To apply for this position please visit our website at www.tempe.gov/jobs to complete and submit the online application.
This recruitment is open until the position is filled or a sufficient number of applications have been reviewed to establish a qualified candidate pool.
First review of applications will occur on May 17, 2018.
Plan Check Engineer: $60,732 - $81,988*
Sr. Plan Check Engineer: $65,405 - $88,297*
Starting Salary Negotiable Upon Offer
This position is part of a flexible classification. Qualified candidates may be hired at either level based on their experience, education and training as determined by the hiring authority.
Department / Division:
Community Development / Building Safety Division
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The City of Tempe participates in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) Defined Benefit plan with mandatory employer and employee contributions currently at 11.50%. ASRS pension plan includes a Long-Term Disability Benefit. We also offer a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, sick leave, holiday and short-term disability. Our employees have generous insurance options for medical, dental, vision and life. For more details, visit: http://www.tempe.gov/city-hall/internal-services/human-resources/benefits-summary
The role of a Plan Reviewer in the City of Tempe is to provide the best plan review services possible with an emphasis on excellent customer service. This means the plan reviewer uses their exceptional code knowledge to the benefit of all customers. In this sense the plan reviewer’s customers include such people as the building owner, business owner, architect, engineer, superintendent, permit technician, inspector, tenant, resident, coworker, etc. All who have a stake in the construction process or in the use of a finished building are to be considered customers. As customers, they are always treated with respect and when problems arise the plan reviewer uses their exceptional knowledge in a problem-solving mode to the benefit of the associated customers. The goal therefore is for the plan reviewer to use their exceptional code knowledge and knowledge of the City of Tempe’s programs and processes to the benefit of all customers, ensuring the minimum code standards are incorporated in the built environment.
This is the journey-level professional class in the Plan Check Engineer series. This class is distinguished from the Senior Plan Check Engineer by the performance of less complex duties and requiring only the ICC Building Plans Examiner Certification.
For additional information please view the recruitment brochure.
Requires the equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in civil, structural, mechanical, electrical engineering or a degree related to the core functions of this position.
The term “equivalent” means that directly related work experience exceeding the required work experience will substitute in equal time increments for college-level education, for example: one year of additional directly related work experience will substitute for one year of college education (30 credit hours).
Four years of responsible building construction experience with commercial, industrial, and multi-family residential projects, including experience in building code review including structural components, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems with two years of the required four years of work experience working as a plan reviewer in a government or government contract agency.
Candidates must have the minimum amount of work experience. Education will not substitute for the required work experience; however, related unpaid and/or volunteer work experience may be used as qualifying work experience.
Certifications, Licenses, and/or Registrations:
Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
Possession of an ICC Commercial Building Plans Examiner Certification; and one additional certification, or required to obtain within 12 months, as listed below:
Commercial Electrical Plans Examiner
Commercial Plumbing Plans Examiner
Commercial Mechanical Plans Examiner
Commercial Combination Plans Examiner
Certified Building Official
Reinforced Concrete Special Inspector or Structural Masonry Special Inspector.
Registration as a professional engineer (PE) or architect in the state of Arizona may substitute as an additional certification.
Successful completion of initial probationary period is contingent upon passing an FBI background investigation. Based on position, referred applicants may be subject to additional testing which may include pre-employment polygraph, physical and drug screening.