspond and meet as required with architects, engineers, contractors, and owners during planning, design and construction of commercial projects concerning minimum code, related city ordinances, and applicable state law requirements.

6.Organize and file plans, specifications and related documents through the review, construction and archiving processes.

7.Coordinate inspection criteria with job-site construction supervisor and inspectors as required to determine compliance with codes and ordinances; ascertain that construction meets the intent of approved specifications and drawings; review and approve changes to design; identify violations and stop progress if necessary until remedies are approved.

8.Prepare detailed reports and document inspection activity including violations and remedies.

9.Confer with Engineering, Landscaping, Planning, Solid Waste, Fire, Sidewalk, Trails and other city departments and divisions to assure compliance with Arkansas Plumbing, Gas, Mechanical, Energy, Building, Accessibility and Health Code requirements; and issue Certificates of Occupancy.

10.Actively participate in the continuing education requirements of the Division including all requirements to maintain State and National certifications.

11.As assigned, assist residential and commercial inspectors in the performance of their respective duties, including plan reviews and job site inspections.

Secondary Job Duties: 
1.Perform secondary duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
1.High School diploma or GED and five years of related plans examination experience.  Prefer Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) in Construction, Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering or closely related field from four year college or university and two years of related plans examination experience.

2.Valid Driver’s License.

3.Ability to obtain International Code Council (ICC) certification as a Commercial Inspector and Commercial Plans Examiner within three years of hire date.  Obtain Arkansas State Plumbing, Mechanical and Electrical Inspector licenses within one year of hire date.

4.Effectively communicate with others orally and in writing.

5.Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

6.Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

7.Must be proficient in the use of a computer and software programs such as word processing and spreadsheet applications, and must be able to become proficient in the use of other software programs such as Hansen and ArcMap. Must be able to effectively operate standard office equipment.

8.While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.  The employee regularly is required to stand, walk, and sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  The employee is regularly required to traverse uneven terrain such as construction sites.

9.While performing the functions of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places, outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock.


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