A City Plans Examiner is a skilled technical classification which performs responsible plans examination work in support of the central plans review function of the Development Services Division including screening and preliminary plan review. Work involves: researching historical background information pertinent to individual permit applications; performing technical analysis of plans, specifications, and reports; and reviewing construction documents for completeness, accuracy, and conformance to applicable codes, ordinances, and national standards. The responsibilities of this class involve technical expertise as well as independent judgment, which must result in precision and accuracy. Incumbents in this class are required to develop and maintain a current knowledge of the policies, procedures, and standards of the City departments they represent. Employees of this classification may progress by non-competitive promotion to Senior City Plans Examiner upon meeting the specific criteria-based promotion requirements of performance and certification in addition to the normal education and training requirements of the Senior City Plans Examiner classification. This class is responsible for performing related duties as required.
This class is distinguished from the Senior City Plans Examiner class in that the latter acts as lead over less experienced staff and handles advanced-level plans review assignments requiring well-developed professional knowledge and judgment. This position differs from the technical classification of Building Plans Examiner by the nature of assignments, the work group under which duties and functions are performed, the performance of work requiring a broader knowledge of the principles and techniques of the plans review field, and the exercise of greater independent judgment. Work is performed under the general direction of a senior administrative, technical and/or professional level staff supervisor (based on assignment). Performance and work are evaluated through meetings, written plans review correction sheets, and by overall results achieved. This class is FLSA nonexempt.
Employee Values: All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City's shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity
Minimum Qualifications Required. Graduation from high school or GED. Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to considerable (3 - 5 years) plans review experience related to the program area (example: Fire, Civil, Design Review, Streetlights) and interpreting and applying codes, ordinances, and national standards (building, mechanical, plumbing, electric, fire, civil engineering) (by assignment).
Special Requirement. Must possess a valid Arizona Driver's License by hire date.
Preferred/Desirable Qualifications. Extensive experience in dealing effectively with the general public and development industry professionals is highly desirable. Certification in the current fire code as adopted by the City of Mesa is highly desirable for Fire assignment. Knowledge of Public Works Standards and rules governing infrastructure construction is preferred for Civil assignment. College or technical school coursework pertinent to the assigned function (civil or mechanical engineering, architecture, fire science, building construction, or closely related field) is preferred.
About City of Mesa
ABOUT MESA, ARIZONA
Mesa, Arizona is the 36th largest city in the United States with a population of nearly 500,000 and is part of the Greater Phoenix metropolitan area. Larger than Miami, Minneapolis, or Atlanta, Mesa covers 133 square miles and is the second largest city in the region. The Phoenix-Mesa area's population is currently 4 million and projected to reach 6.3 million by 2030 - ripe with opportunity now and many years into the future. With affordable housing, superior schools, a low cost of doing business, a reasonable tax structure, a skilled and well-educated workforce and low crime rate, Mesa offers a highly attractive lifestyle.
Mesa encourages a healthy outdoor lifestyle with over 330 days of sunshine a year. Seven public and private golf courses exist in the immediate area with over a hundred more in the neighboring greater Phoenix area. Other outdoor activities such as tennis, swimming, boating, hunting, fishing, skiing, hiking, and biking are also easily accessible to residents.
Educational opportunities abound in Mesa, with institutions of higher learning including Mesa Community College, East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT), Arizona State Uni...versity's Polytechnic campus, A.T. Still University, Embry-Riddle University, and Keller Graduate School of Management. Liberal Arts Universities like Benedictine and Wilkes, recently opened campuses in downtown Mesa along the light rail corridor, and Upper Iowa opened in Mesa's EVIT campus.
Mesa provides a full array of municipal services. In addition to traditional services, the City also owns and operates several enterprises, including the operation of electric, gas, water, wastewater, and solid waste utilities, two spring training baseball stadiums (Chicago Cubs and Oakland A's), a municipal golf course, a cemetery, amphitheater, conference center, Falcon Field airport and the internationally acclaimed Mesa Arts Center. Phoenix-Mesa Gateway airport also resides within the City of Mesa. The City is a customer oriented municipal organization with approximately 3,580 full-time equivalent employees and a total budget of $1.7 billion.