Job Title: Plan Reviewer Manager
Pay Grade: 116
Job Code: TBD
FLSA Status: Exempt
Performs technical work reviewing building and development plans and specifications for compliance with applicable building and development codes and related work as apparent or assigned. Required to possess a comprehensive understanding of City, State, and National codes. Required to read plans and inspect structures for compliance with building, electric, mechanical, and plumbing codes and additionally, be capable of communicating effectively with developers, contractors, and the public. Work is performed under the general direction of the Community Development Department Director.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Responsible for the review and management of Development and Building Plan Review to ensure compliance with adopted codes and ordinances.
- Works collaboratively with the Building Division, Zoning Division, Community Development Director and other City staff to review building, development codes and ordinances in order to recommend code revisions and to ensure that all staff remains informed of new developments in construction materials or methods.
- Develops and implements instructional sessions on a regularly scheduled basis to ensure the transfer of knowledge and information.
- Review submittals of plans, construction documents and applications prior to acceptance and to notify the applicant that the submittal has been rejected due to missing documents and/or information.
- Determines whether plans submitted are adequate to transmit full information to building inspectors, are sufficient for a complete code review and are in conformance with building codes, ordinances, and other standards.
- Designs and maintains user friendly written and illustrative guidelines to assist customer understanding of minimum building code requirements for the development of project plans and to serve as a template when professional drawings are not required.
- Performs customer service by phone, in person, or other electronic means; advises developers, contractors, and the general public on matters relating to building codes and other ordinances; interprets and applies code regulations; answers questions and explains the necessity of modifying construction documents.
- Assists Permitting and Administrative Staff as needed with customer inquiries and application intake.
- Assists Zoning Division with development plan review to ensure compliance with applicable ordinances.
- Issues permits and makes field inspections throughout the City of Douglasville as necessary.
- Enforces the tree preservation/replacement requirements and landscaping ordinances.
- Responsible for the Land Disturbance Permit process.
- Reviews construction documents while on jobsites for compliance with appropriate building codes and ordinances while conducting field inspections.
- Receives and responds to inquiries and complaints regarding questionable construction practices; addresses complex enforcement issues.
- Provides technical assistance on codes and ordinances to office staff and inspectors in the field; may accompany inspectors in the field to provide advice or assist with difficult situations.
- Attend meetings with contractors, architects, engineers and the general public; confers with same, regarding code compliance matters and interpretation of codes and ordinances.
- Prepares reports and keeps records regarding inspections.
- Attends classes necessary to obtain and/or maintain appropriate
- Prepares evidence and testifies in court on building code violation cases and cases involving state licensing boards.
- Works with Building Official in making informed decisions and interpreting code when necessary
- Performs other duties as assigned;
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s or Associates degree in engineering, architecture or construction management and five (5) to seven (7) years of increasingly responsible field engineering or inspection experience in an administrative capacity, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Knowledge of City and department policies and procedures;
- Knowledge of City, state and national building codes;
- Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions;
- Knowledge of generally accepted engineering, construction and building practices;
- Skill in using independent judgment and discretion;
- Skilled in prioritizing and scheduling assignments;
- Skilled in communicating effectively with contractors, builders, developers, the general public and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds;
- Skilled in basic computer applications for word processing and spreadsheets;
- Ability to maintain routine records;
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others;
- Ability to operate City vehicles;
- Ability to interpret Zoning and Development Ordinances; and
- Ability to perform digital plan review using BlueBeam Revu software
CERTIFICATION, LICENSE AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
- Requires a valid State of Georgia Driver’s License;
- International Code Council (ICC), certification in three (3) or more areas (Residential Building Inspection, Commercial Building Inspection, and Building Plans Examiner required). Some deficiencies in certification may be considered with obtainment of required certificates within 6 months of appointment;
- Comprehensive knowledge of Bluebeam Revu software; and
- Prior experience as a residential and commercial plans examiner
Work is typically performed with the employee walking, sitting, standing, balancing, bending, kneeling, crouching or crawling. The employee must occasionally lift light to moderately heavy objects, climb ladders, use tools or equipment that require high degree of dexterity and distinguish between shades of color.
Work is typically performed in an office environment however, outside work at construction sites which may include occasional exposure to hot, cold or inclement weather, rough terrain, noise, dust, dirt and machinery with moving parts. At times the employee may be required to wear protective equipment.