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Plans Examiner
Title:Plans Examiner
Department:Building Department
Salary Range:$55,000 - $75,000
Full Time/Part Time:Part Time OR Full Time - Flexible hours/schedule



City of DeLand

Job Description




Pay Grade: B104                                                                                                     Building Division

Exempt: No                                                                                                             Reports to: Deputy Building Official

Hours: Flexible Hours/Schedule  -  Full Time or Part Time                                  Date: 2019


SUMMARY: This position is responsible for technical administrative work and the enforcement of the various codes; law and ordinances regulating construction; fire safety, and the use and occupancy of buildings, structures and lands, whether public or private. The Plans Examiner has the primary responsibility to assure that the safety and health of the public is maintained through adherence to those requirements as established by law. This position reports to the Deputy Building Official.



  • Reviews residential and commercial construction plans and specifications for code and ordinance compliance.
  • Reviews occupancy classification, minimum construction type, occupancy requirements, fire protection requirements, means of egress requirements, sprinkler requirements, rated fire assemblies, and accessibility requirements.
  • Approves or rejects building permits based on examination of documents.
  • Interprets codes and ordinances for architects, engineers, contractors, inspectors, and the public.
  • Conducts job site and office meetings with engineers, architects, contractors and owners, and effectively communicates code interpretations and permit requirements pertinent to commercial and residential projects.
  • Conducts building and site inspections as required.
  • Keeps new legislation concerning building and construction up-to-date.
  • Performs related work as required and assigned.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are a representation of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




  • Must have a high school diploma or GED accredited by the U.S. Department of Education

  • Incumbent must be licensed under Florida Statute 468 as a plans examiner, 471 for engineers or 481 for architects.

  • Possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s license with an acceptable driver record.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: The applicant must have the ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with employees and the general public. The employee must be able to present facts and recommendations effectively in oral and written form. The employee must also have the ability to communicate both orally and in writing.



  • Thorough knowledge of Florida Building Code, Florida Accessibility Code, Florida Statutes and all Codes and Ordinances pertinent to commercial and residential construction.
  • Thorough knowledge of structural engineering practices as applied to the construction and inspection of houses, apartments, and commercial and industrial buildings.
  • Ability to develop long term plans and to evaluate work accomplishments.
  • Applicant must possess a valid Driver’s license issued by the State of Florida.
  • Ability to prepare effective written reports and to keep and maintain files.
  • Ability to explain the City’s policies, rules and regulations, codes and ordinances pertaining to building and construction.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, site plans, and architectural designs, and ensure compliance with appropriate codes and ordinances.
  • Ability to understand building codes, state statues, local ordinances, plans, and specifications.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with contractors, architects, public officials, the general public, and associates.


WORK ENVIRONMENT/ADA: This job includes work inside an office environment, which may require sitting, walking or standing to a significant degree. This position may require employee to bend, squat, reach, lift, turn or climb in either open or tight/confined spaces. The applicant may work inside or outside, in dusty or noisy conditions, and on uneven surfaces.


Lifting: 15-45 Pounds

Environment: Inside or Outside Environment

Vision: 20/20 or Corrected to 20/100

Hearing: Possibly Noisy Conditions


*Class Descriptions are not intended to be restrictive. The use of (or absence of) a particular illustration of duties shall not be held to exclude or limit the authority of a Department Head to assign other duties which are similar and related to work.

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