*Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications, but in most cases is no higher than the midpoint for the range.
NATURE OF WORK:
Examines and evaluates construction documents on new commercial, mixed-use and residential buildings for code compliance. Examines and evaluates permit application documents for repair and alterations to existing buildings.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Specific assignment will include some or all of the following):
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
Must possess a bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Construction Management, or substantially similar area and must possess four (4) or more years of work experience in plan review, design, engineering, inspections, building construction, ensuring procedures, materials, methods and specifications compliant with building codes. International Code Council (ICC) Certified Plans Examiner accreditation is preferred.
Must possess a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record and must be willing to use own vehicle for transportation.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas:
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
This is light work requiring exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and up to 10 pounds of force frequently. Position requires considerable physical activity including walking, lifting, reaching, stooping, pulling, grasping, balancing, climbing, kneeling, standing, and crouching. Incumbent is subject to inside and outside activities with no effective protection from weather changes and changes in atmospheric conditions. Visual acuity is required to inspect buildings, site plans, and architectural designs and blueprints for code violations; also for reviewing, checking, preparing, and maintaining written and computer files. Manual dexterity to operate standard office, data entry, and word processing equipment is required.
Under the supervision of the Building & Inspection Services Division Manager who outlines work assignments, reviews work in progress, and assesses completed work. Work is evaluated at least annually with respect to progress toward achieving goals, leadership, communication skills, customer service, ability to work productively and effectively with employees at all levels of the organization as well as community groups, businesses, and the general public. Considerable independent judgment exercised within framework of the laws, ordinances, regulations and established departmental procedures.
This position requires constant contact with the public and/or business community. The incumbent acts as a City and Department representative to the public and business community. Must have the ability to communicate well while discussing, explaining, or interpreting building codes and laws related to commercial and multifamily structures.
To apply for this position, please apply online at www.cityofevanston.org on or before the closing date.
Chosen candidates will be required to provide proof of licenses, certifications, and education required for this position. Candidates will also be subject to qualifying pre-employment processes, including medical examination, drug/alcohol screen, employment verification, and criminal background check.
The City of Evanston is an equal opportunity employer and ensures against discrimination in employment on the basis of a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, or gender identity. The City of Evanston is also committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Any person needing mobility or communications access assistance should contact the Facilities Management Office at 847-866-2916 (voice) or 847-448-8052 (TTY).