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City of SAN ANTONIO Senior Plans Examiner (Building) in SAN ANTONIO, Texas

For more information regarding the position, visit the City of San Antonios employment website at the following link for a complete job description and to submit your application:Closing Date: 1/24/2020Under general supervision, is responsible for performing skilled work reviewing plans or blueprints and specifications submitted with an application for a building permit for new construction, remodeling, moving or demolition of structures to ensure compliance with building codes, zoning ordinances, and other related City ordinances. May exercise functional supervision over assigned staff.iEssential Job Functions:Performs daily inspections of work output of Plans Examiners and clerical staff to ensure accuracy of work and efficiency in methods and procedures.Performs preliminary plan reviews for Architects, Designers, and Engineers on major project in the design stage.Meets with the public, architects, engineers, and developers to resolve any problems or answer any questions.Conducts training programs for Plans Examiners and Field Inspectors.Responds to questions by phone pertaining to building, zoning, and Unified Development Codes.Maintains accurate records and files in order to properly control the processing of plans and applications and to determine and disseminate requested information.Reviews updated codes for adoption, implementation, etc.Acts as City liaison for the Board of Appeals and assists other boards for determination of code related items.Interprets codes and analysis of all types of requests for alternate methods of materials and construction.Reviews plans to insure proposed construction conforms to the International Building Code and International Residential Code.Ensures the proposed use is allowed in the zone and that the structure does not encroach upon setback areas.Confers with professional Engineers, Architects, and Developers to resolve structural design problems, and to interpret building codes and zoning ordinances.Reviews plans and blueprints to ensure proposed construction conforms to the building codes, to include compliance with requirements on size and height, materials used in construction, and fire rating of the structure for the fire district in which it is located.Reviews plans of structures to be demolished to ensure traffic approval, historical, and setbacks are met.Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.iJob Requirements:Two (2) years of college from an accredited college or university.Five (5) years of experience in reading and interpreting architectural and engineering plans, blueprints, and drawings.Building Senior Plans Examiner requires the ability to obtain International Code Council (ICC) certification as a Building Plans Examiner within one (1) year of employment.Requires the ability to obtain a second International Code Council (ICC) certification in Building Plans Examiner, Electrical Plans Examiner, Mechanical Plans Examiner or Plumbing Plans Examiner, or Fire Plans Examiner within one (1) year of employment. Requires the ability to obtain International Code Council (ICC) certification as a Commercial Energy Plans Examiner or Zoning Inspector within 18 months of employment.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Familiar with the IBC.Familiar with the UDC.Must have excellent customer service skills.Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.Experience with all aspects of the development process.Knowledge of building codes.

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