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Salt Lake City Corporation Senior Plans Examiner in Salt Lake City, Utah


Under the general supervision of the Development Review Supervisor with guidance from the Chief Plans Examiner, incumbent performs technical review of residential or other construction plans to ensure compliance with municipal building or zoning codes, and reviews complex plans of new construction and alterations/repairs of existing structures within City limits. Also reviews building or zoning plans for completeness, accuracy and conformance to applicable building codes, ordinances, zoning regulations and national standards. The incumbent acts as a consultant to inspectors in the field on extraordinary problems.

Researches historical background information pertinent to individual building permits and develops and maintains knowledge of current building policies, procedures and standards. Handles the full-range of plan check duties including screening and preliminary review, and is responsible for independent decisions requiring technical judgment and public relations skills. This position is distinguished from the Plans Examiner I/II/III by the thorough knowledge of the City's policies and practices in applying and interpreting the building codes. Incumbents may receive assignments of larger and more complicated projects to review.


  • Inspects and evaluates information and property development plans to determine compliance with prescribed regulations. Reads construction plans, schematic drawings, specifications, and layouts. Operates computers and office equipment to research information. Enters data or information into a personal computer in order to create and store public record information.

  • Reviews and properly interprets multi-family, complex commercial and industrial buildings for compliance with building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, energy and ordinances, state statutes, federal and state regulations, and various utility requirements applicable to building construction. Performs mathematical calculations to determine appropriate fees and compliance of development plans with applicable requirements.

  • Properly interprets building or zoning codes, plans, specifications, and engineering calculations. Prioritizes work within specified time frames with results clearly recorded for both the applicant and the record. Researches code questions for proper interpretation and interrelationships. Learns job related material through on the job training regarding property development requirements and code or plan interpretation.

  • Provides guidance and training for other Plans Examiners and Inspectors.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in Construction Management or a related field plus four (4) years of plan review experience. Education and experience may be substituted one for the other on a year for year basis.

  • Certification as a Combination (Building, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing for both residential and commercial) Plans Examiner or Inspector from the International Code Council (ICC), plus four additional ICC or LEED certifications associated with the construction field.

  • Supplemental coursework in construction technology and construction document preparation is highly desirable.

  • Possession of a valid driver's license or driving privilege card required to visit various construction sites.

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Requisition ID2021-5147


Minimum SalaryUSD $31.55/Hr.

Maximum SalaryUSD $39.07/Hr.

Post End Date4/27/2021

LocationUS-UT-Salt Lake City