City of Fort Worth Fort Worth, TX, USA
Oct 18, 2018
Job Description Requisition Number: 51122 Department: Planning and Development Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular The Planning and Development Department seeks to make Fort Worth the most livable city in Texas by promoting orderly growth and development, safe construction and neighborhood vitality. The plans exam division helps complete this mission by performing a variety of technical duties in reviewing, approving and processing building applications in assigned area, including building, zoning, electrical, plumbing and mechanical. With a staff of thirteen employees, the plans exam division reviews a diverse mix of commercial and residential projects for conformance to building codes and laws. Projects include single family homes, thirty story high-rise buildings, museums by world renowned architects, mixed-use developments and everything in-between. Staff is also encouraged to explore innovative alternative solutions to address code issues and serve our customers. The Department is seeking a Senior Plans Examiner and the ideal candidate will have strong skills in : Interpreting regulations, laws and ordinances for purposes of plans examination within established departmental guidelines. Reviewing large complex and high profile projects Providing assistance with drawings, applications, calculations and codes to the general public and building contractors, architects, engineers and the general public. Assistance to solve issues on set of plans for permits with innovative ideas. Revises or amends original plans as necessary and provides follow up correspondence with the owner or contact person. Help in assisting Plans Examiners with complex reviews. Enters all plans examination and application data into computer system. Updates and retrieves data to determine status of application and issues permits. Required Qualifications: Associate's Degree Four (4) years of city building inspection, plans examination, construction field, landscape architecture, forestry experience or related field. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a certificate from a national model code organization showing satisfactory competence in code knowledge in assigned examination area of the disciplines covered by this classification, i.e., electrical, building, mechanical, or plumbing. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate International Code Council (ICC) Certification Building Plans Inspector within six months of hire. Company Description The City of Fort Worth currently stands as the 16th largest city in the U.S. and the fastest growing among large cities. Fort Worth has received multiple accolades, including number one Downtown (Livability), top five commercial real estate markets (Urban Land Institute), and the second-best City in the nation for Job Seekers (Forbes). Our employees serve the needs of over 800,000 City residents. We are seeking individuals that reflect our values of exceptional customer service, mutual respect, embracing the diversity of our communities, continuous improvement, ethical behavior, and accountability.