Job Details

Plans Examiner, Commercial & Residential

Department of Consumer and Business Services, Salem, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 04/16/2020

This recruitment will be used to fill two positions.
Our mission...

To protect and serve Oregon's consumers and workers while supporting a positive business climate.

The Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) is a progressive business regulatory state agency dedicated to the mission of protecting and serving Oregon's consumers and workers while supporting a positive business climate. The department administers state laws and rules governing workers' compensation, occupational safety and health, financial institutions, insurance companies and building codes. The department has consumer protection and education programs, offices, and ombudsmen to help consumers, injured workers, and businesses.

These positions are with the Building Codes Division (BCD). BCD adopts and enforces the statewide building code relating to the construction, reconstruction, alteration and repair of buildings and other structures and the installation of mechanical, plumbing, and electrical devices and equipment.

These positions are represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union (AFSCME).

What’s in it for you:
Rewarding work in a productive and creative environment
Colleagues who are passionate about public service
Work/life balance, 10 paid holidays a year, and a competitive benefits package
Advancement and learning opportunities that will help grow your career with the State of Oregon
Live, work, and play in Salem, Oregon
Here’s what you will do:
As a Plans Examiner, Commercial & Residential, you will:

Examine construction plans, blueprints, architectural drawings, designs, and other documents, involving structural analysis of large and small commercial and industrial structures, and one & two family dwellings for compliance with complex building, mechanical, plumbing, and fire protection codes
Provide code interpretation guidance and council on highly technical engineering issues and technology and advice and problem-solving assistance on technical or problematic issues to division staff and inspectors, building departments, fire departments, architects, engineers, other state agencies and public throughout the State
For a complete listing of the duties and responsibilities of this position, please review the position description by clicking here.

Here’s what you need to qualify:
The goal of this recruitment is to fill these positions at the Plans Examiner, Commercial & Residential level. However, we encourage candidates who meet the Plans Examiner, Residential qualifications to apply as we may consider underfilling the positions for up to 36 months. Underfill candidates will be paid at the Plans Examiner, Residential level salary range of $4,099 - $5,993 monthly and must meet the Plans Examiner, Commercial & Residential qualifications within 36 months of hire.

Plans Examiner, Commercial & Residential Minimum Qualifications:

1. Possession of all of the following certifications:

Oregon Inspector Certification (OIC)
Oregon Residential Plans Examiner Certification
Oregon A-Level Structural Plans Examiner Certification
Oregon Fire and Life-Safety Plans Examiner Certification
Oregon A-Level Mechanical Inspection Certification
2. AND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

Oregon registration as an architect or professional engineer
OR

Two years combination of experience and/or education that is in the construction related field.
Successful candidates must obtain the required certifications within 60 days of hire.

Note: Current International Code Council (ICC) Building Plans Examiner and ICC Fire Plans Examiner Certifications may be accepted at time of recruitment, but must be converted within 30 days.

Plans Examiner, Residential Underfill Minimum Qualifications:

Possession of an Oregon Inspector Certification (OIC);
OR

Possession of an Oregon Residential Plans Examiner Certification, OR International Code Council (ICC) R3 Residential Plans Examiner certification.
Note: Successful candidates must obtain the required certifications within 60 days of hire.

Requested Skills:

Ability to communicate technical requirements/procedures to non-technical customers
Effective verbal and written communication skills, occasionally with irate or upset individuals
Please ensure that you clearly demonstrate in your application materials that you meet the qualifications listed and that you follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or result in you not being considered for the job.

How to apply:
https://oregon.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/SOR_External_Career_Site/job/Salem--Edgewater-Street---DCBS/Plans-Examiner--Commercial---Residential_REQ-35368
To apply for this position, click on the "Apply" button to fill out the online application and complete the questionnaire.
Only complete applications received by the posted application deadline date will be considered.
After you apply:
Log in to your Workday account before the job announcement closes to see if you have any pending tasks or actions, and make sure to complete these tasks or actions before the job announcement closes. These can be found under the “My Applications” section.
Be sure to check both your email and Workday account for updates regarding this recruitment.
Additional information:
Please save a copy of this job announcement for your reference, as it may not be available for you to view after the job closes.
You may be asked to submit a skills assessment, a writing sample, or a video interview as part of the application screening process.
The successful candidates must have a valid driver's license and a satisfactory driving record. Prior to an offer of employment, DCBS may request that you provide an official driving record.
These positions are subject to a fingerprint background check for any convictions directly related to the duties and responsibilities. Only job-related convictions will be considered and will not automatically disqualify the candidates.
Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. For further information, please see the following website: Veterans Resources. NOTE: If claiming veterans’ preference please be sure to check your Workday account for pending tasks or actions under your “My Applications” section.
The Department of Consumer and Business Services does not offer VISA sponsorships. Within three days of hire, you will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States.
Helpful links and contact information:
Learn more about DCBS

Understanding the State Application Process

Help & Support webpage

For additional information you may contact us by e-mail at DCBS.Recruiting@oregon.gov or by phone at 503-378-3200.

DCBS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to workforce diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Complete details: https://oregon.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/SOR_External_Career_Site/job/Salem--Edgewater-Street---DCBS/Plans-Examiner--Commercial---Residential_REQ-35368