The City of Topeka (KS) Planning Department is seeking an entry-level Plan Reviewer to conduct preliminary review of building and construction plans and specifications to ensure compliance with City ordinances and adopted building code/regulations. Prepares written reports concerning existing conditions and how current ordinances and building codes will affect the building/construction proposals.
$22.80 per hour.
City of Topeka employment application required. Full position details and the employment application are available at www.topeka.org/careers.
Must successfully complete drug screening.
Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering, construction science or closely related field and must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and city insurable driving record. KS DL required within six (6) months of hire.
Topeka offers a quality living experience at a below average cost. In 2010 Topeka was named in “Kiplinger’s Personal Finance list of Top Ten Cities for the Next Decade”, citing the quality of schools, good hospitals, and low housing costs among the reasons for Topeka being included. Topeka’s cost of living is attractive when compared to other mid-western cities.
Topeka was chartered as a city... in 1857 and is a Council-Manager form of government with a Mayor and nine Council Members elected from separate districts within the city.
Topeka is the capital city of the State of Kansas and the county seat of Shawnee County. As the state’s capital city, Topeka’s largest employer is the State of Kansas. The educational, health and social services industry makes up the largest proportion of the working population. Three of the largest employers are Stormont-Vail Healthcare, St. Francis Health Center and Colmery-O’Neil VA Hospital. Major companies based in Topeka include Westar Energy, Collective Brands, Mars Chocolate North America, CoreFirst Bank & Trust, Capitol Federal Savings Bank, Hill’s Pet Nutrition and Sports Car Club of America.
Topeka is uniquely situated between three of the largest Universities in Kansas, the University of Kansas (Lawrence), Kansas State University (Manhattan) and Emporia State University (Emporia) and is home to Washburn University.