The City of Riverside Community and Economic Development
Department is now accepting applications for the position ofSenior
Plans Examiner within its Building & Safety Division. This
recruitment will be used to establish an eligibility list to fill
current and future vacancies in this classification for up to six
The Senior Plans Examiner performs under general direction, to
supervise and review plans for subdivision developments, multi-unit
residential, and commercial/industrial building projects for
compliance with established codes, ordinances, and other applicable
regulations; to provide information and assistance at the public
counter to architects, engineers, contractors, homeowners, the
general public, and others; to supervise assigned personnel; and to
perform related duties as required. This position receives general
direction from the Assistant Building Official and exercises
general supervision over technical and clerical support staff.
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Examine and review plans and specifications submitted for
residential tracts, multi-unit residential, and commercial
industrial buildings for compliance with codes, ordinances, and
other applicable regulations. * Review plans and calculations to
ensure appropriate use of materials and construction installations.
* Perform field inspections and assist field inspectors and other
staff with complex or unusual requirements for residential and
other structures. * Prepare and maintain files, reports, and
records of activities and procedures. * Assist at the public
counter in calculating fees, issuing permits, and dispensing
general and technical information. * Provide training to the
Building & Safety Division staff. * Answer questions from
homeowners, architects, engineers, contractors, and the general
public regarding the City's policies and procedures, related codes,
ordinances and regulations. * Coordinate with other City
departments, divisions, and outside regulatory agencies. * Perform
preliminary design review and similar tasks as a Building & Safety
representative on the Development Review Committee as needed. *
Supervise, train, and evaluate assigned plan check and permit
Education and Experience:
Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or
university with major work in architecture, engineering, or a
closely related field, OR ICC certification as a Plans
Experience: Five years of professional experience as a plan
checker reviewing plans for conformance with the applicable
building codes for governmental agency including at least two years
of experience in plan checking related to disabled access
Necessary Special Requirements:
* Possession of an International Code Council (ICC)
Certification as a Plans Examiner. * CASp certification is highly
desirable. * Possession of, or ability to obtain, a Class "C"
California Motor Vehicle Operator's License.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION:
* Completed Online Employment Application * Completed
Supplemental Questionnaire * Resume * ICC Certification as a Plans
The selection process will begin with an employment application
package screening, with the best qualified candidates being invited
to participate further in the assessment process. This process may
include any combination of written, performance, and oral
assessments to evaluate job-related education, experience,
knowledge, skills, and abilities. Those who successfully complete
the selection process will be placed on the eligibility list for
It is the responsibility of candidates with a disability
requiring accommodation in the assessment process to contact the
Human Resources Department in writing to request such accommodation
prior to the closing date of this recruitment.
Appointment may be subject to the successful completion of a
pre-employment background investigation, medical/physical
examination, drug and alcohol test.
NOTE: The City reserves the right to modify selection devices
and test instruments in accordance with accepted legal, ethical,
and professional standards. Candidates may reapply when there is a
posting to establish an eligibility list.
Proof of education listed in your application will be requested
at the time of conditional offer. Acceptable documentation consists
of transcripts or degree, if applicable, by the accredited U.S.
college or university.
Education obtained outside the United States (US) require one of
the following options:
A. An equivalency statement from an evaluation company certified
by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services
(NACES) at http://www.naces.org/members.html or the Association of
International Credential Evaluators Inc. (AICE) at
B. An advanced-level degree from an accredited US college or
university. All applicants will be notified via e-mail or telephone
of their application status and the assessment
dates/times/locations after the closing date of this
All applicants will be notified via e-mail or telephone of their
application status and the assessment dates/times/locations after
the closing date of this announcement.
THE PROVISIONS OF THIS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT DO NOT CONSTITUTE AN
EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED CONTRACT.