Performs structural plan and specification review for complex construction, improvement and repair plans for compliance submitted by private builders, engineers and architects for conformance to building codes.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following)
Reviews and examines plans and specifications for residential, commercial, industrial and capital improvement plans, specifications and related documents for structural integrity and accuracy to ensure minimum adequacy of design and that they conform to requirements of building construction codes, other City ordinances and requirements, and any applicable federal and state laws and requirements..
Researches and confirms both computer-generated and manual structural calculations.
Provides technical information and assistance to plan checkers in area of expertise.
Confers with developers, engineers, architects, contractors, property owners and others to give information regarding codes, regulations and procedures.
Recommends necessary changes to obtain compliance with building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, energy, disability access and other codes and requirements; conveys this information to the individual submitting the plans and suggests alternative ways to meet the code requirements.
Provides services at a public counter to answer questions, approve minor plans for building permit issuance.
Monitors technical developments and legislation related to new materials and new methods of construction; recommends procedural or ordinance changes as appropriate.
Assists the public with questions regarding departmental policies procedures as well as applicable codes.
Reviews building permit applications for completeness and correctness of documents.
Periodically accompanies inspectors to provide advice and guidance when extraordinarily complicated or controversial construction problems or questions arise.
Uses computer software/programs to evaluate structural soundness of proposed construction.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in civil, structural, architectural engineering, or a field related to the work; and,
Three years of experience in a combination of residential, commercial and industrial plan checking; or three years’ experience in Structural Engineering Design; or three years’ experience in Architectural Design with emphasis on building codes and regulations.
Equivalency: Seven years of experience in a combination of residential, commercial and industrial plan checking; or three years’ experience in Structural Engineering Design; or three years’ experience in Architectural Design with emphasis on building codes and regulations may be substituted for the required education listed above.
Licenses and Certifications:
International Code Council (ICC) Plans Examiner certificate required within one year of hire or promotion.
Possession of a Nevada Professional Engineer’s License preferred. If licensed in another state, prefer License in the State of Nevada be obtained within one year of hire or promotion.
Must possess a valid state driver's license and maintain satisfactory motor vehicle record with the ability to obtain appropriate Nevada state driver’s license within required time frame.
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