Chief Plans Analyst
JOB CODE: 1706
PAY GRADE: 2230
SALARY RANGE: $43,171 - $73,303
LOCATION OF WORK
Department of Development
Under the direction of the Deputy Building Official and/or Assistant Building Official, performs responsible supervisory and technical work involving the review of all residential and commercial construction plans and specifications submitted for compliance with the City-Parish standard building, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing codes and zoning ordinances. Work involves responsibility for directing the work of subordinate employees, providing information to the construction industry and general public, and approving permits for issue. Work is performed with relative independence and is reviewed through personal conferences and for results obtained. Performs other work as requested.
ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Analyzes residential and commercial construction plans and specifications for compliance with City-Parish standard building, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing codes, zoning ordinances, and site plot plans. Prepares complex documents, reports, and studies; computes permit and plan review fees. Interviews, selects, trains, supervises, and evaluates the work of subordinate employees. Conducts follow-up field inspections. Approves drainage and parking layouts. Consults with architects, engineers, plan designers, homeowners, and the general public providing information about building, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing codes and zoning ordinances. Approves building, occupancy, and house moving permits.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of City-Parish building, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing codes and zoning ordinances. Knowledge of the work methods and procedures of the plan review section. Knowledge of all types of building construction and materials. Ability to read and accurately interpret construction plans and specifications to determine compliance with established standards. Ability to effectively plan and supervise the work of subordinate employees and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, members of the construction industry, and the general public. Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions. Ability to express ideas clearly, concisely, orally, and in writing to groups and to individuals. Ability to understand and use computers to generate data reports. Ability to do arithmetical calculations and tabulations. Ability to accurately prepare complex documents and reports. Ability to make decisions regarding non-routine problems based on established guidelines. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.
Bachelor's degree in construction technology/management, vocational or industrial education, engineering, architecture, business administration, or a closely related field, and three years of responsible experience in residential and/or commercial plan review or a related area (e.g. code enforcement).
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSES / REGISTRATIONS
(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) Employee(s) of this classification must be registered with the Louisiana State Uniform Construction Code Council. Also, employee(s) must be certified as a Plans Examiner by the International Code Council (or equivalent organization) in residential (one examination for all disciplines) and commercial in all the following disciplines: building, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing. Certification as a Certified Building Official (CBO) by the International Code Council (or equivalent organization) may substitute for certification as a Plan Examiner by the International Code Council (or equivalent organization) in residential (one examination for all disciplines) and commercial in all the following disciplines: building, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing. Must have a valid Louisiana driver's license at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment in this classification.
OTHER JOB ASPECTS
The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the job.