Assistant Plan Checker
Salary: $27.92-$34.08 hourly / $4,856-$5,928 monthly /
DEFINITION: Under general direction, receives and checks
plans for buildings and structures for compliance with applicable
building codes, ordinances, and regulations; advises applicants for
permits on possible modifications to conform with requirements;
issues permits; and does related work as required.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
- Examines plans and specifications for buildings and structures
for completeness and conformity with all requirements including
stresses, live and dead loading, soil characteristics, mechanical
and electrical calculations, safety and health features, use of
materials, placement on property, and set backs.
- Analyzes individual building components to determine the type
of construction and occupancy groups and computes floor area and
allowable height; refers the more complex electrical, plumbing,
heating, air conditioning, mechanical or structural plans to
individuals specializing in these areas.
- Coordinates the review of plans with other public agencies
whose approval is necessary; itemizes required corrections and
modifications and explains them to permit applicants.
- Authorizes the issue of building permits, and moving permits
for plans that meet code and ordinance requirements; calculates
- Advises and assists architects, contractors, builders, and the
general public with regard to interpretation and application of
pertinent building regulations, state laws, and local ordinances.
- Submits reports to the Building Official regarding workload
and process statistics, new products or situations, and code
- Provides assistance to the public at the counter, answering
questions related to plans and permitting requirements.
- Three years of building engineering inspection and plan
checking experience; or,
- one year of experience performing duties equivalent to the
class of Building Engineering Inspector III with Santa Barbara
- a combination of training, education, and experience that is
equivalent to one of the employment standards listed above and
that provides the required knowledge and abilities.
Additional Requirements Possession of a valid California
Class C Driver's License may be required.
Possession of the ICBO certification in plans examination.
Knowledge of: building construction methods and materials;
basic engineering, practices and techniques; Uniform Building Code;
electrical, plumbing, and mechanical codes and applicable State
laws; arithmetic, trigonometry, and plane geometry.
Ability to: analyze and interpret building plans and
specifications; interpret and enforce laws and regulations;
establish and maintain effective working relationships with
builders, applicants, and others; organize, prepare, and present
records and reports effectively in written or oral form; communicate
technical information clearly and understandably to a non-technical
audience; maintain objectivity; represent the department with
diplomacy and tact; make and support decisions, even when they are