Plans Examiner I/II
The City of Virginia Beach’s Planning Department is seeking a Plans Examiner I. The position works in the Permits and Inspection Division, which administers the Uniform Statewide Building Code and associated laws and ordinances of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the City of Virginia Beach. This posting may be filled as a Plans Examiner I or Plans Examiner II depending on the qualifications of the selected applicant. The associated pay grades are as follows:
Plans Examiner I G.22: $47,278.40 – $69,305.60
-Examine residential construction plans, minor commercial construction plans and/or site drawings and specifications to verify compliance with all applicable federal, state and local codes; and note discrepancies and inform the architect, engineer, or developer in writing, listing the discrepancies and the applicable code sections.
-Review architectural/structural/site plans and provide information to contractors, engineers, architects and homeowners at the counter or through electronic means as to any requirements prior to issuance of the applicable permit.
-Calculate building and/or impervious surface square footage as well as permit fees; and issue building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical along with associated civil permits verifying the address and zoning on site plan, payment of applicable fees, i.e. public utilities, bonds, etc., current contractor registration and City business licenses and calculation of related fees.
-Attend departmental meetings as a representative to provide input relating to building codes and site developments.
-Attend ICC and State sponsored seminars in order to stay current with code changes and maintain CEU’s as required by mandated certifications.
-Attend court to give testimony in cases where there are building code and/or site development questions to be answered.