Job Vacancy Building Plans Examiner Town of Queen Creek

Job title: Building Plans Examiner

Company: Town of Queen Creek

Job description: Description

JOB CLASSIFICATION SUMMARY Positions assigned to this class are responsible for performing technical evaluation and review of building and site plans and residential or other construction documents to ensure compliance with Town building or zoning codes.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is an intermediate level professional classification in the construction management job family. Work is designed to provide continued professional work experience, training and development and is focused on the use of specific knowledge of routine functional area to meet requirements and/or performance specifications within assigned discipline. Works independently referring complex issues to more senior professionals.

First review of applications will be on Monday, July 11, 2022.

Examples of Duties


The following are intended to describe core work functions of this classification. While the level and broad nature of essential duties may not change, specific work tasks will vary over time depending on the Town’s needs.

  • Examines electronic plans and specifications for residential, commercial, industrial and multi-family projects to determine compliance with the provisions of the Town’s building, mechanical, electrical, plumbing codes, fire sprinkler protection requirements, and accessibility requirements.
  • Examines electronic plans for residential swimming pools, patio covers and decks.
  • Identifies defects or inadequacies; prepares plan check correction reports and require that plan corrections be made to meet the requirements of applicable Town building codes.
  • Approves plans that comply with all applicable codes.
  • Confers with architects, engineers, contractors, business owners and property owners on proposed projects to resolve unusual problems; provides technical information and professional advice to clients and the general public.
  • Serves as liaison with the business community on code compliance.
  • Analyzes structural engineering designs and calculations.
  • Classifies project and site data files on automated permit system; enters permit data into the system; revises data as project status and details change.
  • Reviews specifications and other exhibits for compliance with acceptance criteria.
  • Consults with senior professionals on difficult code application situations.
  • Responds to internal and external inquiries.
  • Performs related work as assigned.

Typical Qualifications


Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years of experience in building construction, building safety, or related experience; or an equivalent combination of directly related education and experience.


  • International Code Council (ICC) certification as a Plans Examiner within 6 months of hire or promotion date;
  • A current Class D Arizona Driver’s License;
  • Maintain all certifications/licenses required at job entry.

Supplemental Information


  • Dispute resolution techniques;
  • Customer service principles;
  • Plans examining principles, practices and techniques;
  • Applicable Federal, state and local laws, codes, ordinances, rules and regulations;
  • Using computers and related software applications;
  • Standard office equipment including the computer and programs relevant to the performance of applicable duties and responsibilities.


  • Examining plans for conformance to applicable laws, codes, regulations, and related guidelines;
  • Providing customer service;
  • Resolving disputes related to the application of building code requirements;
  • Interpreting applicable Federal, state and local laws, codes, ordinances, rules and regulations;
  • Using computers and related software applications;
  • Communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, and other interested parties sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Expected salary: $70742.67 – 102576.45 per year

Location: Arizona

Job date: Mon, 04 Jul 2022 02:46:02 GMT

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