Plans Examiner - Greene County Board of Commissioners

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This position will be posted until October 7, 2021.

Location: Greensboro, Georgia

Categories: Construction. Local Government, Building & Zoning

Position Type: Full Time

Education Requirement: High School/GED

Experience Requirement: 1-2 years

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Job Description & Details: 
Job Summary Performs highly advanced technical work reviewing a combination of commercial and residential construction documents and related issues for compliance with the building, life safety, accessibility and energy codes, flood regulations, including other Building Division assignments related to construction and land use codes or ordinances; ensures application of state, County, and municipal related codes when performing plan reviews for a wide range of commercial, multi-family residential, residential, or other buildings or structures and the timely completion of inter/intra-department or municipal reviews prior to the issuance of permits; examines requests and situations that may include County requirements as well as other municipalities’ ordinances; carries out discussion, important interactions, and communications between architects, engineers, contractors, municipal staff, and officials to explain codes and resolve code problems related to construction plans or drawings and related matters; verifies code conformance of construction drawings prior to approval of the drawings necessary for the issuance of permits with emphasis on comprehensive, professional, and timely support to customers on both complex and routine services.
Essential Functions This is not meant to be an exhaustive list.
• Verifies state and local licensing of building, plumbing, HVAC and electrical contractors.
• Assist in managing National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Storm Water Notice of Intent (NOI) within the permitting process for building inspection requirements.
• Meets with contractors, citizens and developers to address ongoing complaints, questions and concerns related to code and inspection regulations.
• Ensures plan reviews are completed, signed off and submitted in a timely manner.
• Maintains and updates inspection logs and checklist for “NPDES” Storm Water “NOI” auditing purposes.
• Assist Building Official with public education in areas of responsibility and in the Greene County Erosion and Sedimentation Control course.
• Assist Building Official on a regular basis with financial and budgetary matters.
• Attends preconstruction and predevelopment meetings with contractors, developers, owners, architects, engineers, and county staff;
• Completes building, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical reviews on residential and small commercial projects;
• Confers with county officials on zoning and land development as prescribed by regulations and ordinances;
• Furnishes advanced technical advice regarding commercial and residential building, life safety, accessibility and energy codes, and flood regulations;
• Approves residential, building, and construction permits;
• Reviews and coordinates both commercial and residential plans including plan revisions submitted by the general public, architects, engineers, and contractors for compliance with applicable codes;
• Reviews and resolves complex building related compliance disagreements through communications, field inspections and, when necessary, assists higher level staff to resolve controversial matters;
• Reviews and responds to residential and commercial complaints from architects, engineers, contractors, and the general public;
• Reviews and signs plans that meet required codes and regulations;
• High school diploma or equivalent.
• Two (2) years’ experience working with the public in any of the following types of work: license inspection, code enforcement or compliance, business or regulatory work, planning, building inspection or other related experience.
• International Code Council (ICC) Commercial Combination Plan Examiner, ICC Residential Combination Plans Examiner.
• Level II Certified Plan Reviewer.
Special Requirements
• Considerable knowledge of zoning categories and permitted uses.
• Knowledge adequate for reviewing construction and a general knowledge of plumbing, electrical and mechanical trades, and related regulations;
• Knowledge of and ability to interpret the commercial and residential building, life safety, accessibility and energy codes, and flood regulations;
• Knowledge of and ability to interpret applicable zoning and land use codes including those of municipalities including Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and local flood regulations and ordinances;
• Knowledge of the commercial and residential building, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical codes.