Status: Full-time position
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Deadline Date: 11/15/13
Job Summary: The Plans Examiner Coordinator performs professional and technical duties related to the examination and coordination of residential and commercial construction permit plans for compliance with building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing codes; other adopted codes; city laws, policies and regulations; and accessibility standards.
Qualifications: Associate’s Degree in Building Science and Construction Technology, Architectural Design, General Engineering or a related field and three (3) years of experience as a certified Building Plans Examiner (ICC B3 or equivalent), plus two (2) years of experience in each of the following classifications:
certified electrical plans examiner (ICC E3 or equivalent);
certified mechanical examiner (ICC M3 or equivalent) AND
certified plumbing examiner (ICC P3 or equivalent).
Bachelor’s Degree in a related field is preferred.
Experience may substitute for education on a one year to one year basis however, additional education may not substitute for the experience requirements.
Duties: Coordinates and oversees the intake, examination and issuance of all assigned permits.
Works to minimize delays in the permit process through early identification and timely resolution of required corrections. Establishes priorities in the plans examination process as necessary.
Examines construction permit applications for compliance with adopted City building codes including architectural, structural, green, electrical, plumbing and mechanical codes and accessibility requirements.
References City maps, GIS and ArcView systems; consults with other City staff to verify zoning, historic code requirements and past Planning Commission decisions that may affect a construction permit; verifies zoning and other special overlay districts and reviews or consults with other City staff regarding compliance with City land development code regulations.
Participates in the intake and issuance of construction permits; accurately enters and retrieves construction permit information utilizing the City’s iSeries and SunGard Public Sector software application for the Community Development Building Permits System; may verify construction permit submittal information including technical data, construction valuation, applicable fees and contractor licensure; may conduct field investigations to verify on-site conditions. May calculate and accept associated fees.
Responds to code compliance inquiries from architects, engineers, designers, contractors, the general public and other city staff; provides excellent customer service and assistance at all times. Provides pertinent information to applicants regarding the permitting process and assists them as needed throughout the process for approval.
Periodically reviews information regarding new building and construction methods, materials, equipment and codes to stay current in the field and commensurate with relevant certification levels.
Prepares required or special reports on tasks assigned; may review proposed code revisions; may assist in the investigation of allegations regarding improper construction and dangerous structures; may assist in preparation of cases for prosecution in court and may testify in court concerning violations of building codes.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the city application form. Submit City of Santa Fe Application by one of the following methods Fill out application at Human Resources Department, City Hall, 200 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM; mail application to P.O. Box 909, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-0909; or fax application to (505) 955-6810. Applications may be downloaded from our website: www.santafenm.gov; or apply online at www.santafenm.gov. Applications become public record upon receipt and may be made available for public inspection upon request.
When required of the position, attach a copy of certification(s) or license(s). Copies of high school diploma/GED & college degree must be provided at time of interview. Pre-placement physical exams are required for some positions. Incomplete applications may delay or exclude consideration of your application.