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Plans Examiner-Temporary

Company: Arapahoe County
Location: Denver
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

This posting has been re-opened and if you have already applied, you are still being considered and will not be able to apply to this posting again.

Arapahoe County's Public Works and Development (PWD) Department is an American Public Works Association Accredited Agency, the first County in Colorado to obtain this status. Within PWD, we are seeking a Temporary Plans Examiner to join our team in the Building Division. We are seeking an experienced individual with a commitment to excellence and a desire to serve the needs of Arapahoe County. We offer competitive pay, meaningful work, and a flexible and supportive work environment.

This posting is for a Temporary, Part-Time Plans Examiner. We are seeking a candidate who can work 2-3 days per week (average 20 hours per week) based on operational need. The expected duration of this temporary position is 9 months. This position is not eligible for County benefits as a temporary, part-time position. The anticipated hiring range is $35.00-$45.00 per hour, depending on experience.

This position will perform detailed plan reviews as part of the building permitting process. This position will specialize in electrical plan reviews, and as such, an active Journeyman Wireman or Master Electrician license issued by the State of Colorado is required at the time of hire.
The following duty statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other non-essential or marginal duties that may be required. The County reserves the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of the job at any time.

Performs detailed plan review involving an initial review of multiple trade areas and then routing of plans as required into the remaining structural, electrical, or plumbing/mechanical/fuel gas, energy or accessibility components of construction for new buildings and remodels / repairs to existing structures. All comments are then compiled into a Plan Review Letter and issued to the applicant for resolution. Routing of plans is normally an internal operation to County staff, but may also include sending plans out for review to a contract agency, and then processing plan review comments provided by the vendor. Plans are examined for compli ance with adopted codes, resolutions, and regulations enforced by Arapahoe County.

Communicates and collaborates with various County departments, divisions and agencies, along with outside referral agencies, including fire departments and various special districts is also required to obtain a complete plan review package.

Provides advice to construction industry professionals, contractors and property owners concerning building plan modifications / corrections necessary for plan approval.

Assists inspectors in obtaining information specific to given plans both in the office and while in the field.

Interprets code based on jurisdictional guidelines, analyzing and documenting differences in the International Building / Residential Codes in new editions, which are published every three years.

Updates files for all new or revised codes, provides data to assist with difficult code interpretations, and be able to communicate this information both within the department and on-site to provide assistance with interpretation and application of codes.

Answers inquiries and technical questions posed by contractors, engineers, architect, and owners; investigates complaints and citizen requests on construction; answers questions concerning code interpretation or inspection techniques; assists in the issuance, inspections, case tracking and final resolution of Building Violations and Stop Work notices.

Participates in the training and mentoring of Building Inspectors and Plans Examiners as needed.

Performs building inspections as operational needs dictate and/or as needed for training purposes.


  • Knowledge of construction practices, procedures, and materials.
  • Knowledge of codes, laws, regulations, and resolutions related to construction.
  • Knowledge of proper inspection methods.
  • Knowledge of applicable safety rules, regulations, and practices.
  • Knowledge pertaining to ADA, ANSI, and Accessibility aspects of building construction.
  • Knowledge of commercial mechanical construction principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of basic computing and software skills and ability to learn systems related to permitting, along with email and communications systems.
  • Ability to effectively read blueprints and interpret plans and specifications.
  • Ability to prepare plan review, inspection, and financial reports and maintain accurate records.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to calmly and effectively work through and resolve customer issues and inquiries.BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES (required for all position at ACG):
    • High school graduation or GED equivalent is required.
    • Five (5) or more years of increasingly responsible experience in the construction industry focusing on the areas that would require inspections (IRC/IBC building construction and design, electrical, or plumbing/mechanical/fuel gas, energy, accessibility, plan review skills, and similar) is required.
    • Three (3) or more years of inspection experience and/or plan review experience as a certified inspector or plan reviewer is preferred.An equivalent combination of education and work experience that satisfy the requirements of the job may be considered. All candidates are encouraged to apply who are interested in this position and who meet the listed requirements or a combination thereof. Having the "preferred" experience or certifications is not required in order to be eligible for the position, so please don't let that discourage you from applying.

      • License as a Journeyman Wireman or Master Electrician issued by the State of Colorado is required at the time of hire.
      • Applicable certifications issued by the International Code Council (ICC), especially those that directly relate to plan review, are preferred.
        • Successful completion of pre-employment background and motor vehicle checks is required.
        • Possession of a valid Colorado Class "R" driver's license or the ability to obtain same within two (2) weeks of appointment is required.
          • Work is generally limited to a standard office environment, and requires no more than normal physical abilities. Incumbent is required occasionally to visit construction sites.
            The following are some of the physical demands commonly associated with this position.
            • Spends 75% of the time sitting and 25% walking or standing while in the field or office.
            • Occasionally lifts or carries up to 20 lbs. when moving books or recording equipment.
            • Occasionally stoops, kneels, and crouches while organizing files in the office or moving about in the field.
            • Oral and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication as well as communication through automated devices such as the telephone, texts and emails. Oral and auditory capacity to present and participate during public hearings and meetings.
            • Eye, hand, and finger coordination enabling the safe effective operation of office and field machinery.
            • Visual capacity including depth perception, color vision, and peripheral vision enabling completion of field inspections and operation of machinery.
              Occasionally: Activity exists less than 1/3 of the time.
              Frequently: Activity exists between 1/3 and 2/3 of the time.
              Constantly: Activity exists more than 2/3 of the time.

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Keywords: Arapahoe County, Denver , Plans Examiner-Temporary, Professions , Denver, Colorado

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