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Building Plans Examiner

Company: City of Durham
Location: Durham
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Building Plans Examiner
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Building Plans Examiner
Salary
$52,958.00 - $81,517.00 Annually
Location
Durham, NC
Job Type
Full time with benefits
Remote Employment
Flexible/Hybrid
Job Number
23-04245
Department
City-County Inspections
Opening Date
04/06/2023
Closing Date
Continuous



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    Position Description
    Work, Serve, Thrive. With the City of Durham
    Advance in your career while making a real difference in the community you serve.
    Hiring Range: $ 52,958.00 - $64,432.00
    Hours/Schedule: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    The City-County Inspections Department helps Durham achieve its vision for a superior built environment by facilitating our customers' achievements. We strive to continually exceed customer service expectations while being a resource for N.C. code compliance success. This takes highly qualified staff with a passion for working in partnership and service with the community. If delivering quality customer service while advancing professionally interests you, join our team!
    Devoted to providing enforcement of codes and regulations, review and approval of building plans for new or existing buildings, structures, and/or, building systems. Incumbents enforce state and local building codes, local ordinances and general statues by reviewing plans for renovations, alterations, additions, and/or field revisions.
    May be responsible for overseeing jobsite inspections by traveling to sites; performing building, inspections; reviewing sites for safety regulations; interacting with contractors and homeowners; scheduling daily inspections and appointments; maintaining documentation and monitoring active projects; and enforcing safety precautions as needed.
    Duties/Responsibilities


    • Performs building, electrical, plumbing, and/or mechanical inspections by traveling to job sites; reviews sites for safety regulations; monitors active projects; schedules daily inspections and appointments; follows up on compliance progress; and enforces safety precautions, applicable codes and regulations.


    • Prepares and maintains reports, case files, notices, correspondence, and other documentation; reviews building plans; reviews permit applications and issues permits; and maintains databases and online systems; work involves entering, researching, compiling, and/or reviewing information, ensuring informational accuracy, and compliance with applicable regulations, policies, and procedures.


    • Coordinates with home and property owners, contractors, other City departments, and/or external agencies; attends project and other meetings; responds to complaints and inquiries in person, via phone or online systems; provides code information and interpretation; reports violations; sends notification letters; testifies in court; and provides public information on departmental operations. Positions assigned to cross connection control may be responsible for:


    • Plan review, permitting, and conducting inspections involved in implementing the cross connection control program including enforcing plumbing code compliance; conducting inspections; performing lock/unlock of meters; performing plan review; and preparing permits and notices.


      Minimum Qualifications & Experience


      • Associate's degree or equivalent experience.


      • Three years of related inspections/construction experience.


      • Six hours of continuing education units each year are required.


      • Become a Sworn Official of City-County within the first 30 days of hire.


      • A valid North Carolina Class C Driver's license with a satisfactory driving record within 60 days of hire.


      • Probationary pre-qualification certification from North Carolina Department of Insurance.


      • Must obtain a Probationary Certification within one year of hire.


        Additional Preferred Skills


        • Knowledge of Building Code.


        • Knowledge of building standards and specification of the North Carolina Building and Residential Codes.


        • Building construction trade, design, plan review or inspections experience.


        • Willing to abide by City of Durham Policies for positions with the privilege of taking City vehicles home and/or policies for positions eligible to work from home.


        • 12-13 paid holidays per year


        • 12 standard work days of vacation per year


        • 12 standard work days of sick leave per year, which accumulates indefinitely; sick leave may be used toward early retirement


        • Two weeks paid military leave per year


        • Medical, dental, vision, and supplemental life insurance plans


        • City contribution of 10.15% into the N.C. State Retirement System


        • Short and long term disability plans


        • Paid temporary disability leave for specified conditions


        • 401(k) retirement plan (4.5% of annual salary contributed by the City)


        • 457 matching 5%


        • Paid funeral leave


        • Employee Assistance Program - personal and family counseling


        • Paid life insurance equal to annual salary


        • 48 hours for volunteer work each year


        • Four hours parental leave each year


        • 457 Deferred Compensation Plans


        • Flexible Spending Accounts (Health and Dependent Care)


        • North Carolina 529 College Savings Plan


        • Transit Benefits


        • GuidanceResources Concierge Service


          01
          Where did you first hear about this opportunity?


          • City of Durham Website


          • Walk in


          • Job fair


          • Employee referral


          • Professional organization Please list the organization in "other" box below


          • Internet posting Please list the specific web site in the "other" box below


          • Craig's List


          • Facebook


          • LinkedIn


          • GlassDoor


          • governmentjobs.com


          • Monster.com


          • Indeed.com


          • Employment Security Commission


          • Magazine/Newspaper


          • Other


            02
            If you listed "other" above please give specific web site, organization, or publication.
            03
            Do you have a valid, unrestricted, North Carolina driver's license "or" if you currently have another state driver's license, are you willing to obtain a valid NC driver's license within 60 days of hire?


            • Yes


            • No


              04
              Please select your highest level of COMPLETED education.


              • Less than a High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED, HiSET, TASC)


              • High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED, HiSET, TASC)


              • Associates Degree


              • Bachelor's Degree


              • Master's Degree


              • PhD or Juris Doctorate


                05
                How many years of related inspections/construction experience do you have?


                • No related experience


                • Less than 1 year of related experience


                • 1 year but less than 3 years related experience


                • 3 years but less than 7 years related experience


                • 7 years or more years related experience


                  06
                  Are you familiar with the Building Code?


                  • Yes


                  • No


                    07
                    How would you rate your knowledge of construction standards and specifications for the North Carolina Building and Residential Codes?


                    • No experience


                    • Beginner Level


                    • Intermediate Level


                    • Advanced Level


                    • Expert Level


                      08
                      How would you rate your knowledge of construction code compliance inspections?


                      • No experience


                      • Beginner Level


                      • Intermediate Level


                      • Advanced Level


                      • Expert Level


                        09
                        How many years of building construction trade, design, plan review or inspections experience do you have?


                        • No related experience


                        • Less than 1 year of related experience


                        • 1 year but less than 3 years related experience


                        • 3 years but less than 5 years related experience


                        • 5 or more years related experience


                          10
                          How many years of construction-related customer service experience do you have?


                          • No related experience


                          • Less than 1 year of related experience


                          • 1 year but less than 3 years related experience


                          • 3 years but less than 5 years related experience


                          • 5 years or more years related experience


                            11
                            Are you willing to abide by City of Durham Policies for positions with the privilege of taking City vehicles home and/or policies for positions eligible to work from home?


                            • Yes


                            • No


                              12
                              Are you willing and able to complete six hours of continuing education units each year of employment?


                              • Yes


                              • No


                                13
                                Are you willing and able to be a Sworn Official of the City-County of Durham within the first 30 days of hire?


                                • Yes


                                • No


                                  14
                                  Do you currently hold a Standard or Probationary Certificate from the NC Department of Insurance, Code Officials Qualification Board?


                                  • Yes, I currently hold a Standard or Probationary Certificate.


                                  • No, I do not hold a certificate.


                                    15
                                    If you do NOT hold a Standard or Probationary Certificate from the NC Department of Insurance, Code Officials Qualification Board, have you contacted them at 919-647-0000 to obtain your level of pre-certification?


                                    • Yes


                                    • No


                                      Required Question

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