CLOSE DATE :
This position will remain open until filled, the next application review will occur on January 31st, 2018 .*
*We reserve the right to close this recruitment at any time without notice.
PAY INFORMATION :
$67,639 - $85,359Hourly:
$32.51 - $41.03Union Representation:
Clackamas County proudly offers an attractive compensation and benefits package including competitive wages, annual cost-of-living adjustments, annual merit increases (for eligible positions), and a robust sick and vacation plan for regular status positions. We encourage and support employee health and wellness by offering a variety of gym memberships discounts, onsite fitness classes, onsite Farmers Market with fresh produce available for purchase, annual wellness fairs and alternative care benefits so you can customize your wellness needs to fit your lifestyle.This is a full-time, Group 2
position represented by AFSCME. AFSCME: Department of Transportation (DTD) Full Time BenefitsLearn More About BenefitsLearn More About Wellness Offerings at the CountyLearn More About Commuting Options
JOB INTRODUCTION :
The Department of Transportation and Development / Building Codes Division is seeking an experienced Plans Examiner to review, under general supervision, industrial, commercial and 1 and 2 family dwelling building plans for compliance with the State of Oregon residential, structural and mechanical Specialty Codes, and to perform fire and life safety inspections and plan reviews.The Plans Examiner reviews plans for building projects and mechanical systems of all types, sizes and complexities with the exception of high rise structures. This position is distinguished from the Structural Engineer classification by the latter's registration as a professional engineer and responsibility to review building projects and mechanical systems of all sizes, types and complexities with no exceptions.The ideal candidate will have strong organization skills, as well as excellent communication skills. He or she will understand the value a community places on safe buildings and structures, and will have a keen sense of how building codes satisfy this demand. We are looking for someone with a proven track record of working in and maintaining a positive, team oriented work environment. The successful candidate will be able to positively contribute to the Building Codes Division, and will recognize the vital role we play in the Development Services function within the Department of Transportation and Development. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to collaborate with staff members, citizens, elected officials, government agencies and business interests. Required Minimum Qualifications / Transferrable Skills:*
|Certifications required at hire ||Certifications to be possessed at hire, or obtained within six (6) months of hire |
|Oregon Inspector Certification (OIC) || |
|State of Oregon: |
- Fire and Life Safety Plans Examiner (PEF)
- A-Level Structural Plans Examiner (PEA)
- Residential Plans Examiner (CAX)
|State of Oregon : |
- A-level Structural Inspector (SIA)
- A-level Mechanical Inspector (MIA)
- Residential Structural Inspector (CAS)
|International Code Council**: |
- ICC Building Plans Examiner (B3)
- ICC Fire Plans Examiner (F3)
- ICC Residential Building Inspector (B1)
|International Code Council**: |
- ICC Commercial Building Inspector (B2)
- ICC Commercial Mechanical Inspector (M2)
- ICC Residential Mechanical Inspector (M1)
|State of Oregon Legacy Certifications: |
- A-Level Plans Examiner
- Fire and Life Safety Plans Examiner
- 1 and 2 Family Plans Examiner
|State of Oregon Legacy Certifications: |
- A-level Structural Inspector
- A-level Mechanical Inspector
- 1 and 2 Family Structural Inspector
- 1 and 2 Family Mechanical Inspector
Preferred Special Qualifications / Transferrable Skills:*
- Strong organizational skills
- Ability to work well independently or within a team environment
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Employment is contingent upon passing a post-offer physical assessment. Accommodation requests will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation.
- Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment. Specific information on the County's driving policy can be found at Driving and Vehicle Policy (EPP 52)
SPECIAL NOTES: ** To use International Code Council (ICC) certifications you must be able to provide documentation showing the appropriate experience as outlined by the Oregon State Building Codes Division in order to convert these certifications to Oregon Certifications, or be registered to take the necessary Oregon State Building Codes Division training class in order to convert the ICC certifications, within six (6) months of hire, to Oregon Certifications.Proof of registration/certification will be required prior to the final offer of employment is being extended to the selected candidate. Out-of-state applicants should consult the State of Oregon website at http://www.oregon.gov/BCD/pages/index.aspx regarding reciprocity requirements.
