The City of Clayton Planning & Development Services Department is seeking applicants for the position of Plans Examiner. The position serves as a vital component of the Building and Planning Divisions and works closely with Building Inspectors, Permit Technicians, the Principal Planner and other City Departments such as Public Works and the Clayton Fire Department, to ensure compliance with adopted codes and municipal regulations.
Work of the Plans Examiner includes, but is not limited to:
Perform professional and technical plan reviews of residential, multi-family dwelling, commercial building, and other major structures for structural soundness and conformity with pertinent, building and safety codes, ordinances and regulations, plumbing, mechanical, fire and life safety, and municipal codes. Explains, interprets and provides guidance regarding applicable codes to architects, engineers, contractors, developers, owners and other interested parties.
Communicates and assists with permit applicants on the overall permitting process and provides insights on areas in which services and efficiencies within the Planning & Development Department can be improved.
Actively participates in training and continuing education opportunities to expand knowledge of the latest code developments and the most recent trends in construction methods, materials and equipment.
Builds an awareness of the importance of the applicable codes and their impact and value on the community.
Post high-school education in the field of architectural or engineering studies, construction management or a building trades program.
Possess a technical knowledge of the ICC family of codes. (Preferably the 2015 or later code cycles).
Possess a level of competence and comfort with varied computer programs and applications with a preference for prior experience with government permitting software and Bluebeam.
Must have a minimum of five (5) years Plans Examiner experience, or seven (7) years as a building inspector, (5) years as a licensed architect or engineer, or seven (7) years construction experience, or any education/experience combination thereof.
About City of Clayton
The City of Clayton is recognized throughout the metropolitan area for an outstanding quality of life which has become its trademark. Clayton combines a bustling downtown with quiet, secure residential neighborhoods. It is a chic suburban community with urban flair. Just west of the City of St. Louis, Clayton is the hub of metropolitan St. Louis and the seat of St. Louis County. While 81% of Clayton's land is dedicated to residential or park use, the City's Central Business District combines 7,000,000 square feet of prestigious office space with the vitality of 1,000,000 square feet of retail space.
The City of Clayton is proud to provide world class service levels to a community which values the contributions of the professional team. Comprised of approximately 185 full-time and over 200 part-time and seasonal employees, the average full-time employee tenure is over ten years! The City of Clayton offers a generous benefit package for full-time employees including health, dental, vision, employer-paid life insurance, long-term disability, voluntary insurance plans, a retirement pension, a 457(b) retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, employee assistance program, free recreation ...center membership, 10 paid holidays, 2 personal holidays, vacation leave, sick leave, parental leave, community service leave, and much more!