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Plan Review Specialist, Sr - Buildings at City of Atlanta

Plan Review Specialist, Sr - Buildings

City of Atlanta Atlanta, GA Full-Time
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Here at the City of Atlanta, we are passionate about building and improving our community. Our Police Officers, Fire Fighters, and Building Inspectors keep our Citizens safe. Our Public Works Staff keep our City clean and help to maintain, build, and improve our City’s infrastructure. Our City planners help envision and shape future City growth. Our Parks & Recreation professionals enhance our quality of life. Our Engineers help to keep our drinking water clean, the largest airport in the world (by passenger volume) operating, and our buildings maintained.  Along with the host of Finance, Procurement, and Human Resources professionals whose support is vital, we are the City of Atlanta!  If you’re seeking a meaningful role where you can make a real difference improving and growing our City, we welcome you to explore the job opportunities we have to offer.


Posting: Open Until Filled

Salary:  Commensurate with experience

General Description and Classification Standards: The purpose of this job is to review construction plans to ensure compliance with regulatory codes, ordinances, and laws.

Supervision Received

Work independently or in teams, reporting to the Assistant Director.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.  May perform other duties as assigned. Duties and responsibilities include, but or not limited to: approving building plans and specifications that comply with city codes and regulations regarding structural adequacy, life safety, and fire emergency exit configuration; assisting a high volume of architects, engineers, developers, and customers in conformity to building code regulations; providing services at a public counter to answer questions and approve plans; answering inquiries regarding construction materials and procedures; explaining departmental procedures to customers in order to facilitate permit issuance; directing customers to appropriate divisions for requested services; maintaining accurate records, files of plans, plan review status and work performed. Offers suggestions and direct or participates as a member of a work team.

Administrative Duties: Prepares periodic updates in the City’s database regarding plans review and other issues.

Communication: Confers with supervisor, Inspectors, contractors, the general public and others regarding code interpretations, and related issues.

Problem Identification and Solution:   Studies, interprets, and ensures Building codes are adhered to in buildings designs.

 Assists architects, engineers, developers, homeowners, and general public in voluntary conformity to Fire Suppression requirements. Answers inquiries from customers in office and over telephone regarding construction methods, procedures, and materials used. Explains departmental procedures to customers in order to facilitate permit issuance; directs customers to appropriate divisions for requested services. Marginal Job Functions Performs other related duties as required. Administrative Duties: Prepares periodic updates in the City’s database regarding plans review and other issues. Communication: Confers with supervisor, Inspectors, contractors, the general public and others regarding code interpretations, and related issues. Problem Identification and Solution: Studies, interprets, and ensures Fire sprinkler/suppression systems are adhered to in designs. Decision Making Follows standardized procedures, building code regulations and written instructions to accomplish assigned tasks. Applies organizational policies and codes. Develop code interpretation for application by Division Answers questions and otherwise provides assistance to contractors, engineers, the general public, and others as necessary; confers with contractors regarding water-based fire protection installations and applicable codes and regulations; investigates suspected unlicensed installers or unpermitted work. Developing forms and standards as needed. Leadership Provided Provides guidance and training as required to lower level, interns, temporary employees, etc. Provides training and direction to Plan review and Inspection staff to ensure quality of service, operational logistics and adherence safety standards as adopted by the City of Atlanta and State of Georgia. Instruct Division employees on administrative policies and procedures. Respond to complaints that are forwarded to the City of Atlanta from the State of Georgia. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities 

Knowledge of established building and construction codes and regulations. Ability to develop and administer policies, procedures, and job practices and develop logistic necessary to complete the daily responsibilities of the Division within the SLAs established by the Director of the Office. Ability of comprehend, interpret and apply code regulations and to instruct others. Knowledge of fire sprinkler construction procedures and methods as required in the performance of duties Knowledge of the terminology used within the department Ability to compile, organize, prepare, and maintain an assortment of records, reports and information. Ability to communicate with supervisors and other staff members. Ability to use independent judgment. Ability to perform the mathematical calculations required by the job. Ability to utilize and understand computer applications and techniques required by the job. Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize daily assignments and work activities. Ability to comprehend and apply regulations and procedures of the department. Ability to work under a minimum degree of stress related to duties that require constant attention to detail and tight deadlines.



Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications – Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in Architectural or Structural Engineering, Building Construction, or related field is required. Three (3) years of zoning, building, plumbing, inspection, code compliance, or related experience, and one (1) year of residential or commercial plan review experience required. Any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job will be considered under certain guidelines.  

 

Preferred Education & Experience

International Code Council (ICC) Plans Review Certification

Licensures and Certifications

 

None required.

 

Essential Capabilities and Work Environment

Required physical, lifting, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with job.


 

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