Plans Examiner II
The City of Virginia Beach’s Planning Department is seeking a Plans Examiner II. The position works in the Permits and Inspection Division, which administers the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code and associated laws and ordinances of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the City of Virginia Beach.
Specific duties/responsibilities include, but not limited to:
-Examine commercial construction plans, residential construction plans, and/or site drawings and specifications to verify compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local codes. Note discrepancies and inform the architect, engineer, or developer in writing outlining the discrepancies and the applicable code sections where noncompliance occurs.
-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. Issue building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical along with associated civil permits. Verifying addresses and zoning on site plan. Calculate and assess applicable fees, i.e., permit fees, plan review fees, public utilities, bonds, etc., Ensuring that the contractors are current contractor registration and city business licenses and are licensed for the intended projects. Processing of payments.
-Maintain and perform reviews from a constantly updating task list with multiple projects of varying due dates being assigned daily. Keep project statuses up to date, purge duplicate or outdated files. Stamp and save approved drawings.
-Receive calls and meet with architects, engineers, contractors, developers, homeowners in the office to review preliminary plans for compliance with codes and discuss City policies and review processes.
-Assist field inspectors by providing relevant building code information or solving field problems.
-Attend departmental meetings as a representative to provide input relating to building codes and site developments. Meetings may be virtual or in person.
-Attend ICC and State sponsored seminars 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.
-Perform other job duties requiring skills, knowledge and physical requirements as demanded by those