Building Safety Inspector III - Fire & Life Safety Plans Examiner
Deschutes County Community Development Department
February 15, 2018
5239.07 - 7020.85
Full Time - Experienced
Deschutes County is currently accepting applications for a Building Safety Inspector - Fire and Life Safety Plans Examiner. The Fire and Life Safety Plans Examiner reviews construction plans to ensure compliance with the fire and life safety provisions of the Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC) and related codes/standards. Duties include but are not limited to, plans examination; seeking compliance with codes from contractors and others; providing information requested by contractors; attending pre-application meetings; maintaining supporting office records; inspecting new construction, alterations and repairs for code compliance (on a limited and as-needed basis).
*This posting is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function.
Notification to all candidates will be sent via email only. Please check your email for recruitment information, and your Governmentjobs.com account for application status.
This classification is under review. Changes to job duties and requirements may occur.
Licensing requirement. Must possess Oregon Inspector Certification and Proper State of Oregon certifications in the following areas:
A-level Oregon plans examiner certification with Fire & Life Safety endorsement.
Must have knowledge and skill in the following:
Basic development principles and processes.
Reading, interpreting, and evaluating blueprints, plans, and specifications.
Planning principles and land use regulations.
Customer service principles.
Reviewing plans for compliance with applicable standards and guidelines.
Understanding and applying code standards.
Communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
Must have a demonstrated ability to:
Interpret and evaluate plans, specifications, and engineering drawings.
Work in sometime adverse weather conditions for extended periods of time.
Walk in rough terrain, stoop, bend, and crawl.
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others at all times.
Work independently as well as in a team setting.
Necessary Special Requirements:
Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Oregon driver's license within 30 days of hire date. The employment offer will be contingent upon presentation of an acceptable and verifiable driver's license, pre-employment screening for criminal history, driving history, and controlled substances (NOTE: Positive test results for marijuana use may result in rescission of a contingent offer of employment). This screening must be completed with satisfactory findings in order for a formal offer of employment to be extended.
Must be willing and able to drive throughout Deschutes County in sometimes adverse weather conditions.
Plans Examiner: Approximately 80% of the work is performed in an office setting requiring use of computer keyboard, response to telephone and walk-in inquires, and other office activities.
Depending on the role, the balance of time is spent in the field in all types of weather requiring the ability to drive a variety of vehicles, walk on uneven surfaces, climb into trenches and on ladders, crawl into confined spaces, etc. Exerting up to 75 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 15 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Additional Salary Information: per month per month for a 172.67 hour work month. Salary normally starts at the first step. Excellent County benefit package when eligible. This union-represented position is available immediately.
Internal Number: 2017-00156
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