This is a newly created entry-level plan reviewer position that examines plans, specifications for fire suppression, fire detection, special hazards, high piled storage and hazardous materials installations for compliance to City ordinances and adopted codes/regulations. Specific duties include:
Examines building plans for all non-structural issues to insure compliance with locally adopted ordinances and codes/regulations
Conducts preliminary building investigations for proposed construction
Prepares written reports concerning existing conditions and how current adopted ordinances and codes will affect the proposal
Make written and or oral recommendations for compliance
Consults with architects, engineers, contractors, developers and the public in regard to locally adopted ordinances and codes/regulations
Discusses alternatives with all customers for being incomplete plans into code compliance. Work with the customer to resolve their concern (s) and or problem (s) relating to code issues
Works and consults with trade and fire field inspectors regarding construction issues/problems
Follows through on questions, assignments, and other associated plan review issues in a timely, courteous and professional manner
Assist co-workers as needed
Review technical drawings and plans for conformity with Adopted fire codes, Life Safety Codes, city ordinances and fire protection standards
Enforce fire prevention codes and standards
Minimum qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent, related degree in architecture, engineering, construction science or closely related field preferred, experience as a Fire Inspector preferred. Must have the ability to read and interpret Fire and Life Safety codes and other locally adopted City ordinances. Must possess and maintain a valid KS driver’s license and city insurable driving record.
Employment application available at www.topeka.org/careers
The City of Topeka is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About City of Topeka (KS) Development Services Division
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 thre...e 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.