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Clark County, NV BUILDING PLANS EXAMINER SPECIALIST in Las Vegas, Nevada

BUILDING PLANS EXAMINER SPECIALIST

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BUILDING PLANS EXAMINER SPECIALIST

Salary

$64,001.60 - $99,236.80 Annually

Location

Clark County - Las Vegas, NV

Job Type

PERMANENT

Department

Building & Fire Prevention

Job Number

16499X

Closing

Continuous

  • Description

  • Benefits

  • Questions

ABOUT THE POSITION

On a specialist level, examines complex building and development plans for compliance with building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and zoning codes and regulations; plans, directs and reviews the work of a team of plans examiners.

This examination will establish an Open Competitive and Promotional list to fill current and/or future vacancies that may occur within the next six (6) months or may be extended as needed by the Office of Human Resources.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Architecture or a field related to the work AND three (3) years of full-time experience in a combination of residential, commercial and/or industrial plans examination or residential, commercial and/or industrial design. Previous experience as a plans examiner may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis.

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see attached resume" on your application.

Licensing and Certification:

Must possess an I.C.C. Plans Examiner certificate, or I.C.C. Building, Electrical, Plumbing, or Mechanical Inspector certificate, or IAEI Electrical Plan Review certificate or Master Electrician certificate, or nationally recognized equivalent at time of application. Must possess a valid Nevada Class C driver's license at time of appointment.

Certification Requirement: This position requires a valid I.C.C. Plans Examiner certificate, or I.C.C. Building, Electrical, Plumbing, or Mechanical Inspector certificate, or IAEI Electrical Plan Review certificate or Master Electrician certificate, or nationally recognized equivalent. Applications submitted without the required certification Type, Issued By, Date Issued, and Date Expired information listed in the 'Certificates & Licenses' section of the application will not be considered. All information listed in the 'Certificates & Licenses' section of your application must be valid and verifiable. Please Note, you are not required to hand deliver, mail, or fax certifications to Human Resources. Also, you are not required to attach copies of your certifications to your electronic application.

Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. Periodically after employment background investigations may be conducted.

Pre-Employment Drug Testing: Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug examination.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Building Plans Review - Reviews and examines plans and specifications, life safety packages, and master exit plans for residential, commercial, industrial, amusement and transportation device plans, specifications and related documents for compliance with building and zoning codes and regulations.

Electrical Plans Review – Reviews and examines electrical plans and specifications, life safety packages, and residential, commercial, industrial, amusement and transportation device plans, specifications and related documents for compliance with building, electrical and zoning codes and regulations.

Combination Plans Review (Tenant Improvements) – Reviews and examines tenant improvement plans and specifications, life safety packages, and master exit plans for residential, commercial, industrial, amusement and transportation device plans, specifications and related documents for compliance with building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and zoning codes and regulations.

Plumbing/Mechanical Plans Review - Reviews and examines plans and specifications, life safety packages, and master exit plans for residential, commercial, industrial, amusement and transportation device plans, specifications and related documents for compliance with building, plumbing, mechanical and zoning codes and regulations.

Each Emphasis - Reviews and examines plans and specifications, life safety packages, and master exit plans for residential, commercial, industrial, amusement and transportation device plans, specifications and related documents for compliance with building and zoning codes and regulations. Provides lead direction, training and work review to a small group of plans examiners or other staff, organizes and assigns work, sets priorities and follows-up to ensure coordination and completion of assigned work. Provides services at a public counter to answer questions and approve plans. Provides input into the selection, evaluation, disciplinary and other personnel matters, and may counsel employees as required. Researches zoning codes, land use applications, NRS and County Development Codes. Provides technical information, assistance and direction to plans examiners in areas of expertise. Confers with developers, engineers, architects, contractors, property owners and others to give information regarding codes, regulations and procedures. Reviews engineering calculations for completeness, code compliance and accuracy. Forwards plan packages to other departments and agencies for review; coordinates review with them and coordinates the plans examination process to ensure that all applicable standards have been met. Recommends necessary changes to obtain compliance with accessibility, building, electrical, energy, mechanical, plumbing, zoning, and other codes and regulations; conveys this information to individuals submitting plans, and suggests alternative ways to meet the code requirements. Advises building inspectors and others regarding problems that may occur in the field. Maintains accurate records, logs and files of plans, plan review status and work performed. Monitors technical developments and legislation related to new materials and methods of construction, and zoning code changes; recommends procedural or ordinance changes as appropriate. Prepares reports, correspondence and a variety of written materials. Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team. Uses standard office equipment, including a computer, in the course of the work; drives a personal or County vehicle to visit work sites and attend meetings.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Mobility to work in a typical office setting, use standard office equipment, and to drive a motor vehicle in order to inspect field sites and attend meetings; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. Lift and carry building plans weighing up to 50 pounds. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.

