Bring your talent and expertise to the City of Portland!
The Bureau of Development Services is actively recruiting to fill multiple Commercial Plans Examiner vacancies. This position reviews plans of all building types, including residential, for compliance with State building codes and other applicable City and State regulations. Duties include advising design professionals, owners and builders of minimum code requirements during all phases of design, identifying possible solutions, working with City inter-agency partners, and helping guide applicants through the building permit process as smoothly as possible towards their goals.
About Our Job
Commercial Plans Examiners are able to effectively communicate in person and in writing to a diversity of customers with wide ranges of technical expertise. This position carries out individual responsibilities with initiative, independence and creativity while exercising sound professional judgment and problem-solving skills. This position will also meet the bureau's expectations of providing excellent customer service in an equitable manner to meet the growing needs of the City of Portland's diverse community. Bi-lingual/Bi-cultural candidates are encouraged to apply.
OPTIONAL INFORMATION SESSIONS
Thursday, November 30, 2017 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. CH2M Center, Lincoln Room (2020 SW 4th Ave. Portland, OR 97201)
Participate remotely? For instructions on how to participate via Skype, please contact Sara at (503) 823-5019 or Sara.Flores@portlandoregon.gov no later than 2:00 pm (PST) two business days prior to the information session date.
A competitive candidate for the position of Commercial Plans Examiner will possess the qualifications/ competencies identified in the Position Description above and the knowledge, skills and abilities in this Ideal Candidate Profile. Please be sure to provide sufficient information in your responses to the supplemental questions and your resume to display to our subject matter experts the extent of your qualifications.
To qualify the candidate will possess the following minimum qualifications:
Knowledge of and experience reading, interpreting and applying Oregon Specialty Codes.
Demonstrated skill and experience reading and interpreting site, architectural and structural plans.
Proven skill and experience explaining technical information and code requirements verbally, in written, and by graphic means.
Ability and experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships and resolving issues with employees, applicants, builders, designers, and the public, including a diverse population having a wide range of experience and expertise.
Applicants must also possess:
An Oregon Inspector Certification (OIC) within 60 days after date of hire; and
A Structural Plans Examiner – A-level (PEA) Certification by the date of hire; and
An Oregon Residential Plans Examiner (CAX) Certification by the date of hire; and
An Oregon Fire and Life Safety Plans Examiner (PEF) Certification by the date of hire.
If you have questions about the above required Oregon certifications, visit the State of Oregon Building Code Division InspectorCertificationsPathwayswebsite or call (503) 378-4133 or email email@example.com.
Additional Salary Information: Great Benefits including comprehensive health care with spouse, domestic partner, and dependent care, retirement plan, life insurance, paid sick and vacation leave, and more!
The Bureau of Development Services promotes safety, livability and economic vitality through efficient and collaborative application of building and development codes.
*To meet the needs of our community, we pursue the following goals:
*Support community vitality and protect life, property, and natural resources by promoting compliance with applicable codes and regulations
*Provide cooperative and responsive internal and external customer service
*Process all Bureau functions efficiently
*Create a collaborative workplace that promotes mutual respect through trust, fairness and open communication
*Support continual professional growth of the workforce and organization through education, technology and diversity
-Dedication to serving the public
-Pride in our work
-Care for the long-term viability of our community
-Recognition of worth, quality and importance of each employee and member of the community
-Support of continual learning, education and innovation