Plans Examiner

Recruitment #24-1071-001


Examines plans and specifications of all new construction, alterations, and repairs of buildings for compliance with the architectural and/or heating, ventilating, air conditioning, plumbing and electrical code requirements. Assists in the enforcement of codes against alleged violators, including court appearances when necessary. The incumbent advises internal and external customers regarding code interpretations, construction methods/procedures, finalizing of plans, and planning future projects. The incumbent is held accountable for examining architectural, HVAC, plumbing, and electrical plans and specifications for compliance with local, state, and national codes to ensure that buildings are safe for occupancy. Maintains good public relations with applicants and potential applicants while ensuring that all codes and regulations are uniformly interpreted and applied.

Minimum Qualifications

Must meet one of the following:

Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or closely related field. 


Ohio registration as an architect or professional engineer. 


5 years experience as a full-time building inspector in a certified non-residential building department. 


10 years of experience as a full-time skilled tradesman for structural carpentry, masonry, steel erection, or concrete construction work, subject to inspection under a model building code of a national model code organization or a code adopted for non-residential buildings or structures, within the scope of groups regulated by the rules of the Ohio Board of Building Standards. 

Degree must be from a college or university that is accredited by the U.S. Department of Education through the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities or equivalent region.

License Requirements

Must possess a valid driver’s license at time of appointment and maintain thereafter as a term and condition of continued employment.

Special Requirements

Must meet one of the following criteria:

State of Ohio registration as an Architect or Engineer.


Completion of the International Code Council B3 exam.


Completion of the NCPCCI 1C exam.


Applications must specifically address each of the minimum qualifications, directly showing how each is met.

Background Check 
A background investigation and evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity is required prior to employment. All candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position, including current city employees seeking transfer, promotion, demotion, etc. into a classified position. 

Medical Examination & Drug and Nicotine Testing 
Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a job-related medical examination including drug screen. Applicants offered employment with the City will be required to pass a nicotine screening. Newly hired employees must remain tobacco and nicotine free as a condition of continued employment. The Tobacco and Nicotine Free Hiring Policy does not apply to current City employees. 

An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer 



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