Clark County offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Comprehensive Group Health Insurance Plan

  • Disability Insurance & Long Term Disability Insurance

  • Vacation

  • Sick Leave

  • Paid Holidays

  • Employer-Paid Retirement

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Credit Union Eligibility

  • Nevada has no State Income Tax

CLARK COUNTY, NEVADA IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/ EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

01

The following skills assessment is a self-assessment used to evaluate an applicant's training and experience.

I understand that:

A) Part-time experience must be prorated and credited as half of full-time experience (i.e., if you performed the task for two years in a part-time position, 20 hours per week, you can only credit yourself with one year of experience in that area)

B) Knowledge and experience levels indicated by my skills assessment responses must be supported by the work experience listed on my application;

C) Any falsification or misrepresentation of the information listed on the employment application or skills assessment may result in removal from the eligibility list or rescinding a job offer;

D) Responses to assessment questions that are not supported by the work history listed on the application may result in question scores being adjusted to receive 0 points. The adjusted scores will be used when determining score ranking for interviews;

E) I further understand that since exam scores will be automatically generated based on the applicant's response to each item in the assessment, score appeals will not be allowed for this recruitment.

  • I understand this recruitment includes a supplemental skills assessment and that the answers I provide must be consistent with the work history detailed on my application and that scoring appeals will not be allowed for this recruitment.

02

Do you possess an I.C.C. Plans Examiner certificate, or I.C.C. Building, Electrical, Plumbing, or Mechanical Inspector certificate, or IAEI Electrical Plan Review certificate or Master Electrician certificate, or nationally recognized equivalent?

  • Yes

  • No

03

To be eligible for consideration in this recruitment, candidates must have a valid I.C.C. Plans Examiner certificate, or I.C.C. Building, Electrical, Plumbing, or Mechanical Inspector certificate, or IAEI Electrical Plan Review certificate or Master Electrician certificate, or nationally recognized equivalent. Applications submitted without the required certification Type, Issued By, Date Issued, and Date Expired information listed in the 'Certificates & Licenses' section of the application will not be considered.

  • I understand the above requirement.

04

List all degrees received that are directly related to the position (see template below).

College/University:

Did you graduate:

College Major/Minor:

Units Completed:

Degree Received:

05

List all current and valid professional certifications relevant to this position. Include in your response the name of the agency or institution administering the certification.

06

Please check the appropriate boxes for the plan review emphasis you wish to be considered for.

  • Building Plans Emphasis

  • Electrical Plans Empasis

  • Combination Plans Review Emphasis

  • Plumbing/Mechanical Plans Review Empahsis

07

How many months of experience do you have in general building plans examination?

  • No Experience

  • Less than 24 months

  • 25 to 36 months

  • 37 to 47 months

  • More than 48 months

08

Building Plans Emphasis questions: 8-9

How many months of experience do you have in building plans examination with regards to having special uses or occupancies as described in Chapter 4 of the International Building Code?

  • No Experience

  • Less than 24 months

  • 25 to 36 months

  • 37 to 47 months

  • More than 48 months

09

How many months of experience do you have in building plans examination with regards to fire-resistance-rated construction?

  • No Experience

  • Less than 24 months

  • 25 to 36 months

  • 37 to 47 months

  • More than 48 months

10

Electrical Plans Emphasis questions: 10-11

How many months of experience do you have in electrical plans examination in building having electrical services exceeding 600 volts, nominal?

  • No Experience

  • Less than 24 months

  • 25 to 36 months

  • 37 to 47 months

  • More than 48 months

11

How many months of experience do you have in electrical plans examination in buildings having hazardous (classified) locations?

  • No Experience

  • Less than 24 months

  • 25 to 36 months

  • 37 to 47 months

  • More than 48 months

12

Combination Plans Review Emphasis questions: 12-13

How many months of experience do you have in combination plans examination with regards to Tenant Improvements within covered malls?

  • No Experience

  • Less than 24 months

  • 25 to 36 months

  • 37 to 47 months

  • More than 48 months

13

How many months of experience do you have in combination plans examination with regards to the International Energy Conservation Code?

  • No Experience

  • Less than 24 months

  • 25 to 36 months

  • 37 to 47 months

  • More than 48 months

14

Plumbing/Mechanical Plans Review Emphasis questions: 14-15

How many months of experience do you have in mechanical plans examination with regards to smoke control systems?

  • No Experience

  • Less than 24 months

  • 25 to 36 months

  • 37 to 47 months

  • More than 48 months

15

How many months of experience do you have in mechanical plans examination with regards to the International Energy Conservation Code?

  • No Experience

  • Less than 24 months

  • 25 to 36 months

  • 37 to 47 months

  • More than 48 months

    Required Question

Agency

Clark County

Address

500 S. Grand Central Pkwy, 3rd Floor

PO Box 551791

Las Vegas, Nevada, 89155-1791

Phone

(702)455-4565

Website

http://www.clarkcountynv.gov

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