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PLAN EXAMINER

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$80,920 - $131,284
  • Posted Date:07/25/2018 10:03 AM

Grade                                                                            Salary

UNREPRESENTED MG 09 GRADE                             $80,920 - $131,284

(Requires participation in a Civil Service Exam at a later date.)

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:

This position is responsible for the review and evaluation of building plans, designs and applications.  The work includes coordinating inspection activities regarding the issuance/approval of building permits and certificates of occupancy for alterations, additions or construction of private homes, multiple dwellings, commercial buildings, etc., in accordance with state and local building and zoning codes and ordinances. While the ability to exercise independent judgment and make independent decisions is required, general supervision is received administrative personnel. General supervision may be exercised over assigned personnel.  Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:  (Illustrative only)

  • Reviews and evaluates building plans, designs and applications;
  • Coordinates inspection activities and approves the issuance of building permits and certificates of occupancy for alterations, additions or construction of private homes, multiple dwellings, commercial buildings, etc. in accordance with state and local building and zoning codes and ordinances;
  • Answers inquiries by telephone, in person or in writing;
  • Confers with and obtains necessary data from other City Departments, State and County agencies involved in the department’s review process;
  • Meets with appropriate departments, Building Review Board officials and other City officials and provides technical information on building permit related matters;
  • Represents the department at Zoning Board of Appeals meetings, researches cases appearing before the Board and may provide expert witness testimony;
  • Directs professional examining staff and meets with them on a regular basis to discuss activities and problem areas;
  • Participates in the inspection of building and construction projects and authorizes the issuance of building permits, certificates of occupancy and certificates of completion;
  • Assists contractors in resolving complex engineering and construction problems during the design or construction phase of the project and authorizes necessary changes, modifications, etc.;
  • Checks applications for appropriate insurance coverage such as liability, workmen's compensation, etc.;
  • Provides Counsel with technical data regarding cases of suspended or revoked permits, violations on applications, lawsuits, etc. that have been referred to them for legal action;
  • Prepares and maintains all necessary reports, documents, applications, etc.;
  • Prepares correspondence to respond to communication and inquiries received by the department;
  • Inspects fire damaged and vacant or dangerous buildings and structures;
  • Assists in evaluating structural integrity of buildings.

FULL PERFORMANCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Thorough knowledge of construction design, including the analysis of structures;
  • Good knowledge of principles and practices of civil engineering;
  • Good knowledge of local building and zoning codes and ordinances;
  • Good knowledge of the practices of specification writing;
  • Good knowledge of legal principles and practices of contract preparation;
  • Good management techniques;
  • Ability to get along well with others;
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
  • Ability to deal effectively with the public, City departments and other government agencies;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships;
  • Good judgment, integrity, tact, courtesy, initiative, resourcefulness;
  • Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  EITHER

A)    Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered graduate school with a Master's Degree in Civil or Mechanical Engineering, Architecture or related field and three (3) years of experience in designing or reviewing designs of complex buildings and structures and  reviewing plans for compliance with building codes and zoning requirements; or

B)    Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four year college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Civil or Mechanical Engineering, Architecture or a related field and five (5) years of experience as described in (A); or

C)    An equivalent combination of education/training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B).

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:

Possession of a valid New York State License as a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect.

 

Each interested candidate is asked to submit their resume along with a cover letter that specifies how they meet the minimum requirements to:

Carlos Moran

Commissioner, Human Resources

1 Larkin Center, 2nd Floor

Yonkers, NY 10701

Or e-mail to Tracey.Kuzemczak@yonkersny.gov

 

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