Plans ExaminerFull TimeInspection Services, Building Safety

Hiring Salary: $19.44 - $25.24 per hour

REQ #: 98821 Position(s)

Supervisor: Davis

Posted Date: 3/10/2017      Reposted Date: 10/11/2017      Closing Date: 10/27/2017

Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday with additional hours as needed

PRIMARY DUTY: Under basic supervision, performs electrical section plan reviews for proposed residential and commercial buildings for the Building Safety Department (BSD); examines building plans before permit issuance and verifies plans are in compliance with building and safety codes, laws, regulations, and standards.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Performs and facilitates plan reviews of electrical sections for commercial and residential projects by conducting meetings; review of preliminary and final electrical drawings and specifications for compliance with codes and ordinances related to building construction;
•Performs review of electrical construction documents for compliance with adopted electrical codes;
•Works safely in accordance with safety plan, department safety plan, applicable laws and regulations, state and federal building and safety regulations, City policies and department standards.
• Communicates with City departments, citizens, and contractors to coordinate the resolution of permitting issues and technical questions; issues permits within scope of authority.
• Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.

• City policies and procedures.
• Federal, state and local building, housing and safety laws, rules, ordinances, codes and regulations.
• City land use and development regulations and zoning and building codes.
• Record keeping and file maintenance principles and procedures.

Skill in:
• Interpreting and applying statutes, rules, ordinances, codes and regulations.
• Reading and interpreting building plans and technical specifications and checking details, estimates, plans, and specifications of projects.
• Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers.
• Operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of business and specialized software.
• Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

Applicants must submit a completed City of Waco application in order to be considered for this position. Resumes may be attached to the completed application, but not in lieu of one. If a resume is attached, all questions on the application must still be answered completely and accurately. If a question does not apply to you, please mark it "NA" Do not leave it blank. Incomplete applications will not be considered. To verify prior military experience, please include a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4) with your application. All answers are subject to verification. Applications are available online at the City's website, Click Here for the NEW City of Waco Job Application, or at the City of Waco Human Resources Department located at 300 Austin Avenue. Applications may be submitted by e-mail as an attachment to, fax to 254-750-5737 or by mail to City of Waco, Human Resources Department, PO BOX 2570, Waco, TX 76702. EOE


Driver’s License: Valid Class C Texas DL
Education: Associate’s Degree in Construction Management, Electrical Engineering, Business or Public Administration is required.
Experience: Two years of experience in construction management and building inspection is required; Five years of electrical design, construction, and/or plan review is strongly desired; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Certifications: Master Electrical License is required. Building and/or Electrical Plans Examiner certifications are strongly desired.
Testing: An Electrical Print Reading, Basic Blueprint, and Office Telephone Etiquette test with a minimum score of 70% is required.
Physical demands: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.
Environmental factors: Work is performed primarily in an office setting or well-lit, temperature-controlled working environment.

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