- A minimum of three (3) years of experience as a plans examiner in a building codes, public works or similar department
*For Veterans qualified for Veteran’s Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.
- Reviews building plans for compliance with residential, structural, mechanical and fire and life safety codes; reviews fire sprinkler and fire alarm system installation plans; reviews other types of plans and specifications related to a project.
- Performs field inspections when required on specific projects, singly or jointly with field inspectors and fire service; writes inspection reports, noting approvals or disapprovals and corrections needed; places "stop work" orders as necessary.
- Assists in solving code related problems during both plan review and construction stages with homeowners, contractors and design professionals; evaluates and advises on alternative methods or materials to satisfy code requirements.
- Cooperates with fire prevention officials on projects in their districts during plans review and inspection stages.
- Participates in preliminary project meetings with architects, engineers, builders, owners and personnel from other divisions of the Department.
- Provides codes and permits related information to the public.
Thorough knowledge of:
State of Oregon residential, structural, mechanical, and fire and life safety Specialty Code provisions.Working knowledge of:
Basic principles and practices of civil, structural and mechanical engineering; building construction methods and materials; County field inspection procedures and practices; County permit process and zoning regulations; English grammar and composition.Skill to:
Communicate effectively and respectfully, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships; elicit the cooperation of builders, design professionals and other concerned parties; maintain complete and accurate records; read and understand building plans, including specifications, calculations and details; read and understand maps, legal descriptions and zoning laws; effectively operate computer equipment and software programs utilized by the County.
WORKING CONDITIONS :
This is a standard office setting so applicants will be asked to work at a computer, desk and plans table. The applicant will work a small portion of the time with customers at the front counter. The applicant will from time to time act as a field inspector where they may be required to carry a ladder, squat, crawl, kneel, and bend in order to complete an inspection.
WORK SCHEDULE :
This position works 40 hours during a standard workweek of Monday through Friday. Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended.
EXPLORE CLACKAMAS COUNTY :
Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 400,000 citizens.Explore Clackamas CountyClackamas County Core ValuesWorking for Clackamas CountyRecreation, Arts & Heritage
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT
The mission of the Department of Transportation and Development (DTD) is to assist citizens and businesses in creating vibrant, sustainable communities through innovative and responsive public service.
DTD is responsible for a broad range of county services involving land use planning and permitting, building permits, county code enforcement, solid waste and recycling, road construction and maintenance, surveying, plat approvals, public land corner restoration and dog services. The county’s urban renewal programs also report to DTD. Learn more about the divisions in DTDABOUT BUILDING CODES
The Building Codes Division is housed within the Department of Transportation and Development and is focused on the safety of the built environment and ensuring that buildings are energy efficient, comfortable and accessibility. The Division is responsible for administering the State of Oregon specialty codes and the County’s grading ordinance. In order to accomplish these goals, the program performs a variety of activities including plans review, permitting and inspections for residential and commercial construction.The Building Codes Division uses a collaborative approach to code administration and public safety, and views themselves as partners in the development process. The Division operates as a dedicated, enterprise with all funding generated entirely through permit fees.
APPLICATION PROCESS :
Clackamas County only accepts online applications.Help With Your Application:Application ProcessBrowser and Operating System HintsFrequently Asked Questions
If you have any questions or issues you may contact the Department of Human Resources at 503-655-8459 or e-mail us
. Our office hours are Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (closed on Fridays).
HOW TO CLAIM VETERAN'S PREFERENCERequest Veterans' PreferenceLearn more about the County's Veterans' Preference
Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date. You may request an accommodation during the online application process.
About this company
Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. Clackamas County is a great place to live, work and play!
Location/Region: Oregon City, OR (US - 97